Coming Bubba's Events!
There’s a lot to cover in this week’s newsletter from Bubba’s, so I’ll skip over my normal discussion of international politics, global finance, and trade issues so that we can get right to the good stuff!
Registration Opens for Shanghai’s Biggest Street Party….The Sixth Annual Shanghai Chili Cook Off!
Registration is now open for the biggest, baddest street party in Shanghai . Hell, it’s the ONLY street party in Shanghai and it’s coming your way on Saturday, October 22, at Bubba’s Expo Village location (same place as the barbeque cook-off…a.k.a. the second baddest ass street party in Shanghai ). My good friend Jorge Tabasco took top honors two years in a row now so I imagine there are quite a few teams gunning to stop that streak.
This year’s cook-off will feature a few adjustments. First, we have arranged for teams to stay overnight on Friday and/or Saturday night (staying is optional) at the nearby Donghu Hotel in two bedroom suites for a mere 400 rmb. These suites are outfitted with small kitchenettes so teams can not only crash there prior to the early morning buzzer, but also do some staging and prep work as well. Second, what this means is that we will have a full weekend of activities around the cook off starting on Friday night with a team happy hour at Bubba’s, spot selection for booths, the cook off on Saturday, after party at Bubba’s on Saturday night, and then a Sunday morning brunch to shake off the remnants of the cook off.
Finally, this year Shanghai Family Magazine is sponsoring the entire children’s section of the festival, and they’ll be pulling out all the stops to make sure the families are taken care of during the day….jumpy castles, face painting, squirt guns, and more fun activities are in store to make sure the little ones have as much fun as the big ones at the event!
For complete details, rules, and registration, please see the attached form.
A judge application is also attached for those that want to help rate this year’s entries.
Bubba’s at the Beach Officially Opens!
Bubba’s newest location on the South Bund in the Cool Docks 2 project is officially open. We’re celebrating this new location with a full on everyday happy hour during our soft opening period from 5 p.m. to midnight daily. In addition, on Friday and Saturday night we want to warm you up for the more ritzy Bund clubs by offering all-you-can-drink specials from 10 p.m. to midnight (100 rmb all you can drink draft beer and 150 rmb all you can drink cocktails). That’s a pretty good deal considering that’s about the cost of one drink at some of these highfalutin Bund joints!
Come on down and shoot some pool, take in great views of the Pudong skyline, and say hello to May, Chef Edward, Johnny, and Clay Roup as they work to get this newest location off the ground “Texas style.” And speaking of pool, we are looking for a few good players to join our Bubba’s Beach Team in the Shanghai Pool League. If you’re interested, in you live in the vicinity of the Cool Docks, let me know!
Hot Sauce Festival and NCAA Football Season Opener
Ahhhh football season is upon us and as most of you know Bubba’s Hong Qiao is the place to be on Sundays for NCAA action. Our infamous NCAA tailgate parties bring out the fans where we’ll feature two or three of the top games from the weekend, fire up the smoker outside, and toss some corn hole between games.
In addition, on September 4, our first full Sunday of NCAA football, we’ll be introducing a new line of kick ass Habanero-based hot sauces from Marie Sharp’s out of Belize . These are great table sauces and Bubba’s will be one of the first places to offer them on tables to enjoy with our barbeque, and also as retail for customer to take home. Come on out on Sunday, September 4th, to sample the full line!
We’re Shaking Up the Weekday Specials at all Bubba’s Locations!
First, the Shanghai Rugby 7s is this coming weekend and any customer that brings in a ticket stub can enjoy a free draft beer at the Bubba’s Expo Village location, which is only a few subway stops away from the stadium.
In addition to that, there are a couple other things brewing at our Expo Village location with more details to follow, but as a teaser….think….country western line dancing nights, movie nights, and Sunday brunches where you can enjoy delicious food from several different venues under one roof! More details on this later!
Here are our weekly specials at all Bubba’s locations:
- Mondays – Half Price 100% Wagyu Beef Burgers from 6 p.m. to closing
- Tuesdays – Steak Night (150 rmb for any steak and a draft beer) from 6 p.m.
- Wednesdays – Pizza Night! All pizza half price from 6 p.m.
- Thursdays – All You Can Eat Barbeque Night (150 rmb per person) from 6 p.m.
- Friday/Saturdays – Late Night Happy Hours….100 rmb all you can drink drafts or 150 rmb open bar on cocktails from 10 p.m. to midnight
- Saturdays – All day long get 20 smoked drummies for 100 rmb including two draft beers!
That’s it for today folks. As always, see you at Bubba’s!