After All Bar & Grill, SM Jazz

It does not always have to be a Friday night for friends to share good laughter. If you are looking for a place to enjoy good times any day whether with friends or family After All Bar & Grill is inclined to what you believe in. This newly opened bar and grill that is located in SM Jazz has the objective to serve good food, good music, and good laughter. Suffice to say that the name of the restaurant comes from the song, After All.
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We, bloggers, were presented with a lot of craft cocktails that made our table very colorful. I did not get to taste all of the cocktails and never planned on trying it all anyway since I need to be sober to judge (lol) their food.After All (4)-1024x1000

The drink I took is the Calibre (P150), it’s a Cuba Libre cocktail but infused with a salted sugar rim.
After All Calibre

This is their newest cocktail, Poison Ivy. I’m not sure but I think this is a vodka concoction. The taste is perfect!
After All Posion Ivy

The  Apple Yuki Matsuri is very light but the hint of apple is prevalent. It is inspired by the sapporo snow festival in Japan.After All Apple Yuki Matsuri

The Cara Java Daiquiri is a coffee frappe but with the hint of alcohol. I’m thinking it’s the Kahlua or Bailey’s.
After All Cara Java Daiquiri

These are the drinks I did not get to taste:

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Buko Melon Freeze
After All Buko Melon Freeze

Long Island Tea
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Of course, the night out is not complete without food! The Romanian Devil Squid (P180) is seasoned with magical herbs I could say. It’s very flavorful!
After All Romanian Devil Squid

This pan-grilled skewered cubes of wagyu beef, Saikoro Steak Skewers (P280), looks humble but after sliding out the beef to my mouth I just said, “wow!”.
After All Saikoro Steak Skewers

Their Deep Fried Crispy Pata (P700) did not disappoint and it’s drool worthy. It has crunchy skin but with a flaky meat which made us easier to slice.
After All Crispy Pata

I love how the Tuna Salpicao (P290) is so chunky! It’s a little bit sour but  I can still taste the tuna like it is freshly caught in the sea.
After All Tuna Salpicao

I also love how well they balance the flavors of the Seafood Teppanyaki (P390). It is vinegary but not overpowering.
After All Seafood Teppanyaki

The Tiger Prawn Tempura is juicy and crispy at the same time. It is also served with vegetable fritters.
After All Tiger Prawn Tempura

The Waikiki Ribs (P450) is so tender and very bulky! The ribs itself is already delicious so I was just wondering why the sauce has to be salty.
After All Waikiki Ribs

There is something special about their cake because you will inject an alcohol into it yourself. The cake below is served with Jack Daniel’s.
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The ambiance of the whole bar is less dim which made me think that After All is a bar and grill for all ages. As I have observed, the crowd is diverse. From yuppies, couples, foreigners, and even oldies, everyone is set to party! The bar area itself is making a contemporary statement with its colorful crystal glass wall. As I have tried their drinks and food, I can say that the price is pocket-friendly for a good food. From the bartender, servers, the restaurant managers, they are all accommodating and would make you feel home. As for the taste, I love how they would like to preserve the natural flavors of the food. I like all of it but as for the Waikiki, I hope the sauce is less salty.After All (2)-1024x1000

Ambiance: 4.5/5
Price: 5/5
Serving: 4/5
Service: 5/5
Taste: 4/5

After All Bar & Grill

G/F, Jazz Residences Nicanor Garcia corner Jupiter Street, Makati City

816 3652

Disclaimer: This review was sponsored but not swayed to provide a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks to Aldous for inviting and letting me meet the restaurant managers!

 

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RTL CBS Summer Fair, Glorietta

A weekend getaway summer fair for the entire family happened at Glorietta, Makati last May 26 to 28, 2017 in behalf of RTL CBS Asia. RTL CBS Asia has been running in the Philippines in its third year.
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RTL CBS Asia Summer Fair has brought to life the most talked-about shows such as The X Factor UK, Scorpion and The Late Late Show with James Corden.

The fairgoers unleashed their hidden vocal prowess in the Carpool Karaoke Booth and The X Factor Stage which we also tried. It has been proven that Filipinos are really fond of singing as guests belted out songs from classics to today’s radio favorites. It was nice that each performance was recorded for the participants to remember.

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There were also the Scorpion Laser Room where the guests had only two minutes to complete the mission by dodging to the crisscrossing laser beams fast enough to escape the room.SummerFair6

The Velcro wall was also fun since the fairgoers both young and old should had come up with the coolest poses to be captured on camera.
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There was also an ice cream eating contest where the contestants got brain freeze and raffle games from the sponsors.RTL CBS (7)-1024x1000

The RTL CBS Summer Fair 2017 was made possible in partnership with Novu Hair, Baskin Robbins, foodpanda, Glorietta, Ayala Malls, Monster RX 93.1, SKY, Devant, and Volkswagen. RTL CBS Entertainment is available on SKYcable channels 53(SD) and 196(HD), SKYdirect channel 35, Destiny Cable channel 53 (Digital) and 89 (Analog), and Cablelink channels 37(SD) and 313(HD).

 

About RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network

RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network is a venture of two of the world’s largest content producers: RTL Group, a global leader across broadcast, content and digital, and CBS Studios International, the leading supplier of programming to the international market place. The Network has two channels: the general entertainment channel, RTL CBS Entertainment and the male-skewed entertainment channel, RTL CBS Extreme. Both channels are widely distributed in the Asia Pacific and are localized in five languages.

 

About RTL CBS Entertainment

The destination for the best mix of reality, drama, comedy and daily entertainment. Featuring shows express from the US and UK including top-rated dramas Bull, Scorpion, and Elementary; the biggest talent competitions in the world, America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor UK; dailies Entertainment Tonight, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden. It is home to some of the biggest award shows in the world aired ‘LIVE,’ including The Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, American Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Billboard Music Awards.

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Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen, Century Mall

I was working near Century Mall in Makati for less than than two years yet I never had the chance to roam around there. I mean, I go there to shop office supplies during office hours but other than that, I didn’t get to stay longer.

I got a voucher from Metrodeal and so I asked my high school best friend who is also working within the area to have dinner in Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen. The photo below explains it.mj and i

We ordered gyoza (P150) and the taste did not fail.  It was browned but not burned, crunchy but soft, and inside is juicy and flavorful! Their gyoza is highly recommended.Ikkoryu (3)

Since tonkotsu ramen is the specialty of this restaurant, MJ and I opt to order one.

Google: Tonkotsu means pork bone and refers to the ingredients of the broth. Tonkotsu should be rich and have an almost creamy texture. 

The wait staff asked us if we want our noodles soft, normal, or hard. The condiments are all ready on each table and they serve house tea

I ordered black garlic tonkotsu (P380) because of my curiosity of the taste if the food is black. I mean, I haven’t tried it before. Anyway, it was indeed garlic-y but it does not last in your mouth like boy bawang. LOL! The roast garlic and the broth blended perfectly! I did not know that it is one of their bestsellers not until now!Ikkoryu (1)

Meanwhile, my friend is addicted to curry recently so she’s very predictable. She ordered curry cheese tonkotsu (P380) and I also tried it. Her food is very saporous and heavy, I may say. It is topped with potato,carrots, seaweeds and parmesan cheese.Ikkoryu (4)

The restaurant highlights the wooden interiors which is eye-catching but the lighting is  a little dim. I may say that they are a little pricey compare to other ramen house that I visited. The serving is pretty good since we were really full after. However, the presentation/plating does not look appealing; it’s a good thing that the taste did compensate. The service is fast, but the waitstaff is a bit stiff.

Ambiance: 4.5/5
Price: 3.5/5
Serving: 5/5
Service: 4/5
Taste: 4.5/5

Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen, 

Address: 3/F Century City Mall, Century City, Kalayaan Ave, Makati City

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