While a majority of people fled to White Beach for #LaBoracay last Labor Day weekend,there were a few hotties who were tired of the same old routine year-after-year hit up the newly opened Palace Pool Club in BGC instead, sporting itsy-bitsy bikinis, cute coverups, well-defined abdominal muscles and décolletage intended to swallow men whole, much like a Venus Fly Trap.
The Red Light is the cheeky name for a pop up shop in the are of the same name, where the fun folks of The Mothership created to house Manila Pop Up and, from what I hear, is also Erwan Heusaff’s studio kitchen when he films videos for his blog, The Fat Kid Inside. When the red light reads ‘On Air’, you’ll know there’s filming going on. Not that night, though. That night was 10-course tasting dinner for their newest restaurant concept, Bait’s Seafood Restaurant, headed by talented Chef Joseph Margate, a US-raised Filipino who has just moved to the Philippines to cook amazing food and discover more of his rich heritage in the process.
When you find yourself in Bonifacio Global City, in search of casual libations and crackin’ good bar grub, one need not look farther than Tipple & Slaw at The Forum. I stumbled across the sandwich shop-cum-bar after a tiring day of running errands in the city and was particularly looking for a bit of a tipple to brighten up my Friday night.
While spring has finally sprung in the West, and with that comes Brotzeit German Bier Bar’s Maifest celebration! Maifest (or Mayfest in English) is the traditional German celebration of the arrival of spring. Maifest is still celebrated throughout Germany with the maibaum (maypole) decorated to show off the history and crafts of the town.
Much like Oktoberfest, the spring festival involves a lot of drinking, beer-related games, and a whole lot of drunk singing. It is also recommended to sit with a bunch of strangers and get to know them pint by pint.
I’ve been dying to check out one of the poshest new hangouts in Makati. The place, the crowd, the music, the food, the drinks all looked like a dream when I saw the pictures of the opening. Good ol’ Dude 4 Food, Gerry San Miguel, was ordering drinks for Teddy Boy Locsin and popping bottles of champagne like it was nobody’s business! An opportunity to pay Sage Tapas Bar at the Shangri-la Hotel popped up soon enough, and it was a brilliant excuse for me to get all dressed up for a night on the town.