Friday Night @ T.G.I.Friday’s Kicks off Summer with a New Bar Menu

TGi Friday's

TGi Friday’s

The weather man last night just said in the news that the days will get hotter in the Philippines with 35+ degrees Celsius and up! Summer gets more intense and  we need to catch up on the outdoors as T.G.I.Friday’s kicks off the summer with a new bar menu.

The first American casual dining chain in the Philippines that is T.G.I.Friday’s has updated their bar list to include a wide array of affordable drinks such as the Ultimate drinks, beer on tap at P60, local bottled beer at P75 and beer by the bucket for only P350.

TGI Friday's Red Card

TGI Friday’s Red Card

Cocktails are also available starting at P125 including your favorite staples Long Island Tea, Bahama Mama, Kamikaze, and 77 Sunset Strip. Moreover, the Refillable Mojito craze continues everyday at P295. Whether you’re the life of the party or just winding after work, TGIF’s new beverage menu has something for you.

Furthermore, T.G.I Friday’s free Red Card is already available starting this month for the buy-one, take-one on cocktails every Thursday.

Stars Behind the Bar and Red Card

Another highlight this month at T.G.I Friday’s is the first leg of the ‘Stars Behind the Bar‘ tour, which includes a showcase of celebrity bartenders, free drinks, and a chance to learn basic flairs and cocktails.

T.G.I.Friday’s is known for popularizing flair tending, and hosted the first known flair bartending competition in the US in 1985. This time, the featured bartenders mostly came from the previous Shake, Rattle, and Pour Bartending Championship now on its 18th year.

The Stars Behind the Bar (left-right, top-bottom): Ronilo “The Showstopper” Bautista (Mall of Asia), Aldrin “The One” Javar (TriNoMa), Michael “Unstoppable”Rabago (Glorietta), Genrev “The Revolution” Bacasno (Tomas Morato), Gino “The Bomb” Simbillo (Marquee Mall Pampanga), Junjun “The Entertainer” Marcelo (Malate),

The Stars Behind the Bar (left-right, top-bottom): Ronilo “The Showstopper” Bautista (Mall of Asia), Aldrin “The One” Javar (TriNoMa), Michael “Unstoppable”Rabago (Glorietta), Genrev “The Revolution” Bacasno (Tomas Morato), Gino “The Bomb” Simbillo (Marquee Mall Pampanga), Junjun “The Entertainer” Marcelo (Malate),

In partnership with Stolichnaya Vodka, catch the “Stars Behind the Bar” tour at the following venues:

  • Bonifacio High Street – March 21, April 11 and 25, and May 9
  • Glorietta – March 22, April 12 and 26, and May 10
  • Mall of Asia – April 4 and May 16
  • Eastwood – April 5 and May 17
  • TriNoma – April 14 and May 4
  • Malate – April 18 and May 23
  • Alabang Town Center – April 19 and May 24
  • Tomas Morato – May 2 and 30
  • Robinsons Galleria – May 3 and 31
TGI Fridy's Electric  Lemonade, Margarita, ans Smoothie

TGI Fridy’s Electric Lemonade, Margarita, ans Smoothie

So, Taste the Love this summer with T.G.I.Friday’s new bar menu, Red Card, and ‘Stars Behind the Bar’ tour! Know more about these at, Facebook #welovefridays , and Twitter @Fridaysphil.

Tipco Fruit Juices Hold Wellness Day

In a recent press conference, Tipco 100% Fruit Juices held a Wellness Day at Icings in Tomas Morato.

Mona Chua

Mona Chua, VP for Sales, TXN

The Wellness Day involved sharing of juices’ health benefits and how this impacts our daily lives. It also discussed how we should incorporate drinking of real fruit juices to help prevent diseases such as cancer and heart-related ailments.

Dra. Jocelyn Margelino, a registered nutritionist and dietician from a prestigious hospital in the country, gave a short lecture about today’s lifestyles and it’s affect on our well-being.

…follow a simple regimen of rights: sleeping right, feeling right, exercising right, and eating right.  A glass of natural fruit and veggie juice gives you significant daily doses of fiber, vitamins and minerals.” says Margelino.

Some statistics and facts:

  • 70% of the leading causes of death are related to lifestyle choices according to the FNRI
  • WHO estimates that by 2010, cancer will be the leading cause of death globally
  • Philippine Cancer Society estimates that 80% of cancers can be prevented
Tipco Fruit Juices

Tipco 100% 32 Veggie & Mixed Fruit Juice (left) and Gojiberry & Mixed Fruit (right)

In reaction to this, they promote drinking of unadulterated fruit & veggie juice. But since juicing fresh greens and fruits are tedious, this is where Tipco 100% fruit juices come into the picture.

The Transaxion Unlimited Corp. (TXN) team has launched a healthy and nutritious fruit and veggie packed beverage- Tipco 100% 32 Veggie & Mixed Fruits Juice and 100% Gojiberry Juice. This is in addition to its 22 juice blend variety introduced a few years back and still available in the market today.

“32 Veggies & Mixed Fruit Juice along with Gojiberry Juice will surely satisfy one’s dietary and taste bud needs because the ingredients are amusingly put together to make each variant naturally good down to the last drop.” shared Kerwin Wong, CEO of TXN.

Event host was Ms. Meg Entrata. TXN VP for Sales Ms. Mona Chua also shared some facts about Tipco.

Tipco Fruit Juice Officials

Transaxion Unlimited Corp. - Kerwin Wong (leftmost), Mona Chua (2nd from right)

Other variants of Tipco juices include Spinach & Mixed Fruit with Wheatgrass Juice, Broccoli & Mixed Fruit Juice, Aloe Vera & White Grape Juice, and Beetroot & Mixed Fruit Juice. The special packing system also allows the juices to have all the nutritious benefits, but without harmful preservatives. Found in major stores and supermarkets, Tipco Juices are sold in 1L and 200ml sizes.

Tipco 100% Fruit Juices 200ml

Tipco 100% Fruit Juices 200ml

I have tried Purple Carrot, 32 Veggie, and Cranberry juice that day (and the Aloe Vera sometime ago); The Aloe Vera remains to be my favorite and the 32 Veggie gets a new thumbs up from NomNom. 🙂

You mayvisit or call 353-2878 for more information.  Tipco Fruit Juices can also be reached through email:

Little Asia Restaurant Opens Doors During Lent

Contrary to the usual business practice of closing shop during commercially low-profile holidays such as the holy week, Little Asia Restaurant will remain open even during Holy Thursday and Good Friday.

Little Asia Restaurant

Little Asia Restaurant

We are open 365 days a year“, adds Charlemagne Lim, Little Asia Restaurant Manger.

Their food service starts 11am until midnight. They currently have three (3) branches in Metro Manila namely Tomas Morato in Quezon City, Promenade Mall in Greenhills (San Juan), and the new Venice Piazza Mall in McKinley Hill (Fort Bonifacio, Taguig).

For the lent season, you can have Little Asia’s Crispy Codfish and Steamed Minced Shrimp Tofu as shown in the photos.

Little Asia Restaurant's Crispy Codfish

Little Asia Restaurant's Crispy Codfish

If you plan to stay home and can’t go to their branches, you may inquire to check if your area is covered by their delivery.

Little Asia's Steamed Minced Shrimp Tofu

Little Asia's Steamed Minced Shrimp Tofu

Contact Little Asia Restaurant at telephone numbers (632) 727-5265,  (632) 727-5785, (632)3730609. Have a long, holy, and stomach-filled holiday weekend!

California Berry’s Free Yogurt on March 5

California Berry is teasing its customers this summer season with its one-day offering of a Free Yogurt serving of their newest seasonal yogurt on March 5, 2010.

The flavor remains to be a secret as this is probably part of the word-of-mouth marketing campaign. So far, it seems to be working and news have reached NomNom Club. 🙂

Known for it’s low calorie fat-free frozen yogurt (“Fro-Yo“), regular price starts at Php60 ($1.30) for the small cup.

Can you guess what the mystery flavor is? The only clue we have is that the new fruit flavor is rich in antioxidant content and health benefits.

You have to note however that the free yogurts are good only for the first 50 customers starting from 2pm to 4pm of each branch on a first-come, first-serve basis (one cup per customer). So if you didn’t make the cut, rush to try the next branch. (LOL) 🙂

* Photo & info source: California Berry Facebook Profile

You can find California Berry outlets at Silver City Ortigas, Greenhills, Robinson’s Galleria, The Fort Strip, Tomas Morato, Paseo Center Makati, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM Southmall, and SM Manila.