Sunday, December 4, 2022

NFTs, Crypto and America's Best Burger for 2022. Bored and Hungry Yet? At the Bored & Hungry Pop-Up at The Grid Food Market

Emerging technologies unleash even more potential and opportunities transforming the way we perceive both currency and art in our daily routine. And new tech finds its way to the culinary scene. NFTs, Crypto and America's Best Burger. That's something worth a big tasty bite, don't you think?.


Transformations and continuous evolutions in seemingly diverse fields come together forever changing our lives while penetrating deep into the cultural mainstream. New tech, digital currency, art and the culinary scene weave seamlessly for experiences that would define the next decade at a unique pop-up in The Grid Food Market. Voted America's Best Burger for 2022 by Good Morning America, Bored & Hungry is an innovative NFT-backed restaurant group that's all set to redefine and reinvent the restaurant industry. Bored and hungry yet? Read on for a taste of the Bored OG Burger...

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Step Inside for the Day's Freshest Catch at Cold Storage Seafood

The bright blue thematic colors of the brand are easily recognizable instantly associating it with the freshest seafood, differentiating it and setting it apart from the usual options in the metro. But it's the story behind the brand which began with one man's vision of sharing the very best ocean harvests of the country with the world that's truly inspiring. In one afternoon, the newly renovated store along Wilson Street in San Juan City celebrates a significant milestone in the brand's evolving story...


For years, the store along Wilson Street with its rows of glass chillers have become a familiar sight not only for those living the 'hood but among lovers of premium quality fresh seafood. Now newly renovated with a sparkling sheen, Cold Storage Seafood builds on the vision of one man boldly setting a course for expanded growth with its offerings of fresh seafood and quality meats from around the world. Step inside for the day's freshest catch and more, at Cold Storage Seafood...

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Wings. Tenders. Mojitos. And the 2022 World Cup. It's Game On at Buffalo Wild Wings

Thirty-two national teams, the world's best, converge on the pitches of Qatar for The Beautiful Game. It's time to bring out your colors and your game for the 2022 World Cup. And pick your libations, tasty bites and the best front row seats at Buffalo Wild Wings...


The much anticipated sporting event is eagerly awaited by fans the world over, and you can now watch live streams of the various matches at Buffalo Wild Wings in Estancia Mall in Capitol Commons and Uptown Mall in BGC. After all, wings, tenders, mojitos and the World Cup is one combo that's hard to beat. So bring your game and your appetite, it's time to cheer your hearts out at Buffalo Wild Wings... 

Sunday, November 20, 2022

DPA X LJC: Celebrating Two Decades of Culinary Partnership with Elements of Flavor at Flame in Discovery Primea

Behind each unique and memorable culinary creation at one of the metro's prestigious properties is an enduring partnership that has defined the Discovery Primea experience. Starting November 17, this creative gastronomic partnership is celebrated with the Elements of Flavor series...


The story of an epic culinary journey unravels high above Discovery Primea along Ayala Avenue in Makati, retold and celebrated with each dish. Discovery Primea's General Manager, David Pardo de Ayala and Executive Chef Luis Chikiamco highlight two decades of creative partnership with an elegant and lavish four-hands dinner to kick-off the Elements of Flavor series at Flame Restaurant. The series showcases unique collaborations between Discovery Primea's culinary team and renowned local and international chefs and personalities reflecting modern cuisine in an elegant setting at Flame Restaurant. With the aim of presenting gastronomic innovation by bringing together unique culinary ideas, special techniques and a passion for fine flavors for even more memorable experiences to the property's loyal patrons and guests, Elements of Flavor is a snapshot of the very best redefined with each course in a collaborative experience. Here's a peek at Elements of Flavor in Discovery Primea...

Friday, November 18, 2022

Afternoon Tea and Italian Style: High Fashion and High Tea in an Elegant Weave at #FURLAAfternoonTea in The Writers Bar of Raffles Makati

Tea and style, in a perfect blend. Elegant afternoon tea at The Writers Bar in Raffles Makati is elevated with an elegant touch from Italian style icon Furla for a unique experience...


High Tea and high fashion come together in a luxurious weave as The Writers Bar in Raffles Makati brews yet another afternoon tea concept threaded by luxurious Italian style for a memorable and seamless experience. In an exclusive event, guests were treated to the savory and sweet decadent creations of Executive Chef Bela Rieck for afternoon tea as well as a sneak peek at the 2022 Autumn/Winter Collection of Furla at The Writers Bar.  Read on for a unique preview of afternoon tea and Italian style with #FURLAAfternoonTea at Raffles Makati...  

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Ice Cream Cakes and Chilly Burgers for the Holidays: Sebastian's Ice Cream Unveils its 2022 Christmas Collection

The world's longest holiday season gets into high gear with the introduction of Christmas-themed offerings adding a festive vibe for the most anticipated time of the year. Sebastian's Ice Cream joins the holiday fray with the introduction of indulgent new ice cream cakes and Chilly Burgers for memorable Yuletide feasts with the family.  


A decadent selection of Ice Cream Cakes inspired by traditional Filipino flavors and Crinkle Chilly Burgers with indulgent ice cream sandwiched between two moist Crinkles sprinkled with powdered sugar are the lavish entries for the holidays from one of the metro's ice cream wizards, Sebastian's Ice Cream. Comfortingly nostalgic local flavors weave alongside classic ice cream creations for dessert lovers this holiday season in a variety of tempting options. Meet the 2022 Christmas Collection from Sebastian's Ice Cream...

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Unwind and Chill with Soothing Cocktails and Sumptuous Latin Flavors at MamSer in UNWND Boutique Hotel Makati

Spice up your Poblacion experience with the fresh, vibrant and soothing Latin vibe. Say hello to MamSer at UNWND Boutique Hotel Makati...


The eclectic Makati neighborhood adds yet another dining experience to your long list of options with hearty and authentic Latin cuisine paired with handcrafted libations at MamSer in UNWND Boutique Hotel Makati. Known for its vibrant nightlife, the infusion of authentic Latin flavors is a welcome addition to the complex weave of culinary offerings at Poblacion. Tucked away in the narrow streets of the cool Bohemian 'hood, it's time to say hello to the wittingly named MamSer and indulge in its extensive array of hearty Latin-inspired dishes...

Monday, November 14, 2022

Meet The #TendonMaster: Perfection in a Bowl by Chef Akimitsu Takihara of Tendon Akimitsu

That delicately light and crisp texture bursting with succulent flavors with each bite, it's pure tendon perfection that can only come from the #TendonMaster...


Japanese cuisine consistently ranks high on everyone's list of dining options and when you're looking for authenticity and masterful execution of the perfect bowl of tendon, only a handful of establishments come top of mind. One of these is Tendon Akimitsu. The recent visit of a true #TendonMaster just drives the point home, clearly establishing Tendon Akimitsu as one of the top spots for a sumptuous bowl of authentic tendon in the metro's culinary landscape. Chef Akimitsu Takihara of the famed Tendon Akimitsu chain in Japan visits the local branch at Ayala Malls The 30th showcasing his expertise with each mouthwatering bowl of pure happiness. 

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Comforting Classics Reinvented with a Cool Modern Twist at Xi by Cafe Guilt

Discovering a new culinary find offering creative and refreshingly inspired spins on traditional and comforting staples is one secret you'd like to keep for yourself. But since it's the season of giving, here's a quick rundown on Quezon City's newest secret hidden gastronomic gem...


Progressive, innovative and unapologetically modern with an emphasis on fresh, bold and real flavors, Quezon City is now home for hearty and sumptuous cuisine with hints of playful inventiveness expressed in a lavish menu at Xi by Cafe Guilt. And no, you don't have to go far down south the usual dining hotspots to find the same level of masterfully executed dishes. You'll find it right here in Quezon City. Xi by Cafe Guilt brings its extensive repertoire of familiar and comforting classics reinvented with a contemporary twist for a unique dining experience in a quiet Scout area neighborhood away from the usual commercial and business districts. And about time too... 

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Culinary Journeys and Classic Continental Cuisine with Scandinavian Flair at Aquavit Pub & Grill

The famed culinary duo of Chefs Robert Lilja and Tom Hines are back rocking the culinary scene of Makati's Poblacion. The much anticipated collaboration brings a taste of fresh and clean Scandinavian flavors to the strip, adding to the eclectic and vibrant diversity and tasty gastronomic offerings of the neighborhood...


When two celebrated chefs collaborate, you can expect great things to happen as Chefs Robert Lilja and Tom Hines shake up Poblacion's local culinary landscape with their newest dining concept at Aquavit Pub & Grill. Inspired by classic European and continental cuisine infused with Scandinavian flair, Aquavit Pub & Grill also showcases the culinary journeys of two amazing chefs retold and shared with each lavish dish. Read on for a tasty peek at the famed Makati neighborhood's newest dining destination...

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Authentic Thai Flavors and the World's Best Noodle Dish Comes To Ortigas with the Opening of Greyhound Cafe at The Podium

Finally, authentic Thai cuisine comes closer to your 'hood at Greyhound Cafe's newest branch now open at The Podium...


Greyhound Cafe brings its modern spin to traditional Thai cuisine at The Podium, now with three branches in the metro including SM Aura Premier and SM Mall of Asia with a fourth soon on the pipeline. And with the recent recognition by TasteAtlas for Khao Soi as the world's best noodle dish, diners at the newest branch of Greyhound Cafe in The Podium will have a special treat. Enjoy a hearty serving of rich, creamy and savory Beef Khao Soi exclusively at The Podium branch of Greyhound Cafe. Plus traditional Boat Noodles and comforting Tom Yum only at The Podium. Now that's a good reason to visit the newest branch of Greyhound Cafe (for more on Greyhound Cafe, see my earlier post Born in Bangkok: Greyhound Cafe Comes to Manila at SM Aura Premier from May this year).

Monday, November 7, 2022

A Tipple and Tasty Bites on the Rooftop at Takao Studios Coffee

Coffee and ramen? Sounds like a plan. Here's one more unique find to add to your list of dining destinations if you happen to be down south...


An unexpected stop on the way back home from the south soon became an opportunity for a sneak peek at one of the newest dining destinations making quite a buzz on the net. That's no surprise when one of the best chefs in the country, Chef Mikel Zaguirre, is part of the culinary team behind Takao Studios Coffee.

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Long Night? Just Ice It With The Soothing Blends of Stay Up Espresso Bar

It's one of those nights when you need a soothing pick me up to last the marathon. Rest easy, and just ice it with the selection of bold espresso brews from Stay Up Espresso Bar...


No Sleep. Woke. Wide Awake. And Up All Night. When you have a long night ahead, just open up a cold brew from Stay Up Espresso Bar and ice it. Now with three branches in Las Piñas, Katipunan and the newest at Kapitolyo, you're never too far from the refreshing coffee offerings of Stay Up Espresso Bar for those nights when you need a bold blend to keep you up and alert all night long.

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Sweet and Savory Indulgence. Meet The New and Decadent Truffle Butter with Candied Bacon Bibingka by Bibingka Manila

There are certain flavors that just warms the palate all year long like the deep nutty notes and creamy richness of truffle butter, the sharpness of Parmesan and the savory, mildly smoky hints of bacon. This holiday season, enjoy all these indulgent flavors in one of the most inventive and elegant spins on a classic local delicacy...


Truffle butter, Parmesan and bacon come together for a sweet and savory blend following an impressive line-up bannered by their Original with Salted Egg & Cheese, Ube & Cheese and Suman Latik variants. Bibingka Manila unveils yet another unique creation combining the lavish trifecta of truffle butter, Parmesan and bacon with the new Truffle Butter with Candied Bacon Bibingka just in time for the holidays. Read on for a closer look at the latest creation from Bibingka Manila and jumpstart the festive holiday season...

Friday, November 4, 2022

Thai Style With a Street Food Vibe at The Original Boat Noodle in SM Mall of Asia

The vibrant sights, sounds and flavors of the exotic floating markets of Ayutthaya come alive in the newest dining establishment at SM Mall of Asia. Step inside The Original Boat Noodle...


The Original Boat Noodle brings Thailand's iconic floating market and street food vibe to SM Mall of Asia with their extensive selection of authentic Thai dishes. From the famous and iconic boat noodles served in its distinct "little bowls of happiness" later stacked to classic dishes like Pad Thai and Kra Pow Chicken Rice, the Original Boat Noodle recreates the street market feel from the Land of Smiles for a unique dining experience. Read on for a tasty sneak peek...

Thursday, November 3, 2022

One Man's Culinary Journey Continues at Hossein's Hookah Shisha Habibi Lounge in Makati Avenue

Since 1985, one name stands above all the others when it comes to authentic Persian and Middle Eastern cuisine driven by the dreams of one man who set out to find a new home. Thirty-seven years later and counting, Hossein's Persian Kebab remains one of the few establishments in the metro offering authenticity continuing one man's and one family's culinary tradition.


The popularity of Persian cuisine through the years can be traced back to the very first Middle Eastern restaurant offering authentic dishes satisfying curious palates always in search for new flavors and expats looking for a taste of home fueled by returning overseas workers craving for the dishes experienced abroad. Hossein's Persian Kebab, considered the metro's oldest Persian restaurant located in Makati Avenue, fired up the kebab craze that continues to this day. With its milestone 37th year, Hossein Sohrabi Langroudi is more than ready for the post pandemic new normal now with three branches including Greenbelt and Serendra as well as the new Hossein's Hookah Shisha Habibi Lounge located below the original restaurant offering yet another authentic Persian experience. 

Monday, October 31, 2022

#EatLikeAChamp: Fuss-Free Hotpot At Home with the Easy Hotpot Kit by Champion Hotpot

There are some dishes that seem to just taste so much better with the right weather, weaving both the mood and flavors in perfect sync. Like hotpot on a rainy day...


Tracing its origins to China, the uniquely Asian dish has always been a popular staple the world over and its popularity in local all-you-can-eat buffet establishments keeps it high on everyone's list. There's just nothing quite like a simmering pot of comforting broth generously loaded with fresh ingredients to warm both the body and palate on an overcast cloudy day and with the constant rains the past few days, the craving for a sumptuous hotpot becomes real. Enjoying hotpot at home doesn't have to complicated. Sealed and packed in a box, Champion Hotpot makes it easy with their Easy Hotpot Kit...

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Rainy Day Picks for Take-Out at PAUL Le Cafe

The lingering and unceasing rains from a last quarter storm reminds us all not to count out the year just yet. Seeking refuge from the rains, a stop at PAUL Le Cafe for a soothing Americano led to an indulgent take-out splurge of classic and comforting fresh-baked treats with some of my personal picks... 


PAUL Le Cafe weaves coffee and decadent viennoiserie into an elegant dining experience for its take on the art of coffee a la Francaise in a casual setting at Greenbelt 5. The name PAUL is synonymous with the quintessential French tradition, going as far back as 1889 when the iconic instirution was first established (for more on Paul Le Cafe, see my earlier post, The Art of Coffee A La Francaise at PAUL Le Cafe on the the opening of their Greenbelt 5 branch last March). The rains and a sudden craving for viennoiserie capped by a refreshing cup of Americano with its bold and robust notes was just what you needed, and one of the few things that seemed so right that rainy day. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

The Flavor of New York: The New York Original Comes to Manila at Nathan's Famous in SM Mall of Asia

Baseball, apple pie and hot dogs. Through the years, nothing describes or defines classic Americana perfectly. Now you can experience and immerse yourself in the flavor of New York with the enduring all-beef hot dogs that began as a nickel hot dog stand in Coney Island back in 1916 by Nathan and Ida Handwerker... 


An all-American original brings the flavor of New York to Manila with the recent opening of Nathan's Famous at SM Mall of Asia featuring their signature offerings of all-beef hot dogs and more. That burst of rich and savory notes announced by an audible snap with each bite comes from 106 years of the American Dream for a New York Original that's ready to take on the next century as it expands its global network of stores. And it's now in Manila, adding that cool Big Apple vibe to the local culinary scene. Fix me up a Nathan's Famous, please... 

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

One Pot To Rule Them All From The Game-Winning Playbook of Champion Hotpot

Buffet dining returns and one brand aims to change the hotpot game with variety and value for a winning combo that's just hard to beat...


Unlimited Hotpot with premium broths and a wide selection of fresh quality ingredients, unlimited build-your-own Mongolian Bowls and a sumptuous buffet of hot Asian dishes, where else can you find all these offerings in one place? The first Taiwanese Unlimited Hotpot restaurant in the metro, Champion Hotpot combines Hotpot, Mongolian Bowls and Asian buffet dining for a game-winning feast and more bang for the buck at Santolan Town Plaza. With three unique dining experiences to satisfy any appetite, Champion Hotpot has a three-peat for a feast (for more on Champion Hot Pot, see my post, ECQ Eats: A Game-Winning Knockout for Home Dining in the ECQ with the New Mongolian Knockout Bowls by Champion Hotpot on their savory Mongolian Bowls available for delivery from last year).

Sunday, October 23, 2022

A Fiery Start to a Carnivore's Dream at One World Butchers Resto and Deli in Poblacion

Mouthwatering and savory premium steaks, pork and artisan sausages like Thüringen Bratwurst, Bockwurst, Kielbasa, Cabanossi, Nurnberger and even Sisig Sausages fresh off the fiery grills, certified meatheads now have a home at One World Butchers in Makati's vibrant Poblacion neighborhood... 


The smokers and grills are all fired up for a true carnivore's dream at One World Butchers in Poblacion with a wide and tempting selection of asador-grilled meats, house-made gourmet sausages and more. A restaurant and deli, One World Butchers is a carnivore's sanctuary for certified meat lovers adding its own unique vibe to the countless dining options in Poblacion. And they're pretty serious about meat. Come hungry at the famed neighborhood's newest dining destination...

Monday, October 17, 2022

Discovering Culinary Connections with Flavors of Colombia at Discovery Primea's Flame Restaurant

Experiencing a country's cuisine, they say, is the closest thing to understanding and appreciating the pulse of any culture. Flame Restaurant at Discovery Primea invites you to explore the rich culinary heritage of Colombia with a specially curated multi-course menu for a limited time... 


Discovering new flavors is always something to look forward to, and broadening one's perspective is an adventure in itself. An additional evening in a limited run promises a memorable gastronomic experience at Discovery Primea. Due to popular demand from a sold out first run, Flavors of Colombia by guest chef Manuel Martinez is extended to October 19 with a special dinner highlighting traditional Colombian cuisine at Flame Restaurant. Take your palate on a culinary journey to the other side of the world and discover new flavors as well as subtle connections with a shared heritage and history with each lavish dish.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

#BeercationAtBrotzeit: Raise a Toast Up High Down South at the Newest Location of Brotzeit in Alabang West Parade

 Good times are happening down south. Time to raise up a toast...


Now with three locations in the metro including Edsa Shangri-La and BGC, the newest branch of Brotzeit in Alabang West Parade bring good times and barrels of fun down south. And just in time too as Brotzeit celebrates its longest Oktoberfest run yet all the way until the end of the month (for more on Oktoberfest at Brotzeit, see my previous post, The Whole Nine Yards: Brotzeit Philippines Celebrates Nine Long Years in the Country with the Longest Oktoberfest Season from last month). Now that's reason enough to raise a toast at Brotzeit up high all the way down south in Alabang West Parade...

Friday, October 14, 2022

A Taste of Asia in Old Town Taguig at White House Taguig

The rich and diverse flavors of Asia are showcased in the metro's newest dining destination in Old Town Taguig helmed by one of the country's noted culinary personalities for a unique dining experience in Manila's culinary scene. All you have to do is look for the elegantly restored ancestral home with its pristine and flawless white façade setting it apart from the rest along the busy streets in Old Town Taguig...

Chef Bruce Lim shares his inspired take on vibrant Asian flavors with a curated menu at White House Taguig, featuring authentic dishes from Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan and China. A visit to White House Taguig takes your palate on an Asian culinary journey, experienced one plate and dish at a time in a casual yet elegant setting. Take a drive down Old Town Taguig and experience traditional Asian flavors masterfully executed by Chef Bruce Lim and his team at the newest dining destination this side of the metro...

Monday, October 3, 2022

American Classics and Pinoy Favorites Poppit Pint Mix: Let the Good Times Roll with Fourteen Awesome New Flavors by Sebastian's Ice Cream

Fourteen exciting new flavors in two collections from Sebastian's Ice Cream. It's time to let the good times roll with the new Poppit Pint Mixes...


Sebastian's Ice Cream introduces its American Classics and Pinoy Favorites Poppit Pint Mixes featuring fourteen all-new creations inspired by enduring Filipino and American flavors. With its successful and unique Poppits as the base, Sebastian's Ice Cream goes on a nostalgic and flavorful ride revisiting and reimagining popular flavors for its new Pint Mixes (for more on the innovative Poppits, see my previous post, Forget the Spoon. Enjoy Ice Cream in a Fun New Way with Poppits in a Pint by Sebastian's Ice Cream). Ready to roll? Then, read on...

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Sumptuous Feasts, Wine Down Fridays and Farmhouse Sessions at The Fatted Calf

Wine Down Fridays, Farmhouse Sessions and of course, a hearty feast with the famous Leg of Beef, indulgent cakes and desserts and many more prepared by Chefs Jayjay and Rhea Castro-Sycip. That's just three of so many countless good reasons to visit The Fatted Calf in upland Silang...


Chef Jayjay and Rhea Castro-Sysip reimagines destination dining with their rustic and sumptuous farmhouse fare made with the freshest local ingredients and decadent cakes at The Fatted Calf. And now, Chefs Jayjay and Rhea adds even more layers to your dining experience at The Fatted Calf with Wine Down Fridays and the Farmhouse Sessions. Curious? Then, read on...

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Nacionale Bladeworks: The Cutting Edge in Your Kitchen

A clean cut, all the time. Real sharp knives for real sharp cooks. This is your cutting edge in the kitchen...


Nacionale Bladeworks brings the sharper edge to elevate your kitchen game with their meticulously crafted Japanese-style cutlery, the edge you need in the professional or home kitchen. For Ryan and Karen David, taking the cleaner, sharper cut is a passionate expression of their love for the high standards and fast-paced nature of the professional kitchen. Are you ready to elevate your kitchen game?

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Celebrating Milestones with 100 Stores in the Country, A New Cheese Series and Froyo Line by Koomi Natural Drinking Yogurt

Now with its milestone 100th store in the country with still more in the pipeline since it launched early last year, Koomi Natural Drinking Yogurt remains one of the most successful and truly inspiring brands in the local food scene. And the brand isn't done just yet. Far from it. Koomi Natural Drinking Yogurt launches a series of new product offerings to tempt your palate...


Hitting 100 stores in less than a year since it entered the cluttered and competitive local food scene is no small feat. It's just downright impressive. And the fact that it was launched at the height of the pandemic last year amidst countless uncertainties makes it even more remarkable. It's a spectacular run any which way you look at it. And Koomi Natural Drinking Yogurt has so much more in store for all its loyal koomikadas with its new Koomi Froyo and Limited Edition Cheese Series.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

What's New at OMG? Wings, Breakfast Burritos and Fish with Chips at Oh My Greek...

Here's what's new at OMG. Wings, breakfast burritos and fish with chips, that's what's new at Oh My Greek...


Oh My Greek adds their own unique spin to Breakfast Burritos, Greek Chicken Wings and Greek Battered Fish with Chips to their growing menu of bestsellers of tasty bites and sumptuous meals. Let's take a closer look and dive right in...

Monday, September 26, 2022

Light and Easy with Fresh Flavors by Zig Healthy Made Happy

Fresh, bold and clean flavors, some days you just want to keep it simple. And light. And Zig Healthy Made Happy has just what you're craving for in a variety of new dishes... 


Healthier dining options appear to be on the rise as a result of the quarantine experience, and one unique dining concept stands out from the clutter for making healthy food cool. Zig Healthy Made Happy introduces a refreshing medley of new Salad Bowls, Protein Bowls, Sourdough Sandwiches and a creatively inventive Salad Pizza to its growing menu for even more healthier options packed with fresh, real and vibrant flavors. Who says healthy food has to be boring or bland? Not at Zig Healthy Made Happy... 

Sunday, September 25, 2022

#SpectrumSundaysBest: The Grandest of Feasts Returns to Fairmont Makati's Spectrum with #SundaysBestatSpectrum with Carmen's Best Ice Cream

One of the metro's very best buffets returns to Spectrum at Fairmont Makati. Sundays just got better with Sunday's Best at Spectrum...


Fairmont Makati relaunches its legendary buffet with Sunday's Best at Spectrum featuring a lavish and mouthwatering array of sumptuous dishes from around the world in one place. And Sundays just got a whole lot better and more indulgent with one of the country's premium artisanal ice cream brands included in the buffet spread, Carmen's Best Ice Cream. Read on for a virtual tour of the hearty and elegant offerings at #SpectrumSundaysBest...

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Valhalla by the Bay: The Night of the Crawfish at Skal, the Biggest Viking Party at Sofitel Manila

Crawfish, crayfish, crawdaddies, crawdads, mudbugs, baybugs or yabbies, call it what you want. For one glorious evening, the crayfish rules the night at one of the largest Viking parties in Asia...


Sofitel Manila once again hosts the grandest Viking party by the bay at Skal with endless free-flowing beer, Aquavit and of course crayfish. After more than two years due to the pandemic, the epic festival returns with a bang honoring a bountiful harvest in a centuries-old Nordic tradition with sumptuous food, rounds of drinks and music. And a whole lot of crayfish too. In what may be the closest thing to Valhalla, read on and take a peek at the lavish feast and celebration...

Thursday, September 22, 2022

The Whole Nine Yards: Brotzeit Philippines Celebrates Nine Long Years in the Country with the Longest Oktoberfest Season

The end of September marks the beginning of one of the most anticipated festivals in the world. It's Oktoberfest at Brotzeit...


Brotzeit Philippines kicks off its milestone ninth anniversary with the longest Oktoberfest celebration starting September 12 to October 29, 2022. One of the country's enduring and authentic German beer bars for almost a decade, Brotzeit pulls all the stops for an epic Oktoberfest bash complete with exciting games and awesome prizes daily. Now that's reason enough to raise a toast...

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Let's Do Lunch Specials, Pizza and Pasta at Salvatore Cuomo Cafe...

New Lunch Specials, hearty pizza and pasta dishes await diners at Salvatore Cuomo Cafe. Let's do lunch at Salvatore Cuomo Cafe...


Lunch at Salvatore Cuomo Cafe in The Podium becomes a tempting proposition with their new Lunch Specials, Pizza and Pasta offerings. And desserts too. Cocktails after 5? Check out some cool deals for a refreshing tipple. Still no plans for lunch? Then, read on and see what's new at Salvatore Cuomo Cafe...

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Azuthai Thai Restaurant: First with the #ThaiSELECT Seal, First On Your List of Authentic Thai Cuisine Now Serving New Dishes

Since 2008, Azuthai Thai Restaurant has been top-of-mind when it comes to authentic Thai cuisine. It's no wonder that it's the first local restaurant to receive the coveted #ThaiSELECT seal from the Ministry of Commerce of the Royal Thai Government back in 2017. And now, Azuthai Thai Restaurant has new dishes for your next visit...


From their classic Crispy Catfish Salad to Bagoong Fried Rice, Pad Thai with Prawns and Massaman Lamb Curry, Azuthai Thai Restaurant remains at the top of your list for sumptuous and authentic Thai cuisine. One of the few and the very first local Thai restaurant with the prestigious #ThaiSELECT seal of authenticity from the Royal Thai Government, Azuthai Thai Restaurant continues to showcase homestyle Thai ingredients and recipes with their new dishes. Read on for a peek at Azuthai Thai Restaurant's new dishes...

Monday, September 19, 2022

Afternoon Tea with a Franco-Asian Spin: The Culinary Masters Afternoon Tea with Chef Justin Quek at Oasis Garden Cafe in Solaire Resort

You can have traditional afternoon tea or make it a lot more interesting and let Chef Justin Quek serve you his inspired take on sweet and savory creations. One of Singapore's celebrated culinary icons, experience afternoon tea with a unique Franco-Asian spin by Chef Justin Quek at Oasis Garden Cafe...


Spicy Prawn Noodle Soup, Odeh Odeh, Chendol Crème Brulée and Siu Mei, not what you'd expect from a traditional afternoon tea. Then again, there's nothing quite traditional with the Culinary Masters Afternoon Tea showcasing the novel and inventive fusion of Asian flavors with French techniques in an elegant and seamless blend. From September 20 to 25, Singaporean Chef Justin Quek teases your palate for afternoon tea like no other at Oasis Garden Cafe in Solaire Resort.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

The Man with the Golden Touch: Emilio Mina Celebrates 20 Years of Fine Italian Cuisine and Good Times with Caruso Ristorante Italiano

They say a good restaurant is defined by its cuisine. And rightly so. But there are some restaurants that have been associated with the creative vision of the man behind it driving its cuisine. Like Emilio Mina of Caruso Ristorante Italiano...


Celebrating twenty years of fine Italian cuisine, Caruso Ristorante Italiano reaches a milestone in its storied history. It's also a testament to the man behind the iconic Italian restaurant along Nicanor Garcia Street in Makati. The story of Caruso Ristorante Italiano is the story of Emilio Mina, from the dishes of his childhood to the elegant Italian flair of the classic Italian restaurant.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

What's New with the Croissant Lady? Take A Peek. And A Bite...

The Croissant Lady has been busy concocting sweet and savory treats from her new kitchen, and the inventive flavor combinations are from the usual...


The recent opening of the new showroom for ChefWorks Philippines and the kitchen of Croissant Lady in one cool spot has become a culinary laboratory of sorts for some of the best croissants and more in the metro (for more on the new showroom and kitchen of ChefWorks Philippines and Croissant Lady, see my post Hot Off The Oven: ChefWorks Philippines and Croissant Lady Inaugurates New Home). 

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Hot Off the Oven: ChefWorks Philippines and Croissant Lady Inaugurates New Home

For Philip John Golding and Donatella Chua, the inauguration of the new home for ChefWorks Philippines and Croissant Lady is the culmination of years in the local F&B industry as well as a continuing story in their culinary journey. It's also home to the finest culinary apparel and sumptuous fresh-baked croissants...


ChefWorks Philippines and the Croissant Lady formally welcomed guests to its new home at the third floor of Pamana Building along Arnaiz Avenue in Makati. From professional chefs apparel to flaky croissants paired with coffee, Philip John Golding and Donatella Chua offer a unique spot for all your chefs uniform essentials and tasty bites in one cool spot. 

Monday, September 12, 2022

The Olive Garden Experience Comes To Manila

It's finally here. The unlimited fresh-baked breadsticks, hearty soups and salads that's at the core of the family-centric American casual dining chain along with their specialty pasta dishes and many more finally comes to Manila. Take a closer and tasty peek at Olive Garden... 


Lasagna Fritta, Seafood Alfredo, Shrimp Scampi, Fettuccine Alfredo and Chicken Parmesan. Or why not create your own pasta? Bring your appetite, Olive Garden serves up a feast with an all-star cast of sumptuous bestsellers. The Bistro Group brings the much celebrated and quintessential Olive Garden experience with its Never-Ending garden-fresh salads, homemade soups and fresh-baked breadsticks along with its repertoire of classic pasta dishes from the largest American-Italian restaurant chain in the US to the Philippines at Mall of Asia. Hungry? Then, read on...

Saturday, September 10, 2022

A Bar, Speakeasy, Patisserie, Deli and French Fusion Restaurant in the Basement at Somm's Table

Where to find Makati's newest and coolest bar, speakeasy, patisserie, deli and restaurant? Just head down the basement at Somm's Table...


Michelin-star trained chefs Raphael Gries and Julien Sobolewski bring their own unique take on creative and innovative French cuisine, traditional patisserie and deli with a cool speakeasy and contemporary bar vibe at Somm's Table. Makati's newest dining and bar destination, Somm's Table is located at the basement of the Corner Exchange Building along Bolanos Street in Makati. The unique location becomes part of the charm and experience in this bar, patisserie, deli and restaurant. At Somm's Table, going down the basement is the surest way to an elevated bar and dining experience.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Easy Online Shopping, Cool Deals and Exclusive Perks at Robinsons Appliances

Shopping for household appliances online has never been this easy. All it takes are a few quick taps on your mobile device and that's it. With Robinsons Appliances... 


Robinsons Appliances takes the online shopping experience for appliances to a whole new level of hassle-free convenience with unprecedented ease of navigation on its website. And that's not all, Robinsons Appliances offers cool deals and discounts in celebration of its milestone website birthday. Read on and discover just how easy online shopping can be with Robinsons Appliances and enjoy value added discounts extended until September 30, 2022 (for more on Robinsons Appliances, see my post Ready With Your Christmas Wishlist? Robinsons Appliances is Ready and Waiting for You...). 

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Round Up the Posse and Raise a Toast for Margarita Madness at Chili's

It's back. Unlimited Frozen Margaritas for endless rounds of good times and good vibes. It's Margarita Madness at Chili's...


Unlimited rounds of Frozen Margaritas for only P 300? Now that's enough reason to a round up the posse and raise a toast. Margarita Madness returns at Chili's from September 1 to October 31, so pick your spot at the bar. Top Shelf Lime Frozen Margarita or Strawberry, Mango and Strawberry Mango frozen Margarita? Enjoy all four and one more for the road...

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Going All-Out with Unlimited Korean BBQ for P 599 at CCYG Unlimited Korean BBQ

Unlimited, all you can eat Korean BBQ. That's one of many dining experiences we missed during the long days of the quarantine experience. As we slowly transition and return to some sense of normalcy, it's time to revisit the places and the flavors we missed. Like Korean BBQ. Unlimited. Value and variety combine for one of the metro's hidden gems at CCYG Unlimited Korean BBQ...


There are countless options for unlimited Korean BBQ in the metro, and it's a trend that's here to stay. The popularity of Korean culture, from K-Dramas and K-Pop down to its hearty cuisine bannered by samgyupsal continues to fill our social media feeds deepening its hold in the local cultural mainstream. The attraction of one all-inclusive price for an all-you-can-eat feast has always been a winning formula for both value and variety among local diners. One such Korean BBQ restaurant along Tomas Morato Avenue in Quezon City brings all these and more, at CCYG Unlimited Korean BBQ... 

Monday, September 5, 2022

Groceries Done Right: pandamart, The Top Stop for Fresh Groceries and Assorted Choices

Now you can tick-off your grocery list conveniently delivered to your doorstep with just a few quick taps on your mobile device. How? Take a crash course on Online Grocery 101 with pandamart...

A grocery run was once part of the daily routine, but all that changed during the long days of the quarantine experience. Going online was the only option to get fresh groceries and other essentials delivered and even then, it was pretty much hit or miss. pandamart changes all that. With pandamart, you can experience online grocery convenience done right without a hitch. Enjoy virtual access to top quality freshness and a wide assortment of items available for delivery in as fast as 20 minutes. Imagine a hassle-free grocery run without the long queues and traffic. That's groceries done right with pandamart

Thursday, September 1, 2022

#banginNYstylebagels: Now, These Bagels are Bangin'. At Booya Bagels...

Fresh off the oven, warmed up for that soft and mildly chewy bite with a delicate crispness immediately tells you this one's special. This one's absolutely bangin'... 


Finally, New York style bagels comes to the metro and your search for the best begins and ends at Booya Bagels. From classic bagels with house-cured lox and a generous schmear of herbed cream cheese to their more inventive offerings like the colorful and indulgently sweet Unicorn Poop, Booya Bagels brings that bangin' New York style for a taste of the Big Apple with every bite. And enjoying these legit bagels are just a text, call or DM away with your mobile device.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Healthy Can Be Delicious as Kenny Rogers Roasters and Beyond Meat Introduces New Plant-Based Offerings

The continued popularity of plant-based offerings is a positive development in the local culinary scene with more access as well as options for diners to enjoy and experience healthier meals. Kenny Rogers Roasters goes one step further with its expanded menu of plant-based options...


Kenny Rogers Roasters in collaboration with Beyond Meat introduces savory new plant-based options with the Kenny's Beyond Bolognese and Kenny's Beyond Basil Bowl to supplement their existing Kenny's Beyond Burger and Kenny's Mashed Potato offerings in the current menu. The expansion of the plant-based menu builds on the success of the previous collab between Kenny Rogers Roasters and Beyond Meat launched last year with the Kenny's Beyond Burger and Kenny's Beyond Mashed Potato (for more on the initial collab, see my post ECQ Eats: Kenny Rogers Roasters Goes Beyond Deliciously Healthy with Plant-Based Options from Beyond Meat from September last year). Kenny Rogers Roasters goes beyond deliciously healthy once more with exciting new plant-based dishes to suit your appetite and craving. Curious? Then read on...

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Experience the Crowning Glory of Detroit Style Pizza at EAPPOC Pizza

Thick, golden light crust, fortified marinara, pepperoni and that crispy cheese crown "frico." The crunchy edges ringed by a delicately crisp crown is one of the many unique features of the Detroit style pizza. Call it the crowning glory of a real Detroit style pizza. And Chef Aaron Lau has perfected the style down to a tee at EAPPOC Pizza...  


It's all about the crust. The unique shape isn't the only feature that distinguishes the unique style of pizza, the crisp crown-like crust formed around the edges elevates a good Detroit Style Pizza setting it apart from the rest. And you'll find that distinctive crown on each Detroit Style Pizza at EAPPOC Pizza by Chef Aaron Lau for that authentic Motown vibe with each slice and bite.   

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Tara sa foodpanda: The Best One-Stop Shop for All Your "Feels" with All the Deals. Tara, fp!

Here's the situation. It's another day filled with endless possibilities and excitement up ahead but the situation remains the same just like any other day. It's the persistent where-and-what-to-eat question that needs to be settled. And it's the same sitch that goes as far back as anyone can remember. Fortunately, there's an easy solution to the age-old question when your tummy starts to rumble, an unexpected occasion or spontaneous gathering with the gang. And it's a whole lot easier than you think, with the answer requiring just a few quick taps on your mobile device. Tara sa foodpanda! Tara, fp! 


It's the virtual one-stop shop for all your cravings turning all your appetite-busting dreams to reality, your ultimate companion for all celebrations imaginable where even small wins count and reason enough to enjoy a satisfying meal. That's right, foodpanda is there once more to save the day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, in-between snacks or searching for a new tasty discovery, foodpanda offers a seamless no-hassle experience. All with just a few taps. With foodpanda, kahit anong feels, maraming deals!  

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Arcana Lounge: Finally, A Proper Bar at Promenade in Greenhills

Makati, Quezon City, BGC and further down south are the usual options for a night out with an established bar scene. Finally, Greenhills now has a real bar. And a legit one too, with all the right cocktails. Welcome to Arcana Lounge... 


The Promenade in Greenhills has been your go-to place for shopping and tasty bites but never really an option for a proper tipple. What it really lacked was a formal bar, and Arcana Lounge is the answer to countless secret wishes and prayers. Now you have a secret spot you can call your own at Promenade. Come on in and have a drink...
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