Grumpy Joe’s Must-Tries, All in One Go

The first time I dined at Grumpy Joe, it was a newly opened, hole-in-the-wall place with a respectable ten-or-so tables. That was about eight years ago. Grumpy Joe as we know it today has grown remarkably, now with two large branches plus a third in La Union. Amid many changes (Their original branch along Leonard Wood has since shut down) the vibe hasn’t changed. Grumpy … Continue reading Grumpy Joe’s Must-Tries, All in One Go

Seollem Cafe serves Korean Food, Drinks, and Aesthetics

Sometimes I look back at that first lockdown back in March of 2020, and I know I’m not alone in having binge watched Crash Landing on You. I don’t drink coffee, so I never got on the dalgona bandwagon, but the K-drama series offered a bit of comfort and levity in a scary time. CLOY fans will be thrilled to discover Seollem Cafe – a … Continue reading Seollem Cafe serves Korean Food, Drinks, and Aesthetics

Even More Sweets in Baguio

If you’re like me, you always have room for dessert. Lucky for us, some of the best restaurants in Baguio offer sweet endings in the form of pastries, cakes, and other sugary delights. Here are some of my favorites so far: Canto is probably best known for their Lomo Ribs – and for good reason! But don’t miss out on their other offerings. I’m a … Continue reading Even More Sweets in Baguio

Get Your Next Lobster Dinner from Shrimp Pirate

I wrote about The Shrimp Pirate a few months back in my Calle Uno Food Hub post. We chowed down on their shrimp and mussel rice meals with just the right cajun kick to wake up your senses. The airy (and therefore safer than indoor) dining experience is great, but sometimes, it’s better to keep the party at home. At-home gatherings can still be plenty … Continue reading Get Your Next Lobster Dinner from Shrimp Pirate

Tempting Treats from The Cookie Box Baguio

When it comes to food for celebrations, we all love a good cake. But there’s nothing wrong with straying from tradition once in a while. One of my favorite alternatives (that still satisfies the sugar craving) is cookies. Cookies don’t require a plate for each serving, and it’s easy to get a variety of flavors to try in one go. In fact, that’s exactly what … Continue reading Tempting Treats from The Cookie Box Baguio

Gypsy Baguio is a Place for Celebrations

It’s here – a long overdue birthday post! I turned 28 this year, and all I wanted was to eat good food and forget about work and school for a while. I was lucky to be able to do exactly that…mostly. Comprehensive exams were right around the corner, but I decided to take a break from studying to celebrate. We were choosing from a couple … Continue reading Gypsy Baguio is a Place for Celebrations

Legit Shawarma and More at Big Brother’s Biryani Snack House

For authentic, filling Mediterranean food, we keep coming back to Big Brother’s Biryani Snack House. It’s one of Baguio’s hidden gems, tucked away on Malvar Street – out of the way from the city center, but completely worth it. Their cheese paratha is simple comfort food. It’s flaky, savory flatbread stuffed with melted cheese. The outside is just slightly crispy. The paratha is normally an … Continue reading Legit Shawarma and More at Big Brother’s Biryani Snack House

Hot Drinks and Cool Views at M&N Viewdeck Cafe

We headed down Loakan Road early in the morning for post-breakfast coffee and snacks at M&N Viewdeck Cafe. It was a long but pleasant ride coming from the city center. There’s a sharp, awkward turn entering the parking area, so if you’re the one behind the wheel, drive carefully. Although it doesn’t look that big from the outside, there are actually three different levels from … Continue reading Hot Drinks and Cool Views at M&N Viewdeck Cafe

A Seafood (and More!) Party for Two at Calle Uno Food Hub

On a Sunday when we were bound for BenCab museum, we wanted to have a late lunch date somewhere on the way – preferably somewhere we had never eaten before. The Quezon Hill area came to mind, and although we had dined at Calle Uno Food Hub before, it had been long enough that there were a handful of establishments that were new to us. … Continue reading A Seafood (and More!) Party for Two at Calle Uno Food Hub

A Happy Hearts Day at Bistro Lokal

Valentine’s day in the time of Coronavirus doesn’t have to be a sad, sterile affair. In fact, it’s a great opportunity to enjoy a lovely meal and support local businesses – with masks and face shields on, of course. As always, if you’re heading out to dine or shop, don’t forget to comply with contract tracing measures, and wash your hands often. Be considerate to … Continue reading A Happy Hearts Day at Bistro Lokal