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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!
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Don’t Judge a Tomato Before You’ve Had a Taste
Are you guilty of buying only beautiful tomatoes? Quick to judge the taste of a tomato by its exterior appearance?
Traitor Zhou’s is about to blow your prior judgements of tomatoes out of the water with its 1st Annual Ugly Tomato Festival. They’re here to celebrate tomatoes that may be ugly on the outside but absolutely delicious on the inside. Collaborating with organic farm Little Willow Farm, Traitor Zhou’s will be providing ugly organic tomatoes of all sizes and varieties to 11 different restaurants and bars around Beijing throughout the months of August and September.
“Too often we jump to judge based on looks rather than what lies deep inside. We pick those perfectly round and firm ones that are around all year only to find out later that they have sucked our bank accounts dry and moved onto the burger. While that imperfect and a little soft and chubby (on certain scales!) gem is there for a short period each year, bursting with natural sugars and flavours for us.” – Traitor Zhou’s
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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: A Day In My Life, Special Events | Tags: Andy's Sausages, Big Bear Baked Goods, Chef Sue Zhou, Creative Market, Cuju, Cycling T-shirts, donuts, Jing-A Brewing Co., Jon Ellis, JUE Music + Art Festival, JUE 觉, Khunu, Migas, Milana, Nori Bagel, Palms L.A., Rager Pie, Sue Zhou Does Food, The Bookworm Literary Festival, The Hutong, The Meatball Company, Traitor Zhou's, Two Guys and a Pie, Ubi Gallery, Wawaya, Yetang.com | 4 Comments »
Snapshots from JUE’s Creative Market
Yesterday saw one of the most popular JUE 觉 Festival events thus far – their Creative Market featuring over 80 food and creative booths! This family-friendly event drew in massive crowds to LANNG Art Center (just southeast of Guomao) and was a weekend highlight for many.
Running between The Bookworm’s Literary Festival events and other happenings around town, I was only able to swing by for an hour in the later part of the afternoon to check out the many creative stall, snap a few photos and grab one of the very last Nori Bagels by Migas + Traitor Zhou‘s (something I’ve been keeping my eye out for all week – see pics below).
In addition to all the creative and boutique vendors selling unique gifts and crafts, they also hosted workshops that introduce participants to: Contact Improv, Salsa dancing, Poi, NIa, along with musical performances, square dancing and body-painting. From what I saw, square dancing with the Yellow Weasels was a big hit and of course all that great food – Cuju, Rager Pie, Big Bear Baked Goods, etc. I’m actually relieved most of the food was sold out by the time I arrived as I definitely would have gone to town at each and every stall if I had the stomach space.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Bars & Nightlife, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: 1949-The Hidden City, Alex Molina, Arepas, Bogotá, Chef Daniel Urdaneta, Colombian, Daniel Urdaneta, donuts, Jing-A Brewing Co., Max Levy, Migas, Modo Urban Deli, MOKA Bros, Mosto, Rou Jia Mo 肉夹馍, South American, South Sanlitun, Traitor Zhou's, Venezuelan, 京A Capital Brewing Co., 京A Taproom, 肉夹馍 | 2 Comments »
Pairing Craft Beer Together with South American Drunk Food
In this serious game of survival in Beijing’s cut-throat F&B scene, it’s always nice to hear when two different concepts team up for some cross-promo team spirit. Recently, we’ve seen Migas team up with Max Levy’s Traitor Zhou concept to serve up boxed of freshly baked donuts and now we see a link between Beijing’s beloved craft beer creators Jing-A Brewing Co. and Chef Daniel Urdaneta of the Mosto/MODO/MOKA Bros family.
On Thursday, March 5th, things are about to get very exciting at Jing-A’s Taproom in 1949- The Hidden City after 5PM…
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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.
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