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Antidote: Makati’s Chill Rooftop Jellyfish Bar

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The first jellyfish bar to open in Manila, Antidote is one of the few bars in the Metro where you can and actually hear the person sitting across from you.

The lounge type bar features an 8m jellyfish tank which adds to the chill laid-back vibe that draws guests looking for a more intimate and relaxed experience in Makati.

Good food, good drinks and good music make Antidote the perfect alternative to the more hectic spots found around the Poblacion area.

 

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Located on the roof-deck of the 5-star I’M Hotel in the heart of Makati, Antidote is regularly frequented by both foreign and local guests.  Weekends are the busiest days, so those who enjoy mixed crowds of young to middle-aged professionals will have a good time here.

Antidote
Roofdeck, I’M Hotel
7862 Ave, Makati, 1210, Makati Metro Manila
Hours: Mon Tue Wed Thur Sun 5pm-2am, Fri – Sat 6pm-3am
Phone: +632 755 – 7888
Email: [email protected]
Reservations: [email protected]
Web: https://imhotel.com/antidote/
Facebook: @antidotebarph
Instagram: antidotebarph 

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#Hotels, #Philippines, #Restaurants, Staycation, Tagaytay

Qiwellness: 10-Course Yin Yang and Guest House Escape!

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Qiwellness is a secret Chinese-inspired Teahouse, Bathhouse, and Guesthouse in Tagaytay.  Designed by Budji+Royal, it’s a place for couples to celebrate special milestones or for close friends to party in an intimate setting.

We recently tried their first ever 10-course Yin Yang degustation at the Tea House and their Guest House Escape experience to celebrate 15 wonderful years together as a couple.

Here’s what to expect.  Plus, some tips in planning your own Qiwellness celebration…

Qiwellness Living
Aguinaldo Highway, Brgy. Maharlika East, Tagaytay City, Philippines
Mobile: +63 917 522-6969
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @qiwellnessliving
Facebook: Qi Wellness Living
Websitehttp://qiwellnessliving.ph/

For inquiries or reservations for The Teahouse (dining), The Bathhouse (spa) or The Guesthouse (overnight accommodation), please email [email protected]

Related Blog Post: Qiwellness Living: Secret Tea & Bath House in Tagaytay! (A Review)

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DC Cafe Manila: Yugi’s 4th Birthday!

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DC Super Heroes Cafe has finally landed in Manila at SM Mega Fashion Hall.

It’s a merchandising store and restaurant in one, with a DC-inspired menu created by Chef Kel Zaguirre of Locavore fame and drinks by Liquido Maestro Kalel Demetrio.

We celebrated Yugi’s 4th birthday with his cousins here and this is what we love about DC Super Heroes Cafe…

 

DC Super Heroes Cafe Philippines
4L Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall
Telephone: +632 477-5673
Instagram: @DCCafePH
Facebook: DC Super Heroes Cafe Philippines

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The Grid: A First Look at Rockwell’s Food Market!

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The Grid is the latest venture of Charles Paw, founder and CEO of the Tasteless Group, the same brains behind Century City Mall’s Hole in the Wall. Food halls and food parks have burgeoned over the last few years, all with their aggressive branding and marketing. But for the majority, their over-the-top ideas took the front seat; and quality, the back seat.

The Grid focuses less on trendy and experimental food concepts, but more on familiar cuisine done with expertise. That being said, this food hall brings together some of Manila’s culinary industry’s most prominent names.

Here’s a rundown of our first experience at The Grid:

The Grid
R2 Level Expansion, Power Plant Mall, Makati
Operating Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00am – 10:00pm, Saturday-Sunday 11:00am – 11:00pm
Facebook: The Grid Food Market
Instagram: @thegridfoodmarketph

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BCN by Rambla: Charcoal-Grill Barcelona-Inspired Restaurant in Makati!

Manila is known to have some of the best Spanish restaurants in Asia. Thanks to the Bistronomia Team, the people behind Las Flores, Rambla, Tomatito and now BCN by Rambla.

BCN is a continuation of the Rambla story—the latter is like the restaurant you would go to in Las Ramblas in Barcelona, the former would be the restaurant you’ll find in El Born or Gracias where the locals would hang out for drinks with friends and family.

BCN reminds us of Estimar in El Born with its emphasis on grilling and seafood, but at the same time of La Pepitas in Gracias with its fun tapas. A bit hidden, it is just the type of Spanish restaurant for foodies looking for better Catalan-inspired food in Manila.

 

BCN by Rambla
Unit G10, Bolanos St., Makati City
Mobile: +63 966 331-1352
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @BCNbyRambla
Instagram: @BCNbyRambla
Website: www.bistronomia.ph

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#Philippines, Baguio, Food

Baguio’s CAFE BY THE RUINS Opens Again!

Baguio’s well-beloved restaurant, Café by the Ruins, has finally reopened! Now you can enjoy your favorite breakfast items like champorado, home-made bacon, Ruins coffee and signature camote bread in the original location.

A year after a fire hit the iconic restaurant, the next generation of owners decided to make a comeback. While the signature facade remains intact, Cafe by the Ruins has been totally revamped, offering a fresher and more modern look but still providing the same old favorites from their menu.

Here’s what the new cafe looks like…

CAFÉ BY THE RUINS
25 Shuntug Rd, Baguio, Benguet
Operation hours: Daily – 7AM to 9PM
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +63 74 4424010
Facebook: Cafe by the Ruins
Instagram: @cafebytheruins

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Run Rabbit Run: Curated Cocktail Wonderland @ Brgy Poblacion

Over the past year, Poblacion has quickly become a hot spot for hole-in-the-wall restaurants and watering holes with new happenings popping up almost every month. Recently opened Run Rabbit Run is the latest addition to Poblacion and they call themselves “your new local neighborhood cocktail bar.”

Run Rabbit Run will lead you down the rabbit hole towards its Wonderland – a place to escape from the day’s worries, stumble upon a friend or two, and delight over their curated cocktails. 

Step into their Poblacion hideout and see what they have in store:

Run Rabbit Run
4991 P. Guanzon st, Makati, 1012 Metro Manila
Operating Hours: Monday to Tuesday 6PM-1AM, Wednesday to Saturday 6PM-3AM, Closed on Sundays
Mobile: +63 908 897 0668
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook: RunRabbitRun.ph
Instagram: @runrabbitrun.ph
Website: www.runrabbit.run

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The Red Piano Food and Entertainment: Does this Speakeasy Hit All the Right Notes?

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Is it a speakeasy, is it a lounge, is it a restaurant?  To be honest, I’m not quite sure how to define The Red Piano, and the concept behind TRP is something that’s hard to describe.  It’s like a hodgepodge of ideas that came together to make something that is totally unique and, at the same time, a little familiar.

This also reflects in the establishment’s menu where you’ll find a myriad of dishes from all over the globe like Southern US, Spain and Italy.  It’s a surprisingly eclectic approach to a restaurant that pretty much delivers.

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The Red Piano can be found on the bottom floor of Arya Plaza in BGC, Metro Manila. It’s off the beaten path, away from the busier parts of BGC, which is perfect if you are looking for a more laid-back casual dining experience.

The interior, with a modest dining area and bar on the first floor, looks small at first glance. The main dining area and lounge are located on the second level where guests can dine while enjoying live entertainment.

The Red Piano
G/F The Plaza, Arya Residences,
McKinley Pkwy, Taguig, Metro Manila
Hours: Monday 11:30am–11pm
Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am–12am
Sunday 11:30am–10pm
Phone: 0906 059 0411
Facebook: @theredpianorestolounge
Instagram: The Red Piano RestoLounge 

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La Cabrera Manila: Steak and Wine Pairing (and Buenos Aires’ Signature 40% off)

Read First: LA CABRERA MANILA Argentinian Steakhouse at 6750 (A Review)
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La Cabrera Manila is the first restaurant of Parilla La Cabrera by Gaston Riveira in Asia.

It is known for its authentic Argentinian steaks in Buenos Aires and acclaimed as one of the top 50 restaurants in South America.

In Buenos Aires, they have a popular happy hour promo—the entire menu at 40% off—and this is now being offered in Manila on weekdays from 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm.

Here are some tips on how to plan an awesome dining experience at La Cabrera:

 

LA CABRERA MANILA by Gaston Riveira
6750, Ayala Avenue, Makati
Operating Hours: 11.00 am – 11.00 pm
Telephone: +632 833-8946
Mobile: +63 905 290-0703
Email: [email protected]
Facebook@lacabreramanila
Instagram@lacabreramanila
Websitehttp://lacabrera.com.ar

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NAMARI: The Best Japanese Teppanyaki We had in Pampanga!

Namari, by Chef Chris Oronce, is a Japanese Bistro in Pampanga that features a Teppanyaki Omakase and an Izakaya-inspired Japanese bar.

Namari is Japanese for lead, a very sturdy metal—a name reflecting the Chef’s successful career despite all the odds.

For Chef Chris, giving back to his native Pampanga meant opening twin restaurants: Namari Japanese Bistro and Cactus Jack American Steakhouse in the new Best Western Hotel Metro Clark (the old Saver’s Mall).

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We love the food by Chef Chris Oronce, who worked at the renowned Nobu restaurants in Las Vegas, New York and Shibuya in Japan.

When he returned to Manila, he held the the executive chef position at Wafu in Greenhills, where we had a taste of his teppanyaki omakase. Currently, he is the executive chef of the successful Wolfgang Steakhouse franchise in Manila.

The chef’s new Namari offers Japanese Teppanyaki Omakase experience that’s worth the drive all the way to Pampanga.

 

NAMARI JAPANESE BISTRO
G/F Best Western Hotel Metro Clark (Saver’s Mall), Mc Arthur Highway, Balibago, Angeles City
Operating Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Facebook: NamariJapaneseBistro
Telephone: +63 999 227-7935
Email: [email protected]

Related Blog Posts:
WAFU: Teppanyaki Omakase Buffet! (@WAFUgreenhills kicks off the Teppanyaki Craze in Manila?!)
WOLFGANG’S STEAKHOUSE: Best Dry-Aged Porterhouse Steak now in Manila! @rwmanila

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