'Cue Modern Barbecue

Fried Buttermilk Wings PHP 355
"Sweet, maple-pepper glaze, panko crusted"
The sweet and salty combination was delicious, plus it was fried to a perfect golden brown, without it being too greasy. 

Bone Marrow and Steak Tacos PHP 485
"Roasted corn salsa, flour tortillas, sweet n spicy salsa verde"
So sinful!!!!

I expected this starter to be served ready to eat, but the whole process of assembling the taco is what made the dish even more interesting. I feel like they put a lot of thought into this dish, from how all the flavors and textures go together to the presentation.

Southern Greens (Half) PHP 215
"House-mix lettuce, red and green apples, candied walnuts, house-made orange and creamy blue cheese dressing"
We ordered some greens to feel a little less guilty about what we just devoured. A simple salad was the way to go!

Brown Cow Float PHP 135
"Rootbeer & Vanilla Ice-Cream"

Freshly-Brewed Iced Tea PHP 90
The 'Cue Burger PHP 420
"A 6oz house-blend all-beef patty, mozzarella and smoked provolone, chorizo slices, arugula, a slap of red wine bbq sauce | butter grilled bun"

It was okay, I've had tastier burgers in the past. The sweet potato fries were pretty good though.

Blistered Tomatoes and Roasted Garlic Spaghetti PHP 285
"Red chiles, white tequila, tomato oil"

Nothing much exciting about this, but you can never go wrong with oil based pastas and lots of garlic. Oh, and my new favorite book "Eat Out Now" recommended it so of course I had to order it!

Hand Cut Charred Corned Beef PHP 685
"House-made, dark ale brined half pounder, green and purple cabbage, sweet potatoes, carrots, buttered corn rice and creamy horseradish"
Each spoonful I had of the tender corned beef and steamy hot buttered corn rice was so yummy. One of my favorites of the night.

The Baby Back Ribs (Half Slab) - with a side of Buttermilk Whipped Potatoes PHP 645
"Slow-baked then barbecued, wet, house-made barbecue glaze"

Served with 2 house-made sides and 2 sauces of your choice
Caramel Vanilla Bread Pudding Jar PHP 195
"Baked and spiked with dark bourbon caramel, crunch granola and vanilla ice cream"
Heaven in my mouth!!!! Everything we ordered from 'Cue down to the dessert did not disappoint.


Address: G/F North East Building, Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Ave. cor 29th St., Taguig (Beside Rocket Room, near Ever New)
Telephone No.: 621-4052
Mobile No.: (0917)899-2283, (0921)280-1389
Email: cuemodernbbq@momentgroup.ph


The Cake Club • Take III

The waiter recommended the Smoked Salmon Benedict, Mediterranean Eggs, Homemade Corned Beef Stuffed Blinis and Stuffed French Toast.
Their brunch is only available from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Grande Reserve (Regular) PHP 120

Chilled Mango Juice PHP 100

Homemade Corned Beef Stuffed Blinis PHP 325
"Creamy scrambled eggs, Swiss cheese, caramelized onions, whole-grain mustard sauce, vine ripe tomatoes"

The scrambled eggs were really fluffy and a bit runny which is just the way I like them. The corned beef was delicious, not the cheap kind that you would get out of a canned one in the supermarket. I like how the mustard also really complimented everything else. It's a simple but yummy dish I'd love to start my day with every morning.

Truffle Fries PHP 180
"Sea salt flakes, garlic mayonnaise or ketchup"

Smoked Salmon Benedict PHP 345
"Whole wheat and quinoa pancakes, olive oil cooked asparagus, hollandaise sauce"

I liked everything about this dish except for the whole wheat quinoa pancakes that they used. The bread had the texture of a stiff muffin which I didn't enjoy at all. I was expecting something like an english muffin, slightly crunchy on the outside but chewy inside. It kind of ruined the entire thing for me, although my mom really enjoyed it and loved the pancakes. I guess it all depends on your preference?

A perfectly poached egg - plus points for them!

Check out my previous posts on The Cake Club here and here

The Cake Club
Address: UG/F North East Building, Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Ave. cor 29th St., Taguig (the building is across the street from where 7th High and Kabisera is located; the restaurant is beside Beso)
Telephone No.: 528-3000, 621-3176


Coming Soon: Bershka in Glorietta 2

Whenever I'm out of the country I always make sure to stop by Bershka at least once, and I've never left their stores empty handed! A lot of you may already know that Bershka has been available in Manila for quite some time now - in a house located in Greenmeadows. I'm happy to share with you guys that they're finally opening their first legitimate shop here in Manila, expect a bigger store with a wider selection of apparel than their current "store" in Greenmeadows. I heard that their store in Greenmeadows doesn't offer men's clothing but hopefully it will be available once their Glorietta branch opens. Sadly there's no news yet as to when they're opening, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled!

Description taken from Wikipedia:
"Bershka is a retailer and part of the Spanish Inditex group (who also own the brands of ZaraMassimo Dutti, Pull and Bear, Oysho, UterqüeStradivarius and Zara Home). The company was created in April 1998 as a new store and fashion concept, aimed at a young target market. It now has 785 stores in 51 countries around the world. The sales made from Bershka represent 10% of the Inditex group."

Address (Glorietta): Glorietta 4 
Address (current): 100 Greenmeadows Ave. Quezon City
- Store Hours: Monday to Friday 2 pm - 9 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 10 pm
- Telephone: 506-4041, 502-4664
- Mobile No.: (0917)565-5762


Lucas' Papaw Ointment

Lucas' Papaw Ointment PHP 450

Make sure that it's properly sealed when you purchase this. It maintains the freshness and sanitation of the product.

Attach the opposite side of the cap to the end of the tube

Twist, then tada!

I mainly use this product for my lips as a lip balm and I've been using it every single day since I got it. I love how I only need to use a teeny tiny amount (literally 1/10 of the amount on my finger above or even less). Leave it on overnight, wipe off the gunk with a damp washcloth in the morning, and you've got lips as soft and supple as a baby's bum.

It isn't just a lip balm! It can be used for various things including boils, burns, chafing, cuts, cracked skin, open wounds, insect bites and nappy rash. 

Description from the Lucas' Papaw Ointment website:
"Made in Australia from pure Australian Papaws (papaya)"

Availability: Digital Traincase
Price: PHP 450
Size: 25 g NET (the tube is only a bit longer than my iPhone 4)

Lucas' Papaw Ointment

Digital Traincase
"Your Ultimate Beauty Store. Nail polishes, make up, brushes and more!"
* For Paul / Sol Villamayor
Telephone No.: 964-2144
Mobile No.: (0917) 565-0265
Email: sales@digitaltraincase.com 
- Some brands that they have are NYX, Essie, China Glaze, O.P.I., Charm, Bioderma, Urban Decay, Models Own, etc.


MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Superb

As soon as I saw this I just had to get it!!! Out of the two other Extra Dimension Skinfinishes, Whisper of Gilt and Glorify, I loved this one the most. I also thought that this is the most flexible shade out of the two, meaning it will look pretty on all skin tones. Whisper of Gilt is perfect for people who are pale and Glorify for those with really dark complexions. 
I've been using this product everyday since I got it and is now my favorite highlighter. It gives you a really gorgeous glow because of the satiny finish. I think it looks extra pretty on top of the cheekbones for the day and a great product to use on your cheeks, temples and down your nose at night.

This is highly pigmented so remember you only need to use very little of it. I just swipe my finger on the product, pat it on the top of my cheekbones and blend it out with another finger and I'm done! It's limited edition so if you like it, go grab it now! You wont regret it and it'll last you forever.

Top to bottom: heavy swatch, blended swatch
Description from the MAC website:

"A liquid-powder highlighter with prismatic reflections that sculpts, highlights and models the face. The cool, creamy near-fluid formula creates a luminous, well-defined finish. Wears 10 hours. Limited-edition Glamour Daze packaging."

Availability: Limited edition, MAC stores
Price: PHP 1,750
Size: Net Wt./Poids Net 9 g/0.31 US oz

- 10/10
- 10/10
- 10/10 
Reasonability of Price
- 9/10
- You get a lot of product for the price and you only need little of this whenever you use it.
Overall Rating
- 10/10

Website: http://www.maccosmetics.com/index.tmpl 

Haul: SuperSale Bazaar at WTC

NYX Blush in Bourgeois Pig PHP 280 - Digital Traincase
Lioele Water Drop BB Cream PHP 670 (lowered price) - Szakiyah
Lucas' Papaw Ointment PHP 450 - Digital Traincase

Lip gloss: NYX Gloss in Vamp Red
Gold samples: Lioele Triple the Solution BB Cream
Pink and white sample: Lioele Secret Pore Rich Balm
Since my friends and I bought quite a lot of stuff from Digital Traincase, the lady handling the booth gave us one freebie each (NYX Gloss). She also let us pick the shade of gloss that we wanted which was really nice of her. The place where I bought my Lioele BB Cream also gives away three samples to all customers. She was kind enough to give me four and let me pick which samples I wanted. I got three of the gold ones because I heard really great reviews on that product.

Digital Traincase
"Your Ultimate Beauty Store. Nail polishes, make up, brushes and more!"
* For Paul / Sol Villamayor
Telephone No.: 964-2144
Mobile No.: (0917) 565-0265
Email: sales@digitaltraincase.com 
- Some brands that they have are NYX, Essie, China Glaze, O.P.I., Charm, Bioderma, Urban Decay, Models Own, etc.

"Bringing you the best and trending products from Korea and Japan"
*Joza Scherique G. Pena
Mobile No.: (0917) 309-8219
Email: szakiyahsbeautytreasures@yahoo.com
Instagram: szakiyahsbeautytreasures


News: Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

Everybody who's into makeup owns, or at least has heard of, the Urban Decay Naked and Naked 2 eyeshadow palettes. Their velvety and highly pigmented eyeshadow formula is what they are popularly known for and these two palettes have quickly become a staple in every makeup lover's collection. I'm excited to share with you guys that Urban Decay is launching yet another Naked palette - the Naked Basics palette!
Left to right: Venus, Foxy, Walk of Shame, Naked2, Faint, Crave

The new palette consists of six matte neutral eyeshadows, four of which are completely new shades. Check out Temptalia and The Makeup and Beauty Blog for photos, swatches and reviews!

What do you guys think? Would you purchase this?