All the things you’d want to do this Tuesday through Thursday. On the schedule this week: First and foremost, it’s Shanghaiist Scrabble time again and this week is a good one for all the food-lovers–we’ve got the new Cantina Agave opening, private Venetian dining, and Kakadu’s Australia day barbecue. Read on (or check out our calendar) for more!
Shanghaiist Scrabble Happy Hour is here again! With every two-for-one drink, you get five scrabble tiles: make words on our board, and the person with the most points at the end of the night wins 250 RMB worth of drinks at Cotton’s!
6pm to 10pm, 294 Xinhua Lu, near Fanyu Lu, 新华路294号, 近番禺路
Celebrate the life and poetry of Scotland’s best known poet, Robert Burns, with a three-course hardcore Scottish menu from Fulton Place. The traditional Burns Night meal will feature haggis (made from beef, sheep offal and lung, oatmeal, onions, all stuffed together in a sheep’s stomach), “tatties and neeps” (mashed potatoes and turnips) and specially priced whiskies from all over Scotland. Oh yes, and if you just lost your appetite reading that sentence, may we add that Fulton Place’s regular menu will also be available.
6pm, Fulton Place, 1/F 570 Yongjia Lu near Yueyang Lu, 永嘉路570号1楼, 近岳阳路
Happy Australia Day! After hosting a very successful fundraiser for the Queensland floods yesterday, Kakadu is gearing up again for the crowds that will return for the Aussies’ national holiday and what better venue to celebrate? It’ll be a day of “Barbie, Beer, Bundy and good Aussie Beats!”
4pm – 10pm, Kakadu, 8 Jianguo Xi Lu near Chongqing Nan Lu, 建国西路8号, 近重庆南路
ShanghaiExpat’s weekly mixer is moving to specialty brewhouse Kaiba (on Dingxi Lu). The weekly gathering is a great excuse to get out there and network over a well-crafted Belgian beer. Special beers, wine, and cocktails for the night will be 25 -30 RMB.
8pm, Kaiba, 739 Dingxi Lu near Yan’an Xi Lu, 定西路739号, 近延安西路
Calling all foodies: a new Venetian-style private dining establishment, Il Nascondiglio, is doing three nights of trial runs beginning Thursday. They’ve inviting “guinea pigs” to come for dinner, but don’t be too hesitant because they’re making it worth your while to play food tester. For 100 RMB, you get a four-course dinner with complimentary wine. We anticipate that spots for this are going to fill up fast so call ahead for reservations. (3461 2036)
7pm, Il Nascondiglio, 311 Xiangyang Nan Lu near Yongjia Lu, 襄阳北路311号, 近永嘉路
If you can’t wrangle a booking for the above, you’ve also got another great food option for the night: the new Cantina Agave opening party. The second location of the Cali-Mex restaurant from Kelley Lee is throwing a free-flow party with margaritas, Coronas, soft drinks, and finger food. Half of the proceeds will go to support the Baobei Charity Foundation.
6-9pm, Cantina Agave, 357 Hongfeng Lu near Biyun Lu, 红枫路357号, 近碧云路