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Have your own personal shopper with honestbee premium all-in-one concierge


 Thanks to this new mobile app,  shopping for your daily needs becomes easy and hassle-free. Singapore based app honestbee is now here in the Philippines to help customers do their groceries, laundry, and food orders with the help of a personal grocery shopper and delivery service. Initially available in Metro Manila area only,  the concierge app is about to have their expansion in more locations to take away the hassles of heavy traffic, long parking lines, and late working hours which takes a lot of personal time. Currently available in nine key cities – Singapore, Taipei, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala […]


Filipino Pride in Art and Food at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila


 I am honored to celebrate Philippine Independence month in style with a 2-in-1 event at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila. There’s the Hiraya art exhibit organized by the hotel in partnership with art festival organizer Art in the South, back to back with Pistahan sa Cafe 8 buffet promo featuring our favorite Filipino dishes and beverages. Hiraya art exhibit runs from June 7 to July 2, 2017 with the following artists as participants: Below are what you can expect in this amazing showcase of Pinoy creativity: During the launch at Crimson Hotel’s The Gallery, two kinds of free cocktail drinks plus […]


Cinco de Mayo Promo at Crimson Hotel


 Celebrating my belated birthday this 2017 at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila became even more special with the opening of Buen Provecho, a Mexican buffet promo just in time for Cinco de Mayo. From May 5 until May 14, the hotel’s main restaurant Cafe 8 will serve tacos, burritos, tequila and more for lunch and dinner. I was lucky to have my lunch at Cafe 8 on the first day of the promo, hence I had the opportunity to hear the educational speech of Mexican Ambassador Julio Camarena Villasenor (educational as we learned so much from him about the origin […]


Best Gourmet Burgers Down South


 Like burgers? Love movies? Have the best of both worlds with Blockbuster Burgers by Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila. Visit Crimson Hotel’s Cafe Eight anytime this April and get yourself a fully-stuffed burger named after a classic blockbuster film. Let me warn you guys: for diners like me who can only consume small servings or a single regular-sized fastfood burger in one sitting, one order of any Blockbuster Burger menu item can already be considered good for two people (except the Titanic burger, which a minimum of four people can finish, ideally…hence its name). The Titanic burger’s got: Half kilo […]


foodpanda announces big and bold crazy offers this 2017


  We were able to meet and talk to Iacopo Rovere, foodpanda Philippines’ appointed Chief Executive Officer at Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings in Crossroads, BGC when the company announced their big and bold crazy offers this 2017. foodpanda, now the leading global online food delivery marketplace (and in the Philippines leads with only a couple of competitors), has been charging  fixed delivery service fee of P30 plus a service fee of 15% from the total food bill. This year, customers can now order as much as they want – with a minimum order value starting at P200 exclusive for […]


We found one of the best-tasting chicken in town at Gringo’s


 If you’re looking for the best-tasting chicken, grilled to perfection, come over at Gringo, a restaurant that introduces pop culture references oozing with good vibes as soon as you enter their branches. Gringo serves delicious Mexican-Latin meals that Filipino diners will appreciate at the start of the first bite. Simple yet there is a homey feel when you get to your table and the ‘amigos’ start to ask for your orders. Them amigos are the friendly Gringo waiters and waitresses ready to assist customers with their choice of their food. Perfect Barkada Hangout Gringo, according to restaurateur Reagan Tan, is the […]


SM City Marikina distributed Bears of Joy to CSWDO Marikina


 SM City Marikina is a shopping mall located in Calumpang, Marikina, Philippines which opened in 2008. SM City Marikina is the 31st SM Supermall built in the Philippines, 14th SM Mall built within Metro Manila, and 3rd among other SM malls opened in the eastern region of Metropolitan Manila, after SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City and SM Center Pasig in Pasig City. SM City Marikina is located near in Marikina River and Riverbanks Center, situated along Marcos Highway. SM City Marikina was opened to the public on September 5, 2008, with opening ceremonies and ribbon cutting headed by then MMDA […]

SM City Fairview Spectacular Video Mapping


 Went here on a Thursday afternoon braving the traffic from Commonwealth to this part of Fairview City to witness SM City Fairview’s 3D Mapping event. Well the road to Fairview has seen a lot of new improvements with the rise of new establishments along the way like food parks which are now the trending hubs for foodies. Travel time to SM City Fairview depends on what time you’re going there. Expect a rush along the Commonwealth area during the high times of the day. SM City Fairview looks very different now if you’ve seen this place a few years ago. […]

Yule Duel Christmas Show Choir Competition in SM City Davao


 SM City Davao, the first SM mall in Mindanao, held a one-day musical choir competition and gave away a total of P30,000 in cash prizes plus plaque and Certificate of Appreciation to group participants. Yule Duel, a Christmas Show Choir Competition was held last December 18 at the Annex Building of SM City Davao. Participating chorale group were Conexus Harmonia Chorale Tagum City National High School, Sto. Tomas Youth Choir, and Denians Voice Ensemble. Three guest judges were also present during the competition and gave scores to participants based on different criteria. The Denians Voice Ensemble bagged the 3rd place […]


Take a break and shop at Tutuban Center


 For many years, even before the biggest and modern malls  mushroomed in the metropolis, Tutuban Center in Divisoria is one of the shopping haven of Filipinos. Tutuban Center became more of a convenient place to shop as it sits in the main train station of the Philippine National Railway (PNR), the Tutuban station most commonly known as Manila station or Divisoria train station. Tutuban is a hunter’s paradise for those who loves shopping on a budget and bargain commodities from personal to home improvement needs. Shopping could go so well even if you only have a P1000 budget in your purse […]


Kalesa, an appetizing experience to a man’s heart (or woman’s)


 If you’re in search for a dish with the real flavors of Filipino cuisines that you’ve always wanted, then hop on and ride to a Kalesa journey inside Mercure Manila Ortigas, the newest business hotel hub in the heart of Ortigas CBD. Recently opened in September, Mercure Manila Ortigas has that elegant feel of a business class hotel for the people on-the-go and business minded people searching for a place to stay in Manila. Mercure Manila Ortigas is part of Mercure Hotels, a brand of hotels run by French multinational corporation AccorHotels. Mercure Manila Ortigas offers a luxurious feel with […]


Singapore comes closer to home with Makansutra at the SM Megamall


 If you love laksa, satay, bah kuh teh, or anything Singaporean cuisine, you don’t need to go very far – like book a flight with Cebu Pacific or Singapore Airlines, to savor the rich and flavorful popular food concept also known as ‘hawker food’ because now you can experience it here in Manila. SM comes with another first as it opened its doors to Filipino foodies and non-foodies alike with the newly introduced Makansutra street food-style stalls at the SM Megamall A. We just had our first dibs and we are convinced that Makansutra will take you to a food trip […]

Mang Inasal pays tribute to everyday heroes


 It’s not all the time that we see and hear heroic deeds by our fellowmen that is given recognition for all citizens to know and realize that faith in humanity is still present among our hearts. A person doesn’t have to go to war and come back as a hero nor that person doesn’t have to save an entire city like the Avengers did in the movie Age of Ultron. A person can be a hero just by stepping up, believing and doing what he believes is right. Sharing talents and passion to his fellowmen that will benefit a lot of people […]


NAXIONAL, the go-to South American diner when in Manila


 There is a new restaurant in Uptown Parade, BGC that is making sure your love for Southern American cuisine gets the fix of what your taste bud desires. Just in time while the Rio Olympics 2016 is happening in Brazil, NAXIONAL officially opens its door to die-hard food lovers and curious taste buddies of the Southern American dishes. NAXIONAL is the newest go-to restaurant for those looking to broaden their culinary horizons. NAXIONAL is at the 2nd floor of Uptown Parade. NAXIONAL is a brainchild of Raymund Magdaluyo of the Red Crab Group, who got his inspiration while visiting diners […]


Cafe Enye casual dining restaurant at Eastwood City


 Think breakfast like you’re having it in another time of the day where you slumped on your chair with your favorite morning meal while sipping Mimosas, Bloody Marys, or fruity rich flavored craft beer instead of the usual coffee or hot chocolate. “Are you sure we’re talking of breakfast here,” you might be asking. Yes. And yes, again, because you can. Where? At Cafe Enye. Cafe Enye is a casual dining restaurant that serves Colonial Spanish Cuisine, food inspired from where the Spaniards have settled, specifically, Northern Morocco, Argentina, Central America, and the Philippines. Just to give you ideas on […]


Wafu counts 4, unveils new chapter with improved Japanese dining experience


 The Japanese restaurant in Greenhills is celebrating its 4th year anniversary and is now opening a new chapter in its story. Wafu, the brainchild of Brian Tiu, the visionary behind brands such as Teriyaki Boy, Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken, and Ichiba: Japanese Market, prides himself in being an International Trend Spotter and Local Trend Setter. Through his vision, Wafu was created in a two storey building in the heart of Greenhills, Wafu sought to redefine the Japanese dining experience by combining deliciously authentic Japanese cuisine with posh and stylish interiors. We were there when it first opened in 2012. Today as Wafu […]


EAT Getaway guys invade fancy resto Sabreen’s Seafood Market and Restaurant in downtown Manila


 If you love seafood and lots of seafood, there’s this place in Ermita that you can visit and make your own ‘dampa pa-luto’ style just across your table within minutes or so. The seafood restaurant that has been around for more than 29 years now brandishes a new and modern design accentuated with a more upscale royal look and is now named Sabreen’s Seafood Market and Restaurant. Under its new management, Sabreen’s continues the legacy of the old Seafood Market giving modern touch to make every customer’s visit a worthwhile experience. And the EAT Getaway guys couldn’t agree more. Just right […]


Quick hotel recommendations: Best deals and what’s not for 2016


 Another year will come to pass, and 2015 has been generous to us in terms of the countless things we’ve achieved all throughout the year. One of those things is the opportunity to travel and stay in different types of hotels, from standard to premium, to the regular to posh, and lucrative hotels we all been dreaming of. So here’s our quick hotel recommendations and what’s not that you should look forward to, in 2016. Widus Hotel & Casino Widus Hotel & Casino is a premier one-stop leisure destination in Clark Freeport Zone, which is about one hour and forty-five minutes to two-hours drive that has […]


Create your own I AM Vikings storytelling video and win a Nikon 1 J5 camera


 I AM Vikings is a storytelling video contest by Vikings Luxury Buffet Restaurant in collaboration with Nikon Philippines where anybody can get a chance to win a brand new Nikon 1 J5 Kit and PhP 10,000 worth of Gift Certificates from Vikings Luxury Buffet Restaurant. Contestant should produce a 30-second video that relates to the campaign I AM VIKINGS. Storytellers need to show memories or scenes that best describe the brand, Vikings. The video must include the Vikings logo and tagline – The Philippines’ Largest Buffet Restaurant at the end of the video. Contestants must like both Vikings Facebook Page […]


Tuning in discipline at go-en Ramen Shoppe


 go-en The Japanese Ramen Shoppe has been around , interestingly, since 2012. A quaint and humble place that you wouldn’t know unless someone gets you invited or you, yourself have discovered in the search for great ramen soup. go-en from Japanese is the five yen coin which is considered as a good luck charm both in terms of money and relationships. This name given by owners Marilyn Pefianco and John Geron, two expats who brought their love for food and things Japanese to the country, aims to forge strong relationship through their commitment to good food and friendly atmosphere. As if […]


Hong Kong is in the air at Choi Garden SM Megamall


 The first thing I noticed as soon as I stepped in at Choi Garden was the Hong Kong vibe that illuminates in every corner of this dimsum house found in SM Megamall. Choi specializes in rich Chinese and Cantonese cuisine that stays away from MSG with less oil and salt on their dishes. Bright color red is the motif of this restaurant, which of course in Chinese means good luck, highlighted with touch of gold and black wooden finishing designs. Overall restaurant layout is spacious and there are many available seats  and tables for everyone. Choi Garden is also kid-friendly that there is big […]


Let’s talk about NYPD, the newest restaurant inside Resorts World Manila


 Let’s talk about New York Pinoy Deli, also known as NYPD! It’s a West Meets South East food adventure kind of thing. NYPD, not the New York Police Department, sprouts with fresh breath of new and exciting flavors in Resorts World Manila. Housed inside RWM‘s Casino, NYPD is the newest concept and is one of the highlight of this year’s RWM’s 6th Anniversary, as presented in their ‘Let’s Talk About 6‘ celebration. READ: Resorts World Manila 6th Anniversary “I’m excited that we are back at the history of the old deli, the old diners, with the classic food that they served back then […]


The Frazzled Cook blessed new home in Quezon City


 The Frazzled Cook is back, and they found their new home in Quezon City at Sct. Gandian St. near Tomas Morato. They officially opened a few days ago and celebrated the blessing ceremony of the artsy restaurant with invited guests, family, and friends. We once visited The Frazzled Cook in their old address in Mandaluyong to witness a coffee brewing event and we fell in love with the place’s quaint ambiance. The new home is bigger and with a lot of space to fill in. One thing you’ll notice when you get inside are figurines of the lucky waving cats and Hello Kitty cutlery set […]


F1 Hotel Manila brings back Luzviminda Filipino Food Festival – Pistang Pinoy Year 3


 F1 Hotel Manila will launch its much-awaited gastronomic adventure as it brings back Luzviminda Filipino Food Festival – Pistang Pinoy on for the third time this year. F All Day Dining Restaurant will serve distinct Filipino flavors as guest chefs recreate some of the country’s most popular dishes from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao in Luzviminda 3: Pistang Pinoy. Authentic Filipino dishes will be masterfully crafted by this year’s star-studded culinary line-up including “The Boss” himself, and Rustique Kitchen’s Chef Bruce Lim representing Luzon; Alab Filipino Restaurant’s Chef Tatung Sarthou for Visayas; and flying all the way from the South is Chef Sider […]

Gerry's Grill branch at ground floor, Mega Strip B of SM Megamall

Gerry’s opens branches in Megamall and Aseana with new casual dining feel


 Two recently opened restaurants of Gerry’s Grill went on a makeover designed with an ambiance as appetizing as their cuisines. Now grilling at the ground floor, Mega Strip B of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong and Aseana along Macapagal Avenue in Pasay City, Filipino’s favorite Gerry’s came up with a real ‘fine’ dining that guests would enjoy aside from the restaurant’s best selling menus. “It’s important that guests feast not only with what they eat but with what they see inside the restaurant,” according to Gerry’s Senior Marketing Manager Francis Villaluz. “We have set a new standard to ensure that we provide customers not only the best Filipino dishes but fast, efficient service and a cozy ambiance. We want diners to have that experience of being in a restaurant where they will feel relaxed and comfortable,” he added. The fresh foliage decked at the main wall of the dining area in Megamall branch will captivate the attention of the customers installed with a fully automated water to maintain the nourishment of the plants, also, with sunlight-effect adjusted lightning that will give a refreshing vibe in the entire restaurant. On the other hand, Gerry’s Aseana features an updated version of Old Manila that can accommodate up to 250 customers with balconies and huge windows with different designs. “We want guests to feel that they are enjoying their favorite Gerry’s dishes with family and friends in a huge patio,” said Villaluz. Meanwhile, Gerry’s has invited bloggers to experience the latest on their Magamall and Aseana branch, treating the guests with dishes. Meeting the goal of the renovation, Gerry’s guests were enthralled with the ambiance while devouring with food-tasting activity, May 28. At Gerry’s Megamall, “Sinigang na Hipon,” “Sizzling Kankong Ala Pobre,” “Krispy Pla Pla with Garlic and Ensaladang Talong,” “Tuna Sisig,” and “Inihaw na Bangus” were served while in Gerry’s Aseana, dishes considered as ‘Region’s Hidden Treasure’ were presented such as “Binangoonang Rice,” “Chicken Pandan,” “Stir Fry Chinese Veggies.” Moreover, in spite of the premium ambiance that they put on Gerry’s, Villaluz ensured that the prices remained the same. Gerry’s Grill has 71 branches nationwide with two branches in the US and Singapore and is planning to be grilling in Qatar soon. Viewed 32460 times by 3523 viewers Theresa InoncilloJournalism student, intern at the momentMore Posts – Website