Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Brod Pit
















Urban legends abound in Manila about business establishments with innovative and funny names. And yeah, once in a while my eye catches one as I whiz by in my car. But when the time for exchanging stories over a glass of wine or a cup of coffee comes ... it's always he said she said. Incredibly funny ... but wer's da beef? Nobody really knows. I even visited some streets where such legends are supposed to be located ... but no luck. So lately I have been taking pictures (for proof) ... and eating too. Not to forget drinking till I think I am handsome or sexy...

First find is way up in Baguio. Owned by the Garcia family, this wonderful pitstop after a long drive from Manila is a source of everything unhealthy ... just the kind of food we need on a vacation. Bulalo, sinigang na pig, adobong anything, grilled all, crispy pata na baka, crispy pata na manok, isdang malutong, pina-upo, binaligtad, sinampa sa pader, hiniga sa sahig ... everything is so goood. Or maybe I was just really hungry , having chosen not to eat breakfast before embarking on the supposed to be 4 hour trip that really was closer to 7. The cool Baguio weather also kicks up you metabolism and encourages you to even eat more . Try their Grilled anything ... fish, meat, poultry etc. Top it with a beer. Shout at the top of your lungs and dance like there is no tomorrow. In some countries they might call that the call of the wild. Here they call it " nasiraan na ng ulo, nilamig ang utak, nahipan ng hangin ... mana sa magulang ... hawig sa kaibigan". Whatever it is, it is a filling up with the Brod Pit spirit of informality, good food, good times ... Their main branch is at the corner of General Luna Road and Brent St. There's a smaller one inside that dinosaur of an architectural monstrosity called SM Baguio. There is also supposed to be another one that I haven't seen at Fort Bonifacio in Manila.

Now all I gotta do is buy my athletic stuff at Richards Gear and have my hair cut at Sylvesters Salon ... before I go tom-cruisin' down the highway. See ya....

2 comments:

Linda Broch said...

You can find Brod Pitt somewhere in Market Market. I forget which floor.

Anonymous said...

Brod Pit is found near the Pink Sisters' Convent here in Baguio. :D