Shanghai Food & Drink Gossip: May 2019

By Cristina Ng, May 7, 2019

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After 10 years of operations, online grocer Fields announced their closure on April 19. City Shop’s brick-and-mortar location at Dapuqiao is also no more. 


Tomatito's sexy brunches will be back on the menu from July. Image by Ned Kelly/That's

Last month, we were sad to hear that Tomatito (along with all other venues in Zhang Court) would be closing. In a fast turnaround, they have taken over T8’s former Hubindao location. The plan is to open on July 1st, just in time to take advantage of that killer terrace. Their former neighbor, Logan’s Punch will hopefully be open by the end of June at Wuding Lu near Shaanxi Bei Lu. 

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Combining two of our favorite things, Japanese food and steak, 37 Steakhouse & Bar is opening up in Plaza 66. Expect cut-to-order signature steaks prepared on a Josper grill and an extensive sake list. 

Over at the Bund Finance Center, Austin Hu’s Heritage by Madison is in preopening. The photos of his delicious Asian-inspired small plates are already making the rounds on social media.

Dao Jiang Hu Modern Chinese Kitchen has settled nicely into their digs on Tai’an Lu and added a selection of dim sum for weekend brunches. 

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Another contemporary Chinese joint focusing on Beijing cuisine called Peking Inn is slated to open at Jiashan Market. 

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While not open in time for our mini-taco tour, Ken Walker’s (formerly of Bubba’s and Bordertown) La Mesa has replaced My Poultry at More Than Eat on Julu Lu. Offerings include a range of Latin American street food such as empanadas, arepas, ceviche and more. 

The warmer Shanghai gets, the more our thoughts turn to an ice cold beer, and there’s plenty of places to enjoy one these days. First of all, we spied a cute craft beer place called Jiuhuar Station on Wuyuan Lu that looks promising. 


Image courtesy of Beernanza/Mixnanza

In fact, there's full weekend of beer (and cocktails) with the sixth annual Beernanza and Mixnanza joint festivals at Okura Garden Hotel on May 10-12. Finally, craft brewery Shanghai Love is busy planning their second annual Brew for Love festival while also looking at locations for a tap room. 

A new cocktail-driven concept by The Rooster is expected to open in July, and Daniel An (Atelier by Tastebuds) is planning two new venues: a club on Xiangyang Lu and a cocktail bar called Arch on Shaanxi Bei Lu where Urban Diner used to be.  

In sadder news, Dr. Beer, Dr. Wine, and the original Changshou Lu Beer Plus have all closed. 

[Cover image image via tricycle.org]


Got a hot tip? Feel free to email all juicy rumors dining@urbanatomy.com. 

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