June 2019

Sip into Summer

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Limited Time Zongzi Rice Dumplings

Every year, Sumiao’s family celebrates the Dragon Boat Festival with rice dumplings (粽子 zòngzi). The Hunan way of rice dumplings is to wrap sticky rice in bamboo leaves and steam it like a tamale. We let it cool, unwrap the leaves, and dip the rice in cane sugar. It’s perfect as an appetizer or a dessert. $2 each, available Friday June 7th to Sunday June 9th.

The Dragon Boat Festival celebrates the beloved Chinese poet and statesman Qu Yuan (340-278 BC). When he heard that his state of Chu had been vanquished by a neighboring state, he threw himself into the Miluo River in grief. Every year, fisherman race their boats to search for his body and villagers throw zongzi into the river as an offering to him. Commemorate Qu Yuan with us during this important festival!

Summer’s Here, That Means Patio and Sangria

Our patio is officially open to welcome the summer! People-watch our corner of Kendall Square with a chill pitcher of Strawberry Lemon White Sangria (it’s even got a hint of ginger). Prefer something tangy? Sip our Rosemary Capirinha, our twist on Brazil’s national drink. Or class it up, with our Cucumber Cooler, a refreshing take on gin & tonic.

Live Music Every Thursday and Friday

Sumiao is not just about food. From ambiance to service, we provide a full meal experience. Part of that experience is music. Every Thursday and Friday from 6:30 to 9:30, we host live performances from local bands of all genres from jazz to pop to world. This month, we feature:

Join us as we eat, drink, and relax during our live music nights!