So, I went to see the renovations at Fubar last night and by coincidence witnessed the DJ debut of Jonathan ‘Cao Cao’ Kos-Read, who used to write the “Token White Guy” column for Beijing Talk and has acted in like 14,000 movies and TV shows in China — often as the token white guy. I haven’t seen Kos-Read’s onscreen work but I enjoyed his columns because they gave insights — some funny, some thoughtful, some crude — from a foreigner immersed in a Chinese industry. Check out “Elf Hookers“, “Stupid TV Show Plots” and “I Want Her to Be Fat“. As for his music, here’s my gut instinct: it would work well for pole-dancing sessions at Sex and Da City. Then again, perhaps I should reserve judgment since I was Tiger beered-up and distracted by an argument over someone’s claim the world is run by six people. Six!? It’s five, buddy — Steve Jobs is dead!
As for Fubar, renovations include a paint job (lighter red), a new floor, changes to the bar lighting and the addition of a sign out front. Tu Kai, who DJs and handles marketing, says daily specials are on the way, including ‘Romantic Tuesdays‘, with half-price wine, and ‘Whiskey Wednesdays‘, with a flight of three glasses at rmb150 (options will change each week), and live music and open mic events are also planned. Fubar will hold a Halloween party *on* Halloween, which means Wednesday, October 31, with DJ BB Deng.
The kitchen at Cu Ju is now serving food daily, including Merguez sandwiches, imported and cheese and olives, and homemade Sailor Jerry rum raisin ice cream. Along with the buy one, get one happy hours — 6 PM to 9 PM — on Tiger draft, mixed drinks and soft drinks, look for some daily specials, including rmb10 rum shots on Fridays, which sounds like a good weekend warmer-upper (see poster below). Note: Cu Ju is closed Tuesdays.
And Mao Mao Chong is doing chicken parma this Sunday from 5 PM to 10 PM. For rmb200, you get one portion and a free-flow of rum cocktails. If that’s too much food and drink, you can get individual chicken Parmas and cocktails — rum drinks are rmb35 each. Book your parma by emailing maomaochongstore (at) yahoo.com.