The sauce has hit the pan in China View as pizza joint Yummy Box is now going by the name Yummy Home. (Hey, for some people, a box is a home.) A recent Weibo message from the Yummy Box account informs of a partner split due to differences over ingredients and adds that the boxier members are now based in the Changping branch. For details on what food they offer and how to find / contact them, see here.
Meanwhile, one floor up, Caffe O Henry still features a sign for previous tenant Tao Cafe but is doing its own thing. OHP feels like a combo of a dorm room, rec room and tree house, and I don’t mean that in a bad way. It is simple and unpretentious, with a particular focus on the couchsurfing crowd. Patrons can sit on the deck, in the main room at the bar or tables, on in a sort of loft with a small library. If memory serves, Tsingtao and Harbin beer are rmb10, Stella and Guinness are rmb20 and Hoegaarden is rmb30, with other Belgian options in the fridge. There are cocktails, too, and an espresso is rmb18, though it looks like only the owner knows how to work the machine.
Fellow China View neighbor Gung Ho pizza is set to open its third outlet, this one in Shuangjing, on June 6. Fresh off judging Pole-Dancing IV at the Hilton Beijing, Gung Ho’s Rich Akers says the venue will be delivery only. There will be a “sneak preview bash” with free pizza, discount drinks and prizes on June 4 at The Brick. Hmm, The Brick better keep that donkey meat pizza recipe under lock and key.
Venues rarely open on time in Beijing, thus no surprise that The Pavillion will not be serving food and drink on June 1 as planned. Word is the venue is in the final stages of renovations. Here’s hoping that spacious leafy patio out back is ready to go for Euro 2012.
Finally, a reminder that six breweries and a dozen home brewers will gather this Saturday from 1 PM to 6 PM for the first Beijing Craft Beer Festival. For more details on the breweries, the address and the buses, check this post from earlier in the week and the poster below.