Watch Out For… Really loving my ‘hood, as yet another amazing venue crops up on Davis Street. Boulangerie ( G/F, 1A Davis St., Kennedy Town, 2872-0811 ) is Bistronomique creator David Lai’s third venture, and his second in K-town. This street-side bakery slash café makes the cutest little French pastries and cakes, not to mention savories such as quiches to go alongside a cup of coffee. The canele I tried while popping by last week was reminiscent of the real deal you can find in Paris—the pastry was firm and assertive, full of eggy and vanilla flavors, and finished off with just the right amount of caramelized glaze. The service was a bit spotty, I have to say—we weren’t exactly dealing with the most pleasant staff in town. In fact, we were pretty much ignored before, during and even after they took our orders. But apart from that, the place looks very promising indeed. Talk of the Town The Michelin guide will soon be out again, but in the meantime, another revered French dining and lifestyle brand, Gault & Millau , is also looking to expand to Hong Kong with a whole range of products—including a dining bible—as well as large-scale F&B-related events. Having spoken to the group’s managing director Nadege Terchel last week, I know they’ve already put together a champagne guide in simplified Chinese that’s set to be launched early next year in Greater China. As for Hong Kong specifically, they’re also scoping out the territory for top-notch restos that will qualify for the imminent Gault & Millau dining guide—which might launch late next year, or the year after, or however long it takes—but we can safely assume that Michelin will have a very fierce competitor sometime down the road. The difference between G&M and Michelin, from what I can gather, is that Michelin is more mainstream and G&M is more purist and focuses on the food more than the other aspects of a restaurant experience. But for the final verdict on that, we’ll just have to wait and see! For those of us who’ve jumped on the iPhone 5/iOS 6 bandwagon and become disillusioned by the theoretically awesome but practically useless Passbook app that comes bundled with other default icons on the homescreen, here’s a little something to cheer you up: Subway has just signed on as the first Hong Kong-based company to offer coupons through Passbook. All you have to do is to scan this QR code (pictured below) onto your iPhone, or visit pass.is/subway from your phone or Apple device, to redeem a coupon for a free drink at participating outlets in Hong Kong. OK, it’s admittedly not the most exciting deal in the world. But hey, it’s the start of something that could catch on quick, and good on Subway to lead the way. BTW, keep this coupon on your device and come December, it’ll automatically change into another Subway coupon offering something else. Oooh, the suspense. December will be a month of activity, and it begins with two awesome neighborhood events HK-side. The first is The Christmas List Walk on December 5, with 27 participating shops and restaurants to date, which begins at 6pm and goes all the way to 10pm. Yes, this is mostly a shopping event—yay, up-to-20 percent discounts!—but La Creperie and La Cabane will both be offering some crazy deals, like 50 percent off their Brittany oysters for the former. Koh Thai will also be providing catering throughout the shops. To sign up, go to www.thelist.com.hk/xmaslist . Then, on December 8, there will be the PoHo Bazaar (that’s Po Hing Fong to the rest of us) involving lots of food, alcohol and shopping in the Tai Ping Shan Street area. Basically, it’ll be like an outdoor street party, and barbecues, craft beers and wines will all make an appearance at some point. Check out www.facebook.com/thepohobazaar for details. Restaurant group Elite Concepts is celebrating its 21st birthday—which is quite a feat in a city like Hong Kong, where establishments come and go in the span of months and sometimes even weeks. But the question is, what do we get out of this happy news? Here it is: Visit Nanhai No.1 , He Jiang , Ye Shanghai , 1/5 Nuevo or Guo Fu Lou from December 6 to January 31, and you’ll be able to get to eat dishes like sautéed minced black pork with lettuce cups, wok-fried fish slices in huadiao wine, and fried shredded tofu strips at a cut-throat price of $21. Seriously, you can’t even get a cup of coffee for that amount of money these days. The deal technically extends to the group’s restaurants in China; for more info and to book tables, go to www.elite-concepts.com . Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on Twitter: @adele_hklife .