Shanghai loves new things. Let's feed the beast!

Nosh is expanding it’s reach with a new kitchen on Kaixuan Lu. From this weekend their delivery zone extends to Zhongshan Park, Hongqiao and Xujiahui. 

Ahead of their 8th anniversary, Abbey Road -- which recently moved from Yueyang Lu to Taojiang Lu -- is doubling their patio size by taking over the parking space next door. Nice patio there.

Wagas recently brought in an Italian guy to make fresh pasta, and is in the process of changing all their mian to freshly home-made pasta. Sounds like some desperately needed change at this chain that’s recently been more famous for simplifying their products to the point of boringness. 

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Here's what's good this weekend, along with the most shameful flyer of the week...

Friday night. For jazzy hip hop, you've got a solid booking with Shing02 at The Shelter, the Japanese rapper who worked with the fallen Nujabes. Should be good. On the TURNT UP side of hip hop, Monkey Champagne has their usual Explicit Fridays, whose flyers just keep descending into the abyss. Hey hey. Indeed M1NT is still open. Haven't been in a while but they've got a Kill Bill themed party on Friday. And for live music, Yuyintang has Emma Pollock from Delgados. More on that in Music Monday.
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Popular shoe brand TOMS is having a two-day launch event at Central Studios this weekend. Organizers have set up a bunch of booths for tree-hugging types and the people who love them, plus original art installations, product and brand presentations, booths for designing (and buying, of course) a pair of TOMS. There will be DJs too. Of course.

If you're not yet familiar with the brand, it's known for its "one for one" policy: if you buy a pair of TOMS, then the company will supply a pair to a child in need, typically from developing nations.

The five partner organizations that have helped launch TOMS in China will have booths: World Vision, Heifer, Save The Children, YouChange, and REAP. Together, they represent 600,000 pairs of shoes that have been donated to 10 Chinese provinces. They'll be on site to talk to visitors ... Read on

COMMUNITY / MAR 27 / Share


Some new news coming in vis-a-vis the upcoming music festivals, namely the two biggies: MIDI and Strawberry. Or rather, a lack of news. No news is not good news here.

It's all still unofficial at this point -- and we're still holding out hope -- but we've been confirming with bands and other sources close to the organizers, and it looks like both MIDI and Strawberry will be unable to obtain the proper permits to move forward this year.

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For many years, Avocado Lady has ruled Wulumuqi Lu and much of Puxi as the go-to place for laowai comfort foods like cereal, wine, cheese, and herbs. Some newcomers have opened up shop just down the block in the last month, and we checked them out to see if they pose a threat to Avocado Lady's domination.

First up, Laura's Import Shop on the corner of Wulumuqi and Changle Lu. ... Read on

SHOPPING / MAR 27 / Share


News comes to us from The Nanfang that Apple stores in China will start a new program as soon as March 31 that allows customers to trade-in their old iPhones for store credit. Basically, manufacturer Foxxconn will pay for the phones, refurbish them, then later sell them online and possibly in stores. Sounds like a push to get more people locked into the Apple ecosystem instead of the Xiaomi universe or the Samsung galaxy.

Apple has had a similar trade-in program in America since 2013, according to Bloomberg. ... Read on

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Many will remember Fat Mama from the restaurant’s former location in Jing’an. Owner Stefan Lange kept that going for a couple of years, selling salads, pasta, cold-cuts, pizza and breakfasts in a sunny old industrial building on Changping Lu, before closing down last year. The restaurant’s been open in its new location for about two months, and I finally got down to check out the new place this week.

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There’s a bunch of good openings around town this weekend, kicking off Thursday night with Danful Yang over at French restaurant, Le Petit Cochon Vert. That’s courtesy of Pearl Lam Design -- yep, same as the eponymous gallery empire -- and sees the Shanghai-born talent alongside Dutch designer Maarten Baas and Studio Makkink & Bey. 6.30pm - 10pm Thursday for that.

On Saturday, super hip design emporium 10 Corso Como kick off a solo by Shanghai artist Song Tao. He’s best known for video works and photography, typically inspired by his day-to-day reality and friends. ... Read on

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