When I first arrived in China, many moons ago, trying to find good bourbon (and good whiskey in general) was an exercise in futility. ‘Top-shelf’ meant Jack Daniels or Johnny Walker. Now, while I have no issue with delicious Jack Daniels sometimes you just want to put on your fedora and fancy pants and have a glass of something that doesn’t require ice and a mixer. As things tend to do over here, premium alcohol has (finally!) made its way to the People’s Republic! Whereas fine scotch has been available for a couple years now, I am thrilled to say that by looking no further than your favorite American oasis, you can sit back and sip on that glass of beautiful oak-flavored goodness that has evaded you for so long. With an array of fine bourbons such as Sazerac, George T. Stagg, and Eagle Rare on through 1792 Ridgemont Reserve, Buffalo Trace and Makers Mark, Frankie’s is now the go-to location for the bourbon aficionados of Shenzhen. Trust me, there’s little better than sitting back in our custom cigar room with a highball glass of premium bourbon, and waxing poetic about your experiences overseas in WWII (wait, maybe it was something else).
If there are two things us red blooded Americans love, it’s beer and football. But if there are two more – it’s steaks and Sundays! Since the gang at Frankie’s has already mastered the former, it’s high time we step up our game on the latter. Starting this Thursday we will be offering 500 gram steaks for your dining pleasure. They will be available each Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening while supplies last (which we envision won’t be long, because…steak).
Too good to be true? No way! In fact, it gets even better – because where there’s steak in the evening, there’s steak and eggs for Sunday brunch. Also newly available on our revamped brunch menu: a mouth-watering bacon, egg and cheese bagel and a hulking breakfast burrito sure to cure your hangover before you’ve had your first bloody mary (here’s hoping you’ll have room left for a second!).
Thursday, Friday & Saturday – Steaks for days! 500 grams of beautiful beefy goodness, topped with mushrooms and onions along with two sides for the low price of 150 RMB.
Sunday – New and improved brunch menu! Steak ‘n eggs; bacon, egg & cheese bagels; and bulbous breakfast burritos to go along with your preferred breakfast libation. Oh, did you forget about the banana pancakes? Or our 150 RMB All You Can Drink deal on Sundays? As many Asahi Drafts, bloody marys, screwdrivers and/or mimosas as you can pour down your gullet in 3 hours!
Every once and awhile we like to educate you fine folks on the intricacies behind some of our delicious beer offerings. This month I introduce to you the Brewers & Union Berne, an unfiltered amber lager so delightful you’ll want to put a ring on it! Though we only recently started carrying this exquisite testament to man’s power over water and hops, it has already emerged as one of our best sellers. Since the only descriptive terms I know for beer are ‘good’ and ‘cold’, I’ll let American icon Burt Reynolds spell it out for you (or perhaps it was the gentlemen and gentle-ladies over at Brewers & Union, I can’t remember)…
“Our unfiltered amber lager is an old, rare and rather uniquely German style beer. Wholesome and buttery, with toasty, bready malts and hints of salty caramel and toffee. The finish is dry and hoppy with nutty overtones.”
What does all that mean? You’ll have to come down to Frankie’s to find out. Stay thirsty my friends!
Beer you say?
What: Brewers & Union Berne Unfiltered Amber Lager
Why: It’s beer. Do you really need a reason?
How much?: 25RMB for the entire month of August!
Hey you! Yeah you, with the keen observational talents. Do you notice anything different about our site? If not, take a look in the upper right corner of the page. Yes, you’re reading that correctly. Starting immediately, Frankie’s is offering off-site catering to cater (hehe) to your event-hosting needs. We’re prepared to handle everything from corporate lunches and dinners to raucous holiday parties!
With the build out of our new industrial kitchen in Nanshan, you no longer have to make the trek over to Futian to enjoy our world-class western delicacies. Our Executive Chef/Kitchen Manager, Kevin Wallace, will be helming the operation and bringing his talents to all over the greater Shenzhen area. So go ahead and quit forcing yourself to eat those dodgy Chinese delivery meals everyday and get in touch with us. We’re here to help!
For more info…
-Contact Chef Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org
-Figure out what plan works best for YOU!
-Eat the food
-Ruminate on the wonderment of the occasion
Beer. You love to drink it. We love to serve it. The pleasure we derive from this process is only amplified when the beer is just as unique and special as our customers themselves! This is most certainly the case with the delicious Brewdog Punk IPA. Not only are we the only bar in Shenzhen offering this craft brew on tap, but we are one of three in all of Guangdong Province! Because I’m more of a Coors Light guy myself (don’t judge me), I’ll let the fine folks at Brewdog provide the description…
“This 5.6% trans-atlantic fusion IPA is light golden in colour with tropical fruits and light caramel on the nose. The palate soon becomes assertive and resinous with the New Zealand hops balanced by the biscuit malt. The finish is aggressive and dry with the hops emerging over the warming alcohol. This fresh, full flavour natural beer is our tribute to the IPA’s of yesteryear. The post modern twist is the addition of amazing fruity hops giving an explosion of tropical fruit flavours and a sharp bitter finish.”
While that all sounds like a bunch of mumbo-jumbo to me, our resident beer experts confirm that this beer tastes “real good”, and they ” like it a lot” and “want to drink about a million of them”. So there ya go, folks. Straight from the source! So get down to Frankie’s as soon as you can, because this beer is selling like hotcakes (which sell quite quickly, it seems).