Union Bar & Grille now has a high-definition satellite feed which means superb clarity and depth when you are watching sports: just ask anyone who watched the Patriots thrash the Jets there this week on Monday Night Football. Manager Andy Bright says this is the first such system in Beijing.
Saddle Social, the recently reopened first floor of The Saddle Cantina, has made adjustments to its taco prices. The place now has a “taco of the day” for RMB10 while the happy hour tacos are RMB15 from 4 PM to 6 PM.
A big thumbs up to Modo for knowing exactly what “medium rare” means. I went with DZ and Sneaky Pete for lunch yesterday and the place delivered a perfectly cooked tenderloin. For dessert, we went for the crème brulee with cardamon flavoring: it tasted even better when we dribbled some black coffee on top. The three-course lunch special is RMB90, with the coffee an extra RMB20. And another thumbs up for those enomatic machines on the second floor: there are 16 wine options available in 25 ml, 75 ml, and 150 ml pours.
Sunday’s Beijinger Super Quiz at The Hard Rock Café drew ~150 people and raised ~RMB30000 in donations and pledges for Ping An Foster Home. Hard Rock worked as a venue given its layout, stage, and sound system but I wonder about return business given the high beverage prices. I live-blogged part of the event, though “live” might not be the best word as I was about an hour behind the quiz masters. Anyway, if people want to see what kind of info they need to know to win, see here (check the comments section as quiz master Tony Tao left his questions and answer there).
As mentioned yesterday, I’m happy to see Clamato juice is available in Beijing but the prices are prohibitive. Same with Canadian brew Mill St., which I spotted in Marketplace from RMB28 per small bottle! Then again, both of those are a lot cheaper than the RMB18000 whiskey recently launched in Beijing.