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TBJ Restaurant Awards 2013

Vote Gung Ho! Pizza for MOST GUNG HO!

Pizza and prosperity!

So it’s like this. We and a bunch of other Beijing restauranteers kinda have a pretty sizable pool going, and it’d really help us out if you jumped online and voted the following way…

Best Place for a Date: McDonald’s

Best Chinese (High End): McDonald’s

Just kidding. Seriously though, The Beijinger is one of the cornerstones of the expat community (if not cornerstone, then definitely that one guy who always gets you out on a work night) and their annual reader awards are always a showcase of Beijing’s best and brightest places, people and… pizza. This year we’ve again been nominated for Best Pizza, Best salad and Best service. Our own Rich Akers has been voted for Best Personality, which he attributes to “the power of social media”. He then cackled insanely and vanished in a puff of smoke.

So if you’ve got a minute or three, please click on over to the TBJ Reader Awards and show your support!

Thanks again,

Gung Ho! Team

Gung Ho! Bros. on CCTV-9

Gung Ho! Bros John & Jade with CCTV's Haidi Lun

Make sure you get my good side…

Last month, Gung Ho! Bros. John and Jade were interviewed by CCTV BizAsia’s Haidi Lun. The interview played over the Golden Week holiday, but thanks to the magic of the internet you can watch the awesome interview it here!

Big props to Haidi and the team!

Gung Ho! in City Weekend

Gung Ho! in City Weekend

“Jade rousing the troops” in the latest City Weekend

Check us out in the latest City Weekend or online:

Better Business: Tips from Successful Chinese-Foreign Partnerships

Really nice (short) intro into our talent management philosophy! If you want the long version, come see us anytime! And bring a comfy chair…


Gung Ho! John, Sammi & Rich at the City Weekend Awards!

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.

Gung Ho! Pizza AllstarsSo 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! 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

2012 Charity Bachelor Auction Wrapup

I don't get off my bike for less than 3,500rmb

Who will get the Final Rose? Or, as they say in Beijing, “Mai hua!”

So the Bachelor & Bachelorette Charity Auction last Friday was a massive success, packing out both floors of the Hilton’s Zeta Bar with hopeful (and cashed up) singletons and raising nearly 20,000rmb for orphan charities Magic Hospital and Morning Tears. A great time was had by all with even the empty-handed getting to dance the night away to the Beijing Beatles.

And what about our own Jade Gray? Well, JG broke the auction limit in true Gung Ho! style and ultimately went for the princely sum of 3,500rmb!

If you’d like to know how he managed this impressive feat, check out Beijing Boyce’s far more detailed wrap-up here.

Seriously. Check it out.

Time Out Food Awards 2012

Time Out Reader Awards 2012

Vote for your friendly neighborhood Gung Ho!

Vote for Gung Ho! in the Time Out! food awards’ hallowed Readers’ Choice category! This award is 100% reader voted, so I say we start re-zoning electorates, er, delivery zones now. Can anyone say Gung Ho! SuperPAC?

Click here to vote or head to

The closing date for people to submit their entries is April 6 at 6pm!