If you’ve never been, you should

It had moved from its downtown Ann Siang locale to the heartlands at Frankel Avenue only earlier this year, and now, Bird Bird, after a total of two years of operations, is shuttering its doors for good come Nov 26.

Well known for his flavor-forward, ingenious and brazen creations, local Chef Bjorn Shen originally hatched Bird Bird as a Thai-style chicken concept before broadening its offerings to feature American-style fried chicken as well post-relocation. He essentially created a gastronomic comfort food haven at Bird Bird, where fine dining sensibilities married with unadulterated street food. Alas, that marriage was not to be.

“We all know the statistics when it comes to restaurants and cafes in Singapore; and how seven out of 10 don’t make it past the first couple of years. We played. We lost. But I’m glad we tried nonetheless,” said Shen as part of a heartwarming goodbye to his customers and coworkers on his Instagram, where he often posts his latest kitchen mischiefs and foodie adventures (and where we’ll be keeping a close watch for what he’ll be up to next).

We expect Shen to be refocusing efforts on Artichoke, his Middle Eastern restaurant on Middle Road, and continue doing what he does best: creating unpretentious, crazy good food.

As for Bird Bird, be sure to head down while you still can. If you’re unsure when to head down, make it the weekend of Nov 24-26, where they’ll be throwing a smashing farewell party filled with all-you-can-eat menu items such as curly fries, softie cups and fried chicken—at just $39 per head. Reserve a seat and look out for details closer to the date here.