Sunday, July 22, 2018
I Want to Be-leaf: Beijing's Polluted Skies Helps Trees Grow Better | the Beijinger: Forget what you know, ye survivors of the Airpocalyse! Though you may have learned to eke out your existence within hermetically-sealed homes and come to associate the phrase "carry protection at all times" with air filters, know that the same air pollution against which you frantically try to protect yourself also serve to make Beijing's trees grow better and stronger.
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Cool Off at Chaoyang Park's Ocean and Beach Carnival | the Beijinger: Is that the sound of crashing waves? No, but close enough. Instead, it's the splish-splashing of Beijingers desperately trying to beat the intense July heat at Beijing’s Ocean and Beach Carnival, which is underway at Chaoyang Park until Aug 31.
Friday, July 20, 2018
What’s Up in Beer: GLB's Canned Honey Ma, Jing-A's New Jing-Jing Pop-Up, Slow Boat's New Crowler Label | the Beijinger
What’s Up in Beer: GLB's Canned Honey Ma, Jing-A's New Jing-Jing Pop-Up, Slow Boat's New Crowler Label | the Beijinger: Yes, we know it’s humid. Yes, we know the bloody rain won't stop. Yes, we know your flat's ceiling is leaking. But, thankfully, there's plenty of tempting new craft beer options around town to cure your summer-time blues.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
New Line 13 Tsinghua University Station to Open this Year; Nanotech to Eliminate Subway Stench | the Beijinger
New Line 13 Tsinghua University Station to Open this Year; Nanotech to Eliminate Subway Stench | the Beijinger: Beijing residents living in the university area of Wudaokou won't be feeling so isolated anymore as new subway stations are expected to open on the Beijing Metro Line 13 by the end of the year.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Cartoons and Beer: 77 Beer Girl Opens Near Lama Temple and 77 Theater | the Beijinger: Dongcheng has been gifted with two new beer bars almost simultaneously courtesy of 77 Beer Girl opening a bar at the C&C Park (77文创园) on Guozijian and another at the 77 Theater near the National Art Museum of China on Meishuguan Houjie.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Atlas Edges: Quality Cocktails at the Chaoyang Park Corner of the Map | the Beijinger: Some cocktail lounges serve up strong enough drinks to leave you seeing double at the end of the night. But Atlas Edges will make you swear it’s happening from the moment you step inside. That’s because the slickly designed, recently opened Chaoyang Park-adjacent whiskey and cocktail joint has two bars on each wall, mirror image style. On the left, you have a cocktail bartender, and on the right is his colleague standing in front of shelves lined with whiskey from all corners of the globe.
Monday, July 16, 2018
Wudaokou's Qing Dynasty Train Station Will Be Saved From Demolition | the Beijinger: A Beijing train station that once belonged to China's earliest engineering feats of the modern era has been saved from the wrecking ball, making it one of the few survivors of an ongoing citywide urban rejuvenation campaign that has demolished hundreds of buildings.Local authorities have decided to preserve the century-old Qinghuayuan Railway Station as a local museum and community center as part of a future park named Wenchuan Gardens, reported Beijing Daily.
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Beijing's 13th Subway Malfunction of the Year Shuts Down Line 4 During Morning Rush | the Beijinger: The latest of a long line of morning rush hour delays to strike the Beijing Metro occurred Wednesday morning when an unspecified malfunction shut down parts of Line 4, causing numerous commuters to be late for work.Northbound subway service on Line 4 suddenly stopped at 8.40am on Wednesday between Pinganli Station (Line 6 interchange) and Caishikou Station (Line 7 interchange). Subway announcements told subway patrons to use alternative transportation if they did not want to wait.
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Thursday, July 12, 2018
No.192 Bavaria Bakery: A Welcome Addition to Guijie | the Beijinger: When we talk about Guijie, what jumps to your mind? Spicy crawfish, hot and spicy hot pot, endless queues, or long bouts of streetside drinking? As the new kid on the block, No.192 Bavaria Bakery eschews all those Guijie conventions and breathes some welcome fresh air into the neighborhood. Let's just say those who live nearby will be happy to see an authentic bakery open in place of yet another hot pot joint.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Michelin-Recommended The Cut Steak & Fries Pops Up at InfraRouge, Jul 11-Aug 31 | the Beijinger: This summer, the grill at InfraRouge will be sizzling like the temperatures outside as Michelin-recommend Shanghai steak restaurant The Cut Steak & Fries takes over the kitchen from Jul 11 to Aug 31. The pop-up means that Beijingers now don’t have to leave the capital to experience Michelin-standard casual dining.
Beefing Up China’s Red Meat Industry: Insiders Dish on China's Protein Prospects | the Beijinger: These days, many a foodie wouldn’t blink at the sight of a pricey gourmet burger while perusing a menu. Yet that upscale trend would have been all but unthinkable when fast food beef and buns made their debut here in the late ‘80s, early ‘90s. “McDonald’s and KFC were both super successful when they arrived in China.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Chai-ed Favorites Find New Life in Chaoyang Joy City's Upscale Woodstage Canteen | the Beijinger: It's no secret that the crackdown on Beijing’s streetside businesses over the past 18 months has coincided with a boom in mall dining. But we’ve yet to see such a pointed example of what Beijing's future F&B may hold as with Chaoyang Joy City's new Woodstage cafeteria, which is coordinated by the same team that started the Woodstock of Eating festivals throughout Beijing.
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Rock-Hard Buns: Regain Element’s Wine-Injected Beef Burger and Beer | the Beijinger: In the wake of our 2018 Beijing Burger Festival and the ongoing Burger Cup, our Rock-Hard Buns series will whet your appetite by taking a look at those vendors who slung their wares at the veritable meat fest that just past. Remember to vote for your favorite here!
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Rock-Hard Buns: Cheap Burgers, Beer, and a DIY Ethos Make QS a Late-Night Favorite | the Beijinger: In the wake of our 2018 Beijing Burger Festival and the ongoing Burger Cup, our Rock-Hard Buns series will whet your appetite by taking a look at those vendors who slung their wares at the veritable meat fest that just past. Remember to vote for your favorite here!
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Authentic and Affordable Gansu Noodles on Offer at Xibei Yibei | the Beijinger: If you're looking for a simple but delicious lunch option among the swaths of fancy eateries in increasingly upscale Beijing, then you're not alone. Yes, it's little wonder why wholesome, down to earth Gansu cuisine has become a popular alternative as of late.
Monday, July 2, 2018
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Start Your Day Right With Obentos' New Breakfast Menu | the Beijinger: Now that Beijing's sweltering summer days are upon us, leaving our bodies screaming for light and healthy food, Obentos has heeded our call. After all, the Japanese inspired Grand Summit eatery has long been one of our go-to's for guilt-free fare. This summer they've upped the ante with a new seasonal menu rife with breakfast options to get you up and out in the morning.
Café de la Poste Revamps Menu, Keeps Same Old Messy Charm | the Beijinger: Truth be told, I haven't been to Café de la Poste since my more untoward, fresh-little-face-in-Dongcheng days – times when my body could run on nothing more than two baozi and 10 glasses of Beijing draft beer (the fact that they were 5 kuai a pop didn't hurt).