Sips & Bites: Brian McKenna, Two Guys and a Pie, Paddy O’Shea’s, Migas & Traitor Zhou’s


Brian McKenna, known for his work at The Courtyard, ROOM and Blu Lobster, says his gastro pub will open in just over two weeks. This new venture is in the former Molly Malone’s space on Jinbao Street and measures more than 1000 square meters, with a patio out front and a garden in back, says McKenna. The beverage lineup will include beer from Arrow Factory and there plans to eventually brew onsite.

Two Guys and a Pie has returned (nearly) to its old haunt. The new shop is nestled between Mr. Shi’s Dumplings and Tiger Mama, close to Yashow Market. Along with pies, the menu includes thick-cut chips and chilled coconuts, says Matt Wong. (Open on Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday and Sunday from 5 PM to 11 PM and on Friday and Saturday from 5 PM to 3 AM.)

If you’re into Premier League fantasy football and looking to compete, check out the group run by Paddy O’Shea’s. Last year’s league had 80-plus teams and Paddy’s Paul Rochon predicts even more this time. The top four performers each week get prizes, including booze and gift certificates. CHEERS and Nong Chao are among this year’s sponsors. Want to participate? Go to this Premier League page to register or login, pick your team, and join Paddy O’League using code 222989-119081.

Traitor Zhou’s is holding its First Annual Ugly Tomato Festival to provide “different kinds of ugly, organic and extremely tasty tomatoes to eleven restaurants and bars in town.” The venues will use the tomatoes during August and September in either some of their regular dishes or ones created specifically for the festival. Participating venues include BBC, Chi, Fiume, Jing-A, Migas, Mosto, Nobu, Okra, Taco Bar, TRB and Velvet Verde.

And The Bar at Migas will launch a new food initiative this week, with a particular focus on ceviche. Driven by an interest in South American food by the Spanish management and a chef with three years of experience in Peru, La Cevichería at Migas officially opens on Friday at 7 PM.

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