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March 2014

#Restaurants, Food

ALLIUM by Chef Mark Tan of Studio Kitchen :)

As featured in MAKATI: 10 Most Awesome NEW Restaurants in Makati 2014! @MakeItMakati 


ALLIUM is the restaurant reincarnation in Makati of our favorite Studio Kitchen in Alabang, by Filipino-American Chef Mark Tan. Its name is inspired by the genus of plants that include onions, garlics, chives, and leeks and responsible for the flavors we enjoy in our food.

We tried the degustation sampler and grilled meat selections prepared by Chef Mark during one of our Mercato partners’ meeting. His specialty is contemporary American cooking using fresh local ingredients and good quality imported meats.

Related Blog Post: STUDIO KITCHEN (ALABANG) of Chef Mark Tan!

Check out Allium in Makati…

ALLIUM Contemporary Modern American Cuisine
G/F Grand Midori, Bolanos St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
Telephone: +632 519-1088
Mobile: +63 999 694-3068, +63 916 356-3663 

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#Restaurants, Food

TODD ENGLISH FOOD HALL MANILA: What you Need to Know About the First Celebrity Chef Restaurant in Manila! @SMAuraPremier

As featured in BEST OF TAGUIG: 10 Most Awesome NEW Restaurants in BGC & Taguig 2014! 

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TODD ENGLISH FOOD HALL is officially Manila’s first Celebrity Chef Restaurant opening at the SM Aura Premier! It is also the first restaurant that sets the trend for the Food Hall concept in Manila.

A Food Hall is a communal dining space with well-curated stalls or food stations. It is NOT a buffet, because you can order from one or any of the stations. It is NOT a food court, because the food is typically handmade, with a cohesive theme.

Todd English Food Hall is all about quality of food with provenance, and a mix of cuisine that is eclectic and inspired across 9 food stations.

Here’s what you need to know about Todd English Food Hall in Manila…

5/F SkyPark, SM Aura Premiere, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Operating hours: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Monday to Sunday
Email: [email protected]
FacebookFoodHall ToddEnglish
Telephone: +632 621 4002

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Announcing… CUCINA ANDARE @ The Link Glorietta!



Do you miss CUCINA ANDARE, your favorite foodie hangout in Glorietta 3 Park, Makati? Don’t worry, Cucina Andare is BACK! And we’re taking food tripping to the NEXT LEVEL, literally! Join us at our NEW LOCATION – The ROOFDECK of GLORIETTA LINK, Makati (the parking building beside The Landmark and Makati Shangri-La Hotel) starting April 4 (Friday) from 4pm to 3am.  

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#Restaurants, Food

GINO’s BRICK OVEN PIZZA MAKATI: Burrata, Homemade Pasta, Neapolitan Pizza with Spicy Honey! @jutey_boy

As featured in MAKATI: 10 Most Awesome NEW Restaurants in Makati 2014! @MakeItMakati 

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GINO’s BRICK OVEN PIZZA is a Neapolitan-style Pizzeria originally from Katipunan, by passionate Filipino food entreprenuers Jutes & Cello Templo (of Cello’s Donuts fame). The name of the resto is a tribute to their son, Gino.

The Makati branch is the Gino’s 2.0 version. The taste is so authentic, some people think it’s owned by Italians.

We loved their Burratta, homemade pasta, and Neapolitan pizza! Check out Gino’s…

Bautista near corner Tordersillas St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
Email[email protected]
FacebookGino’s Brick Oven Pizza
Mobile: +63 917 964-5339 (for reservations)
Operating Hours: 11.30am to 9.30pm

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THE GIRL + THE BULL: Aguirre’s Best Kept Secret Resto No More :) @thegirl_thebull

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THE GIRL + THE BULL is a cool neighborhood restaurant at the end of Aguirre Avenue in BF Homes and the first baby of passionate couple Gab Bustos, head chef and known as The Bull, and Thea de Rivera, who is The Girl.

The Aguirre Food Street has already helped launch resto superstars in 2013 like SENSEI SUSHI by Chef Bruce “Broosy” Ricketts and has led the trend in Cupcake Cafes with Larcy’s Cupcakery Cafe.

The Girl + The Bull is another noteworthy resto on Aguirre and is proof that 21-year olds can rock the resto scene with a comfort food concept that every foodie raves about. This is how real passion tastes on your plate.

You’ve got to check this out in BF!

#346 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque
Mobile Number: +63 905 572 2556
FacebookThe Girl + The Bull
Operating Hours

  • Monday and Thursday: 11.00am to 3.00pm and 6.00pm to 9.00pm
  • Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Closed from 3:00pm-6:00pm.
  • Friday and Saturday: 11.00am to 3.00pm and 6.00pm to 11.00pm
  • Sunday: 12.00pm to 3.00pm and 6.00pm to 10.00pm

Note: Credit Cards are accepted. Prior table reservation is a must.

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Announcing… ALTURA! The @MercatoCentrale of Tagaytay in SM Skyranch :)




Tagaytay has always been a favorite getaway destination for weary Manilenos who want to escape the hustle and bustle of citylife: The great attractions, the great weather, the great view and, of course, the great food! And now, the Mercato Centrale group is giving you another great reason to visit Tagaytay on the weekends!
Join us at ALTURA: the Mercato Centrale of Tagaytay at SM Skyranch! That’s right! Your favorite night food and lifestyle market will make your next visit to SM Skyranch at Tagaytay a belly-bursting, lip-smacking experience.
ALTURA will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 4pm-3am startingApril 12 (Saturday)!   

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#Hotels, #Travel, Malaysia

WOLO Bukit Bintang Boutique Hotel (A Review) #Agoda

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WOLO is one of the best places for Filipinos to stay in Kuala Lumpur. 

This cute boutique hotel (which reminds me of The Henry in Cebu) is:

  • Located at the heart of the shopping district — Bukit Bintang,
  • Walking distance from the best hawker places LOT 10 HUTONG and JALAN ALOR,
  • Right beside the Monorail Bukit Bintang station, and
  • The rate is very competitive versus other 5 star hotels.

This is where we kick off our AwesomeMalaysia Kuala Lumpur experience.  

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#Restaurants, Food

MARMALADE KITCHEN: Comfort Food by Chef Aileen Anastacio of Goodies & Sweets :)

As featured in BEST OF TAGUIG: 10 Most Awesome NEW Restaurants in BGC & Taguig 2014! 


MARMALADE KITCHEN is a comfort food resto and kitchen studio by Chef Aileen Anastacio of Goodies & Sweets fame. I like the simple, home-cooked goodness of the food prepared by the chef. 

The name of the resto is inspired by Chef Aileen’s love for breakfast, brunch food and marmalade. She loves the color orange so you can see different shades and forms of it throughout the store. 

It’s a cafe with a kitchen studio — a place where people can cook, learn and eat, something the chef loves doing until this day.  You can have a kids’ birthday party or a private cooking session with the chef in the studio.

Check out Marmalade Kitchen…

Unit 2-5 Forum South Global corner 7th Avenue and Federacion Drive
Bonifacio South District, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Telephone: +632 622-9196
Mobile: +63 917 837-0959
Email[email protected]
FacebookMarmalade Kitchen

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