28 Apr2011

It’s funny how on some weekends there just seems to be so much going on foodwise. I often get asked to announce this event or that, and honestly, most of the time I decline, as the blog is typically commercial free. But if the events are things I myself have gone to, go to, or want to go to, then I often agree to a short announcement. Here are some ideas for this weekend.

Mercato Favorites Weekend Treat

If you haven’t been to Mercato Centrale in Fort Bonifacio (near MC Home Deport) in a while, you may want to mosey on over this Saturday and Sunday when 15 or so of their participating vendors are offering discounts, freebies or special deals on their merchandize. From cupcakes Baked by Anita, to a lechon tortilla at Claude’s Bale Dutung, discounts or buy three get one frees or discounts on the third item at several stalls, to PHP20 off at Tina’s Pie Outlet on chicken pies (but try their callos one, I inhaled one before I even got back to my car one day), ice creams, chocolates, quiches, burgers, tapa, terra chips, and chicken… I sound like an advertisement, but it’s a nice effort on the part of the merchants to drum up business, and I hope to drop by and pick up a few items…


If you feel like a drive up to Antipolo this weekend, you may want to check out the Antipolo Earthfest from April 30 to May 1, they will have a green marketspace, local and artisanal foods, art workshops, etc. They sent me some more information, but I am traveling and on an old laptop, so I couldn’t open some of the documents. Best for you to click on the link below if you are interested. It’s organized by Duyang Luntian,

Antipolo Earthfest


Finally, if you are in Quezon City, you may want to check out the spectacular Sidcor Sunday market at Centris Mall. This is the market that transferred from the Lung Center and many years before that from their space near Cubao. I was there a few weeks ago and never got around to writing about it, but it is wonderful (albeit a pain to park if you get there later than 6am). If I am not mistaken, it is on the corner of Quezon Avenue and EDSA, across from the Manila Seedling Bank. Traffic is light on Sunday mornings so a drive from Pasay to Centris won’t take more than 20 minutes… I usually do our heavy marketing on Saturdays at FTI Taguig since we tend to entertain on Saturday nights… but if I can’t make the market on Saturdays, I now know I can shoot over to Centris and load up on a terrific selection of stuff… and many of my suki’s from FTI are also at Centris. :)

Have a great weekend folks, and oh, stay tuned for my “almost royal” post in honor of the William and Kate brouhaha, up next. :) Heeheehee.



  1. manilahotstuff says:

    Whats ‘almost royal’ about? Are you following the royal wedding? :-P cant wait for the next post!

    Apr 28, 2011 | 7:49 am


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  3. freeze says:

    thanks for the heads up! have a great weekend. :)

    Apr 28, 2011 | 8:16 am

  4. Joy says:

    Will try Mercato this weekend. Thanks!

    Apr 28, 2011 | 8:31 am

  5. Eps says:

    Thanks, MM! Cheers to you and to your posts! =)

    Apr 28, 2011 | 8:33 am

  6. gigie dela cruz says:

    Hi Sir….eagerly awaiting post on credit cards…is it a rant?

    Apr 28, 2011 | 8:56 am

  7. Marketman says:

    gigie, it’s looking like 4-6 rants in a row. But I am still fuming so I am letting it settle for a week before I start the series… :) Maybe by Monday in succession next week, it will be credit card rant week. :)

    Apr 28, 2011 | 9:13 am

  8. meekerz says:

    Looking forward to the credit card rants! :) I learn so much from those!

    Apr 28, 2011 | 9:33 am

  9. trax says:

    its kind of funny that the readers (me being one of them) eagerly await for the rant posts. hehe I have not heard of the fish pan award for a while now or maybe i have missed reading one.

    Apr 28, 2011 | 12:49 pm

  10. ana5678 says:

    Off topic, but can I just say… You’re sooooooooo svelte! Looking good MM. Kakainggit!

    Apr 28, 2011 | 2:08 pm

  11. tina says:

    thanks a lot marketman!

    Apr 28, 2011 | 2:54 pm

  12. tonceq says:

    I loved visiting mercato centrale when it was still located near serendra but has become off route since it has moved… Thanks for the info MM! definitely waiting for the following posts! :)

    Apr 28, 2011 | 10:11 pm

  13. zch24 says:

    Another fun place to Visit is Banchetto in Ortigas from Fri midnight to Sat. noon.

    Apr 29, 2011 | 4:40 pm

  14. Jeff says:

    Got Zubuchon from Mactan Airport yesterday! yey! Perfect with puso! Also got ngohiong from SM Cebu! The lechon made our family dinner here in Manila perfect!

    May 2, 2011 | 3:54 pm


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