Perhaps a by-product of the pandemic is the fact that more exciting, exotic food brands have been popping up in town lately, seeking greener business pastures away from countries still struggling with the virus. There’s Argentine burger joint Carne by chef Mauro Colegreco, and an upcoming three-month pop-up of World’s Best Restaurant Mirazur (also helmed by Mauro) from France at members club Straits Clan. Joining this starry line-up is Tapas 24. The wildly popular tapas bar in Barcelona that never fails to pop up in travel guides opens its doors on May 7 at The Quayside in Robertson Quay. It’s brought here in collaboration with locally-based restaurant group, L’Angélus. Singapore is Tapas 24’s first Asian outpost. According to its PR rep, the SG outlet is an all-day restaurant-bar offering “an energetic atmosphere, unfussy service, and sublime tapas”. Happily, reservations are allowed at this eatery.