Elvira Mata
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A Macanese food trip at Macau Restaurant
by Elvira Mata - June 26, 2002 - 12:00am
Macau Restaurant in Makati brings a surprise the moment you walk through the door. The interior in this second branch at Glorietta 4 is hip and pretty, and feels a little intimate despite its size. Everything, from...
There’s much to coo about in Macau Pigeon House
by Elvira Mata - May 29, 2002 - 12:00am
After three decades in the jewelry business, Anita Chan tries her hand in another line of business and has opened a gem of a restaurant. Together with long-time family friends and partners Aileen Co and Sander Tantoco,...
Tonque-tied over Tongue Thai
by Elvira Mata - May 15, 2002 - 12:00am
It all started eight years ago when Nelia Silverio-Dee saw Reggie Aspiras cooking on TV. "I liked the way she moved, how she tempered her choplets. She was reading ingredients for a recipe and she was so showbiz!...
A view to Krocodile Grillery
by Elvira Mata - May 8, 2002 - 12:00am
The ihaw-ihaw has evolved. It is no longer dark, smoky or smelly. It is well-lighted, air-conditioned, and sometimes, it even has a theme. It’s now called a grill. Leading the pack of new age ihaw-ihaw is...
Philips makes our playthings better
by Elvira Mata - April 27, 2002 - 12:00am
I couldn’t believe it: It’s going to take two days to present the newest products from Philips Consumer Electronics? How many gadgets are they bringing in? Would I have time to shop? These thoughts churned...
Dos Dias En Dos Palmas
by Elvira Mata - March 17, 2002 - 12:00am
Mention Dos Palmas and immediately you think kidnap for ransom. Not me. I believe: Lightning doesn’t strike twice. If you build, they will come. Besides, the American eagles have landed.
Endangered Species: An oasis of good food
by Elvira Mata - February 20, 2002 - 12:00am
It’s a jungle out there. Seek refuge at Endangered Species Café and Bar in Malate, Manila. Relax in its inviting surroundings – comfortable chairs, tables well-spaced from each other and friendly...
How The Weight Was Won
by Elvira Mata - December 9, 2001 - 12:00am
Kathy Moran, sub-editor for The Philippine STAR’s Lifestyle section, won all three events in the Battle of the Champions Powerlifting Championship, held Dec. 1 and 2 at the Ali Mall in Cubao, Quezon City....
Potter Pettyjohn and the magic kiln
by Elvira Mata - November 5, 2001 - 12:00am
Potter Jon Pettyjohn is an artist who works with the elements of fire and clay. He is mad about pots. So much so, Jon with the help of potters from Japan, spent six weeks in his workshop in Pansol, Laguna, building...
Sari-Sari Café’s Pinoy cuisine with a twist
by Elvira Mata - October 24, 2001 - 12:00am
Sari-Sari Store has done it again. It has opened the first café in a fashion boutique. Hmmm… but can you actually mix food and fashion? If you can have a coffee shop in cyberspace, a café bookstore...
Chill out at The Box Café
by Elvira Mata - October 18, 2001 - 12:00am
Once upon a time, before there were restaurants, a man with a box would mysteriously appear during town fiestas and would cook for everyone. He would gather whatever produce the community had and would concoct...
It ain’t heavy
by Elvira Mata - September 16, 2001 - 12:00am
She huffed and she puffed and the Philippine STAR’s very own Kathy Moran won two of three events (women’s division) in the 2001 Men and Women’s National Open Powerlifting Competition held Sept. 8 at...
Scenes from a Ballet
by Elvira Mata - August 5, 2001 - 12:00am
I detest children. This is why I have cats. I loathe dancing. This is why I swim. I believe in karma. Which should explain why one morning, I found myself with 35 children ages 9 to 14 on a three-and-a-half-hour...
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