Open for business: Burgers Vs Wings + Bar, One-Ninety Bar, Poppies Bistro Bar

Burgers Vs Wings + Bar

Have your fill of burgers and wings at this 180-seat restaurant, which opened two weeks ago in Orchard Central. Those who like their wings spicy can go for the Hot Buffalo Wings ($15.80), which are served with battered water spinach and come in three levels of spicy sauces - mild, medium or suicide. Other wings items include Cajun Barbecue Wings (below, $15.80) and Herbs Butter Injection Wings ($16.90), which have herbs, butter, mustard seeds and lemongrass stuffed in deep-fried wings.

Burger fans can tackle the Wagyu Beef Black ($28) burger, which has US wagyu beef patty, avocado, beer-battered onion rings, streaky bacon and truffle jam; or the Wagyu Beef Rossini Burger (above, $31.90), which includes pan- seared foie gras and caramelised onions, on top of a US wagyu beef patty.

The menu also features tapas items and various alcoholic beverages such as The Challenger ($14), which comes garnished with a red chilli.

The restaurant is designed to resemble a boxing ring, with boxing memorabilia such as punching bags and boxing gloves. During Half Time sessions, "Boxyz Ladies" will flash placards featuring various offers, from one-for-one deals to items that are going for $1.

Where: Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, 11-03/04
Open: 11.30am to 3pm, 5.30 to 10pm daily
Info: Call 6634-0423 or e-mail

One-Ninety Bar

A new cocktail destination has sprung up at the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. Helmed by Spanish mixologist Javier de las Muelas, who owns the award-winning Dry Martini bar in Barcelona, Spain, its menu features a variety of classic and unusual cocktails, such as the Cafe Mojito ($23, right), that are exclusive to Singapore.

Cocktails are flavoured with his custom-made Droplets range of non-alcoholic essences, which took three years to perfect.

Pair your drinks with gourmet offerings such as wood-fired focaccia with truffle mascarpone cheese, crispy calamari with lime and chipotle aioli ($24, right background), chickpea fritters with garlic emulsion and mint ($16, centre), house-special fried chicken with habanero chilli fire sauce ($24, foreground) and a charcuterie board with spicy Chorizo, Lomo and Iberico ham.

Where: Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, 190 Orchard Boulevard, Lobby Level
Open: 8 to 1am daily, 2 to 5pm (weekend afternoon tea, from $42++ a person)
Info: Call 6831-7671 or e-mail

Poppies Bistro Bar

The all-day bistro, located in the Siglap area, offers everything from soups and salads to pastas, pizzas and other main courses. You can also head here for cakes and coffee.

Soups here - French Onion or Wild Mushroom - are priced at $10 a serving, while sandwiches, which include options filled with bacon, roast beef or roast chicken, among other ingredients, start at $14 each.

Main courses include a Quiche Lorraine ($16) served with mesclun; pan-fried salmon fillet ($19); a bucket of mussels cooked in white wine and cream ($26, serves two); and fish and chips ($22), made with Atlantic cod.

Where: 53 Upper East Coast Road
Open: 11am to 11pm (weekdays), 10am to 11pm (weekends)
Info: Call 6445-4405 or go to

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