Brawl in the bun: Make up for all these years in Shanghai of being deprived of your childhood franks in one go by participating in the Brawl in the Bun charity hot dog eating contest on September 8, at Handle Bar. The goal is simple; wolf down as many wieners as you can in 10 minutes with the help of beverages, including beer and water (if you want to Kobayashi it up), and condiments (though this is unadvisable). Partially eaten hotdogs will be measured in 1/2s, and the winner will receive prizes that are yet to be determined (though one hopes they include medical insurance for a gastric bypass operation). All Brawl in the Bun’s proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity. Just send an email listing your eating credentials to [email protected], and prepare to gorge until you’re more stuffed with ground meat than a Polish sausage.
3pm // Handle Bar // 50 Yongkang Lu, near Jiashan Lu (永康路50号, 近嘉善路)
Terlato wine dinner at Mercato: Calling all tipplers! The recently-opened Mercato by Jean Georges is hosting a wine dinner on September on Wednesday, September 5th. New Zealand and American vintages from Terlato international will be featured, and wine representatives will give a talk on suppliers Jack Nicklaus and Wairau River.
580RMB per person // 7:30pm // Mercato // Three on the Bund, 6/F, 17 Guangdong Lu,
near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (广东路17号, 外滩三号6楼, 近中山东一路)