Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar: Amazingly Good Steaks That's Nothing Short of Shangri-La

When one hears of Shangri-La, images of luxury, sophistication, and grandeur often come to mind. Dishes served by Shangri-La restaurants are no different. Indeed, the finest dining experiences in the country will likely be in the handful of Shangri-La hotels across the country given the hotel's knack for excellence.

This was one reason why I had high expectations of Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar as soon as I found out that they had already opened their doors inside the beautiful Shangri-La at the Fort. I expected nothing less than the Shangri-La experience that the hotel is known for. True enough, Raging Bull exceeded my every expectation by providing spectacular service and delicious food.

Here's what you can expect when dining at the Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Krispy Kreme Philippines Turns 10! They're Offering a Special Box of Doughnuts for Only Php 299

Krispy Kreme Philippines Turns 10! They're Offering a Special Box of Doughnuts for Only Php 299

How time flies, Krispy Kreme Philippines already turns 10 this November 30, 2016. In a spirit of celebration, they're offering a limited edition pre-assorted dozen for just Php 299. This pre-assorted dozen would cost Php 510 if you bought these doughnuts piece per piece. Seeing that a dozen Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnuts cost Php 330, I still consider this a steal!

The promotion runs from November 25, 2016 to December 11, 2016 and is available in almost all Krispy Kreme stores nationwide (with the exception of NAIA and MOA Arena stores).

Monday, November 21, 2016

Thank God Yellow Cab's Two Pizza Friday Promo is Back This November 2016

Yellow Cab Pizza Co Two Pizza Friday For Php 650 this 2016

I'm very excited to let all of you know that Yellow Cab Philippines is bringing back their Two Pizza Friday Promotion this month. You can now get two 10" Signature Yellow Cab Pizzas for just Php 560 at any Yellow Cab store. The promo is valid for dine-in, take-out, and delivery every Friday!

They changed up the signature pizzas that you can order from the promo from last time (too bad they took out Roasted Garlic and Shrimp!) by limiting the signature pizzas that you can choose from.

I know it's not as upscale as Peperoni Pizzeria's specials this November, but it's a nice cheap way to get your hands on some delicious Yellow Cab pizza. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Jollibee Brings You a Sweet Holiday Treat With The New Rocky Road Overload Sundae

Jollibee Brings You a Sweet Holiday Treat With The New Rocky Road Overload Sundae

Jollibee is one of the country's top fast-food chains and the brand's rise to the top is because of a deep understanding of the Filipino palate. They understand what Filipinos crave for and offer it in a way that's not to heavy on the pocket. I think every Filipino kid, for some time, begged their parents for a Jollibee chicken joy meal all the time!

This time around, Jollibee is introducing a delicious new twist to it's classic Jollibee Sundae. Think vanilla ice cream that's topped with sweet marshmallows, crushed peanuts and drizzled with loads of chocolate fudge. The Rocky Road Overload Sundae is Jollibee's latest dessert that's perfect for sweet tooths out there.

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Starbucks 2017 Planner: Coffee Stains and Blue Siren Inspires Best Starbucks Planner Yet

Starbucks Philippines 2017 Christmas Traditions Planner - Coffee Stains and Blue Siren

Last year, I said Starbucks probably has the most sought after planner in the Philippines with thousands of die-hard fans trying to hoard enough stickers just to get their hands on it after year. This holiday season, Starbucks Philippines took it up a notch to craft the most beautiful Starbucks planner yet! I make it a point to grab a planner every year and I can't wait to own one with the elegantly crafted Coffee Stains design. Of course, the ladies would probably prefer the Blue siren instead.

It's the same drill as last year, collect 18 stickers (9 Christmas Beverages and 9 Regular Beverages) from November 2, 2016 to January 8, 2017 and once completed you can redeem a Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2017 planner with a combination of up to 2 promo cards with the complete set of stickers. You can also puchase food and other retail items worth Php7000 to get your hands on one right away.

This year, each design comes in two sizes, a regular sized planner and a slightly smaller one. Personally, I prefer the regular-sized planner because I can write more on it (since my handwriting is huge! haha!) but I do get the utility of the smaller one especially if you love bringing a planner around. The 2017 Starbucks planner also comes with an erasable pen, a bookmark, coffee stickers, discount coupons, and a beautiful pouch. 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's 2017 Giving Journal: It's Time to Begin Your Giving Journey

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's 2017 Giving Journal: It's Time to Begin Your Giving Journey

It's about time to start spending a little extra on coffee. This year, you can begin collecting The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's 2017 Giving Journal from October 22, 2016 until January 8, 2017. Another year, another blank slate that you can once again look forward to as the year draws to an end but I hope you filled up last year's giving journal with beautiful memories that you'll treasure from here on. 

This year's planner season features the Giving Journal in four simple, yet elegant designs. Browsing through the pages, I was found myself craving for a journal of my own right away because this is probably the most beautiful CBTL planner yet. It's also the cheapest way to getting yourself a planner for next year because you only need 12 stampsThis year, they also have four colors to choose from, with a color for him (charcoal) and three colors for her (pink, blue, and violet). 

The Giving Journal also features 12 coupons that you can use to satisfy your coffee obsession in 2017, with notable ones being:
- Buy 1 Take 1 on any Ice Blended Beverage (January)
- Free 2 Add ons for Any Beverage (February)
- Buy any Pasta, get free brewed coffee or tea (July)
- Buy a slice of cake and get any hot tea for free (September)
- Buy any Beverage and get an extra stamp for the 2018 Giving Journal. (December)

They retained the same mechanics from last year so check out my previous article to also see the summarized mechanics and some of my personal tips
Remember, only Regular and Large drinks count for a stamp (I ordered a small because forgot...) and only 1 stamp card is allowed for redemption, you can't combine! For an enjoyable CBTL experience, check out my menu guide for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Pepperoni Pizzeria: Have a Taste of Their Delicious November Treats at the Newly Opened UP Town Center Store

It hasn't been a year since Peperoni Pizzeria opened their maiden Philippine store, bringing along their huge 21" thin-crust, wood-fired pizzas for our dining pleasure, and yet the Singapore-based pizza franchise is quickly opening up new stores all across Metro Manila. They recently opened a new store at the UP Town Center along Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City so that more pizza lovers can get their hands on the delicious, high-quality, thin-crust pizza that Peperoni Pizzeria is known for.

I previously wrote about how delicious Peperoni Pizzeria's pizzas are because of how much care they put in preparing their signature homemade dough and only topping it off with the best quality ingredients - with each pizza carefully balanced to let the flavors shine through. This time, we had a taste of their limited edition dishes that will only be available this November. Trust me, THESE ARE SO YUM! Highly recommended!

Here's a sneak peak of these delicious new dishes...

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Vittorio's Steakhouse: A Tomas Morato Gem That Serves Delicious, Affordable Steak

It's very tough to find a restaurant that has beautifully cooked, quality steak that isn't too heavy on the pocket. On one hand, there are a few budget steak options where you can spend less than 500 pesos for a nice meal, but if you're looking for quality more often than not it's highway robbery as you part from a few thousands of pesos in some of Manila's top steakhouses. Good thing restaurants like Vittorio's Steakhouse is around to serve some quality steak that's pretty affordable.

Vittorio's Steakhouse is located at Scout Borromeo Street in Tomas Morato and is quite close to ABS-CBN. From the outside, the place looks more like a house than a restaurant. Little do people know that amazing food can be found as you walk through those doors. Don't get me wrong, the steaks are not cheap but for the quality that you're getting it's definitely worth every peso.

Here's what you can expect from Vittorio's Steakhouse...