As we welcome back warmer weather this Spring (it’s rainy and dreary now, but meant to warm straight back up in time for the weekend), it’s high time that we start getting out more during the day to soak up some much needed Vitamin D! Whether you’re nursing a hangover or not quite ready to wrap up the weekend, Sundays are always 100x more spectacular when you have a boozy brunch scheduled!
Who needs coffee when you’ve got Beergarita and Beer Belly-ni on the menu?!
Jing-A Taproom may be one of your go-to hang-out spots for post-work drinks or just some really good craft beer, but I’d like to take the opportunity to show you a side of Jing-A you might not be as familiar with – their FOOD MENU.
Their newly updated “Brewer’s Brunch” features 3 courses beginning with a Bread & Dips Board to share, your choice out of 7 different main (you’re spoiled for choice!) and a pineapple “Cheesecake” dessert made with greek yogurt, caramelized pineapple chunks and homemade granola. *droooooool*
They’ve partnered with Chef Simone Thompson of The Hatchery to revamp their Spring brunch menu.
“In reworking the brunch classics like our eggs benedict and corned beef hash, Simone has brought high-quality ingredients to the table including free-range eggs, house-cured bacon, thick-crust sourdough toast and more!”
In sharing a passion (and slight obsession) with all things pickled, fermented and cured with Simone, I’m delighted to share this new Brunch collaboration by Jing-A + The Hatchery –
BJ FOoDiEs Brunch Deal – RMB 100 per person includes Set Brunch Menu
(Bread & Dips shared between 4, individual choice of mains and dessert)
+ 1 Drink (Beer Belly-ni, Breakfast Beergarita, Coffee, Tea, Juice)
“Indulge for a Cause”
While the menu is normally RMB 108 per person for the 3-course set, BJ FOoDiEs has locked in a super deal of RMB 100 which includes both the brunch 3-course menu and any drink of choice (listed on the menu + full range of craft beers on tap).
If you’re a fellow foodie and keen to come and spend your Sunday with others who are equally excited about tasting a newly launched brunch menu, then you can sign up for the upcoming BJ FOoDiEs charity brunch event this coming Sunday, March 26th. Early foodies get the best seats so we’re starting at real brunch time (not late Beijing brunch time) at 11:00AM. Come join this entourage of die-hard foodies who are always up for new dining adventures and keen to support community events around town.
With limited seating, I’d recommend booking your seats ASAP for our brunch event this Sunday, March 26th. All you need to do is transfer of RMB 100 to WeChat ID: LumDimSum. Easy peasy lemon squeezey.
(L) Breads & Dips + (R) Laoban’s Eggs with Truffled Scrambled Eggs with Feta on Sourdough Toast
Fattoush Salad with Tomato, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Big Sourdough Croutons, Chopped Olives, Mint, Feta Cheese & Lemon Dressing
Traitor Zhou’s Sesame Bagel with Cream Cheese, Lox, Cream Cheese, Sliced Tomato, Onion, Capers & Arugula
Selected Event Charity: St. Joseph’s Orphanage
An orphanage located in Renqiu, they are desperately looking for funds to repair their roof after a harsh Beijing winter and we want to help! A group of dedicated volunteers will be planning a trip to St. Joseph’s orphanage to spend the day with the children playing music and playing games on March 29th. Details to come this Sunday!
As always, your RMB 100 goes directly to our host restaurant for an awesome meal (Jing-A Taproom) and 100% of donations will be given to our selected charity (St. Joseph’s Orphanage).
For those who are not familiar with the FOoDiEs concept, they organize monthly charity dinners at different restaurants each month at an amazing price between RMB 100-150 per person (for a meal worth much more its value) so that guests will feel extra generous to the sponsored organization that month.
The RMB 100 for this month’s dinner will be paid directly to the hosting restaurant and guests will be introduced to a representative of the sponsored organization and envelopes will be passed out during the main course so that after the organization representative has introduced their cause, guests can anonymously donate as they wish! Our hope is that the more satisfied with the generous meal, the more generous you’ll be with your wallet!
Donations are accepted in both cash form and WeChat transfers (I always bring extra cash for your transfer donations).
About BJ Foodies Group:
Organizing monthly group meals at about RMB 100-150/head with food/drinks included, this group of dedicated foodies is all about “satiating their inner-foodie appetites for good quality food, conversation & fine wining/sake-ing/cocktailing/beering while indulging for a cause”.
BJ FOODIES PURPOSE:
1. Just to eat a nice meal & catch up with real people & friends outside worklife and boozy nightlife.
2. Opportunity to contribute our little bits to society while doing something we love – EATING. The Charity aspect is a supplementary & added bonus to our shared loved for FANTASTIC FOOD.
京A Brewer’s Brunch Launch with BJ FOoDiEs:
- Date: Sunday, March 26th (Brewer’s Brunch will be Available Every Saturday & Sunday)
- Time: 11AM (Arrival)– 1PM (Brunch is normally from 11AM-3PM)
- Location: 京A Taproom
- Address: Building B, 1949 The Hidden City, Courtyard 4, Gongti Bei Lu, Chaoyang district, 朝阳区工体北路4号院
- Tel: (8610) 6501-8883
- Cost: RMB 100 per 3-course Brunch Set + Drink of Choice (any thing on the menu + full range of craft beers on tap!)
- To Book Your Seat: WeChat Transfer RMB 100 to LumDimSum
Kristen Lum has an accomplished background in PR, communications and events in China. Born and raised in California, Kristen has been based in Beijing since 2006 and is founder of the lifestyle blog called LumDimSum, covering mostly restaurant news and reviews alongside upcoming events around town that relate to Beijing’s muti-faceted, quickly-developing creative industries like art, music, film, health and fitness, fashion, nightlife, charity events, and travel tips.