Restaurants to Try: Gino’s Eats and Beats, Old Vine + 5 Steals and Deals

Have you tried Gino’s Eats and Beats in Makati and Old Vine at Eastwood? Plus eat-all-you-can dimsum at Shang Palace at P810+, plus more!

Gino’s Eats and Beats in Jupiter Street, Makati



Owned by Wendell Pabalate and Gino Lahoz, the newly-opened Gino’s Eats and Beats in Jupiter Street, Bel-Air Village, Makati is all about comfort food. That, and cool tunes when the cozy resto turns into a lounge come nightfall.

"We don’t like to be labeled as a bar or as a club since we don’t only focus on the bar sales or just the food sales. We want our customers to be treated to a gastronomical and aural experience. I believe my recipes and the food represents the classics of our generation. I go by the saying ’Who can say no to...?,’" shares Lahoz.


"There are many ways to feed the soul and I believe that food is the best method," he adds.

With interiors designed by the creatives at Team Manila, expect to eat these dishes in clean and hip interiors: Mon’s Delight, grilled chicken with mushroom sauce(P245); Longga Burger (P185); and Eggs Benedict (P185).

Gino’s Eats and Beats is at Ground floor, unit A, Valdecon Building, #20 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air Village, Makati City. Tel. No. 519-1272 or 0917-8856969.

Open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on weekdays, open until 4 a.m. on Saturdays. Closed on Sundays.

Old Vine at Eastwood City

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Get your fill of your favorite Continental plates at Old Vine in Eastwood, where local produce is incorporated in their dishes: Escargot & Mushroom (P295) and Baked Cream Dory (P295).

Dine at Old Vine using your Citibank credit card with a single receipt of P1,500 and you will get a free Chocolate Gooey Fudge or a free Chef’s Quarter Steak for minimum single receipt purchase of P5,000.

Old Vine is part of Citibank’s Citi Dining Privileges, where you get discounts dine-for-free specials, complimentary treats, and yearlong offers at over 1,000 dining establishments in the Philippines which runs until June 30, 2011.

Click here to see the complete list of Citibank’s participating restaurants.

Old Vine is at Level 1, Eastwood Mall, Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City. Tel. No. 706-55-73 and 706-55-74.

Rustan’s Supermarket’s Foodie Fair



Mix and match deli meats and cheeses, indulgent desserts and pastries, natural and organic produce, and wine at Rustan’s Supermarket’s Foodie Fair from July 1 to September 8:

Sweet Surrender (July 1-14) features confections that you would love to sink your teeth into: chocolates, candies, yogurt, and a variety of ice cream flavors to make you think twice about downsizing on dessert.

Delightfully Deli (July 15-28) will help you fill your deli platter with the best cheeses and cold cuts.

Organic products and fresh products take the stage with Health is Wealth ( July 29-August 11).

Chef Essentials (August 12-25) will help you keep your kitchen stocked with the best gourmet ingredients for your next big feast.

La Vino Loca (August 26-September 8 ) lets you sample an assortment of wines and spirits from all over the world.

New dishes at California Pizza Kitchen

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Pizza Night may have to come sooner with the new menu items at California Pizza Kitchen: Order the Cheeseburger Pizza, a pie that combines ground Angus beef, caramelized sweet onions, and mozzarella and American cheeses topped with Roma tomatoes and chilled shredded lettuce tossed in CPK’s secret sauce.

Opt to go with the Cranberry Walnut Chicken Sandwich, with your choice of chilled-grilled chicken breast or oven-roasted turkey breast with applewood smoked bacon, sliced fresh Roma tomatoes, fresh avocado, shredded lettuce and mayonnaise. The sandwich is served with your choice of herb-onion Focaccia or garlic cheese Focaccia and your choice of soup, classic Caesar salad or Szechuan slaw.

Add Steak Tacos to your table: two Baja-style tacos with grilled steak, fresh shredded cabbage and homemade ranchito sauce. Served with white & blue corn tortilla chips and homemade roasted tomato salsa.

Available at all branches of California Pizza Kitchen.


The Lounge at Hyatt Hotel Manila: Gourmet Burgers available this July



Upgrade your everyday burger to gourmet fare at the Lounge of Hyatt Hotel Manila. Indulge your inner meat-lover with their selection of burgers prepared fresh and grilled using only select US Prime, US Certified Angus or American Wagyu beef.

Enjoy a complimentary San Miguel beer with every order of Gourmet Burgers or Sliders.


The Lounge is at the Hyatt Hotel Manila, 1588 Pedro Gil Corner M.H. Del Pilar, Malate, Manila. Tel. No. 245-1234.

Buy two pizzas for P199 at Joey Pepperoni


Satisying your pizza cravings is easy as pie at Joey Pepperoni: you can get two 8-inch round pizzas for only P199. Choose from the Margherita, Vegetariana, Fredo Meatlover’s Pizza and Pizza Messicana.


Available at all Joey Pepperoni branches.

All-you-can-eat dim sum at Makati Shangri-la for P810+


One of the best places for dim sum, Shang Palace offers a delectable lunch feast with all the dim sum specialties you can eat. The lunch set comes with soup, rice, noodles, dessert, and your choice of one main course for only P810+ per person.


Offered only during lunch, Mondays through Saturdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Shang Palace.

Eat-all-you-can gelato for P500 at Gelatone


Indulge in all the gelato you can eat at Gelatone for only P500 for two people. Available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays of July, from 2 to 5 p.m.


Gelatone is at the 2/F Greenbelt 3, Makati City. Tel. No. 729-6377.

Eat-All-You-Can U.S. Prime Roast Beef at 145 Fahrenheit

Get your fill at 145 Fahrenheit’s eat-all-you-can U.S. Prime Roast Beef for P1,399+. The buffet includes soup, salads, side dishes, deserts and countless trips to the spread for an all-you-can-eat U.S. Prime Roast Beef.


Promo is available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for lunch and dinner.

145 Fahrenheit is at Upper Ground Level Il Terrazzo, 35 Tomas Morato corner Scout Madrinan, Quezon City. Tel. No. 703-2725.


Bubba Gump Drinks now available in pitchers

Happy hour at Bubba Gump gets super-sized with your favorite drinks now available in pitchers: the Medal Margarita which mixes premium margarita, Cointreau and freshly-squeezed lime juice; and the Delta Sunset, Bubba Gump’s signature margarita with Cointreau, Cuervo Gold, lime juice and raspberry juice.


Available at all Bubba Gump branches.

Photographs from Karl Bustamante (Old Vine), CPK’s Facebook account,, Gelatone, Gino Lahoz (Gino’s Eats and Beats).

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