Moka Bros Opens its 3rd Location in the CBD
CBD denizens rejoice!
After just recently celebrated their two year anniversary with a whole lot of tattoos, Moka Bros has just opened up a new store in The Place Shopping Mall, officially since last Wednesday, the 28th of October. Located just opposite Central Park on the Eastern most side of The Place, it is in a prime position for those of you in Guomao looking for healthy lunch and dinner options.
“We’re excited to join this area of families, offices and embassies, and offer something healthy for the citizens of the CBD. In an area where it’s so common to see suited up men and women running between meetings or picking up kids it’s important to remember to take a breather and refuel your body with superfoods and goodness.” - Chef Daniel Urdaneta
Celebrate Moka Bros Tat-Two Anniversary with Beets, Beats & Body Art!
This coming weekend, October 17-18th marks Moka Bros two year anniversary with a long-life commitment to their brand with body art. That’s right, I’m not talking about the 3-day stick-on tattoos that eventually fade away or have to be scratched away, this is the real deal.
“Moka Bros. A Source of Life. And Eternal Bad-assness.”
Don’t be fooled by these pretty ladies, E-West’s Haunted House is Not for the Fainthearted
I still remember screaming my head off as I slowly made my way through E-West Club’s Haunted House section last year.
With zombies jumping out and trying to grab you at every unexpected corner, shrill laughter echoing down the corridors and unspeakable horrors creeping in and out of the shadows, I’ll hand it to E-West Club for going all out each and every year in putting together Beijing’s most creative and frightening Haunted House party!
Time to Bring on some “Razzle Dazzle” Burgers for BJ FOoDiEs
For the very discerning palates of this cult-following, food-loving, big-hearted charity-giving group called BJ FOoDiEs, we wouldn’t bring them to have just any plain-jane burger. No siree! Not any burger will do when it comes to this bunch.
So when LumDimSum put Burger Bar on the BJ FOoDiEs radar, they were delighted to give their group any excuse to explore the fancy-pantsy new Parkview Green mall across from The Place and head down to Hubert Keller’s first ever Burger Bar Branch in Beijing. With branches in San Fran, Las Vegas and St. Louis in the US, a few branches in Asia (Philippines and Japan), its newest Beijing branch just opened June 2013 with the help of their consulting chef Brandon Trowbridge (of Nola, Hutong Pizza, Cookie’s Cookies and Great Wall Granola). Check out my LDS 1-on-1 with Brandon here.
After skipping a charity dinner last month, BJ FOoDiEs is bringing it back strong with Burger Bar this July, which will lead nicely into their “SUPERAWESOMEGINORMOUSLYBIG” anniversary celebration dinner in August.
My favorite restaurant for Yunan fare, Middle 8 not only opened up a new branch in The Place, but it also has a slightly different menu with plenty of veggie dishes and a range of seafood. The Sauteed Bamboo Shoots (RMB 28), Grilled Tilapia with Red Bean Curd Sauce (RMB 49) and Wild Matsutake Mushroom (RMB 126) dishes were highlights of the meal, and if you’ve ever had the urge to try a Papaya Vegetable Salad (RMB 36) with pop rocks in the dressing, then Middle 8 is your calling.
Some of the dishes may have been a bit stranger than others, but overall, everything that we ordered was delicious and fell in the same reasonably priced range as the original restaurant within the walls of a sleek, contemporary setting.