50% off all online orders from Feb 20th-Mar 14th

About Artichoke

Artichoke is a Middle Eastern-inspired New School Kebab and Mezze Bar in the heart of Singapore’s Arts and Heritage district, helmed by chef-owner Bjorn Shen. It is an extension of Bjorn’s slapstick personality; inspired by his favourite movie, You Don't Mess with the Zohan. Go watch it if you haven't.

Our Story

Chapter 1: Inheriting the Legacy

Mario had grown up in Romino's pizza restaurant. He had watched his father make pizzas from scratch every day, and had learned the importance of using the freshest ingredients. When his father passed away, Mario knew that he wanted to keep the business running.

At first, it was a struggle. Mario was young and inexperienced, and he felt the weight of his father's legacy on his shoulders. But gradually, he found his footing. He experimented with new pizza toppings and found ways to make the restaurant more inviting to customers.

As he worked, he began to appreciate the sense of tradition that came with running a family business. He felt a deep connection to the customers who had been coming to Romino's for years, and he was proud to carry on the legacy of his father and grandfather before him.

Chapter 2: The Food Critic Arrives

When the food critic walked into Romino's, Mario's heart skipped a beat. He had never been reviewed by a professional critic before, and he knew that this could make or break his business.

The critic ordered a pepperoni pizza and sat down at one of the tables. Mario watched nervously as he took his first bite. But as the critic's face lit up with pleasure, Mario felt a wave of relief wash over him. He knew that he had done his best, and he was thrilled to see it paying off.

The next day, the review came out. It was a glowing tribute to Romino's, praising the fresh ingredients and delicious taste of the pizza. Mario was overjoyed - this was the break he had been waiting for.

Chapter 3: Handling the Rush

The day after the review came out, Romino's was packed. Customers were lining up out the door, eager to try the pizza that had earned such high praise. Mario and his staff worked tirelessly to keep up with the demand, but it was a struggle.

The kitchen was hot and crowded, and tensions were running high. Mario had to hire more staff to keep up with the orders, but he worried that the quality of the pizza would suffer as a result. He knew that he couldn't compromise on the ingredients, but he also had to find a way to keep the customers happy.

Chapter 4: Staying True to the Recipe

As the business grew, Mario began to feel the pressure to cut corners. He was tempted to use cheaper ingredients or to rush through the pizza-making process to keep up with demand. But he knew that he couldn't compromise on quality - that was what had made Romino's successful in the first place.

Instead, he worked harder than ever to ensure that every pizza was made with the same care and attention that his father had put into them. He searched for the freshest ingredients and spent hours perfecting the dough recipe. And it paid off - customers continued to rave about the pizza, even as the restaurant grew more and more popular.

Chapter 5: The Competition Arrives

As Romino's reputation grew, another pizza restaurant opened up down the street. At first, Mario was worried that the competition would steal his customers, but he was determined to stay focused on what had made Romino's successful in the first place.

He paid a visit to the new restaurant and struck up a conversation with the owner. To his surprise, they shared many of the same values and techniques for making pizza. Rather than seeing each other as rivals, they began to work together to promote the local pizza scene.

Chapter 6: A New Partnership

Mario and the owner of the rival pizza restaurant began collaborating on promotions and events to raise awareness about the local pizza scene. They hosted a pizza-making contest and invited local chefs to judge the entries. They even created a "pizza passport" that encouraged customers

News &