Too Hot to Handle The Bibo group has staked out a spot at The Pulse and opened Hotshot (G/F, Shop 114-115, The Pulse, 28 Beach Rd., Repulse Bay, 2515-1661), channeling California’s surf culture with a beachy retreat right by Repulse Bay. You’ll see surf boards, palm trees and lots of wall art at this space, while digging into a mix of all-American dishes like Southern fried chicken, pancakes, burgers and brownies. Kitchen Confidential For an intimate private kitchen experience in the east-end, Little Kitchen (112-114 Cheung Lok Building, Sai Wan Ho St., Sai Wan Ho, 5616-4114) might just fit the bill. Run by Chef David Forestell, LK is run out of an old tong lau to give it a distinctly Hong Kong ambience. Chef Forestell offers a changing menu of western dishes, sourcing ingredients from Sai Wan Ho market nearby when possible. The venue is BYOB, and you can expect to dig into a minimum of four courses each night. Playing House Twins Josh and Caleb Ng are back with Open House (1/F, 19 Shing Wong St., Central) on tranquil Shing Wong Street. Open House will be a private kitchen slash retail hub for design pieces, tableware and kitchen tools. The interior is supposed to channel Wong Kar-wai’s signature cinematic style—so expect something moody, broody and achingly romantic. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on Twitter: @adelewong_hk.