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Foods Galore at Cucina Andare!


Me and my wife were able to visit Cucina Andare a couple of weeks ago at The Link’s Roofdeck, in front of Makati Shangri-La along Makati Avenue, Makati City. Great foods await every customer, whether you go there from home with your family or trying to unwind from a day’s work, this new food venue is a good place to chill and relax while filling your tummy. There’s an abundance of food snacks that you usually see being peddled in food carts in the streets like fish/squid/chicken balls, kikiam, fried isaw, squid rings, kwek-kwek, tokneneng, etc. You can also find dimsums, spring rolls, bagnet, fried or steamed crabs, lobsters and prawns to partner with a few bottles of San Miguel beer!

Aside from these gastronomic items, there’s also some art kiosks where you can buy customized accessories for the young, exhibits and live music. Cucina Andare is open from Thursday to Saturday, 4pm to 3am.



Cucina Andare – The Mercato Centrale Of Makati – Moves Up To Glorietta Link!

flyer (full color)Do you miss CUCINA ANDARE, your favorite foodie hangout in Glorietta 3 Park, Makati? Don’t worry, Cucina Andare is BACK! And we’re taking food tripping to the NEXT LEVEL, literally! Join us at our NEW LOCATION – The ROOFDECK of GLORIETTA LINK, Makati (the parking building beside The Landmark and Makati Shangri-La Hotel) starting April 4 (Friday) from 4pm to 3am.

Aside from enjoying the variety of great tasting food finds at your newest Makati hangout, Cucina Andare also brought along some friends for the ride! Onboard are RADIO REPUBLIC (www.radiorepublic.ph), an online music channel/magazine that champions Original Philippine Music (OPM), who will be showcasing groundbreaking musical talents from our vibrant independent music scene and VINYL ON VINYL (http://vinylonvinyl.blogspot.com), an art gallery which merges art, toys and music, featuring modern-day pop culture artists from contemporary art, underground and street art.

Great food, great music, great art and a great view of the Makati Skyline! Now that’s hanging out at a whole new level.

CUCINA ANDARE is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 3am.

For interested vendors from who want to join CUCINA ANDARE, please contact (+63 917) 840-1152 or (+632) 812-0102 or email admin@mercatocentrale.ph.

The Mercato Centrale markets have been the birthplace of many fast-growing food companies including Manang’s Chicken, Mochiko, Merry Moo, Chuck’s Grubberie Mio Gelati, Spring by Ha-Yuan, Kristina’s Inutak, Zen Taclings, Eat My Garlic Fries and many more! Join the growing Mercato Centrale family!

Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival 2013

The Men’s Health URBANATHLON is a one-of-a-kind competition that combines traditional road race elements with rigorous obstacles and puts them against a backdrop of the Philippine urban setting.

It is the international signature event of Men’s Health.

Post race, the excitement continues at the Men’s Health URBANATHLON Festival, with DJ sets, food and drink, and tons of stuff from sponsors to demo, sample and take home.

The 2013 URBANATHLON is going to be bigger, tougher and more demanding.


MH Urbanathlon Ad 131707

September 29, 2013

SM Mall of Asia Grounds

Categories (with obstacles):

Expected number of attendees:


5K – PHP 850.00

10K – PHP 900.00

21K – PHP 950.00


5K Race Bib

5K Race Bib

10K Race Bib

10K Race Bib


21K Race Bib







5K Map


10K Map


21K Map


  • Snacks from Century Tuna
  • Hydration from Gatorade
  • Finishers shirts from Bo’ Athletics
  • Finishers medals
  • Certificate of completion
  • Urbanathlon 21k Finishers Caps (21k only)


Press release:

Bigger obstacles and a tougher course for this year’s Men’s Health Urbanathlon

The country’s first obstacle laden race is back promising an even tougher course this 2013. The Men’s Health Urbanathlon is happening on September 29 at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds. This unique event combines the rigors of a run with the tough nature of traversing numerous obstacles in an urban setting. Participants can choose to join either the 5, 10, or 21 KM categories. This year’s set of obstacles promises to challenge racers even more.

Aside from the 8-foot wall, scaffolding maze, and monkey bars, you’ll have to go over an 8-foot container van, climb a 12-feet high rope, and conquer a 50-foot net stretched over a bus on your way to the finish line.

Registration for the event opens on August 1 and ends on September 25 at the following places: 360 Fitness Club Ortigas, Makati, and Quezon City, ROX at Bonifacio High Street, and Gold’s Gym in Alabang. To help prepare racers for this tough event, Men’s Health is also holding an Urbanathlon Boot Camp on August 7 and 14 at Mercato Centrale, Bonifacio Global City. Here you get to try the obstacles as well as get tips and sample workouts to help strengthen your resolve in time for race day.

Are you ready to become an Urbanathlete?

For more information and updates, grab a copy of the August 2013 issue of Men’s Health available in all leading bookstores and newsstands nationwide. Like Men’s Health Philippines on Facebook via Facebook.com/menshealthphilippines or follow us on twitter @menshealthph. You may also visit https://summitnewsstand.com.ph/mens-health to subscribe.

Race and Explore in Run BGC 2012

Date:   25 November 2012, Sunday, 5:15AM
Where:   34th Ave., Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig (near Mercato Centrale)
(Finish Line: 7th Ave., BGC)
Theme: “Ready. Set. Explore!” means runners will get to explore some of BGC’s top attractions, like interactive parks, playground, and science museum—in one exciting run. Run BGC 2012 is part of BGC’s PassionFest celebration happening from November 23 to 25.


Male and Female Classification for Categories —
A. 500m Kiddie Race –
Sub-Categories: 5-8 years old and 9-12 years old
B. 5km Special Route with Fun Tasks
5K includes pit stops that require runners to complete various tasks.
C. 10km
D. 15km

Assembly and Gun Start Times:

 Race Category Assembly Time Gun Start
500m Kiddie Race 6:00am 6:45am
5K 5:00am 5:30am
10K 5:00am 5:25am
15K 4:30am 5:15am

How to Register:

1. Online

  • Online Registration Period: October 14, 2012 – November 11, 2012
  • Visit http://www.runrio.com
  • Fill out registration form and pay registration fee using credit card
  • Race kits will be delivered to the registrant’s address

2. In-store

  • In-store Registration Period: October 14, 2012 – November 18, 2012
  • Locations:

a. BGC – 28th St. corner 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City
Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 9pm
b. Katipunan – 3rd Floor Regis Center, Katipunan, QC
Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm

Toby’s Sports
a. SM Mall of Asia – G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd., Manila
Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 8pm
b. Trinoma – G/F North Avenue, EDSA
Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 8pm

Registration Fees:

Race Categories Registration Fee
500m Kiddie Race Php350
5K Php600
10K Php700
15K Php800


  • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and may end earlier than the announced deadline. Race kits may run out before November 18, 2012.
  • A valid ID must be presented upon registration. For group registration, a photocopy of any valid ID and picture must be presented by the representative.
  • Singlet size availability will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • A timing device will be used by all participants during the race.

Registration Discounts (for in-store registrants only):

1. Individual Registrants
Residents, employees, or students in Bonifacio Global City are entitled to a Php100 discount. Bring a proof of billing or company/school ID when registering to avail of the discount.

2. Group Registrants
Free additional race kits for those who will register in groups at required number of runners. Free race kits may be of shorter distance or the same as those registered. Runners who will use the free race kits must be pre-determined and be registered together with the paying runners.

No. of Participants Free Additional Race Kits
10 2 Race Kits
20 4 Race Kits
50 10 Race Kits
100 20 Race Kits


  • Cash Prize:
(Male & Female Divisions) 500m (5-8y/o) 500m (9-12y/o) 5km 10km 15km
1st Php1,500 Php1,500 Php5,000 Php8,000 Php12,000
2nd Php1,000 Php1,000 Php3,000 Php6,000 Php8,000
3rd Php500 Php500 Php2,000 Php4,000 Php5,000
  • Special Prizes for Top Finishers

– Trophies
– Ayala Malls gift certificates (worth Php500 for 500m and 5km; Php1,500 for 10km; Php2,000 for 15km) sponsored by Avida Land
– Soleus Wrist Watches
– Skechers Shoes (1st placer) and gift packs (2nd and 3rd placers) for 5km, 10km and 15km
– Beyond Yoga gift certificates
– Premium product packs from Milo and Revicon I-ON

  • Grand Raffle Prize:

Asian cruise for two persons: Tour starts in Singapore going to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It then heads to Phuket, Thailand then back to Singapore. Convertible to P150,000.00 cash but non-transferable. This cruise is sponsored by High Street South. (Qualified to join the raffle draw are officially registered runners
for Run BGC and race finishers in any distance category. Visit http://www.bgc.com.ph or
see flyers for complete mechanics.)

  • A special prize for the competition’s biggest contingent.
  • A finisher’s kit for all race finishers
  • Other freebies from Milo, Del Monte Fit ‘n Right, and Unilab Revicon I-ON

Press release:

Race and explore in Run BGC 2012

Run BGC, Bonifacio Global City’s (BGC) annual running event, is all set to make footrace buffs challenge themselves anew in a race to cross BGC’s epic finish line.

This year’s Run BGC has four categories, offered with male and female classifications: 500m Kiddie Race, 5K Special Route with Fun Tasks, 10K, and 15K. The race for children is sub-divided into 5-8 years old and 9-12 years old categories.

In a race dubbed, “Ready, Set, Explore!”, runners will enjoy a route that will take them to explore some of BGC’s top attractions – like the interactive parks, playfield, and The Mind Museum. Making it more memorable are the fun challenges along the way. The 5K category has this “explore” route with pit stops that require runners to complete various tasks required to finish the race.

Cash prizes, trophies, exciting premium product packs, and gift certificates await the top three placers of each category. All race finishers will receive a loaded finisher’s kit and the competition’s biggest contingent will get a special award.

But more than that, all finishers, in all distance categories, will qualify to join a raffle draw with a grand prize of Asian cruise for 2 persons courtesy of High Street South. The cruise will take the lucky BGC runner to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia via Singapore before heading to Phuket, Thailand, then back to Singapore. Prize is convertible to P150, 000.00 cash but non-transferable.

Run BGC Ready, Set, Explore! is on November 25, Sunday at 4am. All categories start at 34th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig (near Mercato Centrale).

For online registration, visit http://www.runrio.com. Interested parties may also register in Riovana (Bonifacio Global City and Katipunan) or in Toby’s Sports (SM Mall of Asia and Trinoma). Last day of online registration is November 11, while in-store registration ends on November 18.

Visit http://www.bgc.com.ph or see flyers for more details.

Run BGC 2012 is made possible by major sponsors High Street South and Avida Land; and supported by Beyond Yoga, Milo, Nizoral, Sketchers, Soleus, Pinoy Fitness, Takbo.ph, The Bull Runner, Riovana, Toby’s Sports, Run Rio, Inc., Black Beauty, Del Monte Fit ‘n Right, and Unilab Revicon I-ON.

Bonifacio Global City, the best-favored metro venue for running, is expected to get flocked by 5,000 runners who will take up the challenges, fun and prizes of this year’s Run BGC races.