Good Vibes at The Godfather’s Ristorante Bar and Pizzeria

Good vibes with different specialty dishes at The Godfather’s Ristorante Bar and Pizzeria.

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car rental for all occasion poster

The restaurant opened to the general public about 6 years ago within the food and entertainment district within the heart of Quezon City and near ABS-CBN channel 2 and GMA channel 7.

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outdoor area

The restaurant had a mid-century ambiance with several batibot chairs and colorful wall mural depicting  ” Creation of Adam”.

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Aside from the ambiance, the place had been used for location shooting and favorite hang-out place for celebrities.

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The ground floor can accommodate about 40 customers while an outdoor area which can sit to about a dozen customers.

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Second floor can be a good venue place which can sit up to 50 persons at any given time.

Dishes

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lengua with button mushrooms, sliced potatoes, carrots, beans

Legua is one of the restaurant specialties, it had a generous amount of vegetables and gravy.

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sinigang na hipon

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bulalo steak with vegetables and gravy

The bulalo steak is well seasoned with  vegetables, corn , button mushroom and gravy. This goes well with white rice.

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Pizza overload is a thin crust with generous toppings of 6 kinds of cheese, olives, red and green bell peppers, salami, ham and button mushroom. This goes well with the powdered chili flakes.

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group photo

I would like to ” Thank” Ms. Mary Anne Gatoc Fabale and the rest of the group for the warm invitation.

The Godfather’s Ristorante Bar and Pizzeria

Address: 19 Scout Borromeo Street,Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City Metro Manila Philippines

Operational Hours: everyday from 10:00 am to 3:00 am the following day ( subject to change without notification)

Contact Number: +63 9307723375, 02 9867305

Filipino Fashion Designers Shine at 2018 Miss Universe pageant

Filipino fashion designers shine at 2018 Miss Universe pageant were they showcase their beautiful evening gown.

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Belize- Joey Galon

Cambodia – Rian Fernandez
Canada – Michael Cinco
Ecuador – Mark Bumgarner
Guam – Paolo Blanco
Japan – Joel Escober

Kenya – Jian Lasala
Nepal – Bea Bianca Mackey
New Zealand – Sidney Eculla
Nicaragua – Benj Leguiab IV

Malta-Ivanka Hipolito
Mauritius – Kirsten Regalado
Philippines – Mak Tumang
Natalie Glebova – Benj Leguiab

Kirsten Regalado also help with the national costume design of Miss Iceland.

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The well-known design Mak Tumang revealed that he made seven sketches, four prototypes and three gowns with the help of 16 artisans for Catriona’s evening gown.

The gowns, he said, took 2,712 hours of “fastidious process” to create, using over a million pesos worth of materials.

Note: Photo credits: Miss Universe.org

Holiday Madness at Grow and Show Plant Bazaar

It is holiday season once again and people looking for unique gifts , plants and something memorable must try to visit the Grow and Show holiday bazaar.

This will be held from December 14, 15 and 16, 2018 ( friday , saturday and sunday) from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center within Quezon City.

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There will be over 70 stalls selling a wide array of  plants, plastic posts,orchids, tillandsia, cacti and succulents and popular items like food, handicrafts, cakes, sweets, wood carvings from Paete, Laguna and mushroom chicharon for sale.

Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. had partnered with Department of Environment and Natural Resources, PAWB – Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau and Manila Bulletin.

There are two entrances, one at North Avenue and at Quezon Avenue side. Please note that there is a minimal entrance fee of Php 30 for the general public and Php 15 for students, senior citizens that goes to the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife.

For more information and how to join the monthly bazaar, Please try to call or send sms ( Secretariat) 0917-798-1317. This is also a precursor for the Philippine Plant Festival 2019.

2019 Calendar and Postcard Features Places in the Philippines Named after Native Plants

Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society Inc. (PNPCSI ) a non-stock, non-profit and non-government society which advocates the popularization of native plants, trees, orchids and its ethono-botanical uses had came up with a limited 1,000 pieces print of 2019 Calendar and postcard issue.

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2019 calendar/ postcard

This features 12 native plants and trees with local and scientific names . There are a lot of places, towns and cities in the country which are named after plant species.

Aside from being a highly collectible issue, This also serves as both educational tool and increase awareness for the plight of these native tree and plant species. A lot of which are in the endangered species list.

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Pitogo plant was featured in this March 2019 calendar

The calendar/ postcards was launched during the Christmas get-together by the group last December 8, 2018.

The postcard portion can be detached and send to postcard/ stamp collectors from all over the world.

Some postcard and stamp collectors told the author that they should be given advance notices so that they could pre-order in advance. ( Sorry, I was also informed at the last minute.)

This is not the first time that the society had printed this type of calendar/ postcard. It is good that they listen to my suggestion as one of the original founding member and officer of the society-  More than 10 years ago!.

 

 

Makati Street Meet at Paseo de Roxas

Paseo de Roxas street market is a project of Ayala, Make it Happened Makati among others is a street bazaar, food haven and attracts thousands of people from all walks of life.

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The theme is ” Sari-Sari a Christmas Bazaar” which features different kinds of products, social advocates, food, transportation app, insurance company and proudly Philippine made items.

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Isaac’s Sausages ( photo courtesy of the organizers FB page)

One of the highlight of the one day street bazaar are the different array of foods, locally made produce and local artists which are part of the bazaar.

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bags, baskets made from paper

Last December 9, Paseo de Roxas street was transformed into a lively street bazaar. There are band performer amidst beautiful nighttime lights at nearby Ayala triangle.

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Kakushin Skin Corporation, chili and garlic oil and siomai

Met some bloggers and vloggers like Ms. Maria Rona Beltran, AXL Guinto, media and representatives from Manila Bulletin.

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Mando’s Wingshack

Our group arrived past 2:00 pm and took some time exploring this street market bazaar. There is also several band performances which delighted the crowd.

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Oh So Healthy Snack

Oh So Healthy food snack had some sample of their famous mango sweet patao banana chip, guava purple yam banana, purple yam banana coconut chips, kimchi flavored chip is also a wonderful treat. These are locally sourced from Mindanao and are available in leading groceries and stores nationwide.

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Oh So Healthy chips

About 54 merchants and entrepreneurs participating showcase handmade items innovated from indigenous materials. Unique brands such as Mango Float Supreme Manila, Wagyu by Monica, Vegan Republic, Lemon Squeez and Surf, Pacaro Leather, Oh So Healthy chips are part of the merchant list.

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The fun and excitement did not stop shoppers, visitors attendees to gaze and marvel at the lighting of the Reimagine the Magic: A Festival of Lights at the Ayala Triangle and the enchanting light installations along the streets of Ayala Avenue. The street market started from 10:00 am and until 10:00 pm.

Photo credit: Some photos are from the organizers and Ms. Maria Rona Beltran