Beloved and I had dinner a couple of times at Brooklyn Pizza, Tomas Morato. We always pass over this place whenever we go to Tomas Morato for other food adventures. Lately, I’ve been wondering why. I’ve heard little about this place, but from the outside, it looked like a decent enough pizza parlor that serves Buffalo wings. After Googling up their menu and finding out their somewhat reasonable price tag, we finally made time to try it out.
This last Tuesday, me, Beloved, and friends ate at Joey Pepperoni. I mentioned the exact day because it’s somewhat important. We were supposed to take advantage of the Tuesday-only all-you-can-eat pizza at Papa John’s. When we got there, there was a mob waiting for the 6pm starting of the once-a-week promo. Surrendering, we decided to find someplace else to eat and found ourselves at a different pizza place, which, while does not offer unlimited pizza, still offers the same type of menu, and, humorously, has the same initials only in reverse.
A week ago, Beloved and I ate at Chophouse. This grilled steak-specialty restaurant that features a cow statue with a halo and angel wings has been a mainstay in Trinoma’s 4th floor alfresco area. Well, the cow statue is a mainstay—this place was formerly called “Holy Cow”, quite appropriate for the mascot. At first we thought that this was just a simple name change, but Holy Cow opened doors on SM North EDSA’s new Annex, and now we’re not sure anymore. Me and my friends joked that perhaps Holy Cow was co-shared by two friends that drifted apart, settling for an agreement that one keeps the name while the other keeps the cow statue.
Me and my friends ate at Almon Marina for dinner a couple of days ago after our semi-weekly Bingo sessions. This relatively newly-opened sandwich bar replaced Seattle’s Best Coffee’s location in SM North EDSA’s the Block. We had no idea what to expect here, but I guess it was safe to assume that this would be something similar to Oliver’s Super Sandwich where sandwiches are the main specialty. However, I also assumed that they had good seafood due to the second of its name.
A couple of days ago, Beloved and I finally ate at Mary Grace. I say “finally” because this quaint little cafe is located in a mall we frequent at a place we always pass by when we get in or go home. The reasons why we never got to eat here until that day were, one: we only get to pass here when we go to the place where we meet or when we’re done with our business in this mall and go home, and two: when we do pass by here when hungry, the place is always full. Actually, the latter was also true when we went in. Luckily, a table just got cleared, so we took the opportunity to find out just why this place is always packed.
The other day, me and my friends decided to spend our college week celebration at SM North. After exploring the 3 buildings of the mall, we decided to eat at The Old Spaghetti House which is one of my family’s favorite restaurants. That and my friends weren’t in the mood for Japanese. The Old Spaghetti House obviously specializes in pasta, plus they have a wide variety to choose from. They have pastas in specialty sauce, white sauce, red sauce, plus other unique pasta dishes. You can also substitute the paste with fettuccine (flat noodles), penne (cylinder-shaped), or angel hair (also known as Capellini, which means very thin hair) for an additional (10.00php) or the whole wheat spaghetti pasta for (25.00php).
Yesterday, for lunch, beloved and I ate at Aveneto. This is one of the more overdue nomnom adventures we’ve had, since we’ve been here more times than I can accurately remember. And if you’re a mall-goer or live in the vicinity of Visayas Ave., you’ve probably at least heard of this resto, if not have eaten in it. If not, well, you can probably assume from its name that it’s Italian, and it is. Being an Italian restaurant, they specialize in pizzas and pastas, but also have some nonstandard Italian fare ranging from their appetizers and their hero sandwiches (then again, maybe the latter is also Italian). This restaurant has a lot of branches, and I’ve been to most of them. The particular one we ate at yesterday was their Trinoma branch. When we go here, it’s usually full because it’s dinner time. Their lunch hours are the opposite of that, and we were practically the only table when we came in.
Beloved and I ate at Friuli Trattoria for dinner. Yes, I know I said it’ll be a while before our next nomnom adventure. But because Starcraft II’s Southeast Asia server lags like hell, it didn’t really take plenty of my time. Anyway, Friuli is an Italian joint found in Maginhawa St., one of the closest pizza places from home. It’s also our family’s restaurant, so I might be a bit biased. I hope you trust that I won’t be despite saying that this is my favorite Italian place, as I’ll try to back that claim up. I’ve basically tasted everything on the menu, but recently, they’ve renovated and added a lot of brewed coffee-based drinks on the menu. It’s also been a while since we went here, so we did.
Yesterday, beloved and I ate at Bigoli while doing my errands. It certainly wasn’t the first time we went here. In fact, this is one of the most frequent places we eat at in Trinoma. Not that I fancy Italian food that much, which is what Bigoli specializes in. And even for an Italian place, it’s not among my favorites. However, for the fact that they offer unlimited bread sticks and bottomless drinks for a very affordable price just makes it somewhat impossible to just shun this one away. Beloved also likes this place due to the fact that they serve cream dory.
Beloved and I went to a trip to Zambales which turned into a trip to Subic after a day because of the randomness of the impulses of my father side. There, we got to try out a couple of restaurants that we decided to do a review on. When we got to Subic, we stopped by a cafe called Xtremely Xpresso Cafe for brunch.