We’ve got a couple of December babies among our fave dining spots this week, who’re treating us to scrumptious birthday bashes. The one-year Chimi’s has unbelievable deals on Mexican bites and booze for the day, while Meatsmith Little India will dish up South Asian favourites to celebrate. It’s also a good week for the barflies, with MO BAR and Operation Dagger sprucing up their menus with bold new tipples.

Chimi’s Celebrates Its First Birthday

Mexican cantina Chimi’s rings in its big first birthday this Sunday, so of course, a boozy bash is in order. Head down to this buzzy gem throughout the day for hourly deals on tipples and treats. We’re talking S$1 tacos at 1pm, S$2 oysters at 2pm, and a S$3 platterful of Chimi’s famously indulgent nachos at 3pm. When the clock strikes four, it’s tipple o’clock with a lively selection of beers, house wines (S$6 between 6pm−7pm), spirits (S$8 between 8pm−9pm), margaritas (S$9 between 9pm−10pm), and more till 11pm.

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Chimi’s First Anniversary Fiesta is happening on 15 December 2019 from 1pm to 11pm, at 1 Marina Blvd, NTUC Centre, #01-01, Singapore 018989, p. +65 9100 0855. 

MO BAR Unfolds Fresh Cocktail Adventures

If you’ve been enjoying MO BAR’s nautical-inspired menu thus far, head back inland for a forage through Asia’s bustling markets. A curation of 16 cocktails from the team’s travels over the past year, MO BAR’s adventurous new menu pays homage to Asian cities and the flavours unique to each. Delve into the coffee plantations of Chiang Mai with Expedition (S$24) − a lively mix of green coffee, grapefruit, and vermouth − then explore the South of Hanoi with Harvest Queen (S$24), a fruity blend of rhum agricole with apple and guava. The Shanghai-inspired Silk Market (S$12) is another highlight not to miss − a honeyed mocktail of Mandarin cordial and corn, served in a unique vessel of cloth woven from pineapple fibre.

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MO BAR‘s new menu is available from 16 December 2019 at Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Ave, Marina Square, Singapore 039797, p. +65 6338 0066.

Heybo Launches with Hearty Grain Bowls

CBD warriors, you’ve got another wholesome option for lunch. From the folks behind SaladStop! come Heybo, a grain bowl concept tucked away in Republic Plaza. Customised bowls (S$10.90) are available, but be sure to check out their eight drool-worthy signature bowls − from the Sunday Roast (S$13.90) brimming with char-grilled steak and roasted pumpkin to Spice Trade (S$9.90), a vegetarian bowl packed with cauliflower rice, falafels, and murukku crackers. As for breakfast, their Heybaos make a unique option. A cross between burger and bao, these toasted baos come stuffed with sweet or savoury fillings like Impossible™ Patty (S$5.90) and Kaya Butter (S$3.50).

Heybo is located at Republic Plaza, 9 Raffles Pl, #01-04/05/06, Singapore 048619, p. +65 6974 6209. Open Mon-Fri 7.30am−9pm. Closed Sat & Sun. 

Meatsmith Little India Turns Two

Meatsmith Little India hits the terrific two this Sunday, and this beloved BBQ joint has friends coming over to celebrate. Chefs Palash Mitra and Sidhu Chhabi from Black Sheep Restaurants will be sizzling up a meat lover’s feast for the Second Anniversary Party, featuring South Asian delights like Beef Pepper Stir Fry, Masalewali Chaanp (mutton chop masala), Guinea Fowl Seekh Kebab, and spicy Chicken “65”. Expect cool beats and plenty of beers, wines, and cocktails to keep the good times flowing.

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Meatsmith x Black Sheep Anniversary Party is happening on 15 December 2019 from 2pm onwards, at Meatsmith Little India, 21 Campbell Ln, Singapore 209894, p. +65 9625 9056. 

Operation Dagger Unveils Bold New Menu

With a new menu dubbed ‘Dangerous Drinking Water’, you can bet there’s intrigue afoot at Operation Dagger. The Ann Siang speakeasy has new Head Bartender Thomas Girard now at the helm, who’s just unveiled a tantalizing slew of six cocktails and three ‘Hooch’ creations. With experimental concoctions like Golden Mile − a fragrant infusion of Thai herbs and a fresh chili finish − and Cheese, No Egg − a smoky mix of cheddar, honey, and cream − you can bet the lineup is just as strange and bold as ever. As for the Hooch menu, creations like Jackfruit and Lychee Martini – promise quite the fizzy surprise.

Operation Dagger‘s new menu is available from Mondays to Saturdays at 7 Ann Siang Hill, #B1-01, Singapore 069791, p. +65 6438 4057.

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