EAT: Mosto Happy Hour, Yunnan Food Festival, Pre-Cinco de Mayo Celebrations at The Local

With all the shake-ups and closures in the Beijing bar scene over the past year or so we've often been left wondering where to go for a drink these days, especially around Sanlitun. The folks at Mosto clearly feel the same way because they have just launched The Bar @ Mosto, serving a selection of classic cocktails concocted by Francesco Agnotti, alongside their signature great value house wines. Even better, those cocktails and wines are on offer at RMB 40 each from 5.30-7pm and 9-11pm every day. The bar stays open until midnight every night and late on Fridays and Saturdays. Try the Blood and Sand, a classic cocktail made with Scotch, cherry brandy, Martini Rosso, and orange that you don't often see on menus here.

We're big fans of Yunnan cuisine here at the Beijinger and we're happy to see one of the big hotels championing the food of the province. Hotel Jen has teamed up with Yunnan restaurant Hani Gejiu to put on a Yunnan cuisine festival at their all-day dining restaurant, San Wu Tang. Diners can sample dishes like cold red rice noodle salad, tofu skin with mint, banana flower salad, and grilled goat's cheese with cured Yunnan sausage, the ingredients for which are all brought in from the Honghe area of Yunnan. The promotion runs until May 6. 

This Friday, Apr 27, join mental health awareness charity CandleX for a family-style dinner at Arcade, followed by a couple of rounds of bingo. For RMB 160 (payable via the QR code in the poster), you'll get a Middle Eastern-style set menu and two bingo tickets. Extra bingo tickets can be purchased for RMB 15. Proceeds from the dinner will be contributed to CandleX's biweekly Mental Health Peer Support Group. 

Get a headstart on your Cinco de Mayo celebrations at The Local, where they'll be putting on daily specials, including new food items, margaritas, beer buckets, and new summer cocktails, in the week leading up to Cinco de Mayo (starting Apr 30). The taco brunch on Monday and Tuesday, which will introduce new items such as breakfast tacos and quesadillas, sounds like a fun way to spend the May Day holiday. Full details of deals in the poster above. On Saturday, they'll celebrate Cinco de Mayo with daytime drink specials on the patio, and specials on tequila shots, frozen margaritas, and more from 8pm until midnight.

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Morton’s Unveils New Seasonal Menu: From Refreshing Appetizers to Meaty Mains, Morton’s Delivers Once Again

Morton's of Chicago

Are you looking for the smell of spring to wake up your taste buds after the winter hibernation season? Or do you prefer to experience the joys of spring with your taste as the guiding sense? For those whose spring wishes revolve around tasting the best the season has to offer, the new 2018 spring menu at Morton's The Steakhouse is sure to see your wishes granted. Five new seasonal dishes will cater to all tastes, making Morton’s the place to truly enjoy the spring season.

Beginning with something cool, the Burrata, Grilled Asparagus, and Baby Heirloom Tomato Salad (RMB 218) is a vibrant celebration of flavor and texture. Packed with the season’s most tempting produce this dish is the perfect way to begin a meal.

An innovative addition to the grill comes in the form of the Bacon Steak with Peach Bourbon Glaze (RMB 108) – a thick cut of smoked pork belly that is prepared in the same manner as a traditional steak. Perfect as an appetizer or side dish, the impressive slabs are prepared with a peach-bourbon glaze for an extra dose of all-American flavor; an indulgent treat that is worth the extra few calories.

Moving onto the main course, two new steak additions steal the show. The 500g USDA Prime Dry Aged Bone-In Ribeye (RMB 998) is popular among customers thanks to its unique cut and the delicate contrast between the seared outside of the steak and its tender center. Meanwhile, the mild spicy butter sauce and unbelievably tender beef complement each other perfectly in the 210g Wagyu Filet Mignon with Fire Roasted Pepper and Jalapeño Butter (RMB 788, pictured at top), broadening the overall taste of the steak and bringing it to a new level.

Morton's The Steakhouse also offers delicious seafood main courses for those who are feeling a bit more ‘surf’ than ‘turf’. Morton's The Steakhouse offers Seared Halibut with Romesco Sauce (RMB 428). Rooted in Catalonia cuisine, the red sauce features roasted red peppers and almonds; a wonderful blend of sweet and earthy flavors.

Spring was made to be enjoyed over a glass of wine or two. For the new seasonal menu, Morton’s also provides guests with a sommelier recommendation of the Beaulieu Vineyard, Tapestry, Red Blend, Napa Valley, 2013. Coming from Napa Valley, one of the leading wine regions in the United States, this blended red wine contains notes of multiple spiced herbs, dried currants, and cedar, with a heavy bodied and lasting aftertaste – perfect for a fragrant spring evening. This fantastic wine can be enjoyed at RMB 1,188 as part of the seasonal menu.

These new dishes are sure to delight both regulars and new visitors alike. The new menu is available from Apr 17 for a limited time only. Advance reservations are highly recommended (all prices are subject to a 15 percent service charge).

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“When Elegance Meets Art”: Van Cleef & Arpels Patrimonial Exhibition

Van Cleef & Arpels

The poetry and elegance of Van Cleef & Arpels’ creations will be on display at Beijing’s Today Art Museum from Apr 21 to Aug 5, 2018. First presented in 2012 at Paris’ Musée des Arts Décoratifs, this exhibition is traveling for the first time to take up residence in China for several months. Enriched with new acquisitions, it is made up of nearly 400 creations from both the Van Cleef & Arpels Collection and private collections. Displayed chronologically, these carefully selected High Jewelry pieces, jewelry, and fashion accessories reflect the evolution of the Van Cleef & Arpels style. The history of the Maison is studded with technical inventions, passed down from generation to generation by the Mains d’Or - its virtuoso master craftsmen. This exceptional savoir-faire — combined with a rich imagination and varied sources of inspiration — underpins an astonishing outpouring of creativity. The exhibition is presented in a dreamlike setting designed by the Jouin Manku agency.

For the “When Elegance Meets Art” Van Cleef & Arpels Patrimonial Exhibition at the Today Art Museum in Beijing, Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku have created a decor that evokes the world of dreams. Presented for the first time in 2012 at Paris’ Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the exhibition is today revealed in a dreamlike setting, inspired by misty landscapes traced in China ink. Tinged with mystery, this presentation plunges the visitor into the heart of the Maison's distinctive universe, with a selection of nearly 400 creations displayed in chronological order.

Like a journey in time, the visit begins with the discovery of jewelry pieces dating from between 1910 and 1930. In the “Small Gallery”, jewels and precious objects are presented in a gentle atmosphere of gray and celadon green tones. The gaze is then drawn to the plays of shadow and light of the second space (the “Medium Gallery”), which showcases the creations of 1940 to 2017 in display cases of different kinds. Encrusted into the wall or on legs, traditional display cases enable the pieces to be admired close up, while transparent "picture rail" displays — specially designed for this exhibition — seem to melt into the scenery. Like near-invisible boxes, they fade into the background to make way for the jewels in all their majesty. Guided by changing colors — from emerald green to deep violet — visitors make their way through the different periods, styles and inspirations associated with Van Cleef & Arpels before arriving at the “Large Gallery”, known as “le Nuage” (the cloud). The high point of the exhibition, it looks down over the other spaces like a nocturnal mist, progressively revealing the selection's key pieces.

 

From room to room, wall panels and curtains in colored cotton thread provide structure and rhythm to an exhibition spread out over 900 square meters. The space of the Today Art Museum has been transformed by Jouin Manku's decor, which reveals the beauty and details of the pieces while immersing visitors in a meditative dreamscape.

To accompany the exhibition, a range of digital and audiovisual tools are available for visitors:

  • An audio guide application can be accessed via Van Cleef & Arpels’ WeChat account at VanCleefArpelsChina, allowing followers to discover the story behind some of the emblematic jewelry pieces and stay up to date with news about the event
  • A virtual tour of the workshops can be viewed on touchscreens placed around the exhibition rooms
  • Several films supplement the exhibition (a historical slideshow about Paris’ Place Vendôme; nine short movies by Loïg Prigent and Willy Papa depicting the savoir-faire of the Mains d’Or, the virtuoso craftsmen of Van Cleef & Arpels' workshops; a film about some key pieces presented in “le Nuage”, the Large Gallery of the exhibition; a video about the animated Automate Fée Ondine).

Founded in 2002, the Today Art Museum or TAM states its engagement with the slogan: "Foothold on today, outlook for tomorrow". As the first not-for-profit, non-governmental art museum in China, the TAM acts as an international platform for the exhibition of contemporary art, educational seminars, and related arts programs and events. It has not only been committed to encouraging the development of Chinese contemporary art, but it also promotes its place within the contemporary art world. Indeed, the museum establishes an international dialogue through exhibitions and events that provide structure for meaningful cultural exchange between Chinese and non-Chinese artists and organizations.

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“When Elegance Meets Art”: Van Cleef & Arpels Patrimonial Exhibition

Van Cleef & Arpels

The poetry and elegance of Van Cleef & Arpels’ creations will be on display at Beijing’s Today Art Museum from Apr 21 to Aug 5, 2018. First presented in 2012 at Paris’ Musée des Arts Décoratifs, this exhibition is traveling for the first time to take up residence in China for several months. Enriched with new acquisitions, it is made up of nearly 400 creations from both the Van Cleef & Arpels Collection and private collections. Displayed chronologically, these carefully selected High Jewelry pieces, jewelry, and fashion accessories reflect the evolution of the Van Cleef & Arpels style. The history of the Maison is studded with technical inventions, passed down from generation to generation by the Mains d’Or - its virtuoso master craftsmen. This exceptional savoir-faire — combined with a rich imagination and varied sources of inspiration — underpins an astonishing outpouring of creativity. The exhibition is presented in a dreamlike setting designed by the Jouin Manku agency.

For the “When Elegance Meets Art” Van Cleef & Arpels Patrimonial Exhibition at the Today Art Museum in Beijing, Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku have created a decor that evokes the world of dreams. Presented for the first time in 2012 at Paris’ Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the exhibition is today revealed in a dreamlike setting, inspired by misty landscapes traced in China ink. Tinged with mystery, this presentation plunges the visitor into the heart of the Maison's distinctive universe, with a selection of nearly 400 creations displayed in chronological order.

Like a journey in time, the visit begins with the discovery of jewelry pieces dating from between 1910 and 1930. In the “Small Gallery”, jewels and precious objects are presented in a gentle atmosphere of gray and celadon green tones. The gaze is then drawn to the plays of shadow and light of the second space (the “Medium Gallery”), which showcases the creations of 1940 to 2017 in display cases of different kinds. Encrusted into the wall or on legs, traditional display cases enable the pieces to be admired close up, while transparent "picture rail" displays — specially designed for this exhibition — seem to melt into the scenery. Like near-invisible boxes, they fade into the background to make way for the jewels in all their majesty. Guided by changing colors — from emerald green to deep violet — visitors make their way through the different periods, styles and inspirations associated with Van Cleef & Arpels before arriving at the “Large Gallery”, known as “le Nuage” (the cloud). The high point of the exhibition, it looks down over the other spaces like a nocturnal mist, progressively revealing the selection's key pieces.

 

From room to room, wall panels and curtains in colored cotton thread provide structure and rhythm to an exhibition spread out over 900 square meters. The space of the Today Art Museum has been transformed by Jouin Manku's decor, which reveals the beauty and details of the pieces while immersing visitors in a meditative dreamscape.

To accompany the exhibition, a range of digital and audiovisual tools are available for visitors:

  • An audio guide application can be accessed via Van Cleef & Arpels’ WeChat account at VanCleefArpelsChina, allowing followers to discover the story behind some of the emblematic jewelry pieces and stay up to date with news about the event
  • A virtual tour of the workshops can be viewed on touchscreens placed around the exhibition rooms
  • Several films supplement the exhibition (a historical slideshow about Paris’ Place Vendôme; nine short movies by Loïg Prigent and Willy Papa depicting the savoir-faire of the Mains d’Or, the virtuoso craftsmen of Van Cleef & Arpels' workshops; a film about some key pieces presented in “le Nuage”, the Large Gallery of the exhibition; a video about the animated Automate Fée Ondine).

Founded in 2002, the Today Art Museum or TAM states its engagement with the slogan: "Foothold on today, outlook for tomorrow". As the first not-for-profit, non-governmental art museum in China, the TAM acts as an international platform for the exhibition of contemporary art, educational seminars, and related arts programs and events. It has not only been committed to encouraging the development of Chinese contemporary art, but it also promotes its place within the contemporary art world. Indeed, the museum establishes an international dialogue through exhibitions and events that provide structure for meaningful cultural exchange between Chinese and non-Chinese artists and organizations.

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At the Cutting-Edge of Craft Beer in China: A Tour of Urbrew Brewery

Urbrew

With its airy buildings, high-tech equipment, and green open spaces, walking around the Urbrew factory feels more like visiting the campus of an internet startup than a brewery. Located in Hebei Province in the city of Handan, around 450km southwest of Beijing, the Urbrew site is one of the largest craft beer brewing facilities in China, covering an area of more than 400 acres.

Founder and president of Urbrew, Mr. Li Qing, is a craft beer enthusiast and, over the years, had sampled some of the world’s best and most innovative craft beers during his travels. Turning his gaze back to his home country, he saw a huge potential for craft beer in China that was yet untapped. With this in mind, he decided to open a craft beer brewery.

In order to brew the best quality beer and push forward the development of the market, Mr. Li knew that he would need the best equipment, so he looked to German brand Krones, the world’s leading supplier of brewing equipment. All of the equipment at the Urbrew facility, from the processing technology to the bottling production line, to the Steinecker brewhouse, is supplied by Krones. Construction on the facility began in 2013 and Urbrew’s first pint of beer was produced in 2015.

Since then, Urbrew has produced an ever-expanding range of craft beer styles, from lager to wheat beer to IPA. Mr. Li passionately believes that consumers in China are open and curious about craft beer and that the best way to tap into this curiosity is by introducing them to new types of great tasting beers.

The entire Urbrew facility is a testament to the brand's core identity: a modern, high-tech, cutting-edge Chinese craft brewery. A tour of the factory, an interesting experience even for non-beer fans, begins in an airy exhibition space, where you learn all about the ingredients and processes used to brew craft beer. Just like its Krones equipment, Urbrew selects the ingredients that go into its beer with the utmost care, from barley to hops and even the water — the site in Handan was chosen because the water is especially pure, coming from a deep Cretaceous aquifer. 

The tour then continues through the spotless brewing facility, where you’ll get a closer look at that Krones equipment. Keen eyes will notice the lack of staff; the majority of the brewing process is computer controlled to ensure accuracy and the best possible product. Anyone, from individuals to corporate groups, can arrange to visit the factory, starting with a tour of the brewing facilities and ending with a meal at their restaurant, which serves both Western and Chinese cuisine. 

Urbrew’s current portfolio of more than 10 different beers includes:

  • Captain IPA: An American-style IPA named in memory of Chinese sailor Guo Chuan, who went missing in 2016 while trying to break the world record for crossing the Pacific Ocean alone. The Captain IPA represents Urbrew's desire to keep challenging themselves and push their industry forward, just like Guo Chuan.

  • Holiday Wheat Beer: A Belgian-style wheat beer flavored with oats, orange peel, and coriander seeds. The label design was inspired by the film Roman Holiday (notice the iconic vespa), as the beer's sweet-sour notes bring to mind the ups and downs of a holiday romance.

  • Urbrew German Wheat Beer and Lager: Urbrew's German beers draw on hundreds of years of brewing heritage and experience. Made to exacting standards, the wheat beer is highly fragrant with notes of tropical fruit, while the lager has a refreshing bitterness on the palate.

  • Urbrew Cider: A light, fruity cider made with pure apple and pear juices. The perfect pre-dinner drink on a warm evening, the fruit aromas hit the nose as soon as you crack open the bottle. 

In addition to its own extensive range of beers, Urbrew is also the sole licensed partner of royal Bavarian beer brand König Ludwig. The royal Bavarian beer brand traces its history back hundreds of years to the Kingdom of Bavaria and the current owner of the brand Mr. Prince Luitpold of the Wittelsback family, the great-grandson of the last King of Bavaria, has visited the Urbrew brewery on a number of occasions. Urbrew makes König Ludwig Weissbier, König Ludwig Dunkel, and Kaltenberg Lager.

If you would like to purchase any of the above beers, please contact Mr. Steven Yan at 13311006359. Urbrew beers are also available for purchase via Tmall, Jingdong, and Taobao (click the links in red to visit the online stores). 

If you are interested in tours of the Urbrew brewery or any co-marketing, please contact Joanna at 136 6110 6815 or [email protected] 

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EAT: Late Night Pizza Disco at Bottega, Red Bowl Third Anniversary, Middle East Feast at Arcade

Pizza and disco are two of our favorite things, so we were pretty excited when Bottega announced their "Late Night Pizza Disco." Every Friday and Saturday night from 11pm-2am, Bottega's Nali Patio location is transformed into a party space (and we mean transformed; they don't just push the tables aside, they cover up the kitchen, hoist a disco ball, and set up turntables). Along with a full menu of cocktails, priced around RMB 65-75 (we especially love the Paper Plane, with amaro, aperol, bourbon, and lemon juice), they also serve Italian street food snacks, such as arancini (RMB 20), deep-fried calzone (RMB 45), nine-inch pizzas (RMB 40-45), and panino (RMB RMB 45). A fun way to party the night away without getting too drunk. 

Speaking of things we like: hot pot. The chicest hot pot in town is definitely to be found at Red Bowl in the Rosewood, which is celebrating its third anniversary this weekend (Apr 20-21). For some reason, they've gone with a VR game theme. The restaurant will be transformed into a battleground setting and hotel staff will be dressed to match the theme. A live DJ will keep the party buzzing and there will be a lucky draw. Entry is priced at RMB 688, including unlimited broth and hot pot fixings, sparkling wine, and cocktails made table-side.

Head to Arcade on Thursday night for a Middle Eastern feast prepared by chef Sharon Dekel. Sharon grew up in Jerusalem and immigrated to Australia in 2012. Once in Australia, she started to recreate the flavors of her home country in her own kitchen before eventually deciding to take a professional commercial cookery course. A year ago, she moved to Beijing and started sharing her favorite flavors with her friends here. Priced at RMB 150, the dinner includes a welcome drink, a mezze selection (hummus, tahini, etc), and two kubeh soups, a popular dish across the Middle East. 

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4,000 People Attend First Day of the Inaugural Hot and Spicy Festival

It was a beautiful (if ever so breezy) day on April 14 as more than 4,000 people attended day one of the Beijinger's first ever Hot & Spicy Festival. Those brave souls left with lips tingling, noses running, and bellies full of fiery foodstuffs.

Forty vendors with a globe-spanning range of cuisines (from Sichuanese to the American Deep South, and everything in between) were slinging their spiciest wares, much to the delight of both seasoned pepper gobblers and the uninitiated. Along with the irresistible food, there was plenty of entertainment, including the Beijinger's 8th Annual Hot Chili Pepper Eating Contest, which was won by Liu Gang aka Spicy Wolf, who came all the way from Shandong Province just to take part in the competition. 

Check out some of the pics from the first day below.

Don't worry if you didn't manage to make it today; there's a whole day of activities and tasty food and drink happening tomorrow, from 11am-8pm, including hip hop from Xiao Yudan, tribal belly dance by Inko, and a Latin dance party organized by Sazón Cuban Dancing Academy. Find a full list of all the entertainment happening on Sunday here.

Other Spicy Fest Tidbits

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4,000 People Attend First Day of the Inaugural Hot and Spicy Festival

It was a beautiful (if ever so breezy) day on April 14 as more than 4,000 people attended day one of the Beijinger's first ever Hot & Spicy Festival. Those brave souls left with lips tingling, noses running, and bellies full of fiery foodstuffs.

Forty vendors with a globe-spanning range of cuisines (from Sichuanese to the American Deep South, and everything in between) were slinging their spiciest wares, much to the delight of both seasoned pepper gobblers and the uninitiated. Along with the irresistible food, there was plenty of entertainment, including the Beijinger's 8th Annual Hot Chili Pepper Eating Contest, which was won by Liu Gang aka Spicy Wolf, who came all the way from Shandong Province just to take part in the competition. 

Check out some of the pics from the first day below.

Don't worry if you didn't manage to make it today; there's a whole day of activities and tasty food and drink happening tomorrow, from 11am-8pm, including hip hop from Xiao Yudan, tribal belly dance by Inko, and a Latin dance party organized by Sazón Cuban Dancing Academy. Find a full list of all the entertainment happening on Sunday here.

Other Spicy Fest Tidbits

Special thanks to our media sponsor, Netease.

More stories by this author here.

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Keep on Truckin’: InfraRouge Takes Over Former Bao House Food Truck in TKL North

There are a lot of things to like about Beijing's F&B scene but one thing I've always felt it needs more of is food trucks (jianbing carts notwithstanding). Having just returned from a trip to Portland, where every parking lot seems to have a food truck camped in it, the desire for portable snacks served out of the side of a van become even stronger. Luckily for me (and the probable handful of people who feel the same way), InfraRouge has taken over the former Bao House food truck in Taikooli North for the month of April.

The snacks InfraRouge will be serving are a step above the usual casual food truck fare, amounting to an extension of the neighboring brick and mortar restaurant's French fine dining menu. The snacks on offer include octopus salad (RMB 38), a mini burger (RMB 48), truffle risotto (RMB 38), and braised beef short rib with foie gras (RMB 48 - I've got my eye on that one in particular). Wash those down with beers from Boxing Cat and Goose Island for just RMB 28.

If you're thinking that the prices are quite low for Taikooli North (or, indeed, for InfraRouge) then you're right - you'd struggle to get a bottled craft beef for RMB 28 in many places around town. Of course, that's one of the advantages of the food truck: low overheads. The portions of those aforementioned snacks look quite small, too, but then this isn't the kind of place you're coming for a full meal.

The Bao House truck has hosted a number of different pop-ups over the years, including Asian bao buns and a pet-friendly bar, but none have really caught on with the fervor that food trucks inspire in other places. In any case, InfraRouge's pop-up will be open every day from noon to 8pm for the rest of April. There's no better excuse to kick back with a cold drink and some tasty snacks, and enjoy the first days of summer. 

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Feel the Burn: BeerCheers Will Soothe the Burn of Their Thai-Inspired Spice with Craft Beer

In the lead up to our inaugural Hot & Spicy Festival on Apr 14-15 at Galaxy Soho, we'll Feel the Burn with a few of the vendors to see what fiery wares they'll be slinging come that rapidly approaching fine spring weekend.

You could be forgiven for feeling like all the craft beer bars in Beijing are in Sanlitun or the hutongs. Enter BeerCheers, which is instead smack in the middle of Shuangjing (in the oddly named Coastal Sailuocheng complex, near Baiziwan), a boon for those who live south of the CBD. The BeerCheers team brew several different varieties of their own beer, which are sold alongside a selection of imported bottled beers. The food menu focuses on western-style pub grub such as buffalo wings, fries, and grilled sausages, along with a few hot treats inspired by a certain special South East Asian destination.

We spoke to BeerCheer store manager, Jabin, about the spicy wares they will be bringing to this weekend's Hot & Spicy Fest.

Tell us what you’ll be bringing to our Hot & Spicy Fest, and what inspired it.
Both of the dishes we are bringing are inspired by Thailand. So, for example, our chili and potato dish is inspired by the time we went to Phuket on holiday and ended up crying from the spice. The idea for our other dish, Thai chicken skewers, comes from another trip to Thailand, where we got a bit lost and comforted ourselves with some tasty chicken skewers from a road-side stall.

What spicy dishes do you sell in your restaurant? Which are the most popular and why? 
Our most popular spicy dishes are our chili dog and our buffalo wings.

What drink do you like to pair with spicy food?
We will be bringing our own craft beer to the festival; the perfect match for spicy food!

What’s the hottest thing you’ve ever eaten? 
I don't really eat a lot of spicy food myself, so, for me, it has to be buffalo wings.

In one word, how does eating spicy food make you feel? 
Like you've been kissed!

BeerCheers
Daily 10am-2am. 1/F, 309, Bldg 4, Coastal Sailuocheng, Baiziwan Dongli, Chaoyang District (6608 1886)
朝阳区百子湾东里赛洛城309-4号楼一层

BeerCheers, along with 40 more of Beijing’s top purveyors of chili-infused grub, will be in attendance at our inaugural Hot & Spicy Festival at Galaxy Soho on Apr 14-15. If you have yet to grab your RMB 20 presale ticket, do so by scanning the QR code in the poster above or read more on what to expect here.

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