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Restaurant Review: Musket Room at NoLIta

The news that Matt Lambert, the chef who made Musket room a lone New Zealand cuisine outpost at NoLIta, had been replaced by Mary Attea in February 2020 hasn’t exactly caught on across the country. At least I haven’t heard of it. Then the engine of the restaurant economy died a few weeks later, and […]

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Hawksmoor Wood Wharf, London E14: “Reassuring Special” – restaurant review | Food

If, last year I had to guess where the restaurant scene would thrive in 2022, Canary Wharf would have seemed the most unlikely. Sure, this was once considered London’s highest-paying postcode, but none of that benefited the restaurant business when its bank workers worked in Berkshire pajamas. And, pandemic aside, Canary Wharf has never been […]

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Woodruff is a restaurant everyone in Ireland should know

It’s hard to follow. I had heard that Woodruff at Stepaside was good and that chef Simon Williams and manager Colm Maguire had ambitions, but I had obviously not paid enough attention to that. Woodruff isn’t just “good” – it’s a restaurant everyone in Ireland should know. In case you are unfamiliar, Stepaside is a […]

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Restaurant review: Bluto’s Greek-inspired menu is exceptional

Take some Shalom Y’All to Israeli riffs. Add the leaping flames of beef and meats roasting over bare coals. Add Tusk’s clever seasonal salads and a little Mad Greek Deli neighborhood vibe. Mix it up with a soft room bathed in light, ouzo-based cocktails and a mind-blowing house-made playlist of hip, jazz […]

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Restaurant review: Minimal waste meets wagyu decadence at Black Cow on South Beach Avenue, Lifestyle News

A taste of wagyu transformed Sam Chua’s life. The co-founder of wagyu gastronomic paradise black cow came to enjoy beef relatively late in life – on a trip to Tokyo in her twenties. There, at the Ningyocho Imahan centenary, she tasted wagyu for the first time in sukiyaki and shabu-shabu. It was a “transcendental experience”, […]

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Indigenous restaurant review: Menu challenges everything Veganuary stands for

SSo far, 2022 hasn’t been the breath of fresh air we needed. Among the big news lines last week was the story of a Turkish farmer who decided to donate cow VR headsets to make them feel like they’re outside in sunny pastures, instead of inside barns. This apparently caused them to produce more milk. […]

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Restaurant review: Osomatsu brings izakaya food and smoked plain pies to Paya Lebar’s Kinex, Lifestyle News

A quintessential expression of ever-humble Japanese, osomatsu-sama deshita means “it wasn’t a big meal” – often said modestly by a host in response to praise from guests. But modesty aside, Osomatsu Japanese cuisine and bar definitely worth the fuss. Nestled in one of Paya Lebar’s quieter malls, this new face of KINEX gives izakaya food […]

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Restaurant review: Rosemead by Jigger & Pony Group brings modern California fine dining to the CBD, Lifestyle News

Once a starchy affair of white tablecloths and dress codes, Singapore’s food scene has let loose in recent years. A far cry from elegant tunes and an arsenal of silverware, the gastronomy is moving towards a relaxed and lively experience, supported by fun games of flavors. And nowhere is this shift more evident than in […]