Enviro-preneur Nathan Zhang and Sustainability Manager Laura at the Brandnü, Gung Ho! Hutong Golf design challenge!
Hutong Golf was last weekend and it was a raging success! Expected attendees tripled in the last few days – that’s over a hundred people traipsing around Beijing’s Hutongs!
As you know, Gung Ho! was one of the supporters. We teamed up with an old friend of ours, the always effervescent Nathan Zhang to put together a design challenge for the event. Nathan Zhang is the founder of the ethical clothing line Brandnü, which takes offcuts, seconds and remaindered stock and repurposes it into all new apparel designed by his ever growing team of like-minded collaborators. In addition, all the work is done by women in rural communities (hence, Brand-nü). Pretty great huh? We sent along a box of t-shirts, our sustainability manager Laura and our talent liaison Spring to help out.
Learn more about Brandnü here!
“Play it as it lies??”
Creative Hutong Golf will take place on 2pm Saturday the 22nd of September in the cultural crevasses of Beijing’s coolest hutongs! Participating teams are asked to complete creative tasks at as many of the 20 participating businesses as possible in order to ‘sink the putt’. Each challenge will have a par rated on difficulty (par 3, par 5, etc.) and the team with the best score will win an awesome prize! The challenges will be revealed on the day itself, but be prepared to use both your left and right brain (or just the friends to the left and right of you) to complete the tasks!
Ticket price is RMB 150 per person including drinks and snacks. To participate, register before the event at www.unforgetty.com. Payment can be made on the day.
This event is a non-for profit event! All proceeds will be donated to Chi Fan for Charity. For more information on the Creative Hutong Golf Event and registrations for bookings, please visit www.unforgetty.com. See you then!
Note: Gung Ho! Delivery Guys will not caddy for you!
Kids Make the Darndest Pizza!
What kid doesn’t like pizza? Let us entertain you (and your kids) at your next childrens’ party or event with a Gung Ho! pizza making class! Each kid will get to make their very own mini pizza – and eat it too!
The kids will watch as we prepare the bases and then put together their own pizza with a selection of yummy pizza toppings! We’ll take care of the dough, sauces and the cooking – no mess, no fuss and no kids near the pizza oven!
- Classes are 80rmb per child and include:
- A 60 minute pizza making class for 6-12 kids ages 5 and up at Gung Ho! Pizza: Lido
- A Chinese-speaking or bi-lingual teacher
- One special “Kid Size” pizza base per person with a selection of toppings
- We handle the dough, sauce and cooking! No worries about safety and mess!
- Up to 3 adults will receive a soft drink
Classes must be booked at least a week in advance; classes are available anytime between 2pm to 5pm Tuesday to Thursday and Saturdays. If you’re interested contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org!
Thanks to Winnie and Rosie’s dad for letting me use this pic!
Celebrate the start of the London Olympics at an iconic indie Beijing hot spot!
Watch the opening ceremony in style on a huge (nay, giant) screen – outside no less!
Get Beatlemania Beijing-style (披头士狂, look it up) with a live show my the Beijing Beatles!
Rock your native colors! Prizes for best dressed!
(And eat yummy Gung Ho! pizza too!)
- Date: July 28
- Time: 8:30pm
- Venue: Dos Kolegas
- Admission: 150rmb (includes 2 cocktails)
For more info head to www.beijing-party.com or email them at email@example.com
A wonderful day in the neighbourhood…
Thanks to everyone who came out to play last night! It was an awesome night. Weather was perfect and company was better! According to barkeep extraordinaire Lee, around 70-80 people swung by. Definitely more than we thought. The pizza didn’t last long but thank god the 10rmb Pabst Blue Ribbon did!
Special note of thanks to massive supporter Tara, Ida Colin’s Fat Bunny Bakery for the awesome cupcakes, and of course the man with plan, Lee ‘Brick’ Tamland.
On that note, check out our Facebook page!
We’d love to see you there
Five days to go!
Get ready Shuangjingers! And if you’re feeling especially impatient, swing by our pre-launch preview bash at The Brick on Monday night!
Pizza Jedi John, MKT Siren Sammi and I @ Migas
Last night, on a cool summer evening atop hotspot Migas (best new bar!) was the last awards event of the season, the City Weekend Reader Restaurant and Bar Awards. It was a great event – despite 4 awards given out in every bracket (best, outstanding and editor’s pick) hot-seater Sienna PC kept the whole shebang racing down the straightaway.
And, well, I’m very proud to say that – for the first time ever – that the award for Best Pizza goes to…
Gung Ho! Pizza.
As amazingly awesome as that is, it was nothing compared to what came next.
Best Service: Gung Ho! Pizza.
I don’t even have a photo of that because, well, best pizza? Job well done. High fives all round, see you tomorrow in the office. Luckily I was still there to grab the prize. But… speechless. Absolutely speechless.
So to everyone that voted, massive and heart-felt thanks from the GHP crew. It’s so utterly mind-blowing to see all the hard yards we put into the frontline make an impact. Thanks for all your support. And if you have any ideas on how we can do better on any front, remember you can email us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org! Cheers again guys
For those who are counting (i.e. us) here is our current pool room inventory:
- 2012 City Weekend – Best Pizza
- 2012 City Weekend – Best Service
- 2012 The Beijinger – Outstanding Pizza
- 2012 The Beijinger – Outstanding Salad
- 2011 City Weekend – Honorable Mention: Best Pizza
- 2011 City Weekend – Editor’s Pick: Best Service
- 2011 The Beijinger – Outstanding Pizza
- 2011 The Beijinger – Editor’s Pick: Best Delivery
Gung Ho! takes pole position!
Man. The Hilton has the most random events. From boxing to bachelor auctions – and even a pancake race – they’re always doing something crazy. SO without further ado:
Gung Ho! is proud to participate in the fourth installment of the Hilton Zeta Bar Pole Dancing Competition this Saturday night! Event starts at 10pm – tickets are 150 at the door or 99rmb pre-sale. Call for info on 5865-5050.
I’ll be judging so come say hi! I promise to give you my full divided attention.
Aw look at his little face!
Update: Just 3 days to go! Also, creator of the crowd favorite Thai Beef Salad, celeb chef Jun Trinh is also nominated for Best Chef so while you’re voting, give him a nudge too!
Atten-shun! Gung Ho! Crew present arms! And legs!
Gung Ho! needs you! There’s just 4 days left to vote in the City Weekend Restaurant and Bar Awards and well, we’d really like to win. So if you like, nay, love your friendly neighborhood Gung Ho! Pizza, then please please please take the time to vote for us! Voting is really simple; after you’ve registered all the categories are listed on one page. Just click on a category and the nominees just pop out. You can vote in as many or as little categories as you like! For example:
- Best Dressed Delivery Staff
- Loudest Yelling in a Restaurant
- Most Effective! Use of Punctuation!!!
But the one we’re really after is of course:
Just click here to vote and thanks again for all your support!
Gung Ho! Pizza
PS We’re also nominated for Best Service!