The Shanghai edition: Thursday

Big Bamboo has a good layout and ambience, a friendly staff, and free wireless. This multi-floor wood-happy sports bar was my default Internet spot after nearby Coffee Bean (nice Latte) had troubles with its connection. Big Bamboo sees a trickle of happy hour (2-8 PM) patrons from four o’clock onwards, many of whom are up […]

The Shanghai edition: Friday

D-Rock and I ate lunch at Malone’s so I could try the burger, which like Blue Frog’s, made it to the semifinals of a recent contest by SH magazine (which is quite good, by the way, but lags behind that’s Beijing). Malone’s menu has 18 kinds of burgers, from a “Fajita,” with cheddar, sour cream, […]

The Shanghai edition: Saturday

Night three began at KAAB, in Xintiendi, a contrived area reminiscent of, though more upscale than our Lotus Lane in Houhai. KABB has a warm and cozy feel, but the seating is overly tight, with tables barely big enough to hold a plate and a drink, thus bringing us to, Conversation II: musical chairs: [Two […]

The Shanghai edition: 2004 flashback

And now for a few notes on places that I visited in 2004, the trip before this one, with Sweet n’ Liu (SL) and D-Rock:    New Heights: On the Bund, the place has a deck with an excellent view of Pudong and the strait separating it from Shanghai proper (watch giant Karaokes / restaurants, […]