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July 2012


MEZZA NORTE: The Mercato Centrale Experience Comes to Quezon City (Starting July 26)!



We invite you to join us for the opening of MEZZA NORTE (Official Name)– the newest food and lifestyle haven in Quezon City!  
From the same organizers that brought you Mercato Centrale night food market in Bonifacio Global City, MEZZA NORTE brings together the best in delicious home-cooked foods and pastry & dessert finds that the North has to offer along with your Mercato Centrale favorite food stands!
MEZZA NORTE is located inside the UP-AyalaLand Technohub along Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City.
It will be open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6:00pm to 3:00am starting July 26!
Here is the initial list of vendors for the Mezza Norte Market

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DRUM TAO: Why Watch the Art of Japanese Drums?

DrumTao There’s a world-class show in town, and you shouldn’t miss its limited run here in Manila!

DRUM TAO is a different kind of musical drum concert where the performers are trained in martial arts and prefer to practice outdoors in the forest to prepare for this awesome sensory experience.

It’s like watching synchronized drumming–very animated and snappy with a bit of ouido (playing musical instruments by ear, in synchronization with the beat of the group).

The entire show is composed of musical drum stunt performances with passionate drum beating, chanting and shouting (there are no lyrics, just instrumental Japanese music). In between sets, there are comical skits showcasing Japanese humor.

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#Restaurants, Food

BRASSERIE CICOU: Best Family-Friendly French Bistro in Manila!

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I’m quite hesitant to eat in French restos in Manila when I’m with my family because they usually have that snooty stigma. Plus, they alway come with big price tags that sometimes don’t match the yumminess of the food.

Brasserie Cicou has changed that for me by offering an affordable and yummy menu, a homey ambiance and, best of all, a play area section for kids!

Here is a look at Cicou and some of our recommendations…

Best French Restos in Manila:

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#Philippines, Events, Food, Ultimate Taste Test

Announcing: ULTIMATE TASTE TEST 9.0 @ SODERNO on July 29, Sunday!


Get ready for the much awaited Ultimate Taste Test (UTT) Battle in the South!

Our Awesome Planet, in partnership with SODERNO @ MOLITO, presents Ultimate Taste Test 9.0 on July 29, 2012 (Sunday) at the SODERNO at MOLITO from 6.00pm to 11.00pm.

The Ultimate Taste Test is a gathering of different food and drink concessionaires who give a free taste of their goodies that are already in the markethave just been launched or will soon be launched. The atmosphere is festive and everybody will have a good time giving in to all kinds of gustatory delights. 

Southern Foodies get to rate the food sampled on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest.

The top participants who get the highest ratings will get:

  • free one (1) month booth in SODERNO @ Molito in September, and
  • a blog post feature in the food blog site, Our Awesome Planet, which helps boost popularity and sales even more! 

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CHOPS Chicago Steakhouse – Is it really a Steakhouse for Steak Lovers?

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There’s a new steakhouse in town…

Found in Greenbelt5, CHOPS Chicago Steakhouse boldly claims that it is a steakhouse for steak lovers. It is a collaboration restaurant between the Raymund Magdaluyo group and the Banana Leaf group, led by Peter Ayson.

Does it live up to its promise?

Here is our CHOPS experience:

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