Savoring the Last of Summer

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Let’s enjoy the last couple weeks of summer! Take advantage of some great foodie holidays, Mid-Autumn festival, live music, and more dinners on our patio. Let’s dig in!

Mid-Autumn Festival

Saturday, September 1oth is The Mid Autumn Festival, a very traditional Chinese holiday. This holiday is a very important day for Chinese families who gather together to light lanterns and admire the fullest moon of the year. For this festival, it is customary to enjoy mooncakes. These delicious pastries are sliced up and shared as a family. Here at Sumiao, we love sharing this tradition with our guests. To celebrate, we’ll be giving out complimentary mooncakes to our valued guests on Saturday, 9/10 and Sunday, 9/11.
We’ll be celebrating with our Galaxy Moon cocktail, a delicious drink made with prosecco and an ice ball of osmanthus syrup, a perfect pairing for our Sweet & Sour Crispy Fish shown below.

September Foodie Recommendations

We’re drooling over this month’s foodie holidays:
– 9/3 National Peanut Day – Enjoy our Kung Pao Shrimp (onion, peanut, green & red pepper, dried chili) or our Hop Hop (farm-raised rabbit meat, dried crispy red pepper, peanuts, mini red chili).
– 9/26 Pancake Lover’s Day – Try our Scallion Pancake!
– 9/26 Dumpling Day – Our Gyoza is the perfect appetizer for a meal at Sumiao.
Looking to try some veggie dishes that you may not have had before? This month Chef Zhang recommends our Chinese Cabbage Pot (with dried chili, garlic, and XO sauce) and our Dry Fried String Beans (Sichuan yacai, dried pepper, garlic).

Saying Cheers and Goodbye to a Great Summer

We’re proud to serve a variety of good wine, fun cocktails, local beer, and seasonal specials throughout the year. Check out some of the local beer we have on tap:
1. Night Shift Whirlpool Pale Ale (Everett, MA)
2. Notch Session Pilsner (Salem, MA)
3. Aeronaut Dr. Nandu IPA (Somerville, MA)
4. Allagash White Ale (Portland, ME)
5. Lamplighter Rabbit Rabbit IPA (Cambridge, MA)
6. Switchback Ale (Burlington, VT)

Not sure what you like best? Try these three 6 ounce pours with our beer sampler!
1. Aeronaut Dr. Nandu IPA
2. Night Shift Whirlpool
3. Switchback Ale
If you’re in the mood for a cocktail, we’ve got two great recommendations this month:
1. Whiskey Smash (new this month!) – bourbon, lemon, sugar, mint
2. Forbidden City – rye, black rice, banana, amontillado, sesame, lemon, egg white

Labor Day and the Last of Summer on the Patio

While the weather is still warm enough, join us on the patio for a Hunan meal outside in the sun. We’ll be open on Labor Day so come spend your day off with us and ask for the dessert menu, celebrate with our brand new Guava Mango Flute.

Live Music September Schedule

Each Wednesday and Thursday, from 6-9pm, we host live music at our restaurant. Check out the schedule and join us for a meal on this beautiful patio. Now let’s meet one of our talented artists!

Introducing: Adam Bern Jazz

Adam Bern is an award-winning multi-genre violinist, percussionist, composer & arranger. Come hear him live on Thursday, September 29th.