Category: Italian

Di’Mark’s, the Philippines’ pizza pioneer, turns 50 on April 1, 2007. That’s a long time to be around and that’s a lot of pizzas! Di’Mark’s started out as a mom ‘n’ pop operation way back in 1957 by enterprising couple, Arturo and Lita Fernandez, who decided to introduce the Philippines to the pizza that they’d […]

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Grub at the Grotto

A grotto is a cave or cave-like excavation, and its Italian counterpart, la grotta is the name of a restaurant in Legaspi Village. Its somewhat esoteric location adds to its intrigue as a place far removed from the other dining hubs. It’s no hole-in-the-wall however, since it’s equipped with silverware and cloth napkins and cold, […]

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The Cafe for the Casanova

My high school History teacher was named Ms. Casanova. My classmates and I never did find out what her first name was but she was quite unforgettable: she always wore her black hair in a tight ponytail; in my four years in high school, I never saw her with her hair down. She once even […]

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August is a good month to head on over to Fleur de Lys. From August 1-31, Fleur de Lys’ pastry chef-owner, Jackie Ang-Po, is offering a 10% discount for all Dessert Comes First (DCF) readers! The discount covers everything on the menu, and not just the sweets. Should you choose to take your order out, […]

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Of course the anchovies that I’m talking about are not the ones pictured above, which are fresh marinated anchovies from Spain. I just wanted to share this photo that I took at a Spanish food fest. These are really quite different from what I know to be anchovies, which are brown and flat and come […]

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