LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: A Salty Surprise, Abigail Arterburn, Anete Elken, Audrey Tao, BEAM, Becca Ruskin, Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center, Bethel China, Charlotte Arneson, CHP, Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off, East Hotel, Grace Yang, Greta Bradford, Jamie Kung, Juice by Melissa, Kyla McIntyre, Laurey Lou, LumDimSum, Malou Claessens, Matthew Edmondston, Peter VanderMeulen, Queen of the Cookie Jar, Rachel Friedman, Rager Pie, Sugar & Spice, Sweet Tart Bakery, Sydney Hess, The Hutong, YinYang Shortbread Cookies, Zhaoyi | No Comments »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Special Events, Upcoming Events | Tags: Abigail Arterburn, Afternoon Tea, Ahava Bistro & Cafe, Anete Elken, Audrey Tao, Bamiyan Afghan Restaurant, BEAM, Becca Ruskin, Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center (CHP), Bethel, Britt Langford, Cafe Zarah, Charlotte Arneson, CHP, Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off, East Hotel, Greta Bradford, Gretchen Johnson, Hatsune, Hot Chocolate, Hot Toddy, Ivy Wang, Jamie Kung, Jing-A Brewing Co., Josh Kernan, Juice by Melissa, Julie Bonanno, Kelvin Goh, Kyla McIntyre, Laurey Lou, Malou Claessens, Matthew Edmondston, Melissa McKenna, Migas, Mosto, Obentos, Pak Pak Thai Restaurant, Peter VanderMeulen, Punjabi, Punjabi Indian restaurant, Rachel Friedman, Raffle Prizes, Rager Pie, Shirley Fan, Sugar & Spice, SuSu, Sweet Tart Bakery, Sydney Hess, Tea with Georg, The Georg, The Hatchery, The Hutong, The Taco Bar, This City Art, Traitor Zhou's, Warm Milk | No Comments »
Get that Glass of Milk Ready, You’re About to Enter Cookie Heaven
Cookie Monster’s dream-come-true, Beijing’s sweet tooths are in for a real treat this coming weekend. An event designed for insatiable cookie addicts and have a bottomless pit for homemade, stuff-your-face-silly cookies, we’re all about that cookie.
But I’m not just talking about any cookie. I’m talking 20 different types of creative cookies, each one made from scratch by 20 brilliant bakers based in Beijing. There will be more than your fair share of cookies to munch your way through, it really doesn’t get much better than this!
From chewy and gooey to salty cookies, vegan cookies and crafty variations of your classic Chocolate Chip cookies, we are very proud to announce the top contestants who have made the cut and will be competing in this year’s Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off!
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:
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Andrew Gilliland, Bamiyan Afghan Restaurant, Big Bear Baked Goods, Britt Langford, Cara Gleeson, Charlotte Arneson, Chef Sue Zhou, Clare He, Cookie Monster, Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off, Corner Melt, Daisy, East Hotel, Grace Yang, Hatsune, Jacob Miller, Jing-A Brewing Co., Jon Ellis, Jordan Silva, Josh Kernan, Juice by Melissa, Kelvin Goh, Kinsey Morrow, Kitty 李坤, Lory, Lotus Qi, LumDimSum, Marte van Os, Maya Jing 亚静马, Michelle Tang, Middle Kingdom Fitness, Migas, Miho Lai, Mosto, Obentos, Pantry Dropper Cookies, Punjabi, Robynne Tindall, Split Works, Sue Zhou Does Food, Sunila Cook, Sweet Tart Bakery, Sweet Tooth Bakery, The Hutong, The Taco Bar, theBeijinger, Traitor Zhou's, Tribe, Two Guys and a Pie, 狂聚派 Rager Pie | 6 Comments »
LumDimSum & The Hutong Host their 2nd Annual Cookie Monster Bake-Off!
Cookie Monster’s DREAM-COME-TRUE, the 2nd annual Cookie Monster bake-off’s display of drool-inducing cookies was unparalleled in both talent and creativity.
Having taken place this past Saturday, March 14, the event was co-hosted by LDS (yours truly)+ The Hutong featuring 19 different baking contestants (18 of which were brand new to sign up!). These were the baking finalists who made it through a tough screening process in order for us to present the best of the best cookies we could find.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Health & Fitness, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: cold pressed juice, Cold-Pressed Cocktails, every Thursday, Girls' Night, Gluten-Free Tasting Menu, Juice by Melissa, Melissa McKenna, organic wine | 1 Comment »
Lovely Ladies Get Hooked Up Every Thursday Night @Juice by Melissa
This Thursday marks the launch of Juice by Melissa‘s weekly Girls Nights.
Swing by their shop this Thursday, January 22nd between 6-9PM and ladies are treated like the princesses they are to cold pressed cocktails, organic wine and samplings from their new tasting menu.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Health & Fitness, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: 4corners 肆角餐吧, Chef Reshma Khan, Erica Huang, Farm to Neighbors, Indian Chutneys, Juice by Melissa, LDS Hot Tip, Le Fromager De Pekin, PARWAAZ Spice Route Concepts, Shared Harvest, Spoonful of Sugar, 传统法式鹅肝酱 Recette Tradition par Camille, 打碎杯子 Smash A Cup, 春泥香生态农场 Chunixiang Ecological Farm, 查理的培根 Charlie’s Bacon, 棒奶奶果酱 Bonne Nani Fresh Fruit Jams, 水牛伯士 Fresh Buffalo Milk, 燕麦小姐 Miss Muesli, 狂聚派 Rager Pie, 老熊手工面包 Artisanal Homemade Bread, 良心苹果 Conscious Apples, 花呆纸日本杂货 Huadaizhi Japanese Ceramic & Things, 藏氏酸奶 Tibetan Yogurt, 远谷庄园 Yuangu Valley Farm, 阿莲妈妈 A-lian Rice Wine | 5 Comments »
4Corners Proudly Hosts The Farm to Neighbors Farmers Market
A bustling farmers market that takes place every Sunday from 11AM to 5PM, the Farm to Neighbors event is keeping all hutong hipsters and residents happy and healthy with fresh, organic produce on a weekly basis.
Most people know this farmers market from their days in Modernista Bar on Baochao Hutong, but they’ve since moved to 4Corners Restaurant Bar as of last Sunday and will host here again this Sunday, Jan. 18th. 4Corners’ celebrity chef and owner Jun Trinh will be cooking up a feast with all the beautiful produce being showcased so make sure you head over to their bar area to grab a seat!
LumDimSum | Filed under: A Day In My Life, Health & Fitness, Hot Tips | Tags: 3-day Juice Cleanse, coffee, cold pressed juice, Dongzhimen, fit foods, Juice by Melissa, juices, Little Adoption Shop, organic, super food cafe | 3 Comments »
After months of waiting, Juice by Melissa Officially Opens Shop!
Known for her organic cold pressed juice cleanses, Juice by Melissa opens a super food cafe in Dongzhimen just next to Great Leap Brewing #12 Brewpub (how appropriate – now you can detox just after you retox!).
With a lively opening party on a windy Sunday afternoon (yesterday), you can already see that this juice shop has made a name for itself in Beijing with a packed house full of delighted juice friends. That says a lot as Beijing is a city where juice cleanses has recently taken over in the same way that the cupcake craze hit a few years back (glad we’ve moved toward more healthy trends).
With so many other juice brands saturating the market, I stay loyal to Juice By Melissa, home of when I tried my very first Purification 3-Day Juice Cleanse over a year ago and have never looked back.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Alice Retson, Barbara O'Connell, Brandon Trowbridge, Burger Bar, Cookie Monster, Cookies, Fat Bunny Bakery, Happy Heart Collective, Hatsune, Hayden Hughes, Hélène Ponty, Jamie Chu, Jamie Kung, Jamie Penaloza, Jing Ting Cheah, Joanna Crain, Jon Ellis, Juice by Melissa, Katharine Schub, Kelvin Goh, Lexie Morris, Lollipop Bakery, Lucia Wang, Mandy Van Veen, Meilian Tan, Middle Kingdom Fitness, Nia China, Nola, Peyton Cheong, Pie Squared Pizza, Punjabi, Rebecca Ruskin, Sharee Hebert, Sienna Parulis-Cook, Sweet Tooth Bakery, The Hutong, Two Guys and a Pie | 9 Comments »