Thai Treats and Martini Makeover
With the recent revamp of Grand Hyatt’s signature restaurant Mezza9 comes a new authentic Thai street barbecue menu. Presided over by Chef Khun Sittichok Panchum, the Thai show kitchen and charcoal grill offers such specialties as gai yang (grilled chicke
Yes Way, Frosé!
The team behind 28 Hong Kong Street and Proof & Company Spirits has nailed it again! Crackerjack, their latest venture, is an all-day dining spot that takes you from brekkie and brunch through to lunch, evening cocktails and dinner. With Wi-fi, phone-charging stations, long communal tables and a creative drinks menu, this is somewhere you could linger all day. Think refined, school canteen-style where a mug of coffee plus refills for the entire day costs just $8, lunch and dinner come on trays, a shuffleboard table is available and you’re surrounded with funky art by Singaporean street artist Mojoko.
An eclectic, American- inspired menu includes lentil mushroom Scotch eggs ($20), moreish bourbon mash bill grits ($8), Brandt bavette steak ($28) and refreshing kale salad ($8).
There’s a strong line-up of highballs too: try the pineapple rum ($16), which has the most divine angostura aftertaste. Another highlight is the Frosé ($19) – a frozen rosé wine slushie with strawberry and Bianco vermouth; or the Friesling version, made from riesling wine, citrus, spiced pear and black tea.
Psst! Look out for their Saturday and Sunday brunches with two seatings – a kid-friendly one from 10am to 12.30pm, and a more adult-friendly one from 12.30 to 3pm. See you there! 43 Tanjong Pagar Road. 8121 1462 | crackerjack.sg
Cult American burger chain 25 Degrees Burger & Liquor Bar has opened at the spiffy-looking Hotel G. Originally from Hollywood, California, it serves a selection of juicy burgers, milkshakes and diner classics, including buttermilk pancakes ($13) and waffles ($13). The décor is modern with a splash of retro, portraits of American icons adorning the walls.
Choose from five burgers – the first three are beef- based and come highly recommended. Number One ($ 14) is topped with rich, creamy gorgonzola, and the herby kick of fresh rocket. Number Two ($14) features a generous portion of melty burrata cheese, crispy prosciutto and pesto. You can customise your burger ( from $ 9.50 upwards) with $ 2 extras like caramelised onions, sauerkraut and avocado, and a wide range of sauces ($1.50 each) such as garlic, Parmesan and ranch.
Another winner is the Sonoran hot dog ($18). Massive enough to share, it includes a bacon-wrapped sausage, pinto beans, caramelised onions and garlic aioli. 200 Middle Road. 6809 7990 | randblab.com