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Sichuan Food: Spring Trees

Reviews   A part of any good hutong food tour, Spring Trees restaurant is a cornerstone of Sichuan cuisine in Beijing. Built around a few trees (which probably inspired the name) growing on the premise, the restaurant boasts a large, Chinglish-y menu and attracts both Chinese and foreig...

Find of the Week: Pinotage’s Boerewors

Beijing Blogs   By some miracle, no other savvy proprietor in Beijing has cottoned onto the fact that South African cuisine is some of the best to be had, with its diversity of animals and ways of making them delicious. The quintessential example of this meat-wrangling superiority is boerewor...

Beijing's Best Club Sandwiches

Beijing Blogs   Sanlitun | Union Bar & Grille Union’s racquet turkey club sandwich (RMB48/half, RMB78/whole) has been a favorite staple of ours for years. This is because their own spin on the sandwich offers imported, thin slices of deli-style turkey meat, one of the first restaur...

Second Bite: Groovy Schillers

Reviews   For a place with such a 1960s flower child name, Groovy Schillers serves a surprising amount of meat. Pork chops, kebabs, burgers, steaks, meat platters and sausages—it’s a veritable carnivore’s cave of delights, with plenty of bones to gnaw on. At heart, th...

Health Matters: In This Skin

Beijing Blogs   Summer weather in Beijing unleashes the worst in our skin. The 35-degree temperatures wring sweat from our pores, and the sun scorches us during its peak of strength. Skin is the largest organ of your body, made up of three layers: the epidermis, the dermis and the subcutaneo...

Beijing Bars: RW

Reviews   The Sanyuanqiao area has always vaguely mystified us. Centrally located but little more than an afterthought while flying down the Airport Expressway, it suffers little of the foreigner influx seen in adjacent neighborhoods Sanlitun, Dongzhimen and Wangjing. RW is a venue that...

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  • Beijing Bars: RW

    The Sanyuanqiao area has always vaguely mystified us. Centrally located but l...