Brewerkz launches new Smoked Beer

Beer lovers will have one more reason to cheer when they pay a visit to Brewerkz. The microbrewerky recently launched a new handcrafted ‘smoked beer’ called Smokey The Beer. Made from German smoked malts, Smokey The Beer (abv. 5.0%) is the first of its kind to be brewed by a local microbrewery. This delicious dark […]

ANDRE Opens; Austrian Wine Festival & Candle Night @ Marina Bay

Just when I think things are beginning to die down a little, events such as the Austrian Wine Festival 2010 keep me on my tippy toes. In its second year, this month-long celebration of more than 60 wines from Austria involves over 10 different restaurants around town including Bistro Soori, Esmirada and Fifty Three. Together […]

Traders’ Hotel Spa Revamps; Strip Tatts; Osim’s Trial Pod

The last thing I need right now is to have to compete for workout space so I was relieved when Traders Hotel launched its newly refurbished Health Club & Spa (4/F Traders Hotel, 1A Cuscaden Rd., 6831-4350), which is an integrated fitness centre equipped with everything to fulfil your holistic lifestyle needs. It also has […]

Top Beauty Spots

Stock up on your makeup essentials at these multi-label beauty spots.

The Club Tapas

The buzz: A Spanish establishment set in the (boutique) Club Hotel by Harry’s Hospitality, just behind The Scarlet.  The vibe: If you’re in the mood for star-gazing, the alfresco restaurant’s the place for you. Decked out in white chairs, it’s a nice open space. But if you’re looking for an intimate setting, then head down […]


Here are some of the things that Chef Angelo Sanelli (formerly of Michelangelo’s) knows how to do: serve consistently impressive classics from the old country; present them in a dimly-lit, inviting space that whisks you a world away from the ramshackle stores nearby; and prop himself up in the adjacent bar toward the end of […]

Black Earth Restaurant

We’ve been somewhat perplexed by the number of new restaurants that have been popping up in the Joo Chiat and Katong neighborhood of late. After all, the crowd here is not exactly hip; in fact, they consist mainly of families and sleazy afterhours KTV types who we reckon would rather pay $3 for a plate […]