Weekend Getaway: On the Farm with Fatface 24

Shared Harvest Farm, the idyllic site of your agricultual education.

Not even a year old, Fatface Dining always seems to be up to something – whether it's their involvement with BarCamp, organizing FoodCamp, speaking at C!Talk, or any of the various dinners and brunches they've catered. They're continuing to pick up speed and their latest project is Fatface 24.

Talking Pints: Free Drink, Free Food and Footprints

Now that's what I call a party

TFI Friday. Stifling, ain't it? There's only one thing for it: another night out on a terrace somewhere with a cold drink in hand. So what's there to do? Plenty, in short. There's a Hotpot Party at Migas, a Footprint night at Lantern, another edition of The Detroit Series, and The Bookworm Quiz moves into its new home in the notoriously feisty Friday night slot.

LeBron James and Dr. Dre at Spark this Saturday

Take out your sunglasses, Beijing, because some serious star power is coming your way. His private jet may have been delayed, but that isn’t stopping basketball superstar LeBron James from taking the nation's capital by storm along with legendary West Coast rapper, producer, and Beats-maker Dr. Dre.

Made in China: The Sweet Spot Creates Its Own Cronut

Dominique Ansel's original cronut. (TM)

In a city where egg tarts and red bean pastries once ruled, the cronut has arrived. This mutant pastry hybrid of a croissant and a donut has but a single purveyor here in Beijing, largely unknown and tucked away in the basement of China World Mall. The Sweet Spot has created its very own cronut, or so it thinks it has. Although I have yet to try the real Dominique Ansel legit cronut, I was highly skeptical about this new Made in China product. Still salivating for the original Spring Street cronut, after rounding out the cronut imposters of the world on Google, my nutty taste buds led me to The Sweet Spot.

2013 Burger Cup: Balloting Continues! Vote for Your Favorite Now!

Voting for theBeijinger Burger Cup 2013 is open now!

TheBeijinger Burger Cup 2013 voting is underway! The first round of balloting opened Monday for the round of 64, with Beijing's top burger joints starting to shoot it out.

Uniformity: Paul Afshar, Managing Director for

The powdered wig hits all the right notes.

Uniformity is a regular magazine column where we ask Beijing personalities about the various outfits that have defined them over the years.

Nothing to Wear to the Bar Awards? How About a Free T-Shirt?

Vote now!

You're likely worrying what to wear to our Tenth Annual Reader Bar & Club Awards Party this Saturday. We're willing to make that decision for five readers. The next ten people who buy tickets – by emailing or calling 5820 7700 (ext 866) – will get a limited edition Bar & Club Awards T-shirt.

Ooh, snazzy.

2013 Burger Cup: Union Bar and Grille vs Flamme

Which patty is your pick?

The Beijinger Burger Cup returns for July 2013, where you vote for your favorites before we arrange a face-to-face burger cook-off to determine the winner.

This year, we begin with Burger Battles: a series of face-offs pitting Beijing beef patties against each other. These will not necessarily reflect the ultimate match-ups in our Burger Cup bracket, but give burger fans and burger chefs an idea as to how the product may fare in the final competition.

Visit our website often for Burger Battles, updates on the Cup, and more on how you can participate in voting and other burger activities.

Our second Burger Battle sets two next-door neighbors head-to-head: Union Bar and Grille against Flamme.

Spot Style From Space at Great Wall Fashion Show

Taking a call on the Wall

Remember when Chen Man did that awesome photo shoot on the Great Wall with model Lv Yan and her boombox? This wonder of the world is about to get stylish again. Following in Fendi’s luxurious footsteps, designers Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, and Marchesa will showcase their A/W collections on the only catwalk visible from outer space.

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