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A Taste of Primo Café and Grille's New Menu

PRIMO Café and Grille, one of Davao’s homegrown restaurants, is whipping up additional delectable dishes to delight their customers and the foodies out there. Last week, I was one of the bloggers invited to have a taste of their new menu offering starting this month June.

PRIMO Café and Grille is owned by a group of friends who wanted to have their own place to share their love for eating and having fun.

Ever wonder how they got their name? The word "PRIMO" is taken from the Spanish word 'cousin' or 'a close, familiar relative'.  PRIMO (or 'prime' in English) also means "first in excellence, quality or value", vigor or success in a person's life".

Primo's country-like exteriors

Primo is located at the heart of the city fronting Apo View Hotel at Legaspi cor Gen. Luna Streets

their comfy and classy interiors

It opened its doors on the 75th Anniversary of Araw ng Dabaw on March 16, 2012.  Historically, it was indeed a memorable opportunity that PRIMO would not miss to open its doors to Davao's discerning diners.

Since PRIMO specializes in simple, stomach warming, gut-filling, familiar 'comfort food', the new is their biggest--and tastiest---project this year. With a healthy fusion of several international cuisines marrying the cozy Filipino palate, every dish is a welcome surprise to your taste buds. 
Some of the menu’s flagship dishes are the Sizzling Beef Tendon, Tuna Sashimi Diablo, Mushrooms and Chorizo, Shrimp Diavel Pasta, Grilled Cheese Tomato and Basil Sandwich and the Seafood Supremo Pizza. Their old-school favourites, like the Crispy Pata, Sizzling Sisig and meaty burgers, are still faring very well through the years.

After a hearty meal, delight yourself with one of Primo’s Waffle Desserts. Their collection of golden brown waffles is a heavenly parade of sweetness---Banaffle, Hazelnut and Banana Waffle and the Mango Jubilee Waffle.

If you want to talk price, Primo won’t disappoint you in that area as well. For anything lower than P500, you and your companion can share a satisfying meal. 

Alex Tiaoqui, the restaurant’s General Manager  says that the Dabawenyo taste is becoming more sophisticated, and this serves as their inspiration in doing their best to deliver familiar tastes with whispers of exciting additions.  They regularly mix-and-match cuisines, extend beverage menu, and roll out exciting promos for added attraction.

Cheese Stick Flautas
Tuna Sashimi Diablo


Baker’s Lab Is Now Open

I am so happy that my friend Ron, together with his wife Carmela just recently opened a baking supplies shop called Baker's Lab. They both love food, and cooking and baking are their favorite hobbies. I can say that this business venture is a dream come true for them.

Baker's Lab is Davao's latest one-stop shop for all the baking and party needs of baking enthusiasts out there.  They offer reasonably priced baking tools, accessories, ingredients, and party needs.  Visit them now and maybe, just maybe, you’d be lucky enough to get a free taste of the pastries the owners make weekly.  This week they got red velvet cupcakes for their walk-in customers. (Wow! I need to grab a sample of this) You better hurry coz those treats won’t be there for long.

Visit them at Unit 1 Lapu-Lapu Altavas Tower, Lapu-Lapu St., Davao City, in front of Min-Aire.  For inquiries call them at (082) 300-1170 or visit their Facebook Page (  Check their website as well for recipes and other information:


Greenwich's Choco Banana Crisp

Greenwich's All New CHOCO BANANA CRISP
As certified a pizza fanatic that I am, I know for a fact that Greenwich's favorite pizza and pastas bring friends together. And when the meal is over and it's time to part, Greenwich leaves no room for bitterness.

And guess what, for only P109 (dine-in) , you can have a sweet ending to every meal especially on this sweetest month of the year with Greenwich's all-new Choco Banana Crisp, a 9-inch dessert pie made with bananas, chocolate, and your favorite Italian cream, Nutella.

This crispy and tasty dessert is designed to be shared, so grab your barkada and visit the nearest Greenwich`s store to enjoy the #ChocoBananaCrisp.

You may also want to avail of this latest promo below to satisfy your cravings for a sweet choco banana treat!!


Getting Your Skin Prepped For Summer

Summer is now upon us. It might be very tempting to frolic under the sun too much but don't you ever forget to bring and religiously apply sunscreen regularly. Mind you, sunscreen should be your all-year round buddy! To give you superb protection DERMAX Professional offers a sunscreen line specifically formulated for all skin types.

UV Milk Anti-Aging Sunscreen SPF 50 PA ++ has milky touch formula and provides maximum UVA/UVB daily sun protection while UV Gel Water-Based Sunscreen SPF 30+ PA++ provides sun protection for oily, acne-prone and sensitive skin. This is fragrance-free and non-comedogenic. And there's the first of its kind, the sunscreen with "water-burst"technology where it is applied as lotion but will leave a cooling burst of moisture making your skin feeling fresh and moisturized.

These are: UV Baby Water-Burst Sunscreen SPF 30+ PA++ that  offers broad spectrum sun protection and is safe for kids and babies 6 months and older, and UV Active Water-Burst Sunscreen SPF 45+ PA +++ which is a water resistant sunscreen perfect for those with active lifestyles.


Desserts From Mix N Magic

Gensan's favorite cakes and desserts shop, Mix N Magic has opened 2 branches here in Davao City. The first one, opened in Gaisano Mall a few years back, but has recently renovated their space to make it bigger for their growing clientele who love sweet treats like myself. It is located along J.P Laurel Avenue at the lower ground floor, fronting the grocery area.

They have a variety of cakes, rolls, mousse, tarts, cookies, etc to satisfy your cravings for delectable and mouth-watering desserts. They also accept orders for parties and other occasions.
Who can resist the inviting Kit Kat Cake??

Mix 'N Magic's bestseller DECADENCE. It comes in solo, medium (Php550) and large (Php690) sizes. This is solo for only Php 85.