Peter’s Tex-Mex closed its Lido branch near Ganges and Cafe Del Mar and opened its new spot about 500 meters away beside Frank’s Place last weekend. Expect a similar menu, décor and kid-friendly environment — I stopped by on Sunday and plenty of families had already discovered the new place. There is seating for more than 150 customers on two floors and an outdoor area. And Peter’s Tex-Mex is giving a 15 percent discount on food, excluding dessert, through the end of September. Gung Ho pizza will take over the old Peter’s Tex-Mex space for its second branch.
Hooters in the China View complex is holding a hot wing contest every Thursday at 8 PM. Patrons who spend more than rmb100 can joint: the wings are free and the guy or gal who eats the most wins a rmb50 Hooters coupon and, if his or her total is high enough, monthly and yearly prizes. (Get more info by calling 6585-8787.) And it looks like the staff is ready to help contestants given a sign that says, “Hot Hooters girls will stand on your side”. That’s one way to cram more wings. By the way, Hooters will celebrate its fourth anniversary in Beijing on September 13.
Tate Dalrymple has left as manager of Bar Blu to pursue new opportunities in the south and word has it that colleague Cyril is currently in charge. Also of note, New Zealand band Solidaz — which plays Wednesday through Sunday — is in its final stretch at Bar Blu, with its last show slated for September 10. Then it’s off to Chengdu. Look for a big bash with We Live in Beijing, Bar Blu and Solidaz.
Also of note: Union Bar & Grille has introduced a Philly cheese steak sandwich — it is not on the printed menu yet but is available, costs rmb78, and comes with fries and coleslaw. Word is Kro’s Nest will
be the first place in Beijing to get De Koninck on tap. And the rum bar at Terra is delayed but still planned. (Yikes, don’t know what I was thinking. The Tree and, I believe, Nearby the Tree, has de Koninck on tap.) Sounds like customs delays are holding up the barrels, a common occurrence for many in the alcohol business these days, it seems…
(Hat tips to Mr Miyagi, njsantana)