A chic cocktail bar sets up shop and Shake Shack’s third outlet opens

It has been a rough year, but there’s certainly no shortage of new dining concepts being introduced in Singapore. Bravely maneuvering the F&B scene with interesting flavours and novel options, be intrigued by a brand new dining pop-up by Zouk, an Italian bistro and cocktail bar from the folks that brought you Employees Only and Papi’s Tacos, as well as a sparkling new Shake Shack outlet in town. Read on to find out new places to feast this August.

bar Milano

There’s no place more befitting for this new Italian bistro and cocktail bar by the SJS Group (you know them for Lulu’s Lounge, Employees Only—the list goes on) to debut than at the uber trendy Keong Saik Road. At the Chinatown street made for culinary gems, sneak into the cosy alcove to enjoy pizzas created with fried pizza dough, burrata with honey roasted peaches, steak tartare and more. Drinks from their Spritz Bar are worth sipping too; just choose from a selection of classic cocktails such as The Godfather and The Cipriani Bellini.

Capital Kitchen

Singapore’s pioneer clubbing institution Zouk is not letting their Capital lounge space go to waste as their nightlife labels remain closed. Instead, see them transform the cocktail lounge into a dining pop-up that’ll showcase trendy bites, popular desserts and beloved mains from Zouk’s various food franchises. Besides savouring dishes from RedTail Bar such as the Signature Battered Fish & Chips and Signature Royal Broth Congee, tuck into slices of delicious Basque burnt cheesecakes that’s offered thanks to a collaboration with adored home bakery Paparch Sg. Finally, down cocktail concoctions such as the Milo Gao and Assam Guava while you observe the change of concept in the cool venue.

Lucali BYGB

Before this famed, New York-hailing joint even opened its doors to locals at Kallang Rivergreen Building, the restaurant had already begun dishing out mains to all who were itching to get a taste. No pizzas were on the takeaway and delivery menu though, so dine in this August to try the full range of dishes. It’s a no-brainer but the original 18-inch pizza pie is one you should go for, although the sizable calzones are worth the calories too.

Shake Shack

Occupying fellow burger restaurant Overeasy’s former locale at Liat Towers on Orchard Road, Shake Shack is adding this spot in town to its ever-expanding list of outlets in Singapore. Opening Aug 5 with world-exclusive lemonades and Singapore’s first digital kiosks, expect to try fresh fruit blends as well as exclusive Concrete desserts including the Pie-Oh-My that’s a collaboration with local pastry store Tarte by Cheryl Koh. But sweets and beverages aside, get ready to tuck into the brand’s signature burgers and fries at the breezy outdoor patio for alfresco dining. P.S. A fourth Shack is already in the pipelines and its location will soon be revealed.