All posts filed under: Food & Drink / 吃喝

New Restaurants, Bars and Cafes in Taipei: 2016

It’s been eight months since the beginning of 2016, and nearly eight months since I’ve last written in this space – this bloggers comes hanging her head in shame. Part of the blame lies in that fact that I’ve taken a job in Shanghai and now live there full-time. But as I do end up returning every […]

Taipei Bar Alert: East End at Hotel Proverbs Taipei

tl;dr: Despite boasting impressive credentials (co-opened by famed Japanese cocktail master Hidetsugu Ueno of Tokyo’s Bar High Five), cocktail bar EAST END on the third floor of Taipei’s the hotel-of-the-moment Hotel Proverbs suffers from an abysmal lack of service. Could not recommend. I’ve worked in some form of service before, and am friends with many F&B entrepreneurs […]

Chess Taipei Has Closed: Collecting the Pieces

How many corny chess metaphors can I fit into a single article? As famous American rapper Silentó put it: Watch me, watch me. This past week, hip-hop club Chess Taipei  (RIP, 2012 – 2016) announced its closing, effective at the end of February. While rumors have it that the late-night shit-show spot of choice is moving somewhere with a […]

UNPOPULAR OPINIONS: Honest Taipei Nightlife Itineraries

This is the last in my nightlife series, including my original • Taipei Nightlife Guide 2015 •  Taipei Bars and Clubs [Update: FW15]. • Chess Taipei Has Closed: Collecting the Pieces I’ve left my on-site job in nightlife and I am all about that Netflix-in-bed life, so let’s call this a bit of a recap now […]

Best Taipei Cafes: with Taiwanese Menswear Label WISDOM

I was introduced to Taiwanese menswear label WISDOM through friends just this past month – and immediately loved their aesthetic, what they term “Urban Outdoor.” Very clean, very well-crafted; combining the quality of traditional outdoor gear with an urban edge: and all proudly Made in Taiwan.  I was even more intrigued when they debuted a look-book shot […]