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

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

Objects of My Ingestion, Bacolod-Talisay edition

I visited Negros Occidental for the first time over the weekend and got a good eyeful and mouthful of the Bacolod-Talisay experience. Per recommendation of locals and friends who’ve visited before, these are the places we went to eat, and what we had. Aida’s Chicken, Manokan Country Beside SM City Bacolod is a long row of eateries known as Manokan Country. As you might have … Continue reading Objects of My Ingestion, Bacolod-Talisay edition