New Years Day: Beans ‘n’ Greens at WNW
January 1, 2020
Start your new year off right with our favorite southern tradition, eating black eye peas and greens for good luck. Food prepared by Inye Wokoma and Tarik Abdullah. $5 a plate or pay what you can. Bring some records and have a chill afternoon with friends to ring in the new decade.
New year food folk-lore
* Eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day brings good luck in the new year.
* For the best chance of luck every day in the new year, eat 365 black-eyed peas on New Year's Day.
* When served with greens (collards, mustard or turnip), black-eyed peas represent coins and greens represent paper money.
* Cornbread, often served with black-eyed peas and greens, represents gold.
* Black-eyed peas eaten with stewed tomatoes represent wealth and health.
* In Hoppin' John, each pea represents a coin, and a whole serving equals prosperity.