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Good food, so-so service at Greek taverna


We visited a Greek restaurant at SM Aura Premier more than a month ago. It was not perfect but OK—the food was delicious and the service average. On another visit more than a week ago, lunch was still good, but staff service was really bad.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »

2 chain restos make waves in Alabang


Two well-known restaurants have put up branches in Alabang, much to the delight of people based south of Manila.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Ramen invasion continues


The most reasonably priced meal these days is the selection of Japanese noodle dishes, or ramen as they are called, as more and more restaurants offering the savory broth have sprouted all over the city. There is likely to be one such restaurant operating in any neighborhood. One of them is the new and popular noodle house in Glorietta, Makati City.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Satisfying Japanese meal on a crowded Sunday


Don’t venture into a popular buffet outlet on a Sunday. Chances are you won’t get a table or you’ll be asked to wait for at least an hour and a half to get seated. You will end up hungry, so you will skip the line and scout around for a less crowded place.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Red-hot Latin American food in Las Piñas; classic Chinese in Makati


A new restaurant’s name, Brasas, means hot, while a Chinese restaurant in Makati may very well be called House of Crystals.   Two new eateries on two ends of the metropolis, serving different cuisines, each capturing the palate of the city’s dining crowd.   Brasas   Evia Mall, Daang Hari, Las Piñas; tel. 5176532   [...]

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Light meals before the Christmas indulgence


Anticipating the rich and heavy food that will be served during the holidays, we opted for light but satisfying and healthy meals in two newly discovered dining outlets. We came out satisfied.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Legendary steak place opens Greenhills outpost


The Grand Dame has elevated the dining experience of the community through its elegant ambiance, its haute cuisine and its impeccable service—a unique offering amid the hub of hundreds of eateries, tiangge and bargain stores. One need not go through the maze as the restaurant has an entrance away from it all, so to speak.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

New discovery in BF Parañaque


Our most recent culinary discovery turned out to be a restaurant tucked in the busy commercial area of BF Homes in Parañaque, with a façade that obscures the beautiful surprise inside its confines.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Tried-and-tested chain


Undecided on where to have lunch, we went to a tried-and-tested Italian restaurant which has become popular among regular lunch diners.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Japanese ‘tonkatsu’ franchise invades Manila


The daily traffic jam in Makati prevented this diner from going farther than Serendra. The diner ended up in a new restaurant, a Japanese cutlet. It was one of the alternatives which proved very practical and delicious.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Nostalgic Grace Park and a haven of seafood


After being extremely successful in offering Italian cuisine in her chain of restaurants, chef Margarita Fores went nostalgic and opened a restaurant in Makati that harks back to the ambiance and food served by her forebears in their former residence in Grace Park, Caloocan.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

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  2. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  3. This is not just a farm
  4. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  5. Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  6. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week?
  7. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  8. 12 other things you can do at Pico de Loro Cove
  9. Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  10. The truffled mac ‘n’ cheese, eggs benedict, chicken leg confit are excellent
  1. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  2. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  3. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  4. France makes work beyond 6 p.m. illegal
  5. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  6. South Koreans crave Asia’s smelliest fish
  7. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  8. Ever heard of HydroBob?
  9. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  10. Boots Anson-Roa to wed in Eddie Baddeo
  1. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  2. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  3. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  4. Manila in shock over model Helena Belmonte’s death
  5. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  6. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  7. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  8. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  9. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer
  10. Ex-Givenchy model fights for ‘Yolanda’ survivors


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  • Drilon, Nancy Binay urge Filipinos to strengthen faith
  • ‘Yolanda’ toll now at 6,300 – NDRRMC
  • ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  • Moderate earthquake jolts southern Iran
  • Sports

  • Power Pinays smash India in Asian Women’s Club volleyball opener
  • PH youth boxers off to stumbling start in AIBA World tilt
  • Durant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111
  • Walker leads Bobcats over Bulls in OT, 91-86
  • Man City slips further out of title contention
  • Lifestyle

  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  • Entertainment

  • Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler
  • American rapper cuts own penis, jumps off building
  • Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • Business

  • Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains
  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work
  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • Technology

  • Netizens seething in anger over Aquino ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  • Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Syria most dangerous country for journalists, PH 3rd—watchdog
  • Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest