LumDimSum | Filed under: Health & Fitness, Upcoming Events | Tags: Alyssa Farrelly, Brittany Dunn, E-West Club, Health, Healthy Eating, LDS Hook-Up, Lin Wang, organic farm | 2 Comments »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Alex Acker, Big Smoke, craft beer, Follow the Egg, handcrafted menu, hoppy, keg parties, Kristian Li, Pop-Up, Pop-up Taproom, Richard Ammerman, 京A Capital Brewing Co. | No Comments »
京A Launches 4-month Pop-Up Taproom this September 2014
From mobile “Follow the Egg” keg parties to craft beer festivals and craft beer themed dinners, 京A is upping their own game with the launch of a 4-month “Pop-up Taproom” starting this September 2014!
Popping in a Sanlitun location, this taproom will be serving all 京A brews under one roof.
“We’re thrilled to be putting together a taproom where everything, from the food to the decor and music, and obviously all the beers, will allow us to showcase the personality of our brewery: creative, fun, a little off-beat, and above all else uncompromising on quality.” - Richard Ammerman, 京A Spokesperson
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Big Slice Water Melon, Big Smoke Bistro, Dining, Flying Fist, Gordon Kutil, JingA, Mandarin Summer Wheat, The Big Smoke, The Experiment, 京A, 京A Capital Brewing Co. | 1 Comment »
The Experiment is set for Tuesday, August 5th!
One of my all-time favorite regular foodie and boozie events is Big Smoke Bistro and Jing-A Capital Brewing Co.‘s Experiment, an event that spontaneously happens every couple of months. A team effort between two dynamic duos, it’s a night to celebrate great beer, fantastic food and surprise experimental brews and bites.
While Big Smoke’s Gordon Kutil churns out an impressive 9 dish menu with pretty much the majority all being new dish creations with potential to be added to their regular menu, the 京A team pairs three of their popular, seasonal brews with Gordon’s menu and unveils the final brew of the night, their newest craft beer child.
“Each experiment night, Jing-A’s secret keg will be brewed up with various experimental ingredients to give us a chance to explore the unknown with beer brewing, The Experiment is for beer lovers and enthusiasts alike.”
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Andrew Papas, Apple Pie, Aussie Pie, Australian Meat Pie, Deli de Luxe, Janes & Hooch, Matthew Wong, Sanlitun, Sausage Rolls, Sweet Tooth Bakery, Two Guys and a Pie, Unconditional Love | No Comments »
Savor the last few days of this beloved Aussie Pie Shop in Sanlitun
“Today marks a bittersweet day for us. As we approach the 2 year anniversary of our Sanlitun store we’ve made the tough decision to close our store. Our lease ends on August 8 so this will be our last weekend and our last day of trade will probably be Tuesday or Wednesday.” – Andrew & Matt, co-founders of Two Guys and a Pie
One of the friendliest little shops, Two Guys and a Pie is a popular Aussie Meat Pie shop started by serious pie-fanatics Andrew Papas & Matt Wong. After months of these guys only offering delivery for email or online orders (i.e. making Aussie meat pies in their bathrobes out of their home apartment’s kitchen), they strategically moved into the backstreets of Sanlitun to supply the high demand for tasty, hearty authentic Aussie meat pies when they’re most craved – post-midnight, still intoxicated but ready to sober up hunger pains.
It’s been a good (almost) 2 years. A super convenient place I loved to pick up piping hot pies t0-go on my bike ride home, Matt Wong just told me today that this will be their final weekend. With many extremely loyal customers, they have prided ourselves on being the only foreign pie shop in Beijing and, needless-to-say, this renowned late night feed in Sanlitun will be deeply missed.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Bindi Sergardi Chianti, Business Lunch, CBD, Central Park, Italian, Jerzu's Cannonau, Lawrence Masili, LMPLUS, Massimo Masili, Sardinia, Seghesio Barolo, Sicilian Murgo's, Weekday Lunch Deal | No Comments »
LMPLUS definitely cooks better than me. No argument there.
One of the CBD’s very best weekday set lunch deals is LMPLUS‘ Business Lunch in Central Park.
If I were in a more corporate gig with clients I need to impress, I’d definitely be a more regular customer. And even though I don’t have the luxury of long lunches away from the office, I will definitely make an exception every now and again for LMPLUS. A solid business lunch option, LMPLUS has been consistently fail-proof over the years and even with new restaurants popping up and closing every week it seems in Central Park, LMPLUS still stands strong as one of their most popular dining destinations.
An Italian restaurant with its owners Lawrence & Massimo Masili from Sardinia (started in 2010), they pride their restaurant in using high quality ingredients “with the right amount of extra virgin olive oil and passion in every dish”.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Badr Benjelloun, Cuju Beijing, JingA, Moon River Farm, Moroccan, Orchard Peach Ale, organic, organic BBQ, organic farm, Pacific Islands Trade & Invest, Samoans, Sue Zhou, SueZhouDoesFood, The Hutong, The Hutong Education Team, Umu, Yoopay, 京A, 京A Capital Brewing Co. | 2 Comments »
See how Samoans Roast a Whole Pig in an Umu (Earth Oven)
Organized by superwoman Sue Zhou of SueZhouDoesFood catering and culinary company, she’s hosting this summer’s biggest full-day Summer BBQ Feast on a countryside organic farm called Moon River Farm on Saturday, August 9th from 2PM-9:30PM.
A whole day out of this stuffy urban jungle we call Beijing, they’re making it easy and pain-free with a bus available for RMB 50 round trip that will be leaving to and from Gongti. And once you’re out there, you’ll be rewarded with plenty of organic food, drinks and activities + live music entertainment to make the trip worth it!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Buffet, Lunch Buffet, Schindler's Tankstelle, Weekday Lunch Deal | No Comments »
Schindler’s Weekday Lunch Buffet is Great Value
I went through a phase of being very anti-buffets, but in an effort to prove me wrong, my foodie confidant has been slowly introducing me to weekday lunch buffets around town. Highly skeptical at first, I’ve grown an appreciation for good value, unlimited portions and have realized that buffets are not always “quantity over quality”.
The first of a series I shall call “Super-Size-Me Lunch Buffets”, Schindlers Tankstelle is a long-standing German dining and drinking institution with a reputation for “great beer and hearty German hospitality”.
Easy to find, Schindlers Tankstelle is located just steps from Ritan Park (200m east) on Guanghua Lu. Step inside and you’ll find the entire interior of the restaurant is shaped pretty much exactly like its arched entrance. Though it felt more like an underground wine cellar covered in Bavarian-kitsch, it’s actually meant to be “den-style decor” with an arched-brick ceiling, protruding clunky stone walls and something meant to replicate the den of a medieval castle.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Alex Molina, Daniel Urdaneta, Modo Urban Deli, MOKA Bros, Mosto, New Opening, Solana | 2 Comments »