This week will be mostly sunny with chances of a light shower towards the end of the day. So all in all, it's a good time to head out and explore the northern side of the Metro.
RESTAURANT PROMOS AND OTHER FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS
Cool Dessert: Blue Vanilla Soft Serve
The Lost Bread
is one of the most famous dessert bars located in Maginhawa Street, UP Village, Quezon City. They are known for serving milkshakes and French toasts of gigantic proportions. The latest addition to their menu, Blue Vanilla Soft Serve
, is expected to join the ranks of “Carnival,” the store’s most popular concoction made of butter cake-flavored milkshake topped with cotton candy. Prices are affordable at only PhP99 per serving.
Blue Vanilla Soft Serve (left) and Carnival (right) (Photo courtesy of The Lost Bread)
The New Gringo Restaurant at The Block
Gringo's is a new casual dining restaurant that offers finger-licking baby back ribs and chicken. This Tex-Mex restaurant has opened its branch just this April 1 at the Ground Floor of the Block, SM North Edsa.
Photo courtesy of Gringo
Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot
With the graduation season in full swing, Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot
gives graduates free buffet for lunch and dinner
, any day of the week, and even on holidays. The promo is available for 2016 graduates who will be accompanied by three paying adults. Buffet rates are PhP688 for adult weekday lunch and PhP888 for adult weekends/holiday lunch and dinner. The promo runs from March 15 to May 31, 2016. Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot is located at the Ground Floor of Manhattan Parkview, General Roxas Ave, Cubao, Quezon City.
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotpot City
In time for the Araw ng Kagitingan or Bataan Day on April 9, a marathon spanning 3.2 km (2 mi), 5 km, and 10 km, will be held at DMST Complex, UP Diliman Campus, Quezon City. On its fifth year, this event called Dash 2016: Kagitingan Run has added free after-run activities in the program such as rappeling course, marksmanship, and stress firing. Kagitingan Run is organized by the UP Corps of Cadets & UP Vanguard, Inc. More details can be found at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DASHUPROTC.
Photo courtesy of UP UP Corps of Cadets & UP Vanguard, Inc.
The Panoramic View at Dencio's
Summer nights can be made more interesting by savoring a panoramic view of Quezon City. Dencio's in Capitol Hills Drive, Old Balara, offers a view of Quezon City’s scenic side of greens, fresh air, and cool breeze from its balcony. Dencio's is also currently offering a Php 260++ Beer Promo this week.
Photo courtesy of Dencio's Capitol Hills Drive
THE MUSIC SCENE
Melissa Manchester @ The Big Dome w/ David Pomeranz
Although this duo is a little late for Valentine's Day, it's never too late to celebrate love and relationships. On April 6, timeless talents David Pomeranz and Melissa Manchester set the stage for romance at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Ticket prices range from PhP1,585 to PhP4, 755.
Photo courtesy of Ovation Productions
Tambayan Nights 8 Pre-Anniversary Gig
The Black King’s Bar x Cafe
, 107 West Ave. Quezon City, is hosting the Tambayan Nights 8 Pre-Anniversary Gig on April 8. Show starts at 6:00 PM and features a number of local bands from all over Luzon. Entrance fee is PhP120 inclusive of one beer and other freebies.
HOTEL RATES: STAYCATION ADVENTURES
Family Fun Day at Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham
Bonding moments with the family can be made more special with an overnight stay at the Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham. This posh hotel is located at Bagumbayan, Quezon City and boasts of well-appointed rooms and amenities. Rates are competitive at PhP3,300 which is inclusive of fees and taxes. Recommended activities are a dip at the pool, or simply to cool down and revel in the presence of family in a relaxing atmosphere.
Photo courtesy of Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham
Fernandina 88 Suites Hotel
Another must-try hotel in Quezon City is Fernandina 88 Suites Hotel
which is located within the Araneta Shopping center complex. They are offering an 88% discount on the third night for families or individuals who book for 3 nights with them.