Thursday, October 19, 2017

First Bite: Runner's Kitchen

I've been hearing a lot about this restaurant offering organic dishes for more than a year now. Though it has been getting mixed reviews, I can't help myself from wanting to visit the place that makes healthy eating look so photogenic. And two weeks ago, I finally got to drop by with R and his vegetarian supplier S. 

Hello, Runner's Kitchen.
Located along the busy foodie stretch of Tomas Morato, you have to keep your eyes open as its facade is not easy to find. But thanks to Waze, we found it. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

My Healthy Fix: llaollao

We live in a world where eating healthy could be challenging. With so many tempting and sinful products in the market, most of us fall in the trap of unhealthy diets. Thankfully, more and more brands are finding ways to help us stay on track by offering healthy dishes and snacks are not only delectable but also pocket friendly. 

Hello, llaollao!
It's amazing how fast this well-loved brand from Spain has grown. Now with 5 branches, it now caters to foodies from the North down to South. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Second Bite: Elait!

This is probably the hottest year to date, literally. Even though Jose Mari Chan's Christmas songs are already all over the city (and internet), the intense summer heat still lingers. Thank goodness though for ice cream

Hello, Elait!
I've shared before how much I love this brand. Though still small compared to other establishments, this is one of the brands that has the biggest heart. It proved that you don't have to be big to have CSR. All you need is to have the passion for it. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

First Bite: Overdoughs

What's your staple cinema snack? Mine's always popcorn, hot dog on bun, soda and some sour tapes. And those last me till the end of the...trailers. I'm not kidding! But I might change my movie munchies to something more interesting and hopefully it lasts me till the first 10 minutes of the movie. 

Hello, Overdoughs!
After the successful launch of Overdoughs at Century City Mall, it opened its second store at Ayala Malls the 30th. And I was lucky to be invited to its grand opening last October 7. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

First Bite: Sweet Inspirations

Sweet Inspirations has been around for a long time. I remember always seeing it along Katipunan when I have errands to do within the area. However, I never got the time to drop by. I figured that I could get my slice of cake elsewhere. But I had no idea that this place offers more than sweets. 

Hello, Sweet Inspirations
I dropped by its Hemady Square branch one Saturday afternoon and I was surprised to see a Mongolian station. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

City Life: H Hotels

One of the perks of being a freelancer is that you can be very mobile and dodge traffic from time to time. But when you live in a city that has insane traffic, you cannot avoid being stuck on the road. So R and I thought of something... why not stay where we have to go to the following day? And with that idea in mind, we spontaneously booked a room at one of the numerous hotels in Quezon City. 

Hello, H Hotels.
H Hotels is one of the small hotels in the busy Quezon City. I was attracted to book this hotel when I found out that it is situated just behind SM North. I figured that I could walk to the mall after checking in to grab dinner. However, the road you have to take to get to the mall is too dark and scary. I ended up buying a meal near R's office instead. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

When in Davao: Sea Green Café + Boutique Rooms

I rely on two things when looking for a restaurant while traveling... TripAdvisor and Instagram. I check TripAdvisor for the ratings and the latter to find out how Instagram worthy the restaurants are. And more often than not, I rely more on TripAdvisor's rating more than how appealing a dish would look on my feed. After all, wasting hard earned money on pretty but terrible food is never a good idea. There might be fashion over comfort but I don't agree with Instagram over taste. It's a jackpot though when I discover a place that offers good and pretty dishes. And that's what I thought when I saw Sea Green Café + Boutique Rooms. 

Hello, Sea Green Café + Boutique Rooms
This bed and breakfast joint is one of the popular foodie destinations in Davao. Known for its healthy dishes and Instagram worthy place, I figured that we could have an early lunch here one Saturday morning.