This eclectic eastside restaurant makes going out for a cheeky Chinese a real occasion. Team Old Thousand take American-Chinese recipes and bring them to life in the company of delicious cocktails and a lively atmosphere. They do the classics brilliantly, from the chunky General Tso’s Chicken with jasmine rice to the Xiao Mian wheat noodles with peanut, Szechuan peppercorn and chili oil. The Brisket Fried Rice uses generous helpings of their house-smoked beef brisket, which marries perfectly with Chinese pork sausage. If that’s all too meaty for you, they also bring the flavor to tofu on dishes like the Mapo Fried Tofu and the Hot and Sour Soup. Save room at the end for the Five Spice Chinese Churro with Pandan Cream.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating, or order takeout and delivery via Toast.
When it comes to Chinese restaurants, they don’t get cooler than Old Thousand. The panda-clad venue hosts a rockin’ brunch, inventive takes on the classics like the Brisket Fried Rice and Kung Pao Brussels, and cocktails with extra kick (we love the Panda Punch). Stop by with pals, invite a date, or take the party home with takeout and delivery options.
If there’s anything A Christmas Story has taught us (besides the correct pronunciation of “fragile”), it’s that there’s no better alternative to traditional Christmas dinner than Chinese food. Luckily, Old Thousand is here for the times when a roving group of dogs steal your holiday feast—or, you know, if you’d simply rather swap that dry old turkey for their amazing General Tso’s Chicken. They’ll be open on Christmas Day for take-out with a limited holiday menu guaranteed to include their signature flavorful takes on American-Chinese classics (pro tip: don’t skip the Brisket Fried Rice).
Cost: A la carte menu prices vary
How to book: Call 737-222-6637 for pick-up.