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LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Americans Promoting Study Abroad (APSA), APSA, Brasserie Flo, CFFC, Charity Dinner, Charity Event, Chi Fan for Charity, Chi Fan for Charity (CFFC), Great Leap Brewing, Hani Gejiu, Hatsune, Mexican, Michael Crain, Q Mex, Slow Boat Brewery, South Sanlitun, Sureno, The Hutong, Transit | No Comments »
Beijing’s charity culinary event of the year Chi Fan for Charity (CFFC) is hosting a one-off special fundraising dinner and after-party supporting Americans Promoting Study Abroad (APSA) on Saturday, April 19th at Q Mex restaurant in South Sanlitun.
For the past 5 years that CFFC has been organizing and hosting this annual event in Beijing, Shanghai, and now also Hong Kong, they’ve managed to raise over RMB 3,000,000 for worthwhile charities all over China.
This month, they’re hosting a one-off dinner party + after-party at Q Mex with all funds going towards APSA’s core programs.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: antipasto, breakfast, cafe, catering, Chaoyang Park West Gate, Cheesecake, coffee, Deli de Luxe, delicatessen, Delivery, gourmet food store, Healthy, Parkview Towers, salads, soups, wholesome, wine | 2 Comments »
Gourmet Food Store, Delivery and Catering all rolled into one Quaint Cafe
You need to get through a side entrance gateway of Parkview Towers to gain access to gourmet food store and quaint little cafe Deli de Luxe (unless you already have their delivery service on your speed dial). There’s even a guard at the gate that you must get past. Best way to know if you’re at the correct spot is to find the entrance directly across from Suzie Wong’s (the west side of Chaoyang Park West Gate).
Deli de Luxe is delightfully lovely if you fancy a nice cup of coffee (made with locally roasted beans and fresh organic milk) alongside a beautifully fresh salad or an excellent slice of cheesecake. I came with a couple of fellow foodies after hitting a round of golf balls at the driving range just around the corner. With the sun was shining, the wooden tables and benches outside were exactly what we had in mind for a relaxing wind-down mid-morning.
Though the cafe is pretty small, the variety is not. They offer a wide range of daily specials (salad, soup, hot dish, risotto), breakfast pastries, muesli, egg croissant sandwiches, organic quiches, toasted Ciabatta sandwiches and a whole list of sweets including their specialty cheesecake with berry coulis. Check out snapshots of their fully-stocked counter and massive open fridge with everything pre-prepped and 95% ready to go.
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Game On: Wudaokou’s Beloved Pyro Pizza Re-Launches as Sugar Shack
(Photo Credit to Aaron Berkovich)
Taking over the previous Pyro Pizza space, the same fantabulous team behind Lush and Gung Ho! are upping their game with their newest baby – Sugar Shack.
Though owner Jade Gray says the space still needs some sprucing up, the place is already sprawling with pizza and beer loving crowds excitedly playing round after round of beer pong oblivious that there is still some white space on their walls. Honestly, the place looks great and their signature branded Monopoly themed “Drunkopoly” Beer Pong table is kick@$$.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Chinese Ice Cream, Iain Shaw, Ice Cream, Ice Cream Shake-Up, Jonathan White, Kickstarter, Lilly Chow, Slow Boat Brewery, South Sanlitun, The Cleaver Quarterly, The Local | No Comments »
The Cleaver Quarterly is Cleverly Luring You in with Crafty Ice Cream Creations
Knowing the key to our hearts (and wallets) is through our stomach, The Cleaver Quarterly team is a very smart bunch who have figured out that every foodie’s kryptonite is most often than not – ice cream.
This Saturday, April 12, the team behind this foodie ad-free magazine is organizing an ice cream making contest at The Local.
The Cleaver Quarterly is a new print magazine taking a playful look at Chinese food as a global phenomenon. Through lively longform writing and vivid visuals, it will explore the changing appetites of the world’s most populous country as well as Chinese food around the world. We’ll tell the stories behind the recipes, whether it’s the savory double-steamed soups of Jiangxi province, microbrewing in Taiwan or egg rolls in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. We’ll also be telling the stories that you won’t see anywhere else.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Alan Wong, Hatsune, Hatsune Kerry, Kerry Hotel Beijing, LumDimSum Roll, sushi making class, Sushi Samurai, Sushi Secrets | 1 Comment »
Sushi Sensei Alan-san Shares his Sushi Recipe Secrets
Though we all undoubtedly have our favorite Hatsune sushi rolls, I’m guessing that at some point (most likely while munching your way through a table full of sushi bites), you’ve either wished you could tweak an already existing roll or dreamed of creating your own masterpiece sushi roll.
With over half of the sushi rolls listed on Hatsune’s menu already named after and created by their die-hard, loyal customers over the years, they know that you sushi lovers are as crafty as you are insatiable.
“Since Hatsune first opened over 12 years ago (in 2001), we’ve built a tremendously close community of sushi addicts whose opinions we respect, feedback we value, and for successful sushi ideas that have come to them over the years, we also give due credit, rewarding each with name recognition on our menu every time they came to us with their own dream sushi creation. Some of our most popular sushi rolls are dedicated to our valued addicts – from the Moto-Roll-Ah roll, Pastor Roll, Clayton Roll and Amy Roll, these are all real addicts who either created or inspired these creations.” - Hatsune
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips | Tags: cocktails, Half Price Steak Night, Happy Hour, Steak, The Local, Weekday Specials | 2 Comments »
The Local’s Half-Off Steak Deal Every Tuesday Night
One of my favorite go-to bars in Sanlitun, The Local is a very chilled out and down-to-earth pub with a nice selection of cocktails that are both solid and very fairly priced at RMB 60 each (or RMB 40 during Happy Hour which is every day before 9PM).
You can often find me at the Local on any given Friday or Saturday night with a Local Mule cocktail (RMB 40/Happy Hour 30) in hand, but I’ve started showing up more often during the week because their insanely awesome weekday night promo deals. Happy Hour aside, they’ve got an entire page of awesome daily specials that run throughout the week with my favorite of them all being their Half Price Steak deal every Tuesday night from 5PM-10PM.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Agua, Agua Spanish Restaurant, Chef Jordi, Infinity Brunch, LDS Hook-Up, Sarah Ting-Ting Hou, Weekend Brunch | 10 Comments »