Tipoff: Mopping Up

After the drinking's done, head for comfort food at Xin Jiu Long, tel: (86-10) 6255 7348, one of Beijing's best restaurants. For the past decade this University District eatery has packed them in with a menu of several regional cuisines, though the house specialty is Sichuan. Tucked in an intimate neighborhood behind the Yansha Hotel and across from People's University, the restaurant is divided into three public dining rooms on the ground floor and private ones upstairs. Sit at a table by the windows in the main room for a view of one of the capital,'s last remaining tree-shaded...

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