Cover The interior of Ask For Alonzo Soho (Source: Deadly Rabbits Concepts)

“We’re not your average hospitality group, and we want people to know that just by looking at our logo,” explains co-founder Bart Szyniec

Having opened three restaurants under the Ask For Alonzo brand across Hong Kong in just three years, founders Bart Szyniec and Giuliano Dacasto are only ramping up the stakes with the announcement of three new venues, as well as the formation of a new restaurant group.

The latter will take on the name of Deadly Rabbits Concepts, with a logo that depicts three scheming, murderous bunnies in close cahoots with one another. The unique brand identity reflects Szyniec and Dacasto's penchant for absurdist humour, their love of the killer rabbit guards in Monty Python and The Holy Grail, and their intention to multiply and build "communities that share in their love for food and conviviality in underrepresented neighbourhoods like Quarry Bay, Happy Valley and Tai Hang," as their press statement reads.

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Now, a fourth Ask For Alonzo marks the group's debut. Opening on Sheung Wan's Bridges Street, the new addition features affordable, all-day Italian dining that takes customers from a lunch of roasted Italian suckling pig panini, to afternoon aperitivos of Alonzo lagers, Italian cocktails and house wines with a side of arancini rice balls and sausage skewers, or a dinner of spiralotti with 'nduja and Alonzo’s carbonara. Weekend brunch is also offered as a spread of starters, mains, pastas, and special Italian subs with the option to add a free-flow alcohol package.

In 2022, Deadly Rabbits has two more openings planned. The first is Porkcentric, a nose-to-tail concept that will heavily feature sustainable pork dishes that bring together Szyniec and Dacasto's central European background with Dacasto's time cooking in London. Finally, Don Sando will serve Japanese comfort food with the ubiquitous sando at the fore, capitalising on Hongkongers' wanderlust for the Land of the Rising Sun. Stay abreast of these openings and more by following Deadly Rabbits on Instagram.

Ask For Alonzo, 18 Bridges Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong; +852 8489 7847

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