LumDimSum | Filed under: Bars & Nightlife, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Bunker Rave, DJ Half/N/Half, DJ Mike Hotten, DJ MO'O, DJ MRG, Faceslan, Nina Griffee, The Basement, Toxic Decay | 4 Comments »
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 »
Vibrant and Refreshing, Agua’s Spring Menu is Sure to Brighten Your Day
Starting the 1st of April (Today!), Agua Spanish restaurant is officially launching Chef Jordi’s delightfully fresh Spring Menu and gearing up for their brand new Infinity Weekend Brunch concept.
Though it was not the completely finalized menu, I was lucky to be invited for a sneak-peek tasting of this new Spring menu a couple weeks back, check out these mouth-watering photos of both tapas and main dishes below!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Food For Thought, Hot Tips, Travel, Upcoming Events | Tags: Bespoke Beijing, BJ Postcards, Lars Ulrik Thom, Limited Edition Walking Tour, The Banner Watchmen, The Nightwatch, Tom O'Malley | 2 Comments »
Bespoke Beijing Travel & Events Co. teams up with the passionate historians of BJ Postcards for the launch of their latest limited edition public walking tour: The Nightwatch, which reveals the story behind the little-known early ‘police force’: the Banner Watchmen.
“Drawing on months of painstaking original research, Beijing Postcards historian Lars Ulrik Thom will reveal how the Banner Watchmen kept the city safe from murderers, drunks and rebels once the gates of the city were closed for the evening, the tools and techniques they used to maintain order, and the power struggle that ensued when a modern police force was installed in 1901.” – Tom O’Malley, Bespoke-Beijing
Though this walking tour is a limited edition (taking place on 6 different dates: April 26, 27, May 1, 2, 10, 11), there will be 25 spots open to the public on a first-come, first-book basis. Together with BJ Postcards co-founder Lars Ulrik Thom, participants will be retracing the beat of these nightwatchmen around the area of the drum and bell towers, this walking tour will explore why a nightly curfew signaled by the banging of the drum was kept during the Qing dynasty, what happened when modern police units were suddenly installed in 1901 and how these two rivals forces suddenly found themselves forced to cooperate to defeat a common enemy: the revolutionaries.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: and ginger, Danger Dogs, English Koji Red Rice Ale infused with fresh kiwi, Flying Fist IPA, Full Moon Farmhouse Ale, mint, Monday Night Flights, Mr. Hipster Dog, Sir Belvedere Dog, The Big Smoke, The Experiment, Toasted Chestnut Brown Ale, 京A Capital Brewing Co. | No Comments »
Monday Night Flights: A Tasting of 6 京A Beers + A Double Dose of Danger Dogs!
This is a big week for Big Smoke as they have two of their most popular deals happening back-to-back with their weekly Monday night deal + monthly Experiment project happening the following night, Tuesday, April 1st.
Every Monday @Big Smoke:
Monday Night Flights (6 京A Beers for RMB 80) combined with their Danger Dog Deal, where you buy one and get the second dog for 1 RMB. The flight of 6 Jing-A beers is basically every beer they have on tap that given day and though this selection changes regularly, this week happens to be the Worker’s Pale Ale, Lucky 8 Lager, Full Moon Farmhouse Ale, Toasted Chestnut Brown, Black Velvet Vanilla Stout, and Koji Red Ale, which is standing in for the sold-out Flying Fist IPA.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Bars & Nightlife | Tags: Beijing Boyce, CityWeekend, cocktails, Fig Old Fashioned, Garth Wilson, Ginger Rogers, infused cocktails, Jeff Ji, Jessica Rapp, lounge, Mai Bar, Malty Dog, Parlor, Passion Pisco, SmartBeijing, speakeasy, Strawberry Basil Mojito, theBeijinger, Time Out Beijing | No Comments »
Parlor is the Go-To Lounge for Theme Parties and Pretty Cocktails
I wasn’t in town when Parlor first opened early January 2014 with a Great Gatsby-themed grand opening party, but I remember feeling very left out when everyone wouldn’t stop talking about Beijing’s coolest, most stylish new bar.
And since I’ve been back in Beijing, I’ve basically had non-stop social engagements where it seems Parlor is currently in the lead as Beijing’s most popular destination lounge. Honestly, for the past two weekends, I’ve had back-to-back surprise parties, themed birthday celebrations, and random gatherings all at Parlor where it’s not even my party that’s taken over the lounge – it’s multiple groups on any given night. Everyone’s either at Parlor or talking about Parlor and if you are one of the few who haven’t been yet yourself, I’d advise you to jump on the Parlor bandwagon because it’s pretty awesome and if it’s not me that talking you into it, one of your friends certainly will in due time.
Started by Jeff Ji of Mai Bar and Malty Dog (both on Beiluoguxiang hutong off Guloudongdajie), Parlor is the first of Jeff’s project to sneak into the Sanlitun neighborhood and it totally suits Jeff if you know his fashion sense and personal style. Just north of the Bentley building on the west side of Xindong Lu, Parlor is a little tucked away, but certainly not difficult to find especially if you’re given decent directions. I guess it’s meant to have that speak-easy vibe but the bright lightbox above its entrance makes it a dead giveaway and will draw you in like a moth to a flame.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips | Tags: Dining Deal, Hot Tip, Mosto, Nali Patio, Post Work Supper Club, Supper Club | No Comments »
Make it Official: Sign Up for Mosto’s New Supper Club & Membership Card
Early birds catch the worm and Mosto shares this philosophy. For those of you who can manage to leave work at a reasonable hour, Mosto has just launched a “Post Work Supper Club” for all you young professionals/spontaneous shoppers/families with young kids with an early bedtime, this is your chance to swoop in for some fine food at an affordable price.
The Supper Club offers a 3-course dinner set served from 6 PM – 7 PM, the price is only RMB 218. With their regular a la carte dinner menu’s main dishes ranging between RMB 135-355 each, this supper club is a fantastic deal. And this supper club menu is actually taken from Mosto’s regular dinner menu, but just a smaller selection of starters, mains and desserts.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Beijing Improv, Beijing Improv Festival, BJ Improv, Comedy, experimental theatre, Hua Dan, Improvised Cooking Workshop, improvised musicals, Mime workshop, Penghao Theater, Stand Up Comedy, The Hutong | 2 Comments »
China’s Biggest Comedy Event Goes LARGE
The fifth annual Beijing Improv Festival, this year’s festival will be featuring 6 straight days of comedy with performers coming from all over China to converge on the stage of the ever charming Penghao Theatre (home of Beijing Improv and one of the most cutting-edge performing arts spaces in Beijing, located just off historic Nanluo Guxiang street) for various workshops, events and performances.
LumDimSum | Filed under: A Day In My Life, Foodies & Dining Scene, Special Events | Tags: Alan Wong, Alex Acker, Alex Molina, Blushing Geisha Koji Red Ale, Bobby Kong, Centro, Grand Marnier, Hatsune, Kerry Hotel Beijing, Kin Hong, Kristian Li, Modo, MOKA Bros, Mosto, Red Ribbon Buck Cocktail, 京A | 1 Comment »