Here, a roundup of things we ate and gossiped about this month – for journalism, for research, for you, readers.
Now that we’ve fully settled in to the truly nasty sweatfest that is late Beijing summer, it’s time to take a moment to reflect on our blessings. It’s easy to forget, when your thighs are sticking to the dirty leather of your Didi, just how good we often have it here.
For one, The Georg has reopened. Welcome back, Georg. The Beijing fine-dining scene was shocked and saddened by the loss of our favorite Danish-inspired hutong mansion earlier this year, but the restaurant has reentered the scene, this time looking fresh after renovations. (Not everything is closing in the hutongs... at least not yet.)
Over in Chaoyang Park, Cravings has unveiled a sexy new menu – perfect for enjoying in their summer beer garden. In Sanlitun, Village Café has a new brunch featuring a delightful eggs Benedict served on... bagels? Apparently that’s a thing in Germany, they tell us. We’re for it.
Maison FLO has debuted a new outdoor terrace lounge called L’Étoile (French for ‘star,’ don’t you know), with different themed specials for every night of the week. On Wednesdays, ladies get free-flow Chandon sparkling wine from 9 to 10pm, Thursdays are for barbecues and Saturdays offer buy-one-get-one on Chandon (this time for everyone). Tuesdays are for oysters (though we wish every day were for oysters).
[Cover image via Noelle Mateer/That's Beijing]