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More on the Hutong Pizzeria in Beijing

Last week we posted about the Hutong Pizza pizzeria in Beijing: Photograph by jeanmichelchuiche on Flickr That prompted reader Etcetera24 to share her photos with us. Here's what it looks like on the inside: Photographs above and below right from kitkatcathy on Flickr Etcetera24 says: "That place makes a great pizza. Don't let the appearance in the photo fool you. There's an entire (albeit tiny) restaurant tucked away there. The entrance is at the end of an alley. As seen in my pictures here." But is that really the name of the place? Do the Chinese characters translate into something... More

Hutong Pizza in Beijing

Photograph by jeanmichelchuiche on Flickr Before and during the Olympic bacchanalia in Beijing, much was made of the fact that the government there had torn down blocks of hutongs. Those remaining are being snatched up by wealthy Chinese or foreigners, all who think it's cool to live in these traditional courtyard residences. From what I've read, it's not uncommon for restaurants and shops to be located in hutongs, and here, I just spotted this cool photo of a pizzeria situated in one. It's from jeanmichelchuiche's Beijing 北京 Hutong 胡同 on Flickr.... More

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