Abigail Javellana

#Restaurants, Baguio

BAGUIO CRAFT BREWERY: Beer and Food Pairing Experience! @AwesomeBaguio

By Abigail Javellana

Baguio Craft Brewery

BAGUIO CRAFT BREWERY is Baguio's first and only craft brewery with freshly-brewed beer from 18 rotating taps.

The owner, local Christopher Ordas, began this passion for brewing beer in his own garage in Canada. He later expanded his knowledge by studying the German and West Coast styles of brewing in Munich, Prague, and San Diego.

The beer and food pairing menu brings another level of taste to beer lovers and converts who enjoy both. The menu is a collaboration between Edmark Bustos of Amare and the whole Baguio Brewery Team of Orando Tenorio Jr., Arnold Miguel, and Shellah Yzanne Merced.

Team OAP was back at Baguio Craft Brewery to check it out…

Baguio Craft Brewery
RKC Building, 120 Marcos Highway,
Km 4, Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines
Facebook: Baguiocraftbrewery
Twitter: baguiocraftbrew
Instagram: baguiocraftbrewery


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Attractions, Manila Life

DREAMPLAY Celebrates 1st Anniversary with Fun New Activities! @CityOfDreamsManila

Related blog post: DREAMPLAY by DREAMWORKS (A Review): 11 Tips for Planning your DreamPlay Date with your Kids! @CityofDreamsPH

DreamPlay, City of Dreams Manila's DreamWorks-inspired interactive play space, celebrated its first anniversary last June 10, 2016 with the launch of new activities and attractions such as King Julien's Dance Off, the new 4D movie at the Dream Theater, a new create-your-own-movie at the Dream Studio, hot air balloon-shaped cookies at Cooking with Gingy, plus a whole lot more!

Here's what's new at DreamPlay…

DREAMPLAY by DreamWorks
Upper Ground Floor, The Shops at the Boulevard, City of Dreams Manila
Operating Hours: 10 am to 10 pm 
Telephone Numbers: +632 808-0909 
Ticket Purchase: At the DreamPlay entrance, or online via
Cash, credit cards or Dream Rewards points accepted. 

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MOE’S Southwest Grill: Homewrecker Burrito, Stacks, & Famous Queso now in Manila!

Update (May 10, 2017): MOE’S New Rice Meals, Mexican Pizza & All-Day Cocktails?! @UptownMall_

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MOE’s Southwest Grill, a fast-casual dining restaurant, bears the prestige of Most Popular Mexican Chain in the US–unseating its rival, Chipotle (according to Harris Poll). With over 600 locations worldwide, MOE’s brings some of the best value-for-money burritos and tacos for the first time in Asia and the Philippines via The Bistro Group.

Mexican-inspired cuisine is a growing comfort food trend in the Philippines ever since Ristras opened in 2009, giving birth to local favorites such as Orale and Chihuahua in 2011, and El Chupacabra in 2013, the latter being awarded The Choice 2015 Favorite Mexican Restaurant in Manila. This 2016, we can finally add MOE’s to that list, and they’re here to offer affordable and signature Tex-Mex favorites from America’s most popular Mexican chain.

Check out what to expect at MOE’s Philippines…

Level 4, Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City (near Texas Roadhouse)
Operating Hours: Daily 11AM – 11PM (until 12mn on weekends)
Telephone: (+632) 777-2924
Facebook: MOE’s Philippines

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#Restaurants, Baguio

AMARE: Best Brick Oven Pizza in Baguio! #AwesomeBaguio

By Abigail Javellana


Amare La Cucina is a Neapolitan-style pizzeria in Baguio founded by a local, Edmark Bustos.

The name means "to love a kitchen" in Italian. Edmark, who is no trained chef, shows this through his passion for cooking and experimentation. This drove him to open his own restaurant, which first started in his home until it became the go-to place for good pizza in Baguio.

The name AMARE is also a deliberate combination of the Bustos siblings–Alvin, MARianne, and Edmark.

Here's what we liked at Amare…

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#Restaurants, Food

CAVITE: LASA NG REPUBLIKA Food & Cultural Tour with Ige Ramos! (Photo Essay) @CaviteXpressway


CAVITE, home to the vanguards of the Philippine Revolution, is not known for its cuisine. Those from Manila often bypass the other towns of Cavite and instead, opt for a little R’n’R session at Tagaytay. You are mistaken if you think Cavite does not have any notable culinary treasures.

One of the reasons why Caviteño food is overlooked is because even local restaurants opt to serve westernized foods like pasta, pizza, and steaks—the reason being that Caviteño food can simply be made at home.

This makes tasting local cuisine more challenging for hungry visitors.

In collaboration with Food Writer Ige Ramos, and Cavitex, here’s how you can get to know Cavite through its food and history…

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#Restaurants, Baguio

MELT: Affordable Steak Place in Camp John Hay by Chef Michael Ferrer

By Abigail Javellana

Baguio: Melt

MELT by Chef Michael Ferrer is an affordable steakhouse inside Ayala Technohub in Camp John Hay, Baguio. They use high-quality meat products imported from the US, Australia, and New Zealand, sourced from the chef's brother who happens to be the steak supplier in Baguio.

It's named Melt because the chef envisions the steaks to melt in your mouth.

Aside from their steaks, you can also check out their deconstructed versions of classic Pinoy favorites–Calderetta, Kare-Kare, and Salpicao.

Here are our personal recommendations from Melt…

G/F Convergys 1 Bldg., Ayala Technohub, Camp John Hay, Baguio City
Mobile: +639065563324
Facebook: meltbistro
Instagram: @melt.bistro
E-mail: [email protected]
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 10:00 am – 10:00 am

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#Restaurants, Baguio

CHAYA: Still the Best Japanese Restaurant in Baguio! (Revisited 2016)

By Abigail Javellana

Baguio: Chaya

Chaya is our go-to place for Japanese food in Baguio. Owned by a Josef Moselina and his Japanese wife Sonoko Taguchi, the homey resto would make anyone skeptical to find delicious, authentic Japanese dishes being served in such a typical cottage home.

This should be no surprise, however, as the wife's cooking experience comes from growing up in her grandma and aunt's restaurant in Japan.

Here's what we liked from our revisit to Chaya…

72 Legarda Road, Baguio City
Telephone: +(63 74) 424-4726
Mobile: +63 915 9054820
Email[email protected]
Facebook: Chaya Baguio
Operating Hours: 11.00 am – 9.00 pm, daily  


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Manila Life, Mystery Rooms

MUTANT’S MISSION: Do You Want To Be A Real Life X-Men? @MysteryManila

By Abigail Javellana Mystery Manila: X-Men Apocalype

Mutant's Mission is a mystery room by Mystery Manila designed for future X-men to fight for the world's survival against the all powerful mutant Apocalypse.

Recruited by Professor X, your job is to unleash your powers and finish the simulated mission inside the Danger Room.

Here's your chance to play the role of a real-life X-Men…


Mystery Manila - Century City Mall
Unit L305 3rd Floor Century City Mall,
Kalayaan Ave. cor. Salamanca St, Brgy. Poblacion,
1210 Makati City , Philippines.
Telephone: +632 718 92 51
Mobile: +63 917 820 64 69
Operating Hours
Mondays to Fridays: 1.00pm to 9.30pm 
Holidays/Saturdays/Sundays: 9.00am to 930pm 

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#Travel, Bohol

BEST OF BOHOL 2016: 7 New Awesome Experiences You Should not Miss!

The 2013 earthquake may have caused serious damage to Bohol’s popular churches and structures, but that doesn’t stop tourists from coming as there is more to Bohol than its Chocolate Hills, cute tarsiers, and old churches. 

Join us as we rediscover Bohol through Stand Up Paddling (SUP) across the Loboc River, fearlessly Bike Zipping across a picturesque view of the Chocolate Hills, Dolphin watching in Pamilacan, Snorkeling in Balicasag Reef Sanctuary, and enjoying the beautiful beaches of Anda.

Here are some of the new and familiar places we love in Bohol that will make you want to revisit…

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