Back to city life - one that draws from the edges of earth: bitter-tinged uni and plump amaebi give rise to waves of wanderlust.
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If, like me, you grew up in the 1990s, the Singapore Dream is a permutation of the American Dream: anyone who can fit into the mould to achieve upward mobility will have prosperity and success. A little fame in the process won't hurt either.
There is no doubt Frederick Yap and Velda Tan, both 27, have worked hard to get a good claw on that at Pince & Pints. The (half-)celebrity couple chose to do it with the ultimate New England offering – the lobster roll – at this thin-wood-tiled, red-pleathered, dinner-only 46-seater at Duxton.Read More
Looks like a (good) mess, and it is. This is The Farmer -- a hearty open chicken, bacon, sautéed onions and mushrooms, melted cheddar and mozzarella sandwich on buttered English muffins ($16). Friend of a Farmer is one of Alec Baldwin's favorite haunts. We like it too because of its cozy country atmosphere, plus pretty cocktails (and, we hear, a good cocktail hour at its less-than-ten-seats bar). Unfortunately, the fries needed more salt. The mac and cheese was creamy but two-dimensional, and that is not enough.