Soon To Open: 100 Miles Cafe At The BGC

The Bonifacio Global City continues to be a popular venue for road races every Sunday and finding a place to eat could sometimes be a chore, as there are lots of restos to choose from. The fast food joints are still the ones to go for a fast, no frills post-race fare although food options here are quite limited to the usual burgers, pancakes and value meals.

Coming up in a few days is a new restaurant called 100 Miles Cafe which will be located at the 2/f of Fort Pointe Building, just across Fitness First. A brainchild of Ultra runner Jael Wenceslao whose family (the Wesceslaos and Antipordas) are restaurateurs, this cafe will be an unassuming hang-out not only for runners but also for habitues who love good food.

A few weeks ago, i together with ultra runners Tin Ferrera and Alfred Delos Reyes  were invited by Jael to have a sampling of the dishes they will be serving-in at 100 Miles Cafe.

So here we are, sitting at another restaurant that Jael’s family own, the ORIANG, a newly opened eatery just outside the Market! Market! Mall where we are to sample a delectable array of dishes like their Seafood Salad, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Chicken and Mushroom Fettuccini, BBQ Spare Ribs, Fish Fillets and other great eats.

Their menu is extremely wide ranging, catering for everyone from the fuzzy veggie, various pastas for runners right up to the ravenous carnivore and it lives up to its promise.

Now, a word about the food. As a starter, we had the Bouillabaisse Soup which is suitably rich and creamy. Then i go with the Chicken and Mushroom Fettuccine which is spicy flavored with only a hint of sauce and is served with bread sticks.  Alfred relishes the Fajita Platter with strands of greens like lettuce and tomatoes while Tin has all the green salad to her liking.

An artist’s perspective of 100 Miles Cafe

I won’t go into the details anymore but i would recommend all the pastas in their menu and what runner doesn’t love pastas, anyway?

The other menu items are detailed below and i will be announcing in this blog when their doors will be open to the public. Bon Appetit!

Bouillabaisse Soup

Grilled Chicken Sandwich

BBQ Spare Ribs

Chicken and Mushroom Fettuccini

Seafood Salad

Your choice of dressings for the salad

Oglio Oglio Marina

Fajita Platter

Fish Fillet with Marsala Sauce

High Protein Noodle Soup

L-R: Jael Wenceslao, Tin Ferrera, Alfred Delos Reyes and moi.

Carbo Loading For…Whatever

The Takbo.ph runners has a knack for organizing get-together events, for reasons being civic, leisure or the endless socials that are almost always related to the sport we love, running.  The get-together sorties after a race is always a ritual, whether it’s held in the small confines of a McDonald’s branch or a nearby watering hole which transforms into one lively party! And there’s always a reason to celebrate.

Nothing connects these runners like a good week night of bonding and talks vary from their recent marathon finish or plans to run another one in the foreseeable future. Last Wednesday evening, the group decided to meet up once again for an early Carbo Loading Party (CLP),  to prepare those who were running the Subic International Marathon,  the North Face 100k relay in Singapore,  the Race for Life at the Fort, the Adidas King of the Road , an upcoming LSD and for whatever reasons.

joeyjpgVenue of the CLP was the Joey Pepperoni Pizzeria, located in one isolate corner of the Bonifacio Global City. Aside from Pizza, JPP serves great pasta and for the amount of P150.00, you can have unlimited servings of their Carbonara, Spaghetti Festo or the meat-tomato sauce variety.

After having our tummies filled up with pasta, the group headed off to Pier One for some booze loading that knocked our brains off into oblivion, myself included.

Here are our pictures:

Seats at the Joey Pepperonni easily got crowded

The place got easily filled up

Waiting for our orders

Waiting for their orders

These guys just took a few minutes to down the first servings!

These guys just took a few minutes to down the first servings!

All smiles:-)

All smiles:-)

Preparing for a bigger war ahead

Preparing for a bigger war ahead

Aside from eating, Tim has other interests

Aside from eating, Tim has other interests

We got the first table and the first stab of the food served. Waiting for the 3rd serving.

We got the first table and the first stab of the food served. Waiting for the 3rd serving.

More poses, more smilies

More poses, more smilies

I see red!

I see red!

Doc Art and friend

Doc Art and friend

No Coke, no rice!

No Coke, no rice!

Another round here, please...

Chelly’s request: Another round here, please…

Cute guys, huh?

Cute guys, noh?

Ryshel (L) and friend

Ryshel (L) and friend, Angge

With some of the pretty ladies

With some of the pretty ladies

At the other side of the resto

At the other side of the resto

Doc T, James and Tim

Doc T, James and Tim

james and Cindy, pacing with their drinks

James and Cindy, pacing with their drinks

With Vic and Doc T

With Vic and Doc T

Ryshell and Doc Pinx

Ryshell and Doc Pinx reading the TBR Mag, kuno:-)

A toast to all drinking halimaws!

A toast to all drinking halimaws!

Lau, our official tang-gera!

Lau, our official tang-gera and a look of concern from Pat who would be running half of the 100k relay 3 days later

Drinker's high?

Runner’s high?

Dennis gets ready for his turn

Dennis gets ready for his turn