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Succulent Roast Lamb Neighborhood Joint
Once of the biggest perks of the summer – eating al fresco in the evenings! While there are some gorgeous terraces where you can dine surrounded by trees, green shrubbery and views of hutong rooftops, one of my favorite casual nights out is just digging into a ton of chuar on the side of a hutong street (normally just sitting at a small table with plastic stools) outside a local Chinese restaurant. This is one of the “must have” China experiences during these summer months so if you haven’t done it already, add it to the top of your To-Do List. And if you break it down, it’s basically the local version of the summer BBQ experiences we have in summer!
A very popular place I like to frequent for this sort of dining experience is Beixinqiao San Tiao 北新桥三条 (a hutong that runs parallel just north of Ghost Street 簋街) where you can eat your way through an entire leg of lamb. Designed for adventurous eaters with a big appetite when it comes to consuming a whole lot of protein in one sitting, this lamb leg experience might not be for everyone especially since this requires quite a lot of hands-on work where eaters to do a lot of the slicing themselves.
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The Bookworm is one of the stalwarts of Beijing because of it’s ability to consistently provide a great space to work during the day and host a wide range of popular public events from storytelling, live music, comedy shows and of course their annual literary festival. So much more than just a bookshop or a library, the Bookworm serves as a welcome community space that lends itself as a creative platform and after over 10 years, it still stands strong as one of Beijing’s most beloved places to hang out, read a book and believe it or not, this is also a hot spot for people to meet and mingle. What’s more romantic than being surrounded by thousands of books and that soft red hue from their signature hanging lanterns?
While their menu was already pretty standard with a range of straight-forward basic salads, soups, pasta and sandwiches designed to satisfy your cravings while you’re working away. I was pretty stoked when the Hatchery team hosted a winter pop-up at The Bookworm serving their newly launched Soul Bowls menu and now The Bookworm has taken their own initiative to step up their own food game. There are new kids on the block popping up to challenge it as a cafe everyday, but the Bookworm has undergone a food renaissance and is pushing back.
“The Bookworm continues to attract gastronomes and casual diners alike. Our no-nonsense menu is tasty and wholesome, freshly prepared to your liking by our team of expert chefs. Reading is thirsty work and we don’t want you getting parched among the parchments. The Bookworm bar staff are on hand to proffer your desired elixir as you continue turning the pages.” - The Bookworm
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RAW by Mosto: A Peruvian Pop-Up!
Ever since the dream pop-up dinner once upon a time called Nikkei (a collab dinner between Mosto & Hatsune), I’ve never let go of that vibrant and colorful tiradito bursting with flavors, a dish that’s a mix between Japanese sashimi and Peruvian ceviche which has come to define a signature style of Peruvian cuisine combining raw produce with fresh Peruvian produce.
Hatsune’s Alan Wong working side-by-side on this incredible Tiradito dish with Chef Daniel Urdaneta of Mosto/Modo/Moka Bros Fame
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Special Events | Tags: Copper, Harold Broese van Groenou, Kitchen X, Kontrast, L’Imperatrice Fine Wines, Supper Club, The Georg, Time Out Beijing, XIX Spirit, Yishu 8 | No Comments »
The equally exciting, equally mysterious Kitchen X by Time Out Beijing returned last week to mark its first event of 2016.
“Time Out is proud to present Kitchen X – an exclusive, secret ‘supper club’ series that teams up with the top minds in the hospitality world to craft an evening that combines the key elements that make wining and dining so special: anticipation, mystery, indulgence, spontaneity, flavour and, of course, attention to detail. This new dining concept offers the best the city has to offer – with a twist.” - Time Out’s Introduction of Kitchen X
After the refined luxury in Copper last time, the team at Time Out wanted to throw in a few surprises for their loyal and adventurous fine-dining guests this second time around.
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Now that the temperature has hit 30 degrees, Beijing’s 2 week long Spring is over and we are into Summer!
To celebrate the warmth, Migas have updated their already stellar “El Asador” meat-fueled brunch with a new Pintxos & Tapas Weekend Brunch. Widely regarded as having one of the best terraces in the city, now there is no reason to ever leave! Arrive for a late brunch on Saturday afternoon, enjoy a bit of day drinking and then just continue straight on into the evening! Migas, we know your dastardly plan!
We All Can’t Seem to Get Enough of Migas
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Arrow Factory Brewing, Arrow Factory Taproom, BJ Foodies, Liangmahe, Liangmahe Canal, Stuff'd, Stuff'd Sausages, Thomas Gaestadius, Will Yorke, Wudaoying | No Comments »
Previously known as Vineyard Cafe on the River, the new Arrow Factory has taken over this gorgeous space located along the lovely tree-lined Liangmahe River Canal. The smaller Arrow Factory Taproom still remains tucked inside Stuff’d on Jian Chang Hutong 箭厂胡同 (just around the corner from Wudaoying Hutong).
Part of the same family as the Vineyard and Stuff’d by partners Will Yorke and Thomas Gaestadius, the taproom finally has room to stretch its arms out with this lovely 3-story building.
Snapshots of the New Arrow Factory Brewing:
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