Out with the bull, in with the lamb?
Update: Two Guys and a Pie both open when I passed by a few hours ago.
It looks the team behind Korean restaurant IKI, which has been serving up cheese bibimbap goodness at the branches in the Shuangjing and Sanlitun areas, will soon open its third restaurant on Jiangtai Road in Lido. (This place will surely be known as 3KI or Three-ki, no?) The menu will apparently include something called “fried kimchi cheese pocket”. Looking forward to that one.
Main Street has an all-you-can-drink deal on Thursdays. Get free flow “specialty cocktails” for rmb125 from 7 PM. The event tagline: “Drink till he / she is cute.”
Pinotage in Sanlitun Soho has a three-day South African wine festival starting Saturday. Get a free flow of samples of 60 different wines, including from Warwick, Lanzerac, Dornier Stellenbosch, Kloovenburg, Marklew, Babylonstoren, and KWV, from 2 PM. rmb200 per day.
The authorities cleaned up that strip with Nearby the Tree, Two Guys and a Pie, The Loop and neighbors yesterday — cleaning up means ripping out outdoor seating and taking down signs — but Andrew Papas and Matt Wong say do not fret, pie lovers, for they will soon be back in business. They are hoping for tomorrow.
And Johann Oberson of Cheers wine shop also says the newest branch, which just officially opened just down from Two Guys on that strip last Friday, will soon be back in business.
Speaking of The Loop, this place should reopen as a retail wine shop, with cooking and wine classes on the side, sometime next week. Owner Weiley Lu plans to start off by stocking 100 wines and then work up to 150 or more. More on this soon.
And I’ll have an update shortly on Canada Day activities in Beijing. You can see what’s available so far by clicking here.