Sunday, December 30, 2018

Zero Degrees Beer and Unique Sisig at B&S

If you love to watch sports like the PBA, UAAP or Wimbledon or watch music videos of the 70' and 80's with your friends while drinking zero degrees cold beer and enjoying good and tasty food, Beats and Stats Sports Bar is the place to be. B&S is located along Congressional Ave., Extension, QC. My first visit to the bar was a reunion of college friends and our balikbayan buddy, Art. Our host then was Olan, part-owner of the bar. You know what I remember most and the primary reason why I will return to that place is their bestselling pulutan, the B&S SISIG. It's not the same as the sizzling sisig that you will find in many restos. It's not the sisig that originated from Pampanga. It's a different kind of sisig. The pork is crispy, mixed with special sauce like mayo (?) and onions. According to the description of the sisig in their facebook site, the pork jowls are pressure-cooked. That I think is the secret to the crispiness of the pork. B&S sisig is really addicting. Once you take a bite, you will craved for more.  Olan boasts of their other food specialties like their pizza, kilawin, gambas and more. I need to try them when I come back.

A reunion of friends at B&S Sports Bar!

Their zero-degrees frozen beer. Tap it and it will turn into ice!
My favorite B&S Sisig, a discovery!

B&S sports bar is surrounded by TV monitors showing stats of sports highlights  and filled with beats of nusic. That's why it's called Beats and Stats!
B&S exciting dishes that must I need to try!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Provenciano Resto at Maginhawa St, QC

Old Friends enjoy Old Time Favorites!
Provenicano Restaurant at Maginhawa St., Teacher's Village, QC is a haven of good Filipino  dishes. I discovered that this resto only last 22 Dec 2018 during a reunion of UP friends and the family. Sammy, our host, simply ordered  the waiter's recommendation of their best recipes and I was impressed with the quality, quantity and taste of ALL the food served. Every dish is a marvel: kare-kare, sinigang, pinakbet, baby squid, the unique crispy ukoy, crispy pata, pancit bihon ala palabok, fried hito and their dessert of bibingka (with red eggs) and puto bong-bong. The ambience is native with decor of folk art and the place  is clean and cool. Except for the limited parking space (avoid parking along the street otherwise you may be victimized by towing racketeers in the vicinity), I should have given the restaurant a rating of 5/5. If you have balikbayan visitors, this is the place to let them taste our old time favorites of lutong bahay!

Pinakbet, Fried Hito and Pork Sinigang
The AISC Family (Early Birds)

Crispy Ükoy"
Pako salad, Crispy Pata, Ginataang Gulay