Omnivore - Doc Chey's plans Year of the Ox party and specials

Eat right, live long and prosper

Doc Chey’s is launching a two-week Chinese New Year celebration on Jan. 25 with a Chinese New Year’s Eve party.

Guests will receive a traditional red envelope containing a good luck surprise, when they wear a red article of clothing (believed to scare away evil spirits and bad fortune) or order a Tsingtao beer for lunch or dinner. They will also experience the annual lion dance performance at 4:30 p.m. at the restaurant in Virginia-Highland (1424 N. Highland Ave.) and 5:30 p.m. at the Emory location (1556 N. Decatur Rd.).

During the following two weeks, the restaurant will serve a special platter including peanut noodles for life longevity, shrimp rolls for happiness and dumplings for wealth. Cost is $12. The restaurant will donate $2 of every platter purchase to local charities.