Monday, July 27, 2009
Level Up is a new bar that opened a couple of saturdays ago. Its located along F. Torres street, in that new building in front of Prime Square. it is right beside Coffee Cat.
Level Up is mostly a restaurant, but i havent tried their food yet. On the side closer to Coffee Cat however, Level Up has a mini bar. And i mean mini.
Anyways, im reviewing the place because well, i have nothing b etter to do, and i think maybe the club-going davao public would want to know if its worth their while and buck to go there. :D
Well, im just gonna say, right off the bat, that i wasted the three hours i spent there.l And i spent three hours there just because my friends was friends with one of the owners. Anyways, the place is really really small, and the interiors were, eccentric, to say it in a good way. I could not udnerstand what look they were aiming for. It kinda looked industrial with the unfinished cement floor and walls (well, they looked unfinished but they were actually glossed), and they had lights sticking out from the floor. However, the stools were made of wood, which, in my opinion, didnt fit in with the rest of the interior. Come to think of it, they also had sofas. i dont know. T this day im still quite confused on what look they were aiming for.
There wer eno people when we got there, except for the DJs clique, and it was 1 am. It should have been packed (plus it was easy to "pack" the place, it was as tiny as a closet).
The owner tells me they are trying to compete with the metro lounge. good luck with that.
Music: 3 beers
Drinks: 1 beer (seriously, no ice???)
Interiors: 2 beers
Crowd: 0 beers (what crowd?)
Over All: 1 and a half bottles of beer.
Everyone who knows me knows that i love Sausage McMuffins from McDonalds. I love how the salty and slightly spicy sausage (which looks more like a burger patty) tastes with the sweet, slightly tart, english muffin (no, i don't mean muffin as in a cupcake, i'm talking about a type of bread). Recently, Mama discovered sausage patties from PureFoods in SM. they taste exactly like the sausage they use in McDonald's. Plus, i found some English Muffins at Royal breadhouse. So all we needed to make our own Sausage McMuffins with Egg were cheese and eggs.
If you happent o find the PureFoods Sausages , try this out:
Crack an egg into a microwaveable container.
Pop it in the microwave for 40 seconds on high. Your eggs should not be runny after cooking. If you are pan frying your sunny-side-ups, make sure to flip them over and fry both sides. It would be jahrd to eat it with the yolk running all over.
On a stove-top grill, non-stick pan, or any frying pan available to you, fry the sausages with a bit of oil.
After the sausage looks done and perfectly browned, flip it on the reverse side and top with cheese. If you have quick-melting cheese on hand, you might have a better looking product than mine, but i just used Eden Cheddar Cheese for this one, and it still tasted great.
While waiting for the cheese to melt, slice your English Muffins and fry on the stove-top grill. Mine came pre-sliced though. :D
After the English Muffins have browned and formed a crunchy crust, put the Sausage on top of the (bottom part of the) bun
I love how it feels like im eating fast food at home. At least this one is (theoretically) healthier. Oh, by the way, use Heinz ketchup for the Mcdonald's effect of it all. hahaha
At least you don't have to choose between coffee, hot choco, orange juice, or pineapple juice. You can serve this with beer. Thats enough for all the partyphiles to flock to your house. hahaha. :-)
Here is something you can prepare for your next Mexican themed party. Well, even if ur not screaming Viva Mexicana, this dish is perfect for any party, u just have to change the ingredients based on the theme of the party. But the recipe im gonna be sharing with you is very very simple, easy, and all ingredients are readily available in your groceries. they might even be in your pantry already. so take out a piece of paper and a pen and learn the art of making quesadillas, my dear partyphile.
Alright, so all you need is a can of pork and beans, a bag of nacho chips, pre-made frozen tortillas, some canned tuna, quick melting cheese, paprika, cumin, and parsley.
So here's what you do:
Heat the canned pork and beans and add in some cumin. I would have used salsa but the re weren't any tomatoes in the fridge. (thats my hairy hand.teehee)
Remove the pork and beans from the fire, transfer to a bowl and mash using a fork. This makes a thicker sauce, instead of a runny sauce with beans on it. I like the texture better especially since we're going to use it as a dip.
For this batch i used whole wheat tortilla. I don't really taste the difference but i guess it's healthier for you.
Grab your frozen tortillas and make sure to peel the plastic off. Top it with some grated, quick-melting cheese and chunks of canned tuna in brine. Sprinkle some paprika and cumin too for added flavor and spice. Don't add salt since the cheese should make it salty enough.
Fry in a non-stick pan with NO OIL. Once the tortilla puffs up you are good to go,. Make sure not to burn your quesadillas.
Put them on a simple plate, put some of the bean dip on top of it, sprionkle with parsley. Serve with nacho chips and more bean dip.