Tomatito: The latest addition to the ever-growing Taixing Lu “Rat Pack” (which recently-inducted Black Pepper), Willy Trullas Moreno’s Tomatito opened its doors yesterday. The kitchen, manned by Alvaro Ramos, specializes in Spanish Tapas with a dollop of Latin influence, and features eats like pork and chicken croquetas and Valencian paella with broad beans. Upstairs, the same company will also be unmasking el Ocho, a new cocktail bar.
Tomatito // 2/F, 99 Taixing Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu (泰兴路99号2楼, 近南京路). Hours: 5:30-10:30pm Tues-Saturday during soft opening. Closest metro stop: West Nanjing Road, Line 2.
Tailor Bar: Tired of cocktails that taste like they were mixed by a first year college student trying to mask the booze. One of China’s finest barmen, Eddy Yang, has just opened Tailor Bar, a new cocktail bar and cafe in Jing’an. Aptly-named, this lounge offers you the opportunity to tailor your drink to your tastes (‘pimp my rye,’).
Union Trading Company: Austin Hu and Yao Lu’s collaborative cocktail bar, Union Trading Company, is in business. Head on down and sample one, or two, or three, of their 100 cocktails!
Union Trading Company // 64 Fenyang Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu (汾阳路64号, 近复兴中路). Hours: 6pm-2am Tues- Sun. Closest metro stop: Changshu Lu, lines 1, 7.
Benjamin Cost is Shanghaiist’s Food Editor. Email tips, recommendations, and news updates on Shanghai’s dining scene to [email protected].