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LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: al fresco, food craze, Gateway office, Gulou, Home Plate Bar B-Que, In & Out, Kimchi Carnitas Quesadilla, Korean Mexican Fusion, Los Angeles, Michael Tsai, Miso Dog, New Restaurant, Oak Chateau, Outdoor Patio, Palms L.A., Regency Taipan, Retro, Salad, Sanyuanqiao, Soft Opening, Tacos Protein-Style, vegetarian friendly | 4 Comments »
Korean-Mexican Mash-Up at Palms L.A.’s 2nd Location at Sanyuanqiao
With way more demand than they could possibly supply in their original space in Gulou’s hutongs, it’s happy news for all of Beijing’s foodies that their beloved Korean-Mexican fusion Palms L.A. Kitchen and Bar has expanded to open a much larger second location on the other side of town in Sanyuanqiao.
It comes as no surprise how well received this food concept has been (because it’s quirky, unique and tastes BOMB), but it’s been incredible to witness how this niche fusion combo of Korean and Mexican that started as a Southern California food truck fad has made its way all the way to Beijing. And this is all thanks to one man in particular- Palms L.A.’s owner Michael Tsai (Los Angeles native), who is solely responsible for making this all happen and bringing this food craze to our city.
“A slice of Los Angeles in China, Palms L.A. Kitchen and Bar serves up Mexican Korean fusion, unique small bites, creative desserts, and premium cocktails.” – LA Palms on FB
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theBeijinger Hosts Over 30 International Food Vendors
Foodies unite! theBeijinger is launching their first ever International Foodie Weekend, a F&B extravaganza taking place this weekend (May 30-31 from 11AM-8PM) at Galaxy SOHO (southwest of Chaoyangmen Subway).
They’ve signed up over 30 international food vendors – from pizza to Portuguese, American BBQ, Aussie Meat Pies, Greek, Indonesian, Mexican and plenty of decadent desserts, they’ve covered many of their favorite international eateries in Beijing. And to showcase some specialty Chinese bites, they’ll also be featuring Asiniuniu‘s Yi minority cuisine from Liangshan in Sichuan and Susongfu‘s traditional Shanghainese shengjianbao.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Bars & Nightlife, Special Events, Upcoming Events | Tags: Boozy BBQ Bingo, Cinco de Mayo, Cold-Pressed Cocktails, guacamole, Home Plate Bar B-Que, Juice by Melissa, Kin Hong, Liwa La Fleur, margarita, Mexican Bulldog, Moonglow Burlesque, organic agave, Q Mex, tequila, tequila shots, The Taco Bar, Trixie Royale | No Comments »
Are you ready for Cinco de Mayo?
A great excuse to get smashed on tequila on a Tuesday night, Cinco de Mayo sees celebrations all around town.
Whether you want to stay classy with a Margarita in hand while playing some Bingo (that’s pretty classy for Cinco de Drinko), dance salsa with a live music band, or just find the cheapest booze deal there is, it’s all about personal preference. I’m just here to help point you in the right direction.
LDS Top Picks for Cinco de Drinko 2015:
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tl;dr version: The Bar-BQ is a Chinese version of Home Plate BBQ and should be treated as such. The food isn’t bad but don’t go looking for authenticity.
How to find the Bar-BQ: walk through TaiKoo Li, past the apple store and down Bar Street. Turn left into the small alley with Fish Nation and Smugglers bar and turn left at the end of the alley. The Bar-BQ is just around that corner on the 2nd floor of the building.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Canelitas, funnel cake dessert, Gingko Tree, Home Plate Bar B-Que, Italian, Italian pasta, Italian pizza, Jean-Georges, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Mercato, Opera Bombana, Park 17, Park17, Prince Kung's Mansion, SmartBeijing, South Sanlitun, The Local, The Taco Bar, theBeijinger | 1 Comment »
Park 17 Pretties Up South Sanlitun
I came to dine at Park 17 after booking a long, overdue catch up with my fellow foodie. We struggled to think of a new restaurant to try that neither of us had yet been to. But just in the nick of time, the_beijinger‘s instagram posted about a new Italian restaurant in south Sanlitun. And that’s what I like to call “clutch”. Neither of us had heard of it yet but the beautiful photo of a pizza smothered in what looked like layers of arugula and Parma ham looked promising. I took a snapshot and sent it to her and the decision was made. Park 17 it was!
Without having time to dig any deeper, neither of us really new what to expect other than its location in South Sanlitun (it’s literally next to The Local, having replaced the Chinese vegan restaurant Gingko Tree). Arriving on a Thursday evening, it was very quiet with only 2-3 other tables of customers, but we assumed that the space has probably literally just opened to the public, which is exciting to be among the first to test it out!
LDS Snapshots of Park 17:
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Family Thanksgiving Feast: Where to Find Turkey-Coma-Inducing Feeds!
Back at home, Thanksgiving is generally enjoyed at home amongst close family, but for many of us, Beijing is our home away from home. And with Christmas just around the corner, we often opt to sacrifice one for the other, leaving us stuck in Beijing for Thanksgiving so that we can at least go home for Christmas. Never quite the same as grandma makes it, but on the bright side, at least you’re not short of options in Beijing! If you think about it, Thanksgiving in Beijing has the potential to be so much more fun than it would normally be at home. Leave the long hours slaving away in a kitchen cooking and dirty dishes to the restaurants and rally up all your friends to just enjoy the feast!
With terrific Thanksgiving spreads available around town throughout the week, there’s no reason why you have to pressure yourself into picking just one Thanksgiving meal. We’ve waited all year long for this incredible turkey feast to come around again so make the most of it this year and sign yourself up for as many as you can stuff yourself with.
Whether you’re American is irrelevant because no matter where you’re from, everyone can appreciate a holiday focused on phenomenal food and good company, and celebrate Thanksgiving with a home-style meal even if they are so far away from home.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: 18 Brewery, Andy's Craft Sausage, Autumn, Becky Lane, Beijing Autumn Craft Beer Festival, Biteapitta, Boxing Cat Brewery, Cuju Beijing, East Hotel, Great Leap Brewing, Hagaki, Home Plate Bar B-Que, Hops Magazine, NANJING CRAFT BREWING CO., NB Craft Brewing, Palms L.A., Qingdao, Shi Cheng Ji Shao Bing, Slow Boat Brewery, Strong Ale Works, The Beijing Homebrew Association, Two Guys and a Pie, UberBJ, Wuhan, 京A Capital Brewing Co. | No Comments »