Don't you just love the weekends? I do. After a hard week's work, I reserve the weekend for myself. Here's one of the well spent weekends with family and friends. It was a full packed Saturday. I prefer places where there's not much of the crowd. So being familiar with under rated restaurants, cafes, and bars is really an advantage for the non-party people. Here are some of the places to be.
After having brunch at home, we went to Bliss Cafe for some drinks, veggie chicharon, and chillin'. Bliss Cafe is located at Hotel Elizabeth, Gibraltar Road. It's just a few minutes away from Wright Park. If you want to have a quiet time over some coffee or vegetarian food, this is the perfect place. The name speaks for itself. Here's a glimpse of the place.
Chill out food and drinks.
|Red Flower Tea with a Jigger of Honey|
Palate Happiness 3/5
After a few hours, we went to Tam-awan Village (located at Pinsao Proper) to check out their festival. Entrance fee of an adult is 50 Php. We watched a couple of cultural dances, then the (free) buffet opened. They served black beans with chops of native pig for the soup, chopsuey, and fish in some tomato sauce. I ate this with the cafeteria's flavorful lemon grass iced tea. The freebies were all over the place. The cafe had free flowing brewed coffee and the fest itself had wine testing. Unfortunately, it was already dark when we arrived here so we weren't able to go around the entire place. Here's some of the shots.
|Free Food!!! :)|
|Lemon Grass Iced Tea|
After a couple of hours, we headed back to the busy streets of Session Road. Supposedly to watch Dong Abay play but it took forever for him to show up so we went to Kwago Bar located at Military Cut-off. As expected, no noisy crowd on a Saturday night. Perfect place for chillin' with some beer. Open space, cheap beer, and not crowded - my ideal bar. We had the place for ourselves. But most of what was in the menu weren't available, still it's a winner.
After some beer, we had a bowl of Bulalo at Duyan Bar and Resto. This is located at upper Session Road, just across the rotunda. A bowl is 60 Php, with refillable soup, and a cup of rice is 10 Php. It's the perfect ending for the cold and beer-ed night. Too bad my cam can't capture the hearty bulalo clearly since it's dark.
I wonder what's up this coming weekend. This one was really good. A bit of extra spending but it was all worth it for a week of confinement :)