新年快乐！Happy Chinese New Year! Hope the fireworks haven’t been keeping you awake through all hours. Just a quick reminder that both Lush and Pyro Pizza are on a reduced schedule for this week, until the 17th, and both stores are open from 11am until 10pm. This also affects Pyro delivery and online ordering, and orders need to be made before 9:30pm. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we have a skeleton crew working 12 hour days over the 9 day period, so to prevent them from being too over-worked, we needed to reduce the hours a touch. We will be back to a normal schedule for delivery on the 18th. Thanks so much for your continued support and we look forward to continuing the partying next week!
That’s right, the future is here! Pyro Pizza has joined the big time with the ability to order online! You can, of course, still order by calling 8286-6254 or 8286-6240, but with both English and Chinese interfaces, as well as the ability to log in and store your address and phone number, Online Ordering is so much easier! Try it out, either click the banner at the top of this post, or head over to www.pyrobeijing.com and try it for yourselves!
A couple of points to keep in mind:
- Online ordering is only available during the same times as phone ordering, 10am-Midnight.
- Minimum order is 45rmb, anything less and we’ll have to call you to add something before we can deliver.
- If you live or work outside our delivery area, your order will go through, but bear in mind that we will call you and let you know we can’t deliver.
- The system does currently not have the ability to automatically calculate Tuesday’s Buy 1 Get 1 free sub special, or the Thursday Large Pizza at a Medium price special, so if you are ordering during either of those specials, please select the 2 subs you want (we’ll only charge for the more expensive sub), or order the large pizza you want on Thursday and know that you’ll only be asked to pay the Medium price.
- Finally, its a brand new system, so if you have any suggestions, or think something could be done better, please send us an email or call and let me know! (my email is listed in the footer of the online ordering website, and if you call the store, the staff can get a hold of me if I’m not already there!)
We have some new equipment arriving Monday, Sept. 17th that should help us to faster serve up the awesome Pyro pizzas you’ve come to love! What that does mean however, is that we will need to close up for the morning and afternoon in order to have the new equipment installed and remove the old stuff. We’ll be open as normal on Sunday, Sept. 16th. and if all goes to plan, we should be open again by Monday evening around 6pm. If it happens that we’ll need to close longer than 6pm on Monday, keep an eye out for an updated post online.
Thanks for your patience and understanding!
New to Beijing? We have all been there at some point. Feeling a little confused and out of place? Again, we have all been there. And sometimes we still do. But you know what, that’s part of the reason we enjoy living in this city so much. It’s a strange, but fun world to live in.
To increase the amount of fun and reduce the strangeness, we have the WU. Also know as Lush and Pyro Pizza respectably. Now, I could go over the whole history of Lush and Pyro, but that’s more fun to tell you in person over a drink or two. For now all you need to know is that we are here, we like to party and we would love to meet you. So come out to one of our many events, incl. Pub quiz, beer pong and open mic nights.
Looking forward to seeing you and again: Welcome to THE WU!
Answer: King Umberto I and Queen Margherita visited Naples in 1889. Legend has it that the traveling pair became bored with their steady diet of French haute cuisine and asked for an assortment of pizzas from the city’s Pizzeria Brandi, the successor to Da Pietro pizzeria, founded in 1760. The variety the queen enjoyed most was called pizza mozzarella, a pie topped with the soft white cheese, red tomatoes and green basil. (Perhaps it was no coincidence that her favorite pie featured the colors of the Italian flag.) From then on, the story goes, that particular topping combination was dubbed pizza Margherita.
The Yen 8th Anniversary party has been rescheduled for Friday, July 27th 9pm @ Tango.
(updated from o2culture.com)
Sincere apologies for the cancelled event. Believe us, no-one is more upset than we are that our biggest party of the year, months of planning, 8 year celebration, and first return to the Great Wall in 7 years got ruined by this natural disaster. If there was any way we could have held the party safely (and gotten everyone back in one piece) we would have.
We’re very sorry, but due to force majeure and as stated on the ticket, it is non refundable.
To salvage the situation we’re taking over the first floor of Tango this Friday night with the Yen DJ’s on the decks and Lush/Apertivo manning the bars.
We understand you’re just as upset as we are about this so we’re providing free entry and 200rmb worth of free drinks with your Great Wall ticket (300rmb and a VIP ticket for VIP ticket holders). Just present your GW ticket or wristband at the door and we’ll take care of the rest.
If you can’t make it this Friday then we’ll give you the exactly same deal for our Fetish Halloween or our Countdown New Years’ Eve party.
We appreciate everyone’s understanding. In 8 years and 34 parties, this is the first time we’ve ever had to cancel an event. We held out hope as long as we could, but when the rain started to come down at 8pm at the Hebei location it was clear that it would not be possible.
Thanks again for your support, look forward to seeing you this Friday!
Tango (糖果) is located:
- Ditan Park 地坛公园
- South Gate of Ditan Park (next to Jin Ding Xuan restaurant), Dongcheng District
- 6425 5677/6428 2288
Another awesome day of celebration at Lush for the 4th of July, thanks of course to Jeff and Clark for the fantastic live music, and all of you for coming out to join us and sing and dance and cheer your hearts out! Also, a mini shout out to myself for pressing through one of the worst bouts of flu I’ve had in years to still try and bring a spirited quiz.
The energy and enthusiasm always shows just how amazing us US expats can be, and its always a pleasure to host such a fantastic night of partying. You guys did us proud and exhausted our supply of 10rmb PBRs (even though we had ordered much more than last year) and after the day had ended, you all consumed more than double the amount of beer when compared with last year. I’d call that another feat of epic patriotic pride (and likely some very full bladders.) And that doesn’t even take into account all the shots that I saw being passed around before I left.
All in all, a rockstar showing from everyone involved. Dancing, singing, partying, cheering and of course drinking till after 3 in the morning. Now that’s definitely the right way to celebrate a country’s birthday!
Alright ninjas, it begins!
You may be wondering what Lush Rush is, but the best way to learn is to come experience it for yourselves! In a nutshell, its all the things we do normally anyway, but bigger, better, and more importantly for you, CHEAPER! Peep out the specials below:
Lush Rush Daily Specials
- 2-4pm and 2-5am – 20rmb burgers (beef, chicken, teriyaki chicken and tofu)
- Happy Hour, 8-10pm: Buckets of 7 Tsingdaos for 40rmb and 1/2 priced cocktails
Pyromania Daily Specials
- In-store special: Free soda/beer pitcher with any pizza purchase
- Delivery/Carryout Special: Large Pizza for the medium price
- Happy Hour, 9pm-midnight: 20rmb pitchers of Tsingdao and 6 shots for 30rmb (tequila, kamikaze, lemon drop, etc)
Categories – Entertainment, Geography, Cindell’s Mythology round, Scandals & Disasters, and Music!
Winners – Pink on the Brink rocks first place for the second week in a row for a very good start in the leaderboard, Quiz in my Pants pulls second place, edging out Parasailin’ with Sarah Palin by just half a point, overall a very fun and competitive week for quizgoers!
Sample Question – Who (fictional character) was the first Muppet on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
Last Week’s Answer – Mae West
Leaderboard – Quite obviously, Pink on the Brink with their two wins in a row, stand atop the board of leaders. Behind them, Quiz in my Pants holding strong in second, and tied for 3rd down the line of leaders, Kidneys Come and Go, and Parasailin’ with Sarah Palin. Don’t forget though, points add up, and it only takes a couple good showings to take over one of the top spots, so get out there and kick some quizzical ass!
I never like seeing anyone get on a plane and put China behind them, and its definitely not easier when its someone like Cindell who’s been a big part of the Wu scene for so long, but we wish her well in the future! One hell of a sendoff though! We’ll miss you my dear, and hopefully we’ll have a welcome back party before you get too comfortable back home!
Categories – Ladies First, Twins, Rich’s Band Pictionary round, Designer Connections, Get Psyched Music!
Winners – Pink on the Brink, Kidneys Come and Go, and Quiz in my Pants, take up the top three positions in the first week of the new leaderboard!
Sample Question -What world famous sex symbol of last century was famously quoted as saying, “There are no good girls gone wrong, just bad girls found out.”?
Last time we did a recap’s Answer -Deng Xiaoping
Leaderboard – With this being only the first week, the teams above are First, Second, and Third, in order. Following them we have Pee Joe’s Beer Flow’s and The Inbetweeners for 4th and 5th, but the real test of the leader board comes in each team’s stay power, through the course of the next 10 weeks. Can you perform week in and week out to stay in the running for one of our 3 grand prizes?
Nothing makes a Lush Rush quite like an awesome pub quiz to separate the ninjas from the pirates, the Seinfeld people from the Friends people, the Scifi geeks from the Fantasy nerds, and other such nerdy brainiac references. If quiz wasn’t enough to scramble people’s minds, there’s the 555 party afterward, where 5rmb beers, gin & tonics, and tequila shots help to turn all that powerful brain fluid into some 40proof uninhibited mush!