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#Restaurants, Bonifacio Global City

DWNTOWN & HALSTED: Art Bar, Designer Cocktails and Comfort Food by Chef Marco Legasto!

Downtown-&-Halstead

DOWNTOWN & HALSTED is an art bar in Forbestown which recreates the revolutionary art and food scene of the famed Halsted street in Chicago known for its public art, galleries, restaurants, and bars that make up this favorite neighborhood hangout.

From Buffalo tenders to crispy pata, its menu offers international comfort food conceptualized by Chef Marco Legasto of Prime 101 and Abuelas. It incorporates made-from-scratch ingredients from freshly made pasta, bread, jams and dishes with no MSG or pre-mixes. While Singaporean based bartender Jason Gray fixed up designer cocktails using fresh pressed juice and premium spirits as their base.

Did I mention they sell the cheapest alcohol by the bottle in the area?

Here’s what to expect in Downtown & Halsted…

Downtown & Halsted
Forbes Park, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City
Mobile: +63977 787 2406
Email: downtownandhalsted@gmail.com
Facebook: downtownandhalsted

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Events, Manila Life

GREEN WANDERER: Are you a Sustainable Traveler?

(Official Press Release)

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On August 11 to 13, 2017 at Central Square, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines’ National Youth Council and the SSI Group, Inc. are holding the Green Wanderer Travel Fair, where traveling meets sustainability and awareness.

A project led by the National Youth Council of WWF-Philippines, Green Wanderer will be offering sustainable travel options—from products made by local artisans to ecotourism destinations with uniquely curated itineraries for the curious, green traveler.

 

 

On Sustainable Living

Environmental Pollution

As the Chairperson of WWF-Philippines National Youth Council, Alexa Cancio highlights the importance of sustainable living. 

Young people, having access to various information particularly through social media, are aware of the different social and environmental issues taking place all over the world. We believe that many of these issues can be addressed on the individual level by improving the way we live, which is why our council of eight members felt sustainable living would be the most appropriate message to push not just with young people, but with the Philippine society in general.

She adds, “Right now, there isn’t any common online platform to find all the sustainable travel options in the Philippines, which is why it is timely to organize a travel fair like Green Wanderer that will house various sustainable options for the people.

 

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Events, Manila Life

Announcing… ZENTENNIALS: The Making of the Greatest Filipino Generation!

The Zentennials

Do you believe that the Filipinos specially our kid’s generation will rule the Digital Age era?

Our Awesome Planet (OAP), the country’s premier lifestyle blog, and Mommy Mundo (MM), the country’s most active parenting resource and community, have teamed up for ZENTENNIALS: The Making of the Greatest Filipino Generation!

The very first conference of its kind, ZENTENNIALS: The Making of the Greatest Filipino Generation will gather the country’s top experts, advocates, and influencers from the digital, academe, business, and parenting spheres. More than gaining a deeper understanding of Generation Z, ZENTENNIALS hopes to school Zentennials and their parents with the proper knowledge and skills to become successful content producers.

The vision of ZENTENNIALS is to transform the Philippines into the social media capital of the world in terms of content production, bringing the Filipinos’ creativity and ingenuity into the global arena.

We want to understand the new generation so we can, NURTURE, ENGAGE, and PROVIDE THE RIGHT OPPORTUNITIES for them to reach their fullest potential and possibly become the best Filipino generation. 

 

ZENTENNIALSThe Making of the Greatest Filipino Generation
Date: September 9, 2017, Saturday 
Time: 9 am to 6 pm
Venue: SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Taguig
Websitehttp://zentennials.com/ 

Conference Ticket Price:
Single Rate: P1,500/ person
Couple Rate: P1,200/person
Group of 5 or More: P1,000/person

Buy your tickets Now (via EventBrite)! 

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Ultimate Taste Test

Announcing…Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition: “Making Your Food Business Dreams a Reality!” (Applications Now Open)

We are finally ready to announce the most exciting tasting event that most food lovers, connoisseurs, and food startup entrepreneurs in Manila are waiting for this 2017!

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Our Awesome Planet and FOODEE Global Concepts, in partnership with San Miguel Lifestyle Brews, present the celebrated food tasting event… 

2017 Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition: “Making Your Food Business Dreams a Reality!

📅 September 2-3, 2017 Saturday and Sunday
🕙 11.00 a.m. to 9.00 pm
📍Glorietta Activity Center Palm Drive, Ayala Malls

The brainchild of food blog pioneer Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet and now on its 15th staging over a span of 8 years, Ultimate Taste Test 2017 is the second UTT event at Glorietta Activity Center.

 

I. What’s new with the Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition?

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✔️ 1. FOODEE INVESTMENT. The Overall Champion of Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition will receive Financial Investment & Business Support from Foodee Global Concepts worth up to PHP5 Million to launch a guaranteed food stall, kiosk, or restaurant in an Ayala Establishment

About Foodee Global Concepts

Foodee Global Concepts has now grown into a food empire. It has become the number one multi-faceted food operator in the Philippines thanks to a careful selection of restaurant concepts (like Mesa, Todd English Food Hall, Tim Ho Wan, Pound Burgers, Hook, and FOO’D By Davide Oldani) that will stand the test of time and the ever-adapting Filipino palate.

When Rikki and Beng Dee started, they had a simple dream as two 19-year olds: to feed their newborn son as they were both still studying. Rikki sold his car and put up Chin Chin on Pasay Road where they specialized in Chinese food–with Rikki waiting on tables and Beng doing the cashier’s work. Chin Chin was their pet name for their son Eric Thomas. Their bestseller, fish head noodle soup, was well-loved by a then unknown Henry Sy, Sr. He would frequently call up their restaurant after a long day at work and ask to keep it open so he could eat.

One day in 1987, Eric recounts, Henry Sy, Sr. tells his father Rikki, “You are a great guy, hardworking. I am opening a mall and I want you to be a tenant.” The mall that opened 30 years ago was SM North EDSA. The rest is history.

 

✔️ 2. TWO-DAY FESTIVAL. This much-anticipated annual food trip will be a two-day food festival composed of…

Ultimate Taste Test (Sept. 2, Saturday 11.00 am to 5.00pm)
Enables 1,000 food lovers to be food-critics-for-a-day by sampling mouth-watering new flavors from over 30+ home-based or startup food businesses and new food discoveries in Manila. The winner is hailed as the UTT Foodies Choice!

UTT Popup Food Hall (Sept. 2, Saturday 5.00pm to Sept. 3, Sunday 5.00pm)
Ignites the passion and creativity of 30+ Food Entrepreneurs to battle in a live Pop-up Food Hall at the center of Glorietta Mall. The top seller is hailed as the UTT Best Selling Food Stall!

A panel of judges from Our Awesome Planet, FOODEE Global Concepts, and Ayala Malls will determine the overall UTT Champion!

 

✔️ 3. UTT VIDEO SERIES. The Ultimate Taste Test experience will be published in an Our Awesome Planet Originals Video Series featuring the entire journey from auditions, to the taste test event, and until the food stall, kiosk, or restaurant is launched. 

 

📝 Apply Now! Startup Food Entrepreneur 2017 UTT Online Applications are now open!

🎟️ Buy Your Tickets Now! 2017 UTT Pro Tickets for September 2, Saturday.

📩 For more info, please email to admin@ultimatetastetest.com or call Rache +63 917 531-8949.

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Manila Life, Mystery Rooms

MR. MORIARTY: Mystery Manila’s Newest Sherlock-themed Mystery Room! @MysteryManila

By Rosabella Mercado

Mystery Manila: Mr. Moriarity

Presenting Mr. Moriarty, one of the latest rooms of Mystery Manila located only in Ayala Malls The 30th branch. The name of the room is taken from Sherlock Holmes’ arch nemesis himself, the one and only mastermind who has conceived an unforgivable number of terrorist attacks and murders around the globe.

Mystery Manila - Ayala Malls The 30th
3rd Floor Ayala Malls The 30th,
Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Brgy. Ugong,
1604 Pasig City , Philippines
Telephone: +632 621 07 32
Mobile: +63 917 823 21 55
Operating Hours
1 PM to 9:30 PM Mondays to Fridays
10 AM to 10:30 PM Saturdays
10 AM to 9:30 PM Sundays
Website: www.mysterymanila.com
Facebook: MysteryManila

 

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#Philippines, #Travel, Awesome Festivals

LIO BEACH FESTIVAL: The Inaugural El Nido Music Festival! #FOMO

Lio Coast

We love Music Festivals in the Philippines and we have this fear of missing out on the historic first event. How I wish that we were able to go to the first Malasimbo event which people keep talking about until now.

Here’s a chance to be part of the first ever Lio Beach Festival in El Nido, Palawan this coming June 9-11, 2017.

Check out Everything You Need to Know About the Inaugural Lio Music, Art & Beach Fest at El Nido, Palawan:

 

LIO BEACH FESTIVAL
Lio Beach, Bacuit Bay, El Nido Palawan
Website: www.lio.ph
Email: lio@tenknots.com
Facebook@liobeachfest
Instagram: @liobeachfest

Search for the lowest Hotel Covo, Balai Adlao,  Seda Lio rates at Booking.com in partnership with Our Awesome Planet.

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Manila Life

8 Ways to Give Back to Your Parents #StepUp with Visa

Our generation of Filipinos are known to have very tight-knit families. And one of the most beautiful family traditions we have here in the Philippines is how children, once they’re older, genuinely want to give back to their parents for all the years of love and support they received.

Here are some ways we can still continue this tradition…

1. Fulfill their forgotten travel dreams. This could be a postponed honeymoon in Hawaii or the Bahamas, or even an abandoned trip to the Holy Land because they needed to pay for your and your brother’s education. Purchase those tickets with Visa.

 

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Awesome Festivals

A Taste of ASEAN Food Festival @AyalaMalls (Photo Essay)

ASEAN FOOD FESTIVAL is a weekend food fair highlighting the exotic flavors of the Spice Route. Discover the most celebrated dishes from fellow ASEAN countries- Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Cambodia, Malaysia, Brunei, Laos and of course the Philippines.

Find the countries most talented chefs Tatung Sarthou, Rob Pengson, Claude Tayag, Vince Garcia, Vincent Veluz and Gene Gonzales reinterpret these dishes through their palette and travels.

 

ASEAN Food Festival

The food fair held at Vertis North open parking will be selling your favorite ASEAN dishes, street food, and product from different regions of the country.

 

ASEAN FOOD FESTIVAL
Ayala Malls Vertis North (Near Trinoma)
Facebook: AyalaMalls360
Schedule: May 11-12 (5pm-2am),
May 13 (4pm-2am), May 14 (4pm-12am)

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#Restaurants, Bonifacio Global City

MOE’S New Rice Meals, Mexican Pizza & All-Day Cocktails?! @UptownMall_

Tex-Mex lovers rejoice! With over 600 locations worldwide, Moe’s Southwest Grill–one of the US’ most popular Mexican chains famed for serving their famous burritos, quesadillas, salads, and tacos–is spicing it up in the kitchen with their new, best value-for-money menu items!

 

Moe's New Menu

The Uptown Mall branch has something prepared for everyone, from rice menu items Pinoy’s would rave about and combo meals of their classic favorites, down to one of BGC’s most affordable drinking lists! It’s perfect for office workers on the go or those just looking for a place to hang out after a busy day at work.

We also love Moe’s all-day P65 cocktails and the cheapest bucket of beer you’ll find in the area! And did I mention a bucket of beer comes with chips and salsa?!

Check out what’s new at Moe’s…

 

MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL
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

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

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