Food & Dining

The Bowery

The Bowery is a street and neighborhood in the southern portion of the New York City borough of Manhattan. So it was no surprise to find this restaurant serving New York Comfort Food. THE BOWERY is from the same people behind Nolita, L.E.S Bagels and Borough. The young Chef Cuit Kaufman is the American head chef and one of the owners. They have one & the same concept, that of bringing New York -or at least its food & vibe, to the city of Manila.

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Ate is more fun, care-free & upbeat in her fashion sense while my shy Lovey ops for more “neutral” colours -choosing to blend in the background. She doesn’t like calling attention to herself. Completely opposite of me & her Ate! :P I love their individualities just the same.

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The Bowery

F151 Forbeswood Heights, Rizal Drive corner Burgos Circle, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(0917) 532-2612
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We were supposed to go to STACY’s for brunch but since there was a private party going on, we decided to skip the noise & just go back another day. Our wandering feet brought us here, which is just a couple of steps away. The Bowery is in direct contrast to Stacy’s with its strong handsome interiors & a discolored brick wall with furnitures mostly in dark wood tone.

If Stacy’s was a girly-girl place, then Bowery is definitely a macho man’s lair. ;)

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Yep, manly-man decor alright. ;) It screams high testosterone levels at every turn.

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We chose to have dessert first before our main meal because the description on the menu just got us too excited to wait one second longer. It was wrong in so many levels for us to pick up the dessert menu first. It’s really hard to be good when evil looks, and tastes, so decadently yummy! :P

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OMG. If you can have one & only one food to eat in a day. CHOOSE THIS! <3 You will not regret it. DEATH BY CHOCOLATE 340 php. I almost DIED with its layering of 7 distinct chocolate components. WTF! FTW! Chocolate creme anglaise & coca nibs. THIS IS THE BOMB!!!

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This Grilled Strawberry Cheesecake 360 php comes a close second for non-chocolate lovers.

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My first & only time EVER to eat a grilled cheesecake. I LOVED IT! <3 Look at how perfectly pretty it is.

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After having our sweet tooth satisfied, we ordered our main entrees..

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Chicken Paillard 310 php. Chicken breast, thinly pounded and grilled. Topped with roasted tomatoes, arugula, frisee, balsamic reduction and fried shallots.

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The Spanglish BLT 430 php. Fried egg, Monterey Jack cheese, slab bacon, romaine lettuce, tomato, sourdough bread. Served with potato chips.

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Chicken Kebab Pita 250 php. Cucumber, lettuce, tomato, creamy garlic sauce. Served with potato chips. Available during lunch service.

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And because I wanted a taste of everything, my sweet Ate indulges & feeds me a bite off each. If I knew all my girls would grow up to be sweet, perfect daughters, I would have had a dozen more when I was still able. <3 I love my kids equally but I just ADORE my girls!

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So if you want a taste of New York but are kinda low on the budget for an airfare -or short on time for the real deal, why not park yourself in BGC & head on to The Bowery for the ultimate New York Comfort Food. Now don’t forget to order the DEATH BY CHOCOLATE, ya hear? ;)

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