Smokin’ Hot BBQ in GB3 is smokin’ hot!

Finally, The Bistro Group - which owns and operates renowned foreign franchises TGI Friday's and Italianni's (among others) - has a Filipino theme restaurant and it goes by the name Smokin' Hot BBQ . The resto is an original concept by the Bistro Group under the culinary stewardship of young executive chef Josh Boutwood (in middle of photo, walking). We were lucky enough to be one of the first to try their offerings at their maiden location in Greenbelt 3. I have to say the initial impression is very good - from the presentation or plating to the taste of the ... Continue Reading...

Watami now in the Philippines!

Note: The first branch of this popular international Japanese casual restaurant chain is at the Mall of Asia. Kudos to the Bistro group (TGI Friday's, Italianni's etc.) for bringing Watami to Manila and the Philippines. First impressions: lots of items to choose from in the menu, food is good, prices are affordable and service is quick. Ambiance is modern industrial and I love the couch seating. I dig the fact that they have a half serving of their in-house Watami Salad at P220 which already looks like a full serving to me. This salad can be a meal in itself ... Continue Reading...