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Having made quite the splash onto the Beijing dining landscape this year, Opera Bombana celebrated their first birthday this past week on May 15. Cheers to them for that – surviving one year in this city is no small feat for a restaurant. There's always a little...

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A new Vietnamese joint, The Pho Laboratory, has opened across from Great Leap Brewpub on Xinzhong Jie. They claim to have "the best pho in town" (really, who doesn't these days?) and I have to...

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In Gulou, Beiluo Bread Bar has recently reopened after a temporary closure for remodeling. Along with the improved digs, they've expanded their menu with pizzas and salads as well as adding an expanded cocktail menu with classics like negronis, Manhattans, and margaritas (RMB 40 each)....

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Since their opening in the late summer, Moka Bros has taken Sanlitun by storm with their smoothies, crepes, power bowls and slick atmosphere. Now, less than a year after their opening, the team behind the tour de force has announced the...

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I saw it first pop up on my Instagram feed: a brick-like chocolate cake snapped by the magazine Food and Wine. "This is the super-fudgy, deliciously boozy Grand Marnier-soaked cake that @theritzcarlton just unveiled," the caption read. My first thoughts: "Is this true? Can...

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If Korean-Mexican seems an unlikely a cuisine, what's even more unlikely is Korean-Mexican in the hutongs of Beijing. Luckily, both of these things exist. It's been just over five years since the trend rolled through Los Angeles, California (on...

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Open, close, open, close. That's the jam of the Beijing dining scene. There were some notable closings – most striking was the shuttering of Maison Boulud – but this past year also brought a whole host of new restaurants to the table. In a town where...

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There are those times when we seek a certain atmospheric je ne sais quoi when we go for a meal, those times when the corner donkey burger joint just won't cut it. With faint wisps of romance still lingering in the air post-February 14, we want to...

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One of the five venues that were chosen to stay open permanently after Design Hop: Dashilar Alley during Beijing Design Week in the autumn, Soloist Coffee is a treasure trove of old, interesting furnishings.

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I was at Home Plate Bar-B-Que for a friend’s private Burns Supper this weekend (possibly with the world’s first barbecued haggis?) and noticed they have a couple new things on the menu, namely in the dessert section, an addition with which I…

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