Dine Out Boston + Special Cocktails

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How is everyone enjoying summer? We hope you’ve gotten lots of sunshine, outdoor activities, and time with friends and family.

Dine Out Boston 2022

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be participating in Dine Out Boston from August 7th-20th. We love hosting this event as a way for customers to enjoy a variety of our menu. You can enjoy a 4-course lunch for $27 or 4-course dinner for $41. This applies to both dine-in and takeout orders, so make sure to take advantage. Let’s take a look at our menu!

August Foodie Holidays

Let’s dig in to this month’s foodie holidays!
1. 8/19 Potato Day – Try our Spicy Cumin Potatoes (above)
2. 8/19 National Hot & Spicy Food Day – Check out our many options below: Spicy Crunchy Cucumber, Lava Fish, Spicy Kung Fu Chicken, Spicy Cauliflower

Sip, Sip, Hooray!

This month we have plenty of reasons to say “Cheers!” First up, we have World Baijiu Day on 8/9. We’re celebrating World Baijiu Day along with dozens of other cities to give people a chance to try this incredibly interesting spirit. Fun Fact: Baijiu (pronounced “bye joe”) is the world’s top-selling spirit. Baijiu is always on our menu and we’ve got a variety of cocktails made with this strong, funky, and complex spirit. Here are two new cocktails we recently launched:
1. Fung Wah 芳华 – Sesame Baijiu, Chrysanthemum, Honey, Ginger, Lemon, Peated Scotch
2. Baijiu Blast 白酒浪 Baijiu Gin, Green Tea, Midori, Pineapple, Lime

National Rum Day

National Rum Day is August 16th and we’re showing off some of our new favorite rums:
1. Plantation Xaycama Rum – aromas and flavors of black banana and flambéed pineapple
2. Plantation Pineapple Rum – rich and delicious pineapple bouquet, accented by smoky and clove notes
3. Santa Teresa 1796 Rum – fruity aroma with tastes of nuts, leather, vanilla, cinnamon, dark chocolate, prunes, hints of honey and pepper

A Special Story of A Special Cocktail

Although you may have missed this event, a special cocktail, Bernstein on Essex, was created by Brian for this dinner event. And we will be featuring it for the month of August.

As we have since 2020, we’ve teamed up with Mamaleh’s Delicatessen for their Christmas in July event. We’ve really enjoyed participating in this multicultural event to show our appreciation for one another, especially given that we share the same community and industry. We provided food to Mamaleh’s so they could put a Chinese spin on their Jewish food. It has always been a super successful event and we are proud to work together.
The tradition of Jews eating food on Christmas was forged in New York City’s Lower East Side. There were a lot of similarities between the two cuisines, both favor chicken broth, lots of garlic and onions, vegetables, and sweet and sour flavors. There was also the Kosher appeal, as Chinese cuisine is light on dairy ingredients so there was little threat of mixing milk and meat. In 1957 Solomon Bernstein left his father’s butcher business on Ludlow Street and started Bernstein on Essex. Originally established as a Kosher delicatessen, Bernstein began offering Cantonese style favorites alongside the more traditional fare in 1959. The cocktail we created for this event is The Bernstein on Essex, a combination of the Chinese spirit, Baijiu, with Rye Whisky, pineapple, celery juice, and soda. It is a take on Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray soda, an iconic celery flavored soft drink popular in Jewish delicatessens and communities.

Enjoy Live Music and the Patio at Sumiao

Each Wednesday and Thursday, from 6-9pm, we host live music at our restaurant. Check out the schedule and join us for a meal in this beautiful patio!