LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Andalucía, El Carro de Postres, Gazpacho, La Feria, Migas, Montaditos, Paella, Rebujito, Sangria, Sevilla, Spain, Weekend Brunch | No Comments »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Beer Belly-ni, Beergarita, BJ Foodies, Brewer's Brunch, Chef Simone Thompson, Jing-A Brewing Co., Jing-A Taproom, St. Joseph's Orphanage, The Hatchery, Weekend Brunch | 1 Comment »
Try Out the New Brewer’s Brunch at Jing-A Taproom with the BJ FOoDiEs Clan!
As we welcome back warmer weather this Spring (it’s rainy and dreary now, but meant to warm straight back up in time for the weekend), it’s high time that we start getting out more during the day to soak up some much needed Vitamin D! Whether you’re nursing a hangover or not quite ready to wrap up the weekend, Sundays are always 100x more spectacular when you have a boozy brunch scheduled!
Who needs coffee when you’ve got Beergarita and Beer Belly-ni on the menu?!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Apsley’s A Heinz Beck Restauran, Bottega, Champagne Devaux, Chef Fabio Strammiello, Copenhagen, Culinary Collaboration, Denmark, Fat Freddy's Brunch, Geranium, guest chef, Italy, Le Calandre, Marchal, MOKA Bros, Negroni, Pop-Up, Stefano Censi, The Georg, Vesuvio, Weekend Brunch, Winter Menu | 1 Comment »
North Side Meets South Side: A Handsome Line-Up of Talented Chefs
The boys at the Georg like to play and the kitchen is their playground.
Where all the new dish creations are first tested, plated and tasted, their kitchen has been action-packed as they’ve been busy cranking out a new winter dinner menu, new “Fat Freddy’s Brunch” menu and even a new lunch menu featuring all the tasty smørrebrøds that was launched at the joint pop-up with Moka Bros last month.
As productive as they’ve been, I suppose “boys will be boys” as Georg’s general manager Stefano Censi who is half Danish/half Italian thought it’d be good fun to bring in a fellow Italian chef for a month-long stint and, in his words, to balance out the ratio of Danish to Italian in the kitchen.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: American, BJ Foodies, burrito, Chipotle, Dallas, Delivery, homemade tortillas, June Chow, Lucky Lopez, Mexican, Sanlitun, Schubert Chow, Subway, Tex-Mex, Weekend Brunch | 1 Comment »
A Taste of Tex-Mex Flavor
How this location has stayed hidden and unoccupied for so long, I have no idea, but Lucky Lopez has an apt name in managing to find such a great plot.
Hidden in a courtyard just behind Nearby the Tree in Sanlitun, Lucky Lopez has actually been around since 2010, with their first location in Jianwai SOHO in the CBD. Initially a burrito spot, they have expanded their menu for this new location and you’ll find all the comfort staples of Mexican-American cuisine.
Having the pleasure to sit down and chat with Lucky Lopez’s Executive Chef and Managing Partner June Chow, it really gave our dining experience a whole new meaning and appreciation for what June and her brother Schubert Chow have created. While June and Schubert grew up in the northeast – New Jersey/New York area with a family background of restauranteurs, June moved to Dallas about 20 years ago. She made her way to Beijing to satisfy Schubert’s cravings for quality Mexican food and this began their mission to bring Dallas-inspired Tex-Mex to Beijing.
“I am self taught and learn from my family, friends and great home cooks. I like to take liberties with recipes (aka, never follow them to the T) and operate on the notion that you find a great platform of ingredients and build ideas from it.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Hot Tips, Travel | Tags: Baochao Hutong, Bell Tower, boutique hotel, fully equipped kitchen, Hani GeJiu 哈尼个旧, Iron Frittata, private residence, Residence #46, Residence #63, Rooftop Terrace, staycation, The Full Chinglish, The Orchid, Toast Restaurant, Weekend Brunch | 2 Comments »
Introducing The Orchid’s New Private Residences
My choice recommendation for out of town guests is always The Orchid.
A boutique hotel nestled in the hutongs by Gulou, the Orchid represents everything that I love about Beijing’s hutongs. A peaceful, zen-inducing traditional Chinese courtyard surrounded by green trees and a second floor dining room with a rooftop terrace that’s one of the most gorgeous that this city has to offer.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Basque, Codorniu Mediterranea Cava, dessert, Free-Flow, Josper oven, Migas, Pintxos & Tapas, Spanish cuisine, Weekend Brunch, white chocolate brownie | 1 Comment »
Now that the temperature has hit 30 degrees, Beijing’s 2 week long Spring is over and we are into Summer!
To celebrate the warmth, Migas have updated their already stellar “El Asador” meat-fueled brunch with a new Pintxos & Tapas Weekend Brunch. Widely regarded as having one of the best terraces in the city, now there is no reason to ever leave! Arrive for a late brunch on Saturday afternoon, enjoy a bit of day drinking and then just continue straight on into the evening! Migas, we know your dastardly plan!
We All Can’t Seem to Get Enough of Migas
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Andrew Moo, craft beer, Hatchery, James Johnson, Mighty Mo's, mussels, New Zealand, Soul Bowls, Tuanjiehu, Weekend Brunch | 1 Comment »
After months of waiting in anticipation for the talented and innovative team behind much talked about Buena Onda and Soul Bowls Pop-Up concepts to announce their next move, the answer is even better than anything they’ve done thus far. Isn’t 2016 off to an exciting start?!
Not only are they launching their next pop-up food concept Mighty Mo’s serving New Zealand mussels and craft beers, they’ll be doing it in their very own culinary space named Hatchery, a design by Elisa Chan and created with the purpose to support China’s F&B start-ups.
“Having started off doing a number of our own pop-ups across Beijing, we’re excited to open the doors of our own space. Over the course of the coming year we’ll be launching a number of new concepts at Hatchery and look forward to continuing to be apart of Beijing’s ever-changing food scene.” - Andrew Moo, Marketing Manager
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips | Tags: Breakfast Torta, fresh juice, Home Plate BBQ, Jumbo Prawn Tacos, Kin Hong, Mexican Toast, outdoor patio terrace, South Sanlitun, The Taco Bar, Weekend Brunch | 1 Comment »