But where do we go for a good eat?
The question pops up automatically among diners who want to explore new places. Typically, with limited experience in restaurant hunting, they end up in their usual haunts.
That's just too bad, because the country's economy is in fact getting a boost from a restaurant boom that's been going on for sometime.
Which means, out there are hundreds of restaurants offering an enticing variety of good food.
Summit Books is taking you there with the release of the 2015 version of its popular Eat Out Now! guidebook.
The latest version, Eat Out Now! 232 Restaurants We Love, maps out a gustatory journey to three of the country’s culinary capitals.
It features in mouth-watering photos the best new dishes to try in 19 Bacolod restaurants, 21 Cebu eateries and 47 Metro Manila food havens. It also recommends a restaurant specific to your choice of cuisine, local or international. Where your palate wants you, this handy guidebook will lead you to the perfect spot.
It will point you to places with ambience for a romantic wining and dining, hole-in-the-wall establishments that offer the best comfort foods, vegetarian restaurants that even non-vegans love, lounge bars with entertaining baristas, and dine-ins with children-friendly menu.
There are more!
Eat Out Now! lists the price range of the featured food establishments, an assurance that you are in the right place according to your appetite and wallet.
It also has tidbits on bestselling meals, helpful tips on food pairing, and background description of each restaurant.
Written by Town&Country Philippines’ lifestyle editor, Alicia Colby-Sy, Eat Out Now! also features essays by food connoisseurs JJ Yulo of Pinoy Eats World; Cyrene De La Rosa of Interaksyon.com’s Chowbuzz; Sanjeeb Gopaldas of food blog Table for Three, Please, and Yvette Fernandez, editor-in-chief of Town&Country Philippines.
Eat Out Now! 232 Restaurants We Love is the latest in a guidebook series that started in 2012 with Eat Out Now! 115 Manila Restaurants We Love, followed by Eat Out Now! 180 Restaurants We Love in 2014.
The series is produced by Summit Books in partnership with Mastercard.