Chilling out at Buoy Bar

IF there is an ideal destination where you can order drinks and food while being entertained by a live band or cultural dancers, it’s Buoy Bar at the Pacific Islands Club in San Antonio. I had never thought of having drinks or just hanging out at Buoy Bar. There were always a lot of people coming and going and I preferred the peace and quiet at Seaside Grill where…

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Sizzling lunch amid bric-a-brack at Manic Inn

THE moment I pushed the heavy wooden door of Manic Inn in Susupe yesterday, I felt lost, wondering if I had just stepped into someone’s private home. Sensing my hesitation, a food staffer welcomed me and my companion, guided us to the bar stools and handed us laminated menus. We were not lost after all. Seen from outside, Manic Inn’s cement pillars and glass window protected by bars looked…

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Dinner by the poolside

A FEW diners occupied the tables outside the just-opened Restaurant Five-O at the Chalan Kanoa Beach Hotel when we walked in on Friday evening. We headed straight to an outdoor table and a smiling food staffer immediately headed our way with pink sheets of laminated menus. The restaurant serves a fusion of Japanese and Hawaiian cuisines, but other international dishes are also available. I decided to try the Hawaiian…

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Steaks, fillets and good times at Round Two Bar

SCOUTING for a place to dine Saturday night brought me and my out-to-eat buddies to this building in Garapan whose sign advertises that it has been there since 1978. I always thought that the place, an old building with a mix of adobe bricks and bamboo décor and a few tables and chairs outside, is a bar where customers are more interested in playing billiards and drinking beer than…

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