Welcome to Gossip Fodder, where we babble on about new restaurants, cafes, and bars in Shanghai. This month: Beach House, Beer Plus, Archeology, and Relive.
More concepts are coming to the cavernous space that currently houses Lost Heaven Silk Road, Lost Bakery, and More Than Eat on 758 Julu Road. The latest is The Beach House, a seafood-focused eatery with a mid-century modern design on the second floor of the building. It’s like if Highline had a baby with The Cannery. It’s slated to open in mid-October.
Around the corner on 142 Fumin Road is Delizia. The cafe serves Italian-inspired sweets such as mignons, bignes, and three kinds of tiramisus, along with coffee, tea, and some sodas.
Dingxi Road is now home to Deli Boys. They’re serving Reuben sandwiches, Philly cheese steaks, lox bagels, and burgers, and plan to open around the clock. Great for the inebriated crowd stumbling out of dive bar C’s.
Polish dumpling purveyors Pierogi Ladies has taken over the entire spot it used to share with the bar That One Place. Might be a good time to check out their Polish buffet on Friday.
Because we all give in to fast food sooner or later, Taco Bell now has a Puxi location, right down the road from Shanghai’s first White Castle and the revived Hard Rock Cafe. That area is shaping up to be a temple to American food capitalism.
In a throw-down to The Beer Lady, (who so happens to be opening a third outlet on 1247 West Suzhou Road), Beer Plus is looking to upgrade the boozing-in-a-bottle-shop experience by offering French oysters, Argentinean steak, and Japanese tuna to go along with 500 over beers.
Donghu Road is also set for some pints, with Brew Bear opening soon. San Franciscan roaster Peet’s Coffee will be their neighbors.
For cocktails, Archeology has opened on 361 Kangding Road. The bar is headed by two Allens: former Flask bartender Allen Hsu, and Allen Fang of Barules. Fang also won the China finals of the Bacardi Legacy cocktail competition last year.
For a healthier turn, there’s Relive on 168 West Xiangyang Road. They’re serving enzyme juices, which supposedly helps with digestion and detox. A much-welcomed relief after all this feasting.