On the Menu: NYC Dumpling Festival

Dumpling t-shirt Ready your forks and chopsticks: the New York City Dumpling Festival is rolling into the Lower East Side this Saturday for a celebration of stuffed and crimped dough. The day's program includes a dumpling eating competition (last year's winner gobbled 66 dumplings in two minutes) and games for little dumpling lovers. General admission is free, and a measly five dollars gets you a globe-spanning dumpling plate piled with potstickers, pierogi, and lesser-known ilk like the Malaysian kuih koci. Dumpling t-shirts (above) will also be available for $15, but we've got two to give away this afternoon. For a chance to win one of these special garments, tell us about your favorite dumpling joint in a comment. Simply declaring "I love dumplings!" is not an eligible response—we want to know where to get great dumplings, people! (And not just in New York City—anywhere in the world!) The tenth and fifteenth commenters will get a t-shirt. NYC Dumpling Festival Saturday, October 24, 12:00 noon–5:00 P.M. Sara D. Roosevelt Park, East Houston Street between Chrystie and Forsyth Streets

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