I wrote last week about Beijing funny guy Richard Robinson costing the New England Patriots the Super Bowl last year in what I call The Sweater Game. In his defense, Robinson argues he is single-handedly responsible for the Boston Red Sox winning – in 2004 – their first World Series since the days of horses, buggies, and wooden teeth. Why? Because he visited a Buddhist temple in Beijing and asked the monks pray for victory. I guess we can call it even.
Anyway, here are some places that will show the Arizona-Pittsburgh showdown on February 2 at 7 AM:
Goose and Duck: This spot usually draws the largest crowd and includes free brunch. No reserved tables, so it is first-come, first-seated.
Paddy O’Shea’s: The game will be shown on all five screens, with commentary on; two for one on Bloody Marys and Budweisers; half-price breakfasts.
The Pomegranate: Same deals
Frank’s Place: A buffet American breakfast with beer for RMB98
Tim’s Texas Roadhouse: This is the branch on Ladies Street, not near the silk market.
The Rickshaw: Breakfast deals (this place was packed last year so you best get there early if you want a seat).
The Saddle Cantina: Breakfast deals
Luga’s Villa: RMB20 set breakfast of three scrambled eggs, two pieces of bacon and two sausages, and two slices of toast; the invites says half-price drinks at half time and all drinks half-price. Kinda confused by that…
This is what I have gathered from emails and checking the City Weekend and The Beijinger event pages. On top of this, The Stumble Inn will be showing the game and I imagine The Den (which showed the rest of the NFL playoffs) will have the action as will Hooters and Blue Frog. The Pavillion also traditionally shows the game.
If I hear of other venues showing the game, or any further specials at the places listed above, I’ll provide an update.