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Here are the perfect places where you can ‘bend the knee’
You’ve got the ring, now it’s time to pop the question. The question remains, though, on where you will ask her to spend the rest of your lives together. This is a momentous, memorable occasion—of that there is no doubt—so you have ...
 
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In the flood of restaurants, there are a few that drift apart and worth seeking out.
The food landscape of Manila has reached fever pitch, with seemingly every corner of this huge city filled with places to satiate our hunger.However, in this day and age when landlords are king, it’s not surprising to find restaurants playing like reruns, ...
 
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What are your food memories with these comeback kids?
Many childhood memories are tied to food. It’s nice to reminisce about those favorite hang-outs you had while growing up, and you get to crave for certain food items that are not available anymore. Fortunately, some of those restaurants are returning, owing ...
 
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This pulpo beats others to a pulp.
"Excuse me if I start crying, okay?" says our friend Xavi only half-jokingly as we wait for Savage to bring out the latest from its kitchen. A native of Barcelona, Xavi has only been in the Philippines for a short time and like ...
 
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Glorious lechon—whole roasts, baked pork belly, lechon kawali, and more— clearly, there's never been a better time to eat pork.
Filipinos will never grow tired of lechon. It brings family and friends together during joyous occasions, or a smile on our faces during sad ones. That all-too-familiar crackle from its skin is enough to send pleasurable chills down our spines. Even through ...
 
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Hardcore bars for hardcore fans
The best sports bars must anticipate all that a hardcore fan loves about a dive: large TV screens, good food, and cold booze. Throw in a hyped crowd who appreciates a good game and you’ve got a cozy dugout, regardless of which side you’re ...
 
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It’s 2019 and speakeasies are here to stay
Prohibition is long over and alcohol is everywhere. So why is this clandestine bar concept more popular than ever?There is something about the modern-day speakeasy that still makes it sexy, alluring, and yes, dangerous. Sure, alcohol has not been illegal in America ...
 
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Lampara challenges how you see modern Filipino food.
It's a few minutes past 6 p.m. and the restaurant has just opened. The chef and co-owner, an affable millennial named RJ Ramos, is in the middle of explaining their concept to me when the doors open and a woman steps in. RJ ...
 
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It's not even ice cream.
January is the month for compromise, the time for bold statements like promising to go to the gym thrice a week, cutting back on the ice cream pints, and lessening sugar. It's when we find the satisfying middleground between the dreadful choices of the ...
 
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It’s a different dining experience with the crustaceans we are familiar with.
The Philippines being an archipelago, the bounties of the sea have always become a staple on Filipino tables, ranging from lutong bahay to the dampa-style eateries, and now the popular boodle fights at family outings. Foreign seafood concepts have also come in, ...
 
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The iconic restaurant brand’s makeover brings it closer to the millennial generation
If you are looking to experience that 80’s/90’s nostalgia that was responsible for your college hangovers, you won’t find much of it at the new Hard Rock Café Manila. While the walls are still blanketed with memorabilia from famous people, the new ...
 
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Elbert's Upstairs doesn't aim to impress as much as it aims to please, and that alone is impressive.
There is certainly no dearth of bars in BGC, but Elbert Cuenca’s new speakeasy offers something that isn’t common in the midst of The Fort ‘s constant hustle: a calm and stylish lounge that serves honest-to-goodness cocktails. A bonus: They won’t cost ...
 
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We saved you some trouble. Here’s a list of all the malls and stores operating on New Year’s Day.
Can’t wait to put all that pamasko money from ninong or ninang to good use? Eager to dine with friends you didn’t have a chance to celebrate with over the holidays? Don’t fret because your go-to malls will be open on January 1. ...
 
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What are you doing New Year’s Eve?
We may not have the epic ball drop like they do on New York’s Times Square, but Manila has its fair share of New Year’s Eve parties. If you are looking to greet the coming year on a fancier scale than with ...
 
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Motto Motto presents Japan's history with its cuisine.
There was a time when Serendra was the calm oasis in the midst of the Fort’s thriving party atmosphere. With Cupcakes by Sonja and Abé, Serendra was a safe place for titas who liked to linger over long lunches and settle in early for ...
 
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Surf and turf at these adjacent restaurants in Pasig.
After being first introduced to Matthew and Matthew (that’s Matthew John Hornsby-Bates and Matthew Kenneth Chan Lim), they told us the origin of their new concept.“What’s the opposite of fish?” Matthew asks. “Meat.”Cargofish started out as a little container van in Uptown ...
 
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Plus: some cool facts about the burger chain.
On July 18, 2018, we received confirmation that Shake Shack was opening in the Philippines. Now we know where the much-awaited first local branch of the American burger chain will be. The first PH-based Shake Shack will be at Central Square, Bonifacio Global City, ...
 
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You can now book your tickets online.
Movie buffs lost a go-to spot when Shangri-La Plaza closed the Shang Cineplex for renovations earlier in 2018. The only thing that kept everyone going was probably the thought that there'd be new cinemas to watch the latest blockbusters. But now, the wait is finally over, ...
 
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The special dinner, hosted by Enderun College, highlighted local ingredients.
The request, to be honest, seemed innocuous enough: Could I host a fundraising dinner at Enderun Colleges for The Tuloy Foundation. Tuloy, as the foundation is fondly called, takes kids who are impoverished or from abusive family environments and give them a ...
 
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The Peak is located at the 60th-62nd floors of the highest structure in the country to date.
The Grand Hyatt Manila recently opened The Peak, and it’s literally at the top of many nightlife experiences in the country. If you are looking to enjoy the luxe life with major Wolf of Wall Street vibes, this is one of the ...