Friday, December 21, 2012
10 Chinese restaurants open on Christmas Day in Dallas for our Jewish friends
Plus a few movie theaters for the dinner-and-a-movie sort.
We tend to think of Christmas as an end-all, be-all, universal holiday in America. We are baffled when someone has to work December 25 because, allegedly, nothing's open. But that's not true: Movie theaters are open, some restaurants are open, and a few coffee shops this year are open.
Families of Jewish descent often eat out at Chinese restaurants or head to the movies, in part because that's all there is on December 25.
In honor of our Jewish friends and their December 25 wishes, here are 10 Chinese restaurants that we’ve made sure will be open and ready to serve on Christmas Day. We’ve also included a few of our favorite movie theaters, where the lines to see The Hobbit will undoubtedly be short. (Not.)
- Howard Wang’s Uptown: Open 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Located at 3223 on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas.
- Howard Wang’s China Grill: Open 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Located at 4343 on West Northwest Highway in Dallas.
- Caravelle Chinese & Vietnamese Restaurant: Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Located at 400 on North Greenville Avenue in Richardson.
- Royal China Restaurant: Open 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Located at 6025 on Royal Lane in Dallas.
- STEEL Restaurant & Lounge: Open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Located at 3180 on Welborn Street in Dallas.
- New Big Wong: Open 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. Located at 2121 Greenville Avenue in Dallas.
- Jade Garden Chinese Restaurant: Open 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Located at 4800 Bryan Street in Dallas.
- Szechuan Chinese Restaurant: Open 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Located at 4117 Lemmon Avenue in Dallas.
- New China Grille: Open 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Located at 13331 Preston Road, #2114 in Dallas.
- Jiang Chinese Restaurant: Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Located at 6033 Luther Lane in Dallas.
Our favorite movie theaters
- The Angelika: Open 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Located at 5321 East Mockingbird Lane in Dallas and 5458 West Lovers Lane in Dallas.
- The Magnolia and the Inwood Theatre: Open 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Located at 3699 McKinney Avenue in Dallas and 7205 Bishop Road in Plano.
- Cinemark Hollywood USA (Dollar Theater): Open noon to midnight. Located at 4040 South Shiloh Road in Garland.