Tuesday, March 26, 2013

5:47 PM

T.G.I.Friday's Kicks Off Summer With Something New

T.G.I.Friday's is celebrating a sizzling start this summer with their new menu on the bar. The updated bar list includes a wide array of affordable drinks like the Ultimate drinks, beer on tap at P60, local bottled beer at P75 and beer by the bucket for only P350. 

Cocktails will also be available starting from P125, and includes staples such as Long Island Tea, Bahama Mama, Kamikaze, and 77 Sunset Strip. To cool down for the scorching summer, the Refillable Mojito is also conitnuing its run as one of bar's most popular offerings and it's available everyday at only P295.

The new beverage menu features concoctions to fit every bar personality, whether you're the life of the party or just winding after work. To entice patrons to let loose and enjoy T.G.I.Friday's atmosphere, they offer the T.G.I.Friday's Red Card starting April, which will be your passport to buy one take one drink on cocktails every Thursday. The cards will be distributed for FREE for the dining guests.

Adding to the excitement is the launch of the first leg of the Stars Behind the Bar tour, which includes a showcase of celebrity bartenders, free drinks, and a chance to learn basic flairs and cocktails.

The featured bartenders went through a rigorous round of auditions, with most being previous participants of the renowned Shake, Rattle, and Pour Bartending Championship, which will be on its 18th year this 2013. T.G.I.Friday's is known for popularizing flair tending, and tricks before drinks are delivered with a personalized touch.

The T.G.I.Friday's Star Behind the Bar tour is in partnership with Stolichnaya Vodka. Catch the tour at the following dates and venue;

Bonifacio High Street -March 21, April 11 and 25, and May 9
Glorietta - March 22, April 12 and 26, and May 10
Mall of Asia - April 2 and May 16
Eastwood - April 5 and May 17
TriNoma - April 14 and May 4
Malate April 8 and May 23
Alabang Town Center - April 19 and May 24
Tomas Morato - May 2 and 30
Robinsons Galleria May 3 and 31

T.G.I.Friday's is a Bistro Group restaurant and its latest promo is part of the group-wide Taste the Love campaign.

For more information about T.G.I.Friday's visit http://fridays.com.ph, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/welovefridays and Follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Fridaysphil.

Monday, March 25, 2013

6:45 PM

The General's Lechon First Store Opening

One of the Filipino's favorite comfort food for all occassion is lechon. Who will say "NO" to a tasty lechon in front of you? You will definitely try to pinch it in an instant or even grab a big part. 

I tried different kinds of lechon from Loyola to Cebu, although they are all having in common for me because it still pig who roasted. But I would say that General's Lechon is different because they have flavors which is the Original, Curry, Garlic and Chili-Garlic.  Sounds interesting right?

During the store opening in their first branch, we have unlimited lechon in the house and we tried the garlic lechon. I can't explain how good it is and can't even find a right words to describe it.

Wanna know more about them? you will definitely get interested not only with the lechon but with the story on how the business was started.

General’s Lechon started as a home-based lechon business ventured by couple Brian and Lynett Ong whose recipe originates from San Carlos City in Negros Occidenta.

The idea of a lechon business bloomed out of love for the owners, Bryan and Lynn. With all the fascination of the people for our country’s beloved roast pig, it had somehow convinced them to bring a different take on lechon delectation in Manila.

General’s Lechon is an inspiration paying homage to its ancestral beginning, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. It is where Bryan Ong had her wife tried the best tasting lechon she had. Though not a big fan of lechons, she fell in love with the local Negros-style lechon. Since then she craved for it, and what can love not do, just to please his beloved. After coming back to Manila, they had Bryan’s family lechonero come over and prepare lechon for them.

It took them more than 50 different lechons to perfect the one the couple like. Transforming their backyard in Paranaque, into a lechonan, made them more serious and closely knitted in making sure they give out their best products. Sure, there are countless lechon marketers around but what set theirs apart is the quality of swine they use. It should be native pigs only. The lechon is subtly spiced
and seasoned with lemongrass, salt and leeks, among other secret ingredients.

From what used to be a small home-business, since 2007, it is now one of the most loved lechon brand in the metro and ranked as the no. 1 lechon of Spot.ph for 2012. Foodies and lechon connoisseurs rave about their lechons. With four types of flavors filling up the lechons’ stomach, the Original, Chili-Garlic, Curry and Garlic, customers have more options to enjoy their lechon.

With expansion on the top of their game, more products are now filling up their store shelves to give the utmost satisfaction in enjoying lechon in various ways from jarred Lechon Paksiw to Atchara.

Lynn also have put her hands in roast chickens, which like their lechons are flavored. 

“It is always advised that calls are to be made ahead, like a week to reserve at least one lechon for an event, for regular customers know how to order because orders tend to pile up on our calendars. We do respect each of our clients specific needs for their lechon degustation.” 
- Bryan Ong

With these in mind, a new joint was set to be open, to stand as a pick up station for ordered lechons. Strategically positioned at a gas station in Makati to give ease to customers getting their lechons or even buying by the kilos. While making sure even a kilo of sliced lechon of your choice make it to your plate still palatable.

Today, General's Lechon opens its first branch near Edsa-Pasay Road, Makati where people can buy their flavored lechon in kilos.

Learn how to eat Lechon with General's Lechon way.

Store Address: 3 Guillermo St., Ramos Compound, Sun Valley DriveParañaque City

Take-out Branch: 2nd floor of Petron Gas Station, Edsa corner Pasay Road, Makati City For orders and delivery: (632) 408- 6850 / (63) 917- 897 5966

For more information, visit their:

Website: http://www.generals-lechon.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/generalslechon
Twitter Account: @ generalslechon

Friday, March 22, 2013

3:12 AM

The Fujidenzo Upright Freezers And Chillers

These days, we are giving more value and spend our money wisely. Before trusting a product or a brand, we used to research things first because of modern technology.

We seek to know the quality of a particular product. So, we take consider some branded products who is very reliable and economical.

One of the product that I can recommend is the Fujidenzo Appliances. The quality that we are looking for is there, efficiency and durability are also counts.

Apparently, they offer the Fujidenzo Upright Chiller who has a durable design that can be used for the home as a beverage chiller for beer, soft drinks, etc.

It also has a separate place to store vegetables – for those who like to eat healthy, so the vegetables are kept fresh.

Have you notice that if vegetables are stored in the ref, sometimes the odors of the other food affect the taste and smell of vegetables. Well, with Fujidenzo Upright Chiller, you have nothing to worry about it.

By the way, its available in the following models and capacities:

    SUD-220 A
22 cu.ft. Two door Showcase upright or beverage cooler

14 cu.ft. Showcase upright Premium - (Faster cooling, heated glass door)

SU-140 A  
14 cu.ft. Showcase upright or beverage cooler

SU-110 A  
11 cu.ft. Showcase upright or beverage cooler

SU-90 A  
9 cu.ft. Showcase upright or beverage cooler

SU-40 A  
4 cu.ft. Showcase upright or beverage cooler

 SU-30 A  
3 cu.ft. Showcase upright or beverage cooler

Fujidenzo has 100 service centers nationwide, so you can easily get in touch with them. It has a 2 years warranty on parts and 5 years warranty on compressor.

Kindly check www.exatech.com.ph for more info on Fujidenzo Freezers and Chillers.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

8:23 PM

Win Your Dream Wedding with Club Balai Isabel

On April 20 to 21, 2013, Club Balai Isabel will hold its first bridal fair entitled, “The Wedding Caravan” organized by R & A Events Specialist and co-managed by Vet Lauzon.

This grand event will be held at Club Balai Isabel, located on the romantic shores of Lake Taal in Barangay Talisay, Batangas City from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. 

The Wedding Caravan is designed for couples who desire a memorable and tailor-fit wedding. The event will showcase different wedding specialists and designers dedicated to making dream weddings happen.

This two-day event is packed with exciting activities and prizes to be given out to lucky couples. A series of bridal talks, makeovers and more will take place in this gathering. There shall also be a sumptuous food tasting by Juan Carlo the Caterer, a renowned catering service group. A fashion show highlighting the wedding collection of couture designer, JOEL BAUTISTA of the Fashion & Wedding Designers of the Philippines shall also be included in the line-up of events. 

Club Balai Isabel will launch their first ever “Win a Dream Wedding” promo during the event. To join the contest, the couple must produce a three-minute creative video telling their love story and their idea of a dream wedding. The winning couple shall be entitled to a first-class DREAM WEDDING at Club Balai Isabel. The prize package will include a wedding gown by designer JOEL BAUTISTA, a special wedding cake and photo and video coverage by Hearts and Bells, catering by Juan Carlo the Caterer and other services by event partners such as Nice Print, Miladay, Creations, Blessed Sacrament Flower Shop, and Ground Zero.

The Wedding Caravan this April at Club Balai Isabel shall be the befitting destination for couples, wedding enthusiasts and specialists taking part in the celebration of love and marriage. 

For more information about Club Balai events and promos, you may call (02) 897-1740, (+63) 9196833023 or (+63) 9172590360 or e-mail weddings@balaiisabel.com. Like Club Balai on Facebook, www.facebook.com/clubbalaiisabel or log-on to their website at www.balaiisabel.com.

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Friday, March 15, 2013

6:30 PM

Bigger Reasons To Smile At Mister Donut Cafe

Get ready for the shake up as Mister Donut unveils its most dramatic change ever. 

In the  past 31 years of continuous innovation in the Philippine has gotten Mister Donut on everyone's favorite list.

This year, they've decided they were due for a face lift. This is no mini-lift because the old favorite will have not just a fresh look but a whole new dining experience. Not just one but in three wonderful ways; 

1. New look
2. New Offerings
3. New Hours

A fresh new face can't get any better than with fresh new offerings. Along with this makeover is new items to turn your visit into a complete dining experience. All-Day Breakfast, Pastas, Burgers and even Milkshakes are all eager to greet you with the sweetest of smiles every day.

But wait, there's more! because Mister Donut Philippines has launched the much awaited Pon de Ring!

Taste the original Pon de Ring and experience the unique soft and chewy treat that has become Japan's number one donut.

And what would a parky new menu be without a sparkly new shop?  Out with the old and it's in with everything new a Mister Donut's flagship store in the Greenhills Shopping Complex. Same spot, new look, new taste awaiting brighter smiles twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. It's a donut dream come true!

So, celebrate the re-launch of your old favorite donut store and see the transformation that everyone can't wait to experience. From Mister Donut its now called MIster Donut Cafe!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

9:04 PM

Have A Good Time In Good Times KTV!

When you are stress and felt that you have exceeded your body and mind into its limits, then why not try to chill out and invite your friends for an after work get together and have fun even not on a Friday night. You can find place near you or visit Fort Bonifacio, Global City.

There are some place that you can hang out, the place where you can find convenience and very affordable. One of them is the Good Times at The Fort where you enjoy the fun of clubbing as well as singing with your friends in the Karaoke.

They even have live bands to entertain you while having a nice conversation with your colleagues. Giving your company a nice and fantastic night.

They also serve food and drinks. Promo's are available that you might like to avail. Good Times also, offer party packages and venues for your special occasions.

Visit Good Times Resto, Bar and Lounge at the 3rd Floor of The Fort Strip and experience the fun with your friends.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

6:53 PM

Take your grilling FLAVOR to the next level!

We don't have a perfect family and almost don't have time to see each other much even on weekends but there are times that we surprise to see other family members that makes our family complete even once in a blue moon. During that time, we spend a Sunday cooking barbecue's and spending the day with laughter and exchanging stories.

We used to grilled Liempo in the back of the house while kids are playing. My simple recipe of Grilled Liempo, goes like this; I marinate the Liempo in Kalamansi with soy sauce and sometimes I put 7-up or Sprite in it. Chilled in the fridge for about 30 minutes to 1 hour before I grill it.

And because it was grilled, it was a blast in the family. Sometimes we used to have chicken, and sometimes it depends on our mood. Oh well, I think I need to learn more about grilling and other things to do it. Good thing I heard about this McCormicj Grill Nation.

And I like to try the new McCormick Grill Mates Cajun Seasoning Mix because it has the taste of New Orleans can now be enjoyed in your grilled beef, pork, chicken with McCormick Cajun Seasoning Mix. It contains choicest spices such as paprika and oregano to give your grilled meats a distinct southern flavor.

What are you waiting for?

Be a part of the McCormick Grill Nation on April 7, 4pm onwards at the Bonifacio High Street!

The event is open to the public but food samples will be given to participants who purchase 5 packs of McCormick Grill Mates Seasoning Mix.

This event by McCormick tries to bring families and friends together…

Sunday, March 10, 2013

8:02 PM

Taste The Contemporary Comfort Food of URBN

It was great to try new sets of food that you will surely keep coming back and ask for more once you have tasted it. Chef Benjo Tuason have prepared a contemporary comfort food for the bloggers, one great night on late February.

URBN Bar and Kitchen is located at 28th Street at The Fort in Bonifacio Global City.

I was the first who came but not so excited because my office is just near like a 3-5 minutes walk from our office building. Anyway, when I get there, I was so amaze with its interiors. What I have noticed is their big chairs and long long table in the center of the smoking area in front of a wide screen television. The light is dimmed while there are 2 bars in both ends if the place.

We are able to transfer in the non-smoking area where they served the foods that we are going to review. We have assorted crostinis, caramelized onions and bacon tartlets, URBN's House Salad and Scored Scalops, Spicy Shrimp Cocktail.

Followed by Australian Rack of Lamb, Sticky BBQ Ribs and Mini Curried Shrimp  Burger.

Next is the Crispy Skin Tasmanian Salmon and Mac and Choreese. 

Of course the dessert are the Classic Souffle, Chocolate Lava Cake and Salted Caramel Cheesecake.

My favorite is the Australian Rack of Lamb because the meat is really tender and juicy. You will taste the herbs and the horsendish crust, roasted pumpkin and a gardiz yogurt that sauce that complements the lamb very well.

The Mini Burgers is also a must try and Chef Benjo says that it was one of the favorite in URBN. Mac and Choreese was a blast.

URBN Bar and Kitchen is a place where you can dine and have a good time with your friends. You can enjoy great ambiance where you can chill out with your friends while enjoying great taste of food that you really must try! accompanying of wonderful sounds from their DJ's.

YOu may LIKE URBN Bar and Kitchen on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and instragram @URBN_BGC to get updated about them.

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