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Bigby’s Restaurant

There are many restaurants here in Davao from the small road side stands to the high class restaurants in the major hotels. There are of course Filipino cuisine, and specialty restaurants including American, Indian, Turkish, Italian and many more. Quality, atmosphere and service are as varied. Even places you visit often, there can be a good night and sometimes a bad night for the wait or kitchen staff. One restaurant I have...

Palace Buffet in Davao

About a month ago it was one of our nieces birthday, and as our little tradition the whole family went to a buffet dinner. There are many buffet restaurants here in Davao from the expensive in hotels like Marco Polo to very inexpensive. We have tried many and we keep end up going back to Palace Buffet. The one we go to is in the Victoria Plaza parking compound. It is clean and we serviced, there is plenty of parking and are...

My Birthday at Marco Polo Hotel, Davao

A few months ago, Elena my wife took the years membership of their “Privilege Card” at the Marco Polo Hotel here in Davao. With it came one complementary night in the hotel. Elena decided she would take me there for my birthday. We also decided to invite a few friends to meet us there for dinner to help me celebrate. So, on the afternoon of November 12th we packed up a few things and headed off to the Marco Polo Hotel...

Restaurants in Davao

There are many places to eat in Davao, from the small Carenderia to the more upscale restaurants that have a more international type cuisine. Because of watching our spending, we try to stay away from the more expensive restaurants but we still eat out at times and still can find a good meal. I am from New York and as most have heard, New York has a style of pizza that is famous. I know people from Chicago will say their Deep...

Carenderia

Here in Davao and I would assume all over the Philippines along most commercial streets there are many little businesses. They might be in the front of a house, in front of a business or even a curbside stall. They will sell almost anything, flowers, snacks, fried bananas, coconut andmango juice, cell phone covers and more than I can think of at the moment. One that I have frequented when my car was in the shop for...

No Fireworks

Yesterday I met Bob Martin for coffee at a Fagioli, a new coffee shop here in Lanang, Davao. It was a nice clean place and has many items to drink and eat. The deserts looked good, but since I am watching my weight all I had was some lemonaid. As I walked in another friend of Bobs walked in too. He is known here as Blogie. Blogie is a web designer, a Japanese translator, a part time writer for the Sun Star newspaper and has...