Category Italian

Beeffalo by Hotrocks Marikina – New look, same old favorite restaurant

I remember back in February, while I was confined for a minor medical procedure at the Antipolo Doctors Hospital, Alex mentioned to me that he ate at a steak and ribs place just in front of the hospital. He promised to take me there and he did. I loved the place not only because of their juicy steak but also because of its colorful, yet homey, vibe. The place was Beeffalo by Hotrocks Antipolo. Fast forward to October, and I finally get to try dining at its original branch, Beeffalo by Hotrocks Marikina, and I was even more satisfied.

Beeffalo by Hotrocks Marikina

The city of Marikina has become famous for its hole in the wall food spots but we seldom get the chance to dine there. I was kind of surprised that Beeffalo was located right at the end of Gil Fernando Avenue, a long road that stretches back to Marcos Highw...

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Enjoy happy hour with Casa Italia’s spiked sweets, gourmet fare

When the sun has set and the workday is done, nothing beats chilling with best buds and loved ones over dinner and drinks. There’s no better place to kick back and relax than at Casa Italia, where “happy hour” lasts all night long and is made more delicious with homey Italian fare served with a dash of gourmet.

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Fans of Casa Italia’s signature gelato are sure to love its After Dark series, a lineup of flavors spiked with liquor. Made with all-natural ingredients and infused with premium alcohol, it is a party in every scoop.

Cravings for piña colada are satisfied by Ocean Dreams. Containing 4% alcohol, this tropical sorbet captures seaside getaways lounging with a concoction of pineapple, coconut cream, and white and dark rum. Tempting taste buds is Night Eire (6% alcohol), coffee...

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Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar, Capitol Commons

The Pasig Kapitolyo area has started to gain popularity for having quite a number of must-try restaurants and hole-in-the-wall foodie havens. Honestly, I’m already living in the East side of Manila and just in the town next to Pasig but I haven’t even scratched the surface, so to speak. Last week, I found the time to visit Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar in Capitol Commons, Pasig, and boy I’m glad I did!

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Exterior of Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar, Capitol Commons

It was lunchtime when I arrived and the place was already starting to get crowded with yuppies taking their lunch break. Capitol Commons’ close proximity to the offices along Shaw Boulevard and the Ortigas Business District explains this.

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The bar.

The place has quite an interesting ambiance for me...

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1st Colonial Grill, Naga City Centro

In the summer of 2014, my business had me and Alex driving to Legazpi City in Albay. Being the adventurous foodies that we are, of course, we also grabbed the chance to try out what’s offered by the province’s local restos. One of the restaurants in Legazpi City that we tried was 1st Colonial Grill in Pacific Mall.

While the husband ordered something that’s not so Bicolano, I got Pasta Bicolana (which was more like Aglio Olio with siling labuyo) and the restaurant’s specialty, Colonial Burger. For dessert, we each got a serving of its Sili Ice Cream and Pili Ice Cream. The frozen delights were enough to convince us to come back with Ralph in tow.

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