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April 28, 2016

STAND UP PADDLE: Are you Ready for the SUP Craze in Manila? @MichiCalica

 Stand Up Paddling (SUP)

STAND UP PADDLE (SUP) is the fastest growing watersport in the world. It is quite popular because the learning curve is so easy and people of all ages and skill can quickly master it. It also provides a low impact full body workout and an eco-friendly way to experience the outdoors.

 

Michi Calica-Sotto is a fashion designer who got hooked on SUP and is now certified by the Academy of Surfing Instructors (ASI), the highest level of certification for "supping" instructors. She teaches newbies the safest way to SUP, the proper form, and efficient paddling techniques, all in a SUP Immersion program in Caliraya Lake.

SUP CENTRAL
Email:
supcentralasia@gmail.com
Mobile:
+63 917 891-1968
Facebook: SUP Central

Here are some important tips and tricks for newbies who want to get into the SUP craze...

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April 26, 2016

World Street Food Dialogue: Heritage Street Food Trends & Insights (Summary)

Related Blog Post: World Street Food Jamboree: 15 Hawker Stalls Worth Lining Up For!

World Street Food Dialogue
The World Street Food Congress (WSFC) is a symposium--both a conference and a street feasting festival--celebrating the world's most popular heritage street food culture with the theme: "Comforting Flavors of Home".

  

The third edition of WSFC was held for the first time in Manila, presented by Makansuntra, Department of Tourism, and Ayala Malls, to put the Philippines on the world street food map. The WSFC Dialogue on April 20-21 covered issues of preservation, sustainability, and opportunities for the industry. 

World Street Food Congress Manila 2016 Series:

World Street Food Dialogue: Heritage Street Food Trends & Insights (Summary)
- World Street Food Jamboree: 15 Hawker Stalls Worth Lining Up For! #WSFC16 (Updated!)
- FOODIE GUIDE to the World Street Food Congress in Manila! (April 20-24, 2016) @Makansutra
- World Street Food Dialogue: "Can Deliciousness Cure Poverty and Create Opportunities?"
- Philippines' First 15-Hour Food Tour Frenzy Safari (Part 1) #WSFC16
- An Epic 15-Hour Food Tour in Manila (Part 2) #WSFC16
- Announcing... World Street Food Congress in Manila! (April 20-24, 2016)

 

Here is the summary of trends and our insights from the street food culture around the world...

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April 25, 2016

MALASIMBO: A Backstage Pass To The Beautiful Mindoro Island! @MalasimboFest 2016

 

Malasimbo Lights & Dance Festival is the second weekend of the illustrious Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival held annually in the mountains of Puerta Galera on the Island of Mindoro. The three-day festival took place on March 24th - 26th, during Holy Weekend and drew an internationally diverse crowd of music and dance lovers.

The festivities start late in the afternoon giving you ample time to explore the island.

Related Post: MALASIMBOOO! Transformative Music, Art & Magic @MalasimboFest 2016

 

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Puerta Galera is a Municipality of the province of Oriental Mindoro on the island Mindoro.   A 3 hour trip from Manila, Puerta Galera has become a popular tourist destination and vacation spot for Filipinos and Foreigners.

 

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April 23, 2016

TEXAS ROADHOUSE: The Original @TexasRoadhouse Experience now in Manila! (Opens April 28)

Texas Roadhouse
Texas Roadhouse Manila is the first Southeast Asian franchise (second next to Taiwan in Asia) of the popular western steak and ribs concept founded in Indiana in 1993.

They're famous for their hand-cut steaks, fall-off-the-bone ribs, made-from-scratch sides, fresh-baked bread, and the legendary margarita.

 

Watch The Original Texas Roadhouse Experience.

Thank you to The Bistro Group for bringing the original Texas Roadhouse experience to Manila. Here are some tips on what to order... 

Texas Roadhouse
4th floor Uptown Mall, BGC
Email: trhuptown@bistro.com.ph
Phone: (02) 776-2654 / (02) 776-2656
Instagram: @TexasRoadhousePH
Facebook: @TexasRoadhousePH
Operating hours: Mon-Thu: 11am -12am,
Fri - Sat: 11am - 1:00am, Sun 11am -12am

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April 21, 2016

World Street Food Jamboree: 15 Hawker Stalls Worth Lining Up For! #WSFC16 (Updated!)

April 20, 2016

BIG BANQUET 4: BIZU Reigns as 4-time Champion Caterer in Manila! @THEBLUELEAF

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BIZU maintains their winning streak as the best caterer in Manila for the 4th time!

Last Sunday, food lovers flocked to Blue Leaf Events Pavilion at McKinley Hill to tastes what this year’s caterers had in store. Seven of the most established contenders such as Bizu, K by Cunanan, Mesclun, Hizon's, Josiah's, Albergus, and Juan Carlo fed the famished crowds.

Because of last year’s success, the stakes were even higher—caterers upped the ante with their improved food, service, and booth designs!

Related post: DON'T MISS... THE BIG BANQUET 4: BIG EATS, HUGE TREATS ON APRIL 17, SUNDAY

Here’s more about the winners at Big Banquet 4…

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April 18, 2016

FOODIE GUIDE to the World Street Food Congress in Manila! (April 20-24, 2016) @Makansutra

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Are you ready for the World Street Food Congress party in Manila on April 20-24, 2016?

The World Street Food Congress (WSFC) is a symposium, conference and a mega-street feasting festival that celebrates and seeks opportunities and possibilities for the world’s most popular food culture – heritage and comfort street food. The WSFC is not just about comfort food and deliciousness. The WSF Dialogue component is about addressing issues of preservation, sustainability, relevance and the world of opportunities we can create tomorrow. The third installation of the WSFC2016 sails from Singapore to the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Metro Manila, Philippines, after two successful runs in the Lion City (2013 and 2015). http://www.wsfcongress.com

 

Here is a foodie guide on the World Street Food Dialogue & Jamboree happening next week in Manila..

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CHILI's Favorites and Summer Flare with Ribs! (Revisited)

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With the summer season rolling in, Chili’s follows suit with their new line of deliciously messy ribs that come with a Cherry Cola or Blueberry Chipotle Glaze, do-it-yourself “Skillet BBQ Sliders”, and their tasty triumvirate of chicken, salmon and pork ribs in the “Texas Trio”.

Aside from their new menu, we also got to try their bestselling items and famous Margaritas.

CHILI’S
Level 2, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Makati City
Email: 
chilis_philippines@yahoo.com
Telephone:
747 - 2131
Facebook:
Chili's Philippines
Instagram:
@chilisphilippines
Website: www.chilisphilippines.com

Here’s our review of Chili’s and their summer menu…

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