Now, normally in this column I rattle off restaurant news and as many innuendos as will slip past my editor. But February is slow season in restaurant land. There is, of course, some news – but not enough to make sweeping pronouncements about Beijing F&B. Instead, I’ve decided to list some ideas for the month. Without much further ado, That’s Beijing’s Tips for a Tasty February:
Eat leg of lamb. It’s good, and the best of the hutong lamb joints will have you and your party of four gathered around a coal stove, the quintessence of ‘winter warmer.’
Go to Pizza View. It’s buy-one-get-one on all drinks, plus complimentary mini pizza slices, from 6-9pm on weekdays.
Drink Coconut Water Highballs. The Tiki Bungalow has a whole host of new drinks on its spiffy new menu. And the Coconut Water Highball is veritably healthy.
Don’t go to O’Steak Central Park. It’s closed now. Other branches are totally fine, though.
Mark your calendar. Great Leap’s International Craft Beer Festival is coming up, March 10-12.
Eat with friends. Hatchery is offering groups of four or more a whopping 50 percent off on Monday nights.
Drink wine. Vesuvio has got a different drink special every weeknight.
Invite me to a Valentine’s Day dinner. Totally kidding!!!!