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Shareable Platters at TGI Friday’s

Some weeks ago, the shareable platters at TGI Friday’s was launched, along with its party pitchers. I was fortunate enough to be invited along with Jane, a mommy blogger friend, to sample the new offerings.

The shareable platters at TGI Friday’s actually consist of best-selling appetizers and entrees. So instead of being confused with which to order, fans can now order everything they like in one shareable platter.

Shareable platters at TGI Friday's buffalo wings, seafood

Jane and I were able to sample the Triple Chicken Sampler (upper right in photo; P925), the Seafood Platter (lower left; P945) and the Strawberry Lemonade Slush (P345 per huge pitcher good for 4-5 persons).

Mara, my offline BFF-slash-ex-boss, loves Friday’s Buffalo Wings, most especially the blue cheese dip. When we worked together, we’d sometimes go to Friday’s  whenever she was struck with a craving for the wings and blue cheese dip. I, on the other hand, love the Chicken Quesadillas. So now we can both look forward to getting both, along with Sesame Jack Chicken Strips, in one platter – the Triple Chicken Sampler.

I loved how tender and fresh the fish fillets were in the Seafood Platter – it was my favorite that night.

Other shareable platters are: Filipino Platter (P1225) which has pork liempo, pork adobo and half of a roasted chicken; and Jack Daniel’s Sampler (P1285) which has TGI Friday’s signature Jack Ribs, shrimps, and Sesame Jack chicken strips.

One other time after this event, I went back with my school mommy friends and our kids. We ordered the Triple Chicken Sampler, among others. We also tried the Gold Mango Margarita pitcher (P445) which came free with the platter (as part of an ongoing promo). Because I don’t really drink alcohol, it was good enough for me. My other mommy friend, however, found it lacking in spirit.

Over-all, the shareable platters at TGI Friday’s have good value-for-money, being huge enough for 3 to 4 or 4 to 5 (depending on appetite degrees).

Night-out with gym buddies @ Bellissimo Ristorante

Two weeks ago, I decided to join my gym buddies, who have been chiding me to go out with them for the longest time.

You might imagine gym buddies to be figure-conscious folks who eat like birds. But not these gym buddies. It’s no wonder why I’ve been having so much difficulty losing the last 5 pounds. I hang out with these guys after working out at the gym!

We went to Bellissimo Ristorante, a small Italian-inspired restaurant along Scout Castor Street, near the corner of Tomas Morato in Quezon City. It’s owned by actor Cesar Montano, whose paintings make the place a bit more interesting. (Unfortunately, he wasn’t there that night. *sad* )

Yep, the resto doubles as his gallery. The first time I ate here was with my bloggin’ Eat-Club girl friends. Continue reading Night-out with gym buddies @ Bellissimo Ristorante