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September 13, 2016
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Backyard Grill at the Park at Urdaneta Village, Sept 17, 2016

Backyard Grill at the Park at Urdaneta Village, Sept 17, 2016

Take a break from tedious work and traffic this September. Spend a weekend with good eats and live performances at Backyard Grill at the Park, Southern Living’s signature food event, to be held on Sept. 17, Saturday, at Urdaneta Village, Makati, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Whether you’re craving for good drinks, savory meals, or sweet treats, there’ll definitely be something for you to look forward to at Backyard Grill.

Start by quenching your thirst with a refreshing cup of Sweetea’s cold tea or Lemoon’s Lemonade, then maybe share a pair of Hachi Bao’s Studio’s buns or Bigg Rigg’s Sharwarmas with a friend. Snack on some Macho Tacos or a helping of Birdmen’s chili fries on the side. Sate your hunger with a serving of Rodrigo’s Roast Beef, or a juicy portion of the famous Tatang’s Boneless Lechon. Even after all that, there’s still dessert. Snack on a fruity and creamy Makai Bowl of oats to top off your food extravaganza.

Vince Lahora will be there to perform his smooth jazz solos, and Between Olympic and Archery will rock the house with their jamming covers and original tunes.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines, Inc.

This event is presented to you by Southern Living Magazine and powered by Hinge Inquirer Publications in cooperation with Globe Telecom, Krispy Kreme Philippines (Official) and Megaworld Global Estate Inc.-South, Belle Corp. Special thanks to Sun Life Financial Philippines, and our media partners When In Manila.com, INQUIRER.net, Inquirer Mobile, Inquirer RED, Preen Online, and Scoutmagph.

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Kulinaria at Portico, August 20, 2016

August 31, 2016
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Kulinaria at Portico

For the second time this year, patrons reveled in sumptuous food and good music at Kulinaria at Portico, a familiar food event for Alveo Land’s developing property.

In tents lined with colorful lights, wooden picnic tables were laid out in columns for the eager crowds that came and sampled the concessionaires in bounding the food fair. Those who arrived early in the afternoon after a long journey by car or commute perked up with their choice of refreshment, a cold glass of Lemoon’s Lemonade, a quenching fruit smoothie from Thirsty Turtle, or a shot of Local Edition’s cold brew caffeine shakes. As the night went on, energized gastronomers then snacked on their pick of finger foods, a plate of chili cheese fries from Birdmen, a hot handful of Bigg Rigg’s 2-for-1 Shawarma, or a gourmet chili dog from Mad Mustard. Those who developed bigger cravings went and devoured a plate of Rodrigo’s Roast Beef, or a crisp helping of Tatang’s Boneless Lechon. Those who still had room ended the day on a sweet note as they enjoyed a unique dessert with a serving of Buccino’s unorthodox Ice Cream flavors, or a cleansing helping of fruits with oats from Makai Bowls, or even one of Pouf’s Colorful Cotton Candy animals.

Performers went up on stage to set the mood throughout the day. The tribal jazz band Dayaw got the hungry patrons going to the rhythm of their songs. As the rains pattered down, Ourselves the Elves played their chill jams to help people settle as the night went on. As the fair came to a close, Paincake Patrol took the stage and played the event off with his ambient electronic beats and synths.

A percentage of the proceeds of the concessionaires were donated to our partner organization Compassion And Responsibility for Animals or CARA Welfare. With a booth in front, CARA’s representative rescued dog Queenie welcomed onlookers while snacking on treats of her own. Interested fair-goers were encouraged to help and adopt animals in need and offered brochures promoting the organization’s advocacies.

This event was brought to you by Northern Living magazine and Alveo Land with official media partners Inquirer.net, Inquirer Plus, Preen.ph, ClickTheCity, When in Manila,Scout, and Coconuts Manila.

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Kulinaria at Portico, August 20, 2016

Kulinaria at Portico, August 20, 2016

June 24, 2016
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The Scout Summer Camp: Scout’s Second Birthday Bash

July means Scout magazine is turning another year old, and this time, we’re heading to the (fake) outdoors for the Scout Summer Camp.

Scout’s second birthday is going to be a lit night at the Samsung Hall on July 23, with booze flowing and acts playing all night long starting at 6 p.m. Catch bands like Ang Bandang Shirley, The Ransom Collective, Autotelic, Jensen & the Flips, Cheats, Tandems ’91, Fools & Foes, Oh, Flamingo!, Tom’s Story, Run Dorothy, and Extrapolation, as well as DJs Xtina Superstar, Ninno, Like Animals, Asch Catabona, Out of Scratch, Olympia, and much more.

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All that, plus a lot of other activities around the Scout Summer Camp, including freebies for the first 1,000 guests, camp games (like a rope crawl, archery range, and more) and challenges (with special prizes), a beer station, and surprise guests. Also, did we mention that those who come to the party in the best squad costume will win a prize? It’s going to be packed to the brim!

You can get your tickets to the Scout Summer Camp at SMTickets.com or any SM Tickets outlet for only P350, and preregister over at inquirermobile.net/scout so you can get inside the party quicker. For more details, like Scoutmagph on Facebook, follow @scoutmagph on Twitter and Instagram, and keep checking out Scoutmag.ph.

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the latest issue of Scout, featuring next-generation heartthrob Iñigo Pascual on the cover. Find out where you can get the magazine over at scoutmag.ph/the-magazine/get-scout.

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This event is powered by Hinge Inquirer Publications, Inc. with official media partners: Preen.ph, Inquirer.net, Inquirer Super, Inquirer Megamobile, Philippine Daily Inquirer, amplify.ph, Radio Republic, and Manila Concert Scene.

 

June 16, 2016
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Sights and Sounds for the Soul

A stronger and comforting sense of belongingness emerges from a night of jazzy melodies, delicious food, and live art

Talk about taking over the neighborhood.

On the heels of SoulBGC’s push for closer community ties, BGCitizens flocked to the landscaped One Bonifacio Highstreet Park to soak in the sights and sounds of Sunset Jazz Lounge last Jun. 5.

An avenue for SoulBGC and Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC) to bring together its BGCitizens, Sunset Jazz Lounge was a laid-back culmination from a week of hustle and bustle. Guests were treated to a night of new culinary discoveries, live mural art by Rai Cruz, and performances by blues artist Hoochie Coochie Mikkie, jazz ensemble Extrapolation, and the ever soulful SINOSIKAT. BGCitizens of all ages, shapes, and sizes were present: from kids frolicking in the play area and families enjoying the atmosphere to groups of friends having a blast over drinks and expats absorbing the welcoming community vibe.

Smooth sounds from Kat Agarrado with the rest of SINOSIKAT?

Smooth sounds from Kat Agarrado with the rest of SINOSIKAT?

Rai Cruz’s live art stood out at One Bonifacio High Street Park.

Rai Cruz’s live art stood out at One Bonifacio High Street Park.

Drawing as much red-carpet attention as the diverse crowd gathered at the park was Pink’s Hot Dog’s introductory selling, with people from around the city lining up to get a taste of Hollywood’s iconic hot dogs. Also making themselves more accessible were Shangri-la at the Fort’s Samba and High Street Café, serving up specialty drinks, meat skewers, and crowd favorite Macau Wraps. Brotzeit’s beer paired with a selection of their sausages, Maisen’s katsu sandwiches, and Planet Grapes’ marriage of wine and street food were filling preludes to the sultry Sunday soiree. Toby’s Estates’ Buckies and coffees meanwhile provided a sweet substitute for its savory counterparts.

Richard and Gloria Pink at the soft opening of Pink’s Hot Dogs during Sunset Jazz Lounge last June 5.

Richard and Gloria Pink at the soft opening of Pink’s Hot Dogs during Sunset Jazz Lounge last June 5.

Planet Grapes’ Turon Trilogy is a sweet twist to our night.

Planet Grapes’ Turon Trilogy is a sweet twist to our night.

Maisen sampled away their Tenderloin Katsu Sandwiches.

Maisen sampled away their Tenderloin Katsu Sandwiches.

With a well-curated selection of food to indulge in, goodies from partner brands to take home, activities for all ages, and live art simultaneously complementing the jazz and blues performances, Sunset Jazz Lounge is an ardent reminder that Bonifacio Global City (BGC) has some serious people-focused, neighborhood-centric credibility to match its artistic ambitions.

This event was brought to you by SoulBGC under Hinge Inquirer Publications, your definitive guide on where to go and what to do in BGC, in partnership with FBDC. SoulBGC would also like to thank Bonifacio High Street and Shangri-la at the Fort as well as the special participation of Metrobank, L’Obelisk, Mei Diamond, Felix, and Gautier.

June 2, 2016
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Food, Art, and all that Jazz!

Make the most out of your weekend at Sunset Jazz Lounge by SoulBGC and Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation.

This June 5, we’re bringing the New Orleans feast to One Bonifacio High Street Park for a night of food, drinks, live art, and of course, Jazz and Blues performances by Hoochie Coochie Mikkie, Extrapolation, and SINOSIKAT?

Discover up-and-coming offerings from Samba and Pink’s Hot Dogs, indulge in comfort food and drinks from Maisen, Brotzeit, Planet Grapes, and High Street Café, and fulfill those sweet cravings with Toby’s Estate.

Don’t forget to capture elusive street artist Rai Cruz and his own interpretation of the night through a live art mural before it’s gone.

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So, skip dreading about the upcoming week and let the soulful sights and sounds soothe your senses at Sunset Jazz Lounge this Sunday, from 5:30 to 10:00 PM.

This event is presented to you by Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation in partnership with SoulBGC, and brought to you by Hinge Inquirer Publications with special thanks to Bonifacio High Street and Shangri-la at the Fort. Follow #SunsetJazzLounge for more updates.

May 19, 2016
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A Feast For The Senses

The typical weekend grind at the Bonifacio High Street Central Amphitheatre was chimed in by an array of different scents and sounds from The McCormick Flavor Nation Festival last April 30, 2016.

The perfect prelude for the Labor Day weekend, the Flavor Nation Festival featured well-curated food offerings from Manila’s top chefs, local musical performances, life-sized games and activities for the whole family. To top it all off, guests were given exclusive, first-hand experience to taste the new variations of The McCormick Noodle and Seasoning Mix for free.

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The first of its kind here in the Philippines, the flavorful noodle selections that were prepared on-the-spot and given away were Laksa, Palabok, Birthday Noodles, Pad Thai, and Chap Chae. They say there’s no better way to be accustomed to a place than through its food, and these noodles took everyone to a culinary journey across Asia. McCormick Philippines’ very own Sabrina Artadi also prepared an appetizer for everyone inspired from traditional Filipino classics – sisig, laing, and diced green mangoes. Everyone’s thirst were quenched by a selection of juice concoctions such as Herbed Peach, Rosemary Iced Tea, and Tropical Summer, all with hints of McCormick’s herbs and spices.

The festivities kicked off with introductory remarks from Kate Tan, Marketing Manager of McCormick Philippines, and Nina Niguilda, Product Manager of the McCormick Noodle and Seasoning Mix, with the main premise to empower the local food scene, which is more globally knowledgeable than ever. Acknowledgments were also given to the invited chefs wherein each briefly discussed his/her dishes and restaurant.

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The Flavor Nation Festival was an answer to the consumer’s need for accessibility and convenience by bringing together the food experience from restaurants around the metro. For the rice meals, was Chef Bernice Pimentel’s Paella Ilustrado, perfectly paired with the Callos Madrilena and Chef Jerome Lim’s Wagyu Don from Buta+Wagyu. Chef Marc Nocon’s Kandi burger with onion confit and candied bacon, was a thrill to the palate along with the other uniquely-named signature sliders from Burgers and Brewskies. Asia’s top chef, Margarita Fores also showcased some of her culinary creations including the Panino Porchetta and other notable dishes from Cibo and Café Bola alongside an actual pork lechon.

Completing the gastronomic experience were the hit churros from Churreria La Lola brought by the Master Churrero himself, Jordi Barraca. Similarly, Chef Aileen Anastacio’s snow cones perfectly paired with her confectionaries from Marmalade Kitchen was a sweet break from the humid summer afternoon.

Staying true to the promise of celebrating food and music, the night was welcomed by musical performances from TheSunManager and the soulful Keiko Necesario. Paranoid City provided a livelier intermission with its synth pop sound, while Fools and Foes soothed us with its indie folk feel. Wolfgang’s vocalist, Basti Artadi, added his own touch to covers such as I Can’t Make You Love Me and Message in a Bottle. Capping off a night of performances was Reese Lansangan with her quirky lyrics and catchy tunes.

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Everyone left the event with at least something to remember the festivities by, with others luckily taking home raffle items from some of our partners Tefal, OXO, Oneida, and Anchor Hocking. What essentially was an avenue for McCormick to acquaint its five new noodle variants to the market, the Flavor Nation Festival, without a doubt, delivered more than what was expected.

This event was presented by McCormick Philippines in partnership with F&B Report, and brought to you by Hinge Inquirer Publications with special thanks to Tefal, OXO, Oneida, and Anchor Hocking, Coleman, and The Cookery Place. Official media partners include INQUIRER.net,Preen.ph, Scout, Southern Living Magazine, Northern Living Magazine, and ClickTheCity.com.
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April 25, 2016
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The McCormick Flavor Nation Festival: A summer feast for everyone!

April 25, 2016: The McCormick Flavor Nation Festival brings you a perfect combination of food, music, and everything in between this Saturday, April 30, at the Bonifacio High Street Central Amphitheater, from 12NN to 9PM!

McCormick is set to introduce their newest line of McCormick noodles. Taking center stage on Saturday are the 5 variants of the new McCormick noodles: Palabok, Pad Thai, Chap Chae, Birthday Noodles, and Laksa – all of which will be offered or sampled for free at the McCormick noodle bars. McCormick’s resident chef, Sabrina Artadi of Sabrina’s Kitchen will also be present to offer the perfect pairings for the new line of noodles.

To add to the festivities, we’ve invited the chefs from popular restaurants to feature some of their signature dishes. Grab a plate of juicy and flavorful sliders from Marc Nocon of Burgers & Brewskies; savory paella and callos from Bernice Pimentel of Ilustrado; mouthwatering pork buns and wagyu rice by Chef Jerome of Buta Wagyu; and classic Filipino dishes by Margarita Fores of Cafe Bola. Top off your meal with classic churros from Master Churerro Jordi Barraca of Churreria La Lola as well as sweet cakes and cool sno cones from Aileen Anastacio of Marmalade Kitchen.

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The McCormick Flavor Nation Festival wont be complete without music. Set to perform are local indie and rock artists headlined by Basti Artadi, Reese Lansangan, Fools & Foes, The Sun Manager, Paranoid City, and Keiko Necesario starting at 6PM.

Other exciting games and activities are also available for the whole family at the festival, admission is free so come and join the celebration of real flavors for real moments only at the McCormick Flavor Nation Festival!

This event is presented to you by McCormick Philippines in partnership with F&B Report, and brought to you by Hinge Inquirer Publications with special thanks to our partners Tefal, OXO, Oneida, and Anchor Hocking. Official media partners include INQUIRER.net, Preen.ph, Scout, Southern Living Magazine, Northern Living Magazine, and ClickTheCity.com. Join the event page for direct updates.

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April 14, 2016
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Kickstarting Summer with Dine Al Fresco at East Bay

As we welcomed summer, our friends and families from the South joined the celebration last Sunday, April 3, at Dine Al Fresco at East Bay. East Bay (formerly Tribeca) Residences opened their doors to their Southern neighbors and threw a poolside gathering to greet the beginning of the season.

Situated at a convenient location in Muntinlupa, Dine Al Fresco at East Bay was a quick getaway, perfect for those who want a taste of summer within the metro. With a great selection of food, music, and even summer essentials from different concessionaires, it was an afternoon and evening well spent with loved ones.

Families did their summer shopping from the range of bags, swimwear, shorts, and even the trending roundie beach towel mandalas from Soak City, Rowman Shorts, and Rack City. For those who were planning an out-of-town trip or simply staying at home, Tweed & Twine offered handcrafted travel accessories designed with timeless patterns and art starter kits perfect to give away as gifts. We also made sure to check out Philippine fruit-themed ukuleles from none other than Ukulele Philippines.

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There was a variety of food to choose from and some of our favorite combos included Rodrigo’s famous roast beef served with a hefty side of mashed potatoes, partnered with a nice, cold bottle of fresh ginger ale from Stanford x Shaw. We also opted to top it off with a box of Belgian chocolate thins from Jules Destrooper and an ice cream cookie sandwich from Sweet Spot. The crowd favorite, Flavor N’ Spice, served their bestselling Vietnamese wraps.

With a health-conscious crowd in attendance, a number also favored the fresh pressed veggie juices from Let Juice, and capped it off with artisanal yoghurt popsicles from Little Yeti or fresh fruit popsicles from Picolé.

But of course, we also had a lot of meat-loving tummies to fill. Nothing beats the pure beef burger goodness that only The Secret Office could offer or the Aussie menu that Hog’s Breath Café presented. If that didn’t do the trick, we couldn’t ever go wrong with chicken wings from Crazy Chick. Meanwhile, some preferred to go classic with a substantial serving of ribs from Big D’s Smokehouse, then there were those that preferred some street-style, grilled barbecue from Smoke Out BBQ.

Aside from holding workshops, Ukulele Philippines performed a number of instrumental renditions of both old and new songs. We also invited the up and coming band, SUD, to serenade us with their mellow love songs and ended the night with a couple of Paolo Mallari’s recent compositions and renditions of famous covers.

We’d like to thank our friends at Southern Living and Rockwell Primaries that made last Sunday possible. And of course no one would have known about #DineAlFrescoAtEastBay without the help of our friends at Preen.ph, Scout, Inquirer.net, ClicktheCity, and Inquirer Mobile to help spread the word! As more and more families dropped by the clubhouse, our hearts grew more and more, as a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a chosen charity. A big thank you to everyone that dined, shopped, and gave back. We hope to see you guys the next time around.

April 2, 2016
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Delights at the Grand Easter Country Fair

This year’s Easter Sunday celebration was made extra special with the Grand Easter Country Fair presented by Northern Living and The Grove by Rockwell. Last March 27, The Grove residents and other guests came together to spend their Sunday amongst the sprightly and colorful ambience surrounding The Great Lawn of The Grove. Families, especially the children, were entertained by a variety of surprises such as the Easter-themed venue, game booths, and shows in throughout the fair.

It was an afternoon for the children to express their creativity through face-painting, balloon twisting, Easter Egg coloring sheets, and Easter hat designing. To the delight of the kids, games booths including bean bag toss, knock the can, ring toss, and ladder ball were set up in the venue. To spice the contests more, each participant was rewarded with goodies after each game.

The fun didn’t stop there! Later that afternoon, the guests were treated to spectacular performances: a magic show, a giant bubble show, and a golden show.

The jam-packed event was highlighted by the much anticipated Easter egg hunt wherein the kids rummaged through the sandbox of The Grove’s Great Lawn in search for Easter eggs as their parents cheered them on- a joyous sight that brought smiles to everyone. Each participant got a fair share of eggs filled with surprise treats and snacks. After the games each kid was treated to free hotdogs, popcorns, ice cream, and drinks.

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Fun games, good food and great company made for a great Easter celebration at The Grand Easter Country Fair. This event is brought to you by Northern Living Magazine and The Grove by Rockwell with official media partners, Scout Magazine, Inquirer.net, ClickTheCity and WhenInManila.

March 23, 2016
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Unwind at East Bay for a Summer Weekend Get-together

Take in authentic Southern comfort with a diverse outfit of food concessionaires and musicians from the Metro South as Southern Living and Rockwell Primaries invite families to an afternoon of relaxation among good food and company at Dine Al Fresco.

This April 3, Sunday, at the East Bay Clubhouse (formerly Tribeca Residences), East Service Road, Muntinlupa City, we’re inviting only the best from the South — food concessionaires include Rodriogo’s Roast Beef, Little Yetti, Let Juice, Golden Cookie, and many more. Ukulele Philippines and SUD will also perform live sets throughout the afternoon while you can roam around and check out the summer essentials for the outgoing adventurers and arts & crafts materials for those who wish to stay home and get busy.

Dine Al Fresco: A Summer Weekend Get-Together will run from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and 20% of all profits will be donated to a chosen charity. Check the hashtags #DineAlFrescoAtEastBay and #slivingph for more updates on social media and follow Southern Living on Instagram at @slivingph.

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This event is brought to you by Southern Living Magazine and Rockwell Primaries. We would like to thank our media partners Preen.ph, Scout Magazine, Inquirer.net, WhenInManila.com, and ClickTheCity.com.