Here's What's On for the Week: Cheep Burgers, Pizza, Beer Huzzah
-The steepest deal comes from Truck Stop Grill which is doing nearly 70% off for two people. Any two Burgers or Sandwiches + Two Pints of Beer for less than 60rmb per person, only 30 tickets available . And yes, we said PINTS.
-Our friends in Pudong are getting some sweet-deal love from Shanghai Tower Fatburger with a nice set meal at their larger branch (i.e. sports bar) inside the Shanghai Tower.
-Third on the list, is a sustenance deal for Families. All our futures depend on their health and happiness, so we dare not take feeding families lightly. Mamma's Pizza out in foreign-town Gubei created an absurd deal at 300rmb built for a four-person family with two fully grown female Huskies.
-The ever expat popular Z&B Fitness now has a second deal up this week to compliment their 1 Month Membership for the folks who prefer 300rmb off classes instead.
Even More SmartDeals You Say?
This week, we're adding three more deals to the mix, and some of our old deals have been retired, and some popular ones are back for a limited time before we bid them adieu (last week for Urban Thai's brunch and Sabor's dinner deal... shudder.)
On Sale Until Friday
Truck Stop Grill is out in the new open air mall by the folks at Xintiandi called Hall of the Moon. The menu was crafted by Matthew Ona, who had a stint at the French Laundry under Tomas Keller, and has since had Executive Chef positions at Kathleen's 5, Napa, and Shook! Everything is made in house, except for the bread, and this extends all the way to the deep fried chicken which is from birds broken down in house and hand breaded. It's hard to say what we like best, but highlights are definitely the Chicken Tender Patty Melt, the Pulled Pork Sandwich, and we'd be remiss in not mentioning that we've heard rumors that the pastrami recipe is under lock and key, and Chef Matthew does the curing himself. Oh, and no matter what you order, don't be polite, ask for extra sauce. TSG are giving us two types of tickets. 118rmb if you want to treat your honey, or 59rmb single tickets if you have an odd number of co-workers.
Sabor is from Madrid's Diego Guerrero who has no less than 3 Michelin stars to his name. Dinner here usually runs you 600rmb to 800rmb per person, . The deal is for three courses of upscale Spanish fare -- a very delectable fare indeed. They are removing the 10% service charge, tacking on a discount, and providing an additional late night happy hour ONLY for SmartDeals guests. For those of you who've been to Sabor, you know this is a steal. Some of the course selections include Blue Mussels, Roasted Suckling Pig, Duck Confit Cannelloni, and more. Only 198rmb.
Urban Thai has picked up the mantle of our first brunch deal. A weighty responsibility indeed. A few years ago, Urban Thai came onto the scene first on Changle Lu, and then expanded to their larger Dagu Lu location. There are many memories there, but for those of us who have ventured down to the land of smiles, you know the recipes here are authentic (so much so, that the entire menu was crafted by the proprietor's mom, flown up from Bangkok). A fixed menu of 6 courses, this hearkens back to Shanghai's old brunch days when you were getting far more than what you paid for. Get this while it's hot. 198rmb for two people.
Whether you have big plans for the weekend or want to detox from the three midnight McDick's deliveries you've had this week, Nosh has a steep discount (60% off!) on a healthy set that will keep you light and nimble to dominate your Friday. For 38rmb, you get an Avocado Wrap paired with Peace Maker's Juice (apple, carrot, and celery which is an anti-inflammatory Elixir - perfect if you want to get rid of those bags under your eyes). Oh, and they've also tossed in their South East Asian inspired Creamy Coconut Rice for dessert. Only 38rmb.
On Sale Until Saturday
As a prelude to their awesome chicken dinner set, for noobs who haven't been to Heat, they are doing a difficult to beat two-hour free flow of draft beer for only 50rmb. Anyone who wants to order off the menu while imbibing gets 10% off the bill. Tickets on sale on Tuesday and Wednesday only, but they can be redeemed anytime this week as long as you call ahead to book your table.
On Sale Until Sunday:
Z&B Fitness has been getting a lot of word of mouth praise this year, especially among expats. Their price structure puts them above Will's, California, and Physical, but their whole facility is decked out in brand new Technogym equipment, and they have a large offering of classes. 56% off for one month Gym unlimited gym access plus a class for good measure. There will be more deals coming from Z&B later this month, including 12-month memberships. Give this place a test drive with this one month deal while it's around. 10 tickets only, and the last day to buy is this Sunday. 1,149rmb for everyone else, 500rmb on SmartDeals.
Z&B Fitness had all of their tickets sell out last time they had a deal up. That's cray. We've been asked for more, so here we go. Some peopel like classes more than they enjoy pumping iron . They have a ton of classes available ranging from spinning, yoga, zumba, and more.
So, we only had 5 tickets available last time this deal was up. Guess what... we only have another 5 tickets, and thats it . Next week this deal will be permanently retired. If you like saving money, and having someone else's deft hands massaging your chi, then perhaps a luxurious 90-minute oil massage at 50% off is in order? Yes, we're re-linking Parks and Rec to remind ya'll to treat yo-self. Valid at both their Dagu Lu and Hongqiao locations. 600rmb for everyone else, but 299rmb on SmartDeals.
On Sale Until Sunday for Families!:
Families, families, we have you covered (at least the ones out in Gubei/Hongqiao/Changning). Mamma's Pizza is a quaint little pizzeria right next to Yishan Lu on line 3/4. This is one of those deals that is way more than any reasonable family could ingest (unless you brought your two fully grown female Huskies along). You get Two large pizzas, lasagna, spaghetti, salad, chicken wings, and free flow drink to wash it all down. Expect to take food home from this deal, so get it while it lasts.
On Sale Until Sunday for Pudong Peeps!:
For all the fancy business men hungering in downtown Lujiazui, nourish your external investment banker by hitting up Fatburger's larger venue in the Shanghai Tower, which smoothly makes out more like a sports bar than a burger joint. Non-investment bankers are also welcome. 118rmb for the common folk, but 78rmb for SmartDealers.