Great Grill Dishes from Roxsie’s Sinugba in Goodwill Homes 1

Roxsie’s Sinugba is one of food stalls which is located within Katipunan Avenue sometimes called SB road which starts from Lukaria street in Barangay Talipapa, Kingspoint Subdivision within Barangay Bagbag, Goodwill Homes 1, California Village Subdivision , Sierra Vista and intersecting General Luis street in Barangay Nagkaisang Nayon.

Sinugba was derived from the Cebuano word in which “any type of food that is cooked or grilled over charcoal “. Grilled food is quite popular along the stretch of the community . The 6 or 7 kilometers long stretch of SB Diversion Road provides an alternative short cut route within Novaliches to Northern part of Caloocan, parts of Valenzuela and Fairview.

Great Grill Dishes from Roxsie’s Sinugba

rellenong bangus or bangus relleno at Php 240 per order

boneless bangus comes in 3 sizes Php 220.00 large, Php 240 for extra large (XL) and Php 275.00 for Jumbo

Roxsie’s Sinugba have a lot of different grilled dishes ranging from their all time favorite tuna belly, rellenong bangus, grilled pork liempo, bangus lumpia (lumpiang bangus/ milk fish spring roll), special laing, rellenong pusit, special grilled liempo, bangus sisig among others. Their stall used be the location of another well-known grilled food ( Pixie’s Sinugba) which existed for many years. But the current name, Roxsie’s Sinugba had been there since 2019 or about 2 years.

bangus lumpia/ lumpiang bangus / milk fish roll per order 6 pieces for Php 115

Bangus lumpia or lumpiang bangus / milk fish rolls is one of the best sellers, the meat inside the spring roll wrapper is from milk fish flakes and a little bit sweet. A sweet chili sauce or banana ketchup will balance the flavor.

grilled tuna belly for Php 195 per order

One of the reason “why’ we keep on coming back and buying their sinugba are the flavor is not salty and are mildly flavored.

A big chunk of their customers lived within the community like California Village Subdivision, Goodwill Homes 1 within Barangay San Bartolome, Sierra Vista,Torres Village and even as far as General Luis, Barangay Caybiga, Deparo in Caloocan.

They are in business for about 7 years and still counting, There are three known branch of Rosie’s Sinugba, The biggest and their commissary is located in Don Antonio along Holy Spirit Drive ( near Ever Mall) and Tandang Sora corner Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City.

According to one of the staff, There use to be 3 more stalls but had to close down due to the decreasing sales and pandemic lock down.

Roxsie’s Sinugba is available from food delivery partners Grab Food and Food Panda.

Roxsie’s Sinugba

Address: Block 5, Lot 3, Goodwill Homes 1, Katipunan Avenue, Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City

Operational Hours: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm Everyday

Contact : #8952-6034 / 0933-810-1595

(Note: the operational hours may vary due to MECQ quarantine guidelines set by IATF and local government unity policy)

Isles Brother Burger Roving Food Truck in Kingspoint Subdivision

Good News ! to the residents of Kingspoint Subdivision, Kasiyahan Village, San Pedro IX Subdivision, El Pueblo condominium, Grand Monaco Villas, Goodwill Homes 1, California Village,Do√Īa Faustina Village, Sierra Vista, Torres Village, Vista Verde Executive Homes in North Caloocan among other areas.

Isles Brothers Burger Food Truck

Isles Brothers was taken from the surname of the brothers, who founded the roving burger food truck business.

Isles Brothers Food Truck which is on a constant move within Novaliches ( Kingspoint Subdivision in Barangay Bagbag, Goodwill Homes 1 within San Bartolome, Barangay Nagkaisang Nayon), Barangay Talipapa, West Fairview , Quirino Highway and North Caloocan area.

They started their operations few months ago selling their home-made burgers, fries, hotdogs, lemonade and drinks.

What makes them different from other roving burger joint are the catchy signage, loud noise, festive buntings.

True to their tagline ” We Only Use, Quality Imported Meat” would surely makes their burger patty top quality.

Proof to the pudding were the long line of customers queuing for their burger. Aside from their tasty burgers, Isles Brother truck is some sort of a tourist site with dozens of people taking photos for their social media accounts.

Their specialty burgers are made from scratch, all meat are premium choice, fresh lettuce slices, sliced tomatoes, onions and their special sauces are different from the commercial burgers in the market. For those living within these area, a minimum of just 2 burgers and the delivery within these areas for FREE !

We bought Blazing lava burger for Php 198 and Isles Burger for Php 158, their burger patty is not dry and quite juicy.

Their growing customers are very happy with the burgers and they are planning to expand the roving burger truck to include other parts of Metro Manila along their route.

Block 14 lot 22 Congress Village
North Caloocan (across Caloocan National Science high school)
Caloocan, Philippines 1421

0961 536 3760

Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag ( Depending on their schedule – sometimes near Holy Child Academy – King Ferdinand corner Katipunan/ King Henry corner Katipunan/ King George corner Katipunan Avenue) Novaliches, Quezon City

Tuesdays-Saturdays

1pm-9pm Congress Village, North Caloocan
Sunday and Monday

11am to 9pm

For Delivery you may contact thru their Facebook page or Call:
09615363760-Smart
09454115189-Globe

Love Desserts : Sweet Desserts Buffet for Sweet Tooth along Pearl Drive Commercial Center in Commonwealth Avenue

Pearl Drive, 2nd Floor -Commonwealth Avenue , Fairview, Quezon City -Philippines

Pearl Drive, Commonwealth Avenue

Love Desserts main branch is located in Banawe street in Quezon City. It was established in 2011, Love Desserts proudly advertises itself as ‚Äúthe first and the original dessert buffet in the Philippines.‚Ä̬† It was established by Ms. Jenny Rose Chua – who loves to cook and makes people happy . Almost the entire member of her family loves to cook and make pastries.

While it had opened its second branch, The branch is located in Pearl Drive Commercial Center along Commonwealth Avenue within Fairview , Quezon City a few months ago. The concept is the first in the Philippines with just an affordable price of just Php 199 per person !

It had been getting a good reviews among  students and customer, that is why they have chosen to open another branch in northern part of Quezon City. The place is fairly accessible to nearby schools like National College for Business and Arts (NCBA), FERN, FEU-NRMF, STI, AMA, ABE Fairview, New Era University and University of the Philippines.

colorful  array of cakes, pastries and desserts

Customers are only allowed to stay for a maximum of 2 hours. Make sense, since the place could only accommodate between 60 to 65 people while an outdoor patio area can extend up to 30 more people at any given day.

birthday celebrants together with friends and family

 There is an in house promo which enable birthday celebrant  to have a FREE buffet but the celebrant must be accompanied by at least 1 paying guest.  For other in house promos please try to visit the link below.

Celebrity Clientele

The Fairview branch is also getting some celebrity clientele like Ms.Jackie Rice, Mr. Diego Castro ( Good Morning Kuya UNTV channel 37) , Happy Wife, Happy Life of TV channel 5 Ms. LJ Moreno .

DIY -Halo-halo station

What i like about the dessert buffet station is that is is well maintained and quite clean .

nachos

The nachos is one of the Must Try when you visit this place. The nacho chip is sweeter compared to the others . The topping includes chopped onions, tamatoes, mangoes and topped with cheese.

customers

I got an opportunity to sit beside a regular patron of the Pearl Center branch . They would always frequent this branch whenever they have family occasion or craving for sweets.

sweet candies

Ms. Emily Ballesteros , online writers and bloggers

Love Desserts

Note: For those planning to visit the restaurant on weekend , try to make a reservation.

Facebook Fan Page: Love Desserts

Address:

Love Desserts is Located in Pear Drive Commercial Center Fairview, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines

Contact Person: Ms. Emily Ballesteros -0943-4257399/ 427-1204

Operational Hours:
Mon – Sun: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

How to Commute:

From Manila and Quezon Ave in Quezon City

  • Take a jeep, bus, AUX express, FX bound to SM Fairview.
  • Tell the driver to drop you Pearl Drive
  • Love Desserts is located in the second level of¬†Pear Drive Commercial.

    From Novaliches Town Proper

  • There is a Jeepney terminal at the Jordan Plains Subdivision near Our Lady of Mercy Church in Novaliches Town Proper with the route Jordan Plains, Fairview , Quezon Cityhall -Welcome rotunda .
  • SM Fairview or Robinson’s Mall had a jeepney terminal going to Quezon City which passes Commonwealth Avenue

Gerry’s Restaurant Grand Opening at Fairview Terraces

Fairview Terraces, Maligaya Road corner Quirino Highway, Fairview , Quezon City , Philippines

L-R Vice Mayor Maria Josefina ” Joy ” Belmonte-Alimurong ( Quezon City ) Mr. Anton Alvarez ( Gerry’s restaurant franchisee)¬† Ms. Alma Cabasal (Miss Philippines¬†¬† Earth -Water 2013 ) Ms. Nancy Leonard ( Miss Philippines Earth – Air 2013) and Ms. Athina Karla Chia ( Miss Philippines Earth -Fire 2013)

Ribbon cutting ceremony with Mrs. Apolinario, Quezon City Vice Mayor Maria Josefina ” Joy ” Belmonte-Alimurong and Miss Philippines-Earth 2013 winners

 

L-R Ms. Emily Madrid ( area manager) Engineer Deo Buenaflor ( Gerry restaurant engineering head ) Ms. Gilda Cristobal ( branch manager )

L-R Top Mr. Elmark Garcia , Mr. Gene Cuesta and Mr. Andrew Villa ( Gerry Nuvali, Laguna ) L-R Ms. Nancy Leonard ( Miss Philippines Earth РAir 2013), Ms. Ms. Athina Karla Chia ( Miss Philippines Earth -Fire 2013) and Ms.  Alma Cabasal (Miss Philippines   Earth -Water 2013 )

ceremonial toasts from¬† Gerry’s restaurant ( Fairview Terraces)¬† franchisee

a priest led the blessing of the newly opened restaurant

The grand opening was well-attended by vips, franchisee, officials led by¬† Ms. Maria Josefina” Joy ” Belmonte ” (Vice Mayor- Quezon City ), Mr. Gerry Apolinario, Miss Earth Philippines 2013 winners and among the officers and marketing heads of Gerry’s Grill group of restaurant chains, officers of Fairview Terraces , Ayala Corporation , media , bloggers and other special friends.

live band

Gerry’s Grill is popular for team building, seminars, company board meeting , birthday party, debuts, on the spot grillings, christenings, dating, get-together and¬† the restaurant chain boast of popular and well-loved dishes and foods! Well-established program is Gerry’s Circle of Friends Loyalty program. ( Try to ask your favorite Gerry’s outlet for more information ! )

pork barbecue, chicken insal, bangus ala pobre, kaldereta were among the more popular dishes ( serve with Gerry’s Grill own formulated sauces and condiments )

program host and invited guests are enjoying great food and on the spot contest

The restaurant¬† is adjacent to SM Fairview ( Lagro) , Robinson Mall and is located at the 3rd Floor¬† Fairview Terraces . The restaurant had a capacity of of about 180 people at any given date. Now, Gerry’s Grill opened their 57th branch in the Philippines . Maka Pinoy ! Maka-Gerry ‘s !!!!!

Website: http://www.gerrysgrill.com/ph/

A tour of La Mesa Dam Environmental Museum & Art Gallery

La Mesa Dam Environmental Museum and Art Gallery, Fairview- Quezon City-Philippines

This is not my first time to visit La Mesa Dam, I have been to the area almost every year due to several environmental projects from tree planting , clean-up , team building , orchid re-introduction  , plant exchanges , swap meet, eyeball ,  plant identification, bird watching  among other  projects.  But this will be my first time to blog about the place.  It was May 1, 2013 when Philippine Hoya Conservation Group decided to hold its swap meet, lecture, eyeball in this park, As posted in my previous entries . Most of the members are from Fairview and Quezon City area, so the eco-park was chosen .

entrance to the La Mesa Environmental Museum

To sustain the Save La Mesa Watershed Project, Bantay Kalikasan, in partnership with the MWSS and the Q.C. Government, rehabilitated and renovated a 33 hectare public park located right outside the natural boundaries of the watershed and 40 meters below the reservoir. In September 2004, it was renamed La Mesa Eco-park and reopened to the public. All income generated by the park  is utilized for the continuous preservation and protection of  the watershed.

paintings and tree replicas

Museum and Gallery

a topographical map of La Mesa Watershed

I took a short side trip to the environmental museum and gladly saw an ongoing art exhibition within the museum.

stages of water filtration system

water may be treated differently in different communities depending on the quality of the water which enters the plant. Groundwater is water located under ground and typically requires less treatment than water from lakes, rivers, and streams.

art painting from different artists

Art Display

There is an ongoing art display at the museum which the public can buy art pieces from oil paintings,  charcoal sketches, pastel paintings among others with various theme ranging from plants, environmental , abstract to surreal .

Mr. Mark Hernandez

I was met by Mr. Mark Hernandez ( art curator of the exhibit)  РHe is a graduate from University of the East , Manila and had no background in painting.  But the passion of drawing and painting may have come from his immediate family members who are artists . Mr. Hernandez works vary from  modern contemporary , dadaism, surrealism and automatism . He also had a collaboration with  Filvas Gallery which is located in 86 Congressional Avenue, Bahay Toro, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines View Map 

       Filvas Art Gallery

     Phone: +63(2)3850683

Mr. Mark Hernandez

Mobile (0939-7698279)

La Mesa Dam Watershed

GENERAL OPERATING HOURS: 8am to 5pm daily
Open daily including holidays.
Closed on the 25th December and the 31st December.
Park may be closed without prior notice due to severe inclement weather.

Park Admission Rates
Persons above 3-feet P50
3-feet & below Free
QC Residents (w/ valid proof of residence) P40
QC Students (w/ valid ID) P20
QC Senior Citizens (w/ valid ID) FREE
Non-QC Senior Citizens P40

For Inquiries and reservations, contact
(02) 430-4051
(02) 430-5207 (telefax)
Lamesaecopark@abs-cbn.com

ABS-CBN foundation : http://www.abs-cbnfoundation.com/bk/lamesa-ecopark.html

Bantay Kalikasan: http://www.bantaykalikasan.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/abscbnfoundationkapamilya

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