Put away your plans for a stiff and starched lunch this weekend and throw down instead at a pop-up party on Amoy Street – jovially titled ‘bites & vibes’. We don’t often pick up events like these, but looking over the F&B list turns up some serious credo that’s hard to ignore.
We’re talking nosh from heavyweights like Park Bench Deli, The Market Grill, Ding Dong and BoCHINche – establishments that warrant their own excursions and could very well become one of your favourite haunts. Those who are in the mood for Greek or Mexican can hit up the Alati or Vatos Urban Tacos booths respectively. Burger Joint and Don Ho firm up the list. Ben & Jerry’s is on hand for those with a sweet tooth to service.
No party is complete without the right booze – to that end, cocktails from Proof and Co (same guys behind local bars that have topped the Asia’s 50 Best Bars list) will be going around. It wouldn’t really be a Singaporean affair either if Tiger beer isn’t on tap. Keen on your grape juice? PengWine, one of the region’s top distributors, will ply the tables with wine and sangria.
Keeping the deck spinning are local music acts Sam Rui, Maricelle, DJ Sivanesh Pillai and Sobs, who complement international artistes and groups (Toppings, Bari Rumbles Brass and DJ Mack Hampson).
Here’s where the feel-good element of the indulgence comes in – guests are invited to to pop in for free fitness classes from pretty notable fitness groups F45 Training, Pure Yoga and WeBarre – leading brands that are commanding trends rather than falling into them. For the lazier folks (that’s me), the press release also mentions XXL Jenga and wine tastings.
Top it off with a plastic-free imperative (it is, after all, a foodpanda-organised event): biodegradable sugarcane pulp packaging will be used in place of plastic, and water will only be available in coolers (provided gratis). Keen to show solidarity? Bring your own straw, bamboo or metal.
Amoy Street, 9 September (Sunday). 12-10pm – entrance is free, F&B is chargeable. Fitness classes subject to availability.