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Thursday, August 3, 2017

BadWolf Public House: Not Just for the Beer Drinkers


Another place in Old Town Manassas that we love visiting over and over is the newly-opened BadWolf Public House. This place is our go-to spot for dinner most of the time because it's open until late night. 

BadWolf Public House by the same owners as Bad Wolf Brewing Company and CJ Finz Raw Bar & Grille, so if you love beer, this is the place you should visit. But more than the beer, this restaurant serves food from brunch to dinner. 

For appetizers, we have tried the Poutine ($10) and the Mediterranean Board ($9).

Poutine
Mediterranean Board 

Poutine is hand cut fries with cheddar cheese curds and beef gravy, while the Mediterranean Board is homemade hummus served with marinated olives, artichokes, roasted red peppers, and warm naan. I'm partial to Poutine since I'm a fries junkie, however, the Mediterranean Board isn't bad either. I'd just rather go to Katerina's for hummus. 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Bay Area Eats: Cupertino

Apologies for the lack of posts the past few months. Trying my best to get back to blogging. Will
be posting an alternate of backlogs and recent experience more often. I promise!

This took a while, but I cannot not share the area in the US the I liked most (so far): Bay Area in California. :)

Here are the awesome places we have tried and enjoyed during our stay in Cupertino area. I tried my best to remember all the names of the dishes, but my memory failed me. Sorry. :p

1. Parkview Kitchen and Spirits

Located inside Juniper Hotel Cupertino, Parkview Kitchen & Spirits serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, to dinner. This place is also perfect for happy hours. 

We ordered Joe's Special ($15), a salad and a soup for brunch. 

Joe's Special


Joe's Special has ground chuck, baby spinach, cheddar, and onions, served with Parmesan bread and toasted Juniper butter. The food and service were amazing, but it's somewhere you'd want to go if you want to spend a bit more. 

2. Aqui 

Aqui is a California Mexican restaurant that serves delicious Mexican-inspired dishes and industrial strength margaritas.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Father's Day Gift Ideas from Gifts Less Ordinary!


Father's Day is almost here!

In case you haven't got anything for your dads (and granddads) yet, here are my gift suggestions from Gifts Less Ordinary. What's awesome is you can personalize these gifts too!

1. Personalized Watch Box (for 3 watches)

This watch box is perfect for watch-loving dads. You may also add a watch (or two) along with this item. ;)



This cocktail shaker is perfect for making solo cocktails. Your dad will have fun making his own drinks at home. 



Does your daddy always forgets his charger? Mine does. :P This item is a classy gift that he can use easier than the regular chargers. Works for selected phones only.



If your dad loves coffee, he'll definitely love this! You can add coffee beans and coffee cups, if you want. :)

Gifts Less Ordinary currently ships to Australia, New Zealand, the US, Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Check out the website for more gift ideas for any occasion. 

All photos are from Gifts Less Ordinary. 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Press Release: Old Orchard Cranberry’s Summer Cooler Recipes


With summer’s scorching heat around, there’s nothing more delightful than sipping something cold and fruity. However, when you’re after a refreshing drink with the right balance of sweetness-and-tartness, Old Orchard Cranberry Juice is the answer. 

This thirst quenching drink can complement any meal and can serve as a base for easy-to-prepare mocktails. So whether you’re at home, on a vacation-out-of-town, or at a get-together party, these delightful non-alcoholic infusions would surely be a good company and help bring along the fun!

Non-Alcoholic Sangria



Ingredients: 
1 bottle Old Orchard Cranberry 64 oz.
1.5 liter lemon soda
1 orange
1 lemon
24 pieces of grapes

Directions:
1. Combine chilled Old Orchard Cranberry  and chilled soda in a punch bowl. 
2. Wash fruit. Halve grapes and place in the bunch bowl. 
3. Cut the orange and lemon into wedges. 
4. Place the orange and lemon slices into the punch bowl. Stir and enjoy. 

Summertime Kiddie Cocktail


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Katerina's Greek Cuisine


One of the first homegrown restaurants that I have visited in my area is Katerina's Greek Cuisine in Old Town Manassas. I have always been a fan of Mediterranean cuisine and wished the cuisine I grew up with is as healthy as the Greeks. 

It was said that this restaurant is always full during weekends, so I was glad we went for lunch on a weekday. 

We shared the Greek Sampler ($13) for starters. 

Greek Sampler

The Greek Sampler has olives, huge chunks of feta cheese, stuffed grape leaves, tomatoes,  anchovies, cucumber, peppers, pepperoncini, tirokafteri, and tzatziki served with pita bread. The homemade pita bread was delicious on its own, but a lot better with the tzatziki and tirokafteri.

The boyfie had the Greek Salad ($10), which has lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, Kalamata olives, pepperoncinis, feta cheese and special Greek dressing.

Greek Salad

Monday, April 24, 2017

Reality Bites: On Living and Settling Overseas


IT'S TRUE. 

Living outside the Philippines is not as fun. Nothing can beat the hustle and bustle of Manila streets, the noise from the neighbors singing videoke early in the morning, the lovely smell of the freshly baked pan de sal from the bakery in the corner (or Pan de Manila), the unforgiving heat even in the monsoon season. I definitely miss those and more every day that I'm here in the US. 

But we all are entitled to make our own choices, and I am one of the few who chose to live elsewhere. However, this doesn't mean that the choice I made is an easy one. 


To be honest, I underestimated homesickness. I never thought I would have to deal with it as I enjoy being away from home, but settling to a new environment hit me like a ton of bricks. 

I never thought that I would start bawling watching a Jollibee ad, or cry for no reason at all. I must admit, even the most optimistic part of me cannot override the loneliness. 

It is true. Some friends who you thought will stay in touch will just disappear. They must be too busy with their own lives to deal with my drama, or may not realize that I would appreciate a simple 'Hi!' in my inbox. 

It is true. Life is more convenient here, and everything is done faster and better, but that doesn't mean I am living the 'good life'. We don't. We work as hard as you do. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Traditional Meets Modern at Manam in BGC


Weeks before I left the Philippines, I was having separation anxiety with Filipino food. I am glad my friends are willing to indulge me. One of the most unforgettable Filipino restaurants I have visited before I left is Manam Comfort Filipino in BGC. 

Caramelized Patis Wings

Manam's menu is divided into two categories: the Classics and the Twists. All dishes are available in 3 serving sizes: S (good for 1), M (good for 3), and L (good for 6). 

We tried dishes from the Classics and Twists menu. 

For starters, we had the Caramelized Patis Wings (Php 165 for S, Php 295 for M, Php 525 for L). We also ordered Crispy Pork Binagoongan (Php 205 for S, Php 360 for M, Php 645 for L).

Crispy Pork Binagoongan

I love the salty and sweet combination of the Caramelized Patis Wings, I wished I discovered that patis is amazing with chicken wings. I'm not much of a fan of bagoong (unless it's for Kare-Kare), but the Crispy Pork Binagoongan is impressive. 

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