Food Racing at Pit Stop Food Park

Food Racing and enjoyable family meal at Pit Stop Food Park . One will surely love going around and enjoy the race track inspired food park. The food park had their soft opening about year or so and is slowly becoming a food haven for residents of Quezon City, Fairview , Marikina and adjacent places.

Jian’s Dimsum House, Tapa Out , Masta Pasta ,Crazy Quesadilla

There are over 2 dozen food stalls offering different menus not only locally but those found in other parts of the world.

lounge area at the second level

The area can accommodate between 280 to 300 people at any given time and there is also an ample parking space beside the food park.

There are also live bands and performances during weekends. Some of the food stalls are already open by 4:00 pm.

Tokyo Tempura stall

Tokyo Tempura stall offers interesting eat all you can shrimp tempura promo for just Php 199.00 with additional rice value meal to avail of the promo. The stall also offer fried chili tempura for those who wanted to try a more spicy flavored tempura.

Jian’s Dimsum House

Jian Dimsum House offers dimsums, noodles, siomai and siopao

Brandon’s Steak Hub

The exterior of the stall is rustic and one is not intimidated to ask for the menu or their signature dishes. They are posted visibly handwritten in the blackboard .

Chef Robert Principe of Brandon’s Steak Hub

Brandon’s Steak Hub started their operation about a year or so with common friends who likes Italian and American dishes.  Almost all of the proprietors are from Quezon City area, hence they choose the food park for their initial endeavor.

Rib’s Eye Steak cost Php 289 , There are three kinds of sauces Php 10.00 per additional order ( wild mushroom sauce, brandon’s signature sauce and black pepper sauce ) .

For just additional Php 55.00, one can add Maki Cheese Balls , Potato skin for side dishes.

different kinds of in house drinks

We bought the in-house ice tea blend which cost Php 70 small jar and Php 140 for large jar.

ice drinks in fancy containers ( light blubs )

Ideal between 3 to 4 people sharing. There are also soft drinks and beers that are available.

Andy Cola

Andy Cola is a combination of whiskey and cola drink which was popular in the local market way back in the 1980’s . This drink is making a big comeback in the local liquor market and luckily there was a sample taste .

Shisha Bar

Shisha Bar is ideal for those who wanted to try shisha which starts at Php 350 full load.

Chef Resty’s roasted beef carving station

Sons of Burger proprietor Mr. Glen San Agustin and staffs

Another eye catchy name for a burger stall is Son’s of  Burger or SOB . This burger stall had their branch in Antipolo, Rizal province and this is their second stall . The specialty are burger meals, kickin wings, frinkin fries and potato cheese balls.

We also got a chance to talk with the proprietor and we saw how the burger patties are grilled upfront . The hamburger and quarter pounder is even better than some commercially available ones.

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Kimu San specializes in Japanese cuisine

This stall offers Ramen dishes, Yakitori, Donburi , Maki roll, Takoyaki  in a traditional Japanese stall setting.

Chinders ice cream and ice cakes are popular not just for kids buy also adults

  nitrogen infused cold brew coffee

Some of the food stalls are also open to catering to some events and they would be glad if one could personally visit them .

Beer Below Zero

live performance

customers and visitors

Operations: Monday to Thursday -4:00 pm to 12:00 midnight 

Friday to Sunday -4:00 pm to 2:00 am

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How to Commute :

1.) There are jeepneys which ply the Congressional via Luzon Avenue and Munoz market .

2.) Electric jeepneys from SM North to Katipunan via Congressional Avenue.

Note: Prices quoted are subject to change without prior notice from the food stalls. The dishes posted in this site were ordered by the author and companion. The Food park is near Luzon avenue and Tierra Pura subdivision entrance.

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Cactus Fiesta Fair 2017

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines in partnership with Quezon City government  and Quezon Memorial Circle administration will host a trade fair and exhibit called ” Cactus Fiesta Fair 2017” at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak or Flower Garden within Quezon Memorial Circle facing East Avenue side.

This will be held on May 5, 6, and 7, 2017 . Aside from lectures/ talks on various cacti and succulents topics, there will also be a trade fair and exhibit.

There are no entrance fees and the public is invited to join the fair. The fair opens from 8:00am until 6:00 pm .

For those interested with the activities , there is an active FB page :

Contact Person: Ms. Amy Lastimosa (Secretary) – Cactus & Succulent Society of the Philippines

Mobile 0905 356 5353

Los Baños Horticultural Society Show 2017: There is Gold In Recycling

“There is Gold in Recycling” is the theme at the ongoing Los Baños Horticulture Show 2017 at the University of the Philippines -Los Baños ( UPLB) Senior Social Hall area.

This is the first of the two shows. The next garden show is slated later part of the year.

Aside from these beautiful landscapes, There are individual plant competition, trade fair of local products,plant bazaars and lectures from the garden experts.

One can also take a quick stroll on the University of the Philippines campus and admire the mature trees, flowering plants, old buildings and take a food trip.

Among the big winners are Mr. Vicente Chin Jr. Mr. Jose Salacup

One can also buy some regional products like buko pie , handicrafts and espasol at the commercial area.

Schedule of Lecture Series

APRIL 22 (Saturday) at 2:00 PM
TOPIC: Tips on Growing Orchids
SPEAKER: Mr. Vic Chin Jr. — Vice President, LBHS

APRIL 29 (Saturday) at 2:00 PM
TOPIC: Care of Cactus and Succulents for Beginners
and Advanced Collectors
SPEAKER: Mr. Lino Rom — President, Cactus and Succulents Society of the Philippines, Inc.

The show is until May 1, 2017 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and There are minimal entrance fees of Php 20 for the general public and Php15 for students and senior citizens with valid ID’s.

Photos are courtesy of Mr. Jose  Diego Roxas a Agricultural Biotechnology student

A Visit to Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno

Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno  is a shrine dedicated to Saint Ezekiel Moreno  C-5 Extension Road, Pulanglupa, in honor of the Spanish Agustinian priest who served as parish priest of Las Piñas from 1876 to 1879.

Saint Ezekiel Moreno facade

This was part of the extensive ” Semana Santa” -Visita Iglesia tour of churches in Pasay , Las Piñas and Parañaque cities.  From Las Piñas Bamboo Organ Church, One can walk or ride 1 jeep going to the site.

pilgrims from nearby provinces would also visit the church

One would climb the stairs going to the main door which had an elaborate wood carvings .

Architecture 

The modern stylized Spanish Baroque-inspired Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno is designed by architect Claude Edwin Andrews. There are columbarium units located at the ground floor of the church are managed by Golden Haven Memorial Park. A Villar group of company.

The columbarium units are still on the process of finishing and the landscaping of the surrounding area is still ongoing. While the memorial park is located nearby.

church interior

The church was finished sometime early 2014 and had been one of the most popular churches visited within Las Piñas. There is a small museum dedicated the life and works of the saint. Unfortunately, the museum was closed during our visit .

church organ

The church was finished after more than 3 years, when the initial plans started around late 2010. The sitting capacity of the church is between 720 to 750 people.

Saint Ezekiel Moreno interiors with religious icon covered in purple cloth which symbolizes mourning

Architect Joey Amistoso did the church’s interiors, including an intricate retablo (altar tableau) featuring niches with images of Saint Joseph and Saint Ezekiel.

church dome

It is said that the cost of the church construction was estimated to be between Php 200 million to Php 225 million. There are no concrete columns which would obstruct the view of the public from the main altar of the church.

Since the church architecture is well designed, natural light and air circulation inside  easily flow . There is no need to open the artificial lightning especially during long days.

 

 

Freedom Fridays Experience at Novotel Cubao

Celebrate your freedom and kick off the weekend with Freedom Fridays at The 6th! Enjoy acts from guest performers over beer and cocktail bundles starting from Php 699 net.

participants at the pool area

The pool area is located at the 6th floor of the hotel and also serves as a party venue, gym and place to relax.

Novotel at night

One can visibly the night sky , city-view and skyscrapers not only within Cubao area but in many parts of Metro Manila.

Novotel pool side view from the 12th floor

One cannot resist going and have a good time and party all night long at Novotel– Araneta , Cubao

Photo courtesy of Novotel- Cubao

One can choose to swim, party and have their staycation while enjoying their sumptuous snacks and cocktail drinks.This is every friday and weekends.

Basic necessities like  bible, notepads and cable ready television will delight those who will book a stay at one of the rooms of the hotel.

breakfast buffet is also a treat to with hundreds of breakfast meals ranging from breads, rice , muffin , cereal , noodles among others.