The Weekly Grub: 5 Things to Eat & Drink this Week

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From a superb new free-flow Sunday brunch menu at 5th Quarter to a collaboration between Bjorn Shen’s Bird Bird and Hombre Cantina, here’s our roundup of 5 things to eat and drink in Singapore this week.

Manhattan Bar’s New Harlem District

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Barber Shop

If you didn’t already know, the menu at The Regent Singapore’s award-winning Manhattan Bar pays tribute to the various districts of New York City. Their newly launched district, Harlem (replacing SOHO), is a neighbourhood known for its soul food and African-American influence in culture and arts.

Diners can expect Southern-styled bar bites like Chicken & Waffle ($18) and Southern Cornbread ($10), while cocktails like the Barber Shop ($23) and the Globetrotter ($22) takes inspiration from the ubiquitous barber poles in Harlem and legendary exhibition basketball team The Harlem Globetrotters respectively.

Manhattan Bar is located at 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715, p. 6725 3377. Open Daily 5pm-1am. 

Book now with Chope at City Nomads

5th Quarter Free-Flow Brunch

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In need of a Sunday pick-me-up? 5th Quarter has got you sorted out.

The meat specialty restaurant at Hotel Vagabond has launched a gluttonous Sunday brunch service this week onwards, and it’ll feature comfort foods such as Chorizo EggsSmoked Maple Bacon & Apple and Baked Clams with Garlic, just to name a few. With the exception of premium dishes that feature prawns and oysters that are available to each table in limited servings, guests can go order as many dishes as they like at this a la carte free-flow brunch.

Price: $60++ per adult, $45 per child aged 12 and below (additional $45++ per person for free-flow cava). The brunch menu will be served from 11.30am to 4pm (two seatings). 

5th Quarter is located at 39 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207630, p. 6291 1936. Open Tues-Sun 12pm-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm. Closed on Mon. 

Bird Bird x Hombre Cantina Collab

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Local chef Bjorn Shen’s latest collaborative efforts has resulted in Juan Night Only – a singular, boozy night of Thai-Mex decadence and induglence. His newly opened Thai eatery Bird Bird will be joining forces with Mexican gastro-bar Hombre Cantina, and visitors can look forward to munching on delightful fusion dishes such as Bangkok Fried Wings with Chipotle Sauce ($15/6pc) and Duck Grapow Nacho Supreme ($15).

This pop-up is happening at Hombre Cantina on Wednesday, 2 March 2016 from 7pm onwards. Click here to RSVP. 

Italian Sunday Brunch at Town Restaurant

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Good news for Italian food fans! You can now have your fill of Italian cuisine at The Fullerton Singapore’s Town Restaurant every Sunday, where a sumptuous buffet spread of traditional Italian dishes have been assembled by three Italian chefs, including Executive Chef Sandro Falbo. Classic favourites like the Truffle Risoni in Parmesan Wheel and Naples Pasticcio Ravioli will transport you right into the heart of Italy. Coupled with a succulent selection of fresh seafood, you’ll definitely be one happy weekender.

Price: $178++ per adult (with free flow of sparkling and house pour wines), $130 ++ per adult, S$65++  per child (with chilled juices and soft drinks).

Town Restaurant’s Italian Sunday Brunch is running from Sunday, 28 February to Sunday, 31 July 2016 from 12pm to 3.30pm. Click here for reservations. 

Book now with Chope at City Nomads

Satay Night Live II

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Back for its second edition, Satay Night Live II is a three-day outdoor bazaar that combines both the elements of food and music. The first night of the festival features open-mic sessions, and local dishes such as Mee Siam and Nasi Lemak. The food selection on the second night will be boosted by guest stints from the likes of The Hungry Bazterdz, Churros by Bakes & Crafts and Fish Sh-nack, while the final day (and after-party) of the event comes in the form of Breakfast @ Empress – an all-day breakfast extravaganza that is part of Car-Free Sunday.

Satay Night Live II is running from Friday, 26 February to Sunday, 28 February at Empress Lawn. 

Time: 5pm till late (26th & 27th), 7am – 7pm (28th). 

Top Image: Pork Carnitas Tacos, Som Tum


When Joel’s not partaking in one of his shameless eating sessions, he likes to think of himself as a sponge – absorbing the mysteries and beauty of our world – be it through a good book or a wacky jaunt in a foreign country.

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