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Anton Diaz

Events, Manila Life

UNION BANK’s GetGo Card: Can you Really #FlyforFreeFaster?

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Union Bank together with GetGo (the rewards program of Cebu Pacific) and Visa launched the Union Bank Debit Card, Visa Credit Card, and the Visa Platinum Credit Card, which automatically credit loyalty points to your GetGo account. 

It’s faster because you don’t need to convert points manually, and even the debit card earns GetGo points. 

But can you really fly for free faster if you use these Union Bank Get Go Visa cards?

 

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#Restaurants

Beer Below Zero (BBZ) Bistro: Comfort Food & the Coldest Beer Ever!

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BEER BELOW ZERO (BBZ) is a Filipino-invented refrigeration technique where the beer–stored at -8 to -12 degree environments–are served ice cold but not frozen. The brand was created by Luigi Nuñez, Vinson Co Say, and Jay-jay Angala on May 16, 2008. Below zero beers, regardless of brand, are known for their distinct frost on the bottle and the ability to turn into slush with a simple tap.

BBZ Bistro is the official home of Beer Below Zero, serving the founders’ favorite comfort food by Chef Ervin Co Say. Here are our favorites at BBZ Bistro…

 

BEER BELOW ZERO BISTRO
Kalayaan Avenue corner Rockwell Drive, Makati
Operating Hours: Open 11.00am to 10.00pm
Telephone: +632 777-2229
Mobile: +63 920 972-2901
Facebook: BBZ Degrees
Website: http://www.beerbelowzero.com/

Related Blog Post: Beer Below Zero Buzz…

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Events, Manila Life

THE DALMORE 7 Senses Whisky Experience (A Photo Essay) @MakatiShangriLa #LetItBeGreat

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THE DALMORE is a British luxury brand and one of the world’s most revered Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskies

We were invited to a tasting of 3 expressions–The Dalmore 12, The Dalmore 15, and The Dalmore King Alexander III–with Adam Knox, official spokesperson of The Dalmore. These was paired with a 6-course degustacion menu prepared by Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Galmiche. 

Here’s a photo essay of and what we learned from the 7 senses whisky experience…

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#ARTBGC Festival 2016: Have you Seen the Awesome New Murals of BGC?! @ExploreBGC

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Bonifacio Global City fills its bare walls with gorgeous murals for the 2nd time in their ArtBGC Festival 2016. Working closely with Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI), LeBasse Projects and Honeycomb Communities assemble a talented group of local and international artists to create works that inspire.

This year, there are more than ten new murals to be found around the city from muralists including Kris Abrigo, Trip63, Andrew Schoultz, and Franciso Diaz, just to name a few.

Here’s a quick tour of ArtBGC’s old and new through an artist’s lens…

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Food

How to Make the Best Classic New York Cheesecake by @CheesecakebyGuy? (Recipe)

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When it comes to cheesecakes, Chef Gregory Guy has it all figured out—making one isn’t hard, and that’s the beauty of it!

After taking a culinary course at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu in France, Chef Guy journeyed into entrepreneurship and opened up his own store, Cheesecakes by Guy, at Eastwood Mall, Quezon City.

“It all started with one cheesecake,” says Chef. Now his store sells more than 20 variations of cheesecake; from Green Tea, Red Velvet, and Queso de Bola just to name a few.

 

 

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Behind every fancy variation of this decadent dessert is the classic New York Cheesecake—and it’s Chef Guy’s bestseller.

Here’s how you can make it yourself …

 

CHEESECAKES BY GUY
2nd Level, Eastwood Mall, Quezon City.
Operating Hours:
Sundays-Thursdays: 11AM to 11PM
Fridays-Saturdays: 11AM to 12 Midnight
Telephone: +632 584 3372
Mobile: +63 917 898 8396
Website: www.cheesecakesbyguy.com
Facebook: Cheesecakes by Guy
Instagram: @cheesecakesbyguy

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Events, Manila Life

WHAMMO’S: Our Favorite Childhood Snack in the 90’s is back!

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Whammo’s is the mouthwatering super soft choco fudge – rich chocolate cake with fudge filling.

I remember getting addicted to it at one point because it’s one of our favorite baon in the 90’s.

 

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This past weekend some people in social media went crazy over some news that their favorite childhood snack will be making a big comeback.

Whammo’s has been gone for 12 years (since 2004) and is back because of consumers clamoring for premium quality packed bar cakes in Manila.

 

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#Restaurants

Casetta del Divino Zelo: Secret Italian Resto by Italian Nun in Tagaytay! (A Review)

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Casetta del Divino Zelo is an Italian pizza and pasta place in Silang, Cavite operated by the Daughters of Divine Zeal.

I got a foodie tip back in 2014 about this small place with huts, serving pizza and tiramisu by an Italian Nun.

Now was the only time we are able to visit it and here’s what we think about this secret Italian resto in Tagaytay…

CASETTA del DIVINO ZELO
Km 47 Emilio Aguinaldo Highway Lalaan 1, Silang, Cavite
(just outside Ilog Maria’s Honeybee Farm)
Opens every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 10.00am to 5.30pm

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VA BENE: Our Favorite Pasta Deli now serves Napolitana-Style Pizza! @_CircuitMakati

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VA BENE is an artisan Italian restaurant by Chef Massimo and Carolyn Veronesi. It started off as a humble pasta deli in Petron Edsa on the corner of Pasay Road and, after much success, opened its second branch in BGC. 

The third and latest branch is in Circuit Lane Makati, which now (finally!) serves Napolitana Pizza after strong clamor from the foodie community. 

We checked out Va Bene Circuit Lane on the first night of their soft opening. Here’s what to expect… 

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POP CAFE by Kettle Korn: Liquid Nitrogen-Charged Popcorn Pops! @POPCafePH

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POP CAFE is the first Liquid Nitrogen-charged Popcorn Cafe in the Philippines by Kettle Korn–originally created by RFM’s Joey Concepcion–and is the latest craze in enjoying this popular snack.

This is the first time I’ve seen liquid nitrogen used in popcorn. The nitrogen not only provides a cooling effect but also gives a smoky fun factor that even kids can enjoy. The popcorn kernels are made from whole grains and popped fresh in-store too, making for a healthy treat.

We recently tried all the flavors and offerings of Pop Cafe. Here’s what to expect and what we recommend…

 

POPCAFE by KETTLE CORN 
SM Fairview Upper Annex Building, Fairview
Facebook: PopCafePH
Instagram: @PopCafePH
Twitter: @PopCafePH

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NOBU STAYCATION: The Art of the Hotel Staycation in Manila! @CityofDreamsPH

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Our NOBU HOTEL Staycation is one of the most awesome stays we’ve had in Manila with the family.

It’s conveniently located, the rooms have elegant Japanese-inspired interiors, the famed Nobu Restaurant is found here, and there’s an awesome view of the City of Dreams Promenade.

Here is a guide on how to plan your own awesome staycation at Nobu Manila…

NOBU HOTEL MANILA
City of Dreams Manila, Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard,
Entertainment City, Parañaque 1701, Manila, Philippines
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +632 800-8080
Website: http://www.nobuhotelmanila.com/

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