Big changes afoot at sister bar and restaurant Q Bar and Q Mex. On Saturday the pair announced they would be taking on new management, namely DS Concept, formerly responsible for a new feel and look over at Luga's Villa.

With the deal signed only last week, DS Concept team members, including Executive Chef Marcus Medina, were on hand for an unveiling of sorts at the Americans Promoting Study Abroad fundraiser in cooperation with Chi Fan for Charity.

"After Bella, (our beautiful baby daughter!) came into my husband and my lives nine weeks ago, we wanted to find a strong, committed management team to take Q Mex and Q Bar to the next level," said Echo Sun, in a statement, "and we think that Deniz [Sakaoglu] and Stefan [Schober], Marcus and their team ar the perfect fit. Over the next few months, they will oversee a renovation and the launch of new, exciting food and drink menus at both places," Sun, Q Group's co-founder said.

A shake-up in Beijing's Mexican food scene could be afoot, with Luga's Villa winning Best Mexican Restaurant for 2014, with Q Mex receiving an award for Outstanding Mexican.

Expect a "surface renovation" of Q Bar before the summer kicks in fully, with the outdoor deck made less "maze-like" prior to a full renovation when cold weather returns. Q Mex could see some structural and other changes much sooner.


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