New Year, New Eats:
8 New Restaurants to Try This January
By Therese Aseoche
A new year has begun, the holidays have ended, and we’re back to the daily grind. You’ve probably sworn off eating junk and promised yourself (as it’s written on your new journal) that you’ll stop wasting money on food, but who are you kidding? You’ll sooner or later forget all about that 2017 resolution anyway.
But we’ll give you the benefit of the doubt. Maybe your will to follow through with your resolutions is strong, but can you resist the temptation of these newly opened restaurants you can’t afford to miss for this month of January?
8. Gregory Park: Serious Grub
2 Torre, GF, 2426 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila City
Open Monday to Thursday from 10a.m. to 10p.m., Friday to Saturday from 7:30a.m. to 3p.m., Sunday 3:00a.m. to 10p.m.
What was once a small stall that launched in 2014 but closed not long after, Gregory Park has reopened by popular demand and continues to serve the same delicious Mexican-inspired soul food. Its menu attracts different kinds of foodies, from the meat-lovers to the vegetarians and vegans. Whether you’re looking for an affordable lunch or a wholesome midnight snack along Taft Avenue, Gregory Park is the place to be to satisfy your hunger.
7. Poultry Stack
24-C Sct. Tuason St, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 410-5050 | Facebook
Open every day from 11a.m. to 11p.m.
This cozy restaurant along Tomas Morato is the answer to your chicken cravings. Offering a wide range of chicken dishes including Chicken Inasal, BBQ Chicken, Chicken Sate, and its signature Garlic Overload Chicken, Poultry Stack will make you keep coming back for more. It’s also worth noting that they serve non-chicken dishes too that are equally as delectable, making this the best place to schedule your next date with the bae!
6. Exchange Alley Coffee House
Molito Lifestyle Mall, Madrigal Ave, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Facebook | Open every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Adding to the growing list of Instagenic third wave coffee shops is Exchange Alley. Open for most of the day every day, it’s the perfect refuge for those seeking a quiet space to study, work, or catch up with an old friend. Its breakfast and desserts are definite must-tries too (at least, after you’ve taken great photos of them for a good 10 minutes).
Unit 9, GF, Ortigas Technopoint, Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City
(02) 721-2654 | Facebook
Open Sunday to Thursday from 11:30a.m. to 1a.m., Friday to Saturday from 11:30a.m. to 2a.m.
Upon visiting Seared, you’ll realize that it’s the jack of all trades. It’s a restaurant you’ll choose to go to for a hearty lunch date, celebrating family dinners, or grabbing drinks on a Friday night. Whatever the occasion, you’re sure to have a gastronomic experience over steaks and burgers. Don’t miss the opportunity to get the Godfather platter which features a variety of meats and twisted fries.