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,
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.