Work, work, work, work, work. To quote a certain celebrity, there's something about work - something that can get us up in the air as easily as it gets us down in the dumps. The good news is, you've got that after-work meal to look forward to. For the nights when you're brain-drained or slugging over unfinished business, here are quick tips (food-related, of course) to help you get through (and maybe even enjoy!) those killer work weeks. We've even thrown in 1-for-1 Burpple beyond deals for pocket-friendliness.
AFTER A TOO-LONG MEETING
Thankfully, there's no such thing as a too-long dinner. Take your time at casual chirashi joint The Sushi Bar and start your day over with fresh goods - thick-cut sashimi, spicy salmon makis and the sizeable dons.
FOR OUT-OF-OFFICE OVERTIME
There are good days, and then there are days work follows you home. We feel you. Tackle your overtime tasks up with a colleague at The Coffee Academics. There are delicious pastas and burgers to make it all better, coffee with a peppery kick for a good jolt and a free workspace with chill vibes.
TO CELEBRATE SMALL WINS
Achieved inbox zero? Checked the most tricky to-do off your list? No one said anything annoying? The week is looking up, champ! Celebrate these small wins with small but punchy plates at My Little Tapas Bar, from knock-your-socks-off Manchego cheese with eggplant to flavour-packed red wine chorizo.
WHILE PAINFULLY WAITING FOR LEAVE APPROVAL
Before hounding your boss for that confirmation email, we've got an alternative escape planned out for you. Hit two destinations with one dinner at Korean-Mexican Vatos Urban Tacos, where you'll be sipping on fruity, heady makgeolitas while stuffing your face with kimchi carnitas fries and Baja fish tacos.
WHEN PAYDAY COMES
The day has come to reap the fruits of your labour - you deserve this splurge-worthy seven-course dinner at Fat Belly for the work you put in all month long. Call your favourite friend or your trusty partner; it's high time for a treat of wagyu tri-tip steaks, beef char siew and more.
This article was first published in Burpple.