City treats for the weekend
Finally, things are slowly looking up again as we’re gradually being allowed to venture out of our homes. Many of us are weary of the streets in our house’s vicinity and are raring to go farther than the city limits. But then again, we also need to be cautious and not get carried away by this newfound “freedom.”
For those who are itching to relieve their cabin fever but still want to be on the safe side by not going out of the metro, why not explore some of Ortigas’ well thought out estates?
Located at the site of the former Rizal Provincial Capitol, Capitol Commons offers verdant fields, pedestrian-friendly paths and beautifully landscaped parks where you can easily go for a quiet run, or relax and breathe in some much-needed fresh air. The best part is, you don’t even have to leave the city.
Capitol Commons, located along Meralco Ave. corner Shaw Blvd. in Pasig City, is a 10-ha mixed use development with a sprawling park, al fresco dining options and a mall that has been accorded the Safety Seal for adhering to minimum health and safety protocols against COVID-19. Here, you can unwind after a grueling work week with Capitol Commons After Sundown, a night market that happens from Friday to Sunday, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Treat yourself to good food while enjoying good music outdoors.
Catch the Spam Food Truck and its Spam-azing spread at the Capitol Commons Park until tomorrow, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tucked in a more secluded neighborhood in Bagumbayan, Quezon City, is Circulo Verde, where one can easily enjoy the outdoors given its wide open spaces. There’s the Industria Mall and the CV Sports Hub which houses the Bike Playground, CV Quad (a spacious court for basketball, volleyball, futsal and badminton) and CV Pitch, a football field featuring a well-maintained natural turf.
Dog lovers would be thrilled with Hachi Park, an off-leash dog park so named after Japan’s legendary loyal Akita, Hachiko. The spacious dog park also features water basins for the relief of thirsty pooches and waste bins that encourage pet parents to clean up responsibly.
Need to restock on fresh produce? Swing by the Circulo Verde Weekend Market tomorrow, June 27. You can find it at Industria and will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Along C-5 Road in Pasig City is the 16-ha Ortigas East, home to sprawling shopping complex Tiendesitas, Silver City Office Campus, soon-to-rise Maple at Verdant Towers and The Glaston Tower, and other locators such as SM Hypermarket and Transcom Center.
If you missed the Spam Food Truck at Capitol Commons Park, here’s another chance to get your favorite Spam musubi, waffle sticks and cheese donuts. The Spam Food Truck will make its second Ortigas estate stop here next week from July 2 to 4. Make sure to catch it from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
It’s been too long since you last visited your—well, everyone’s—favorite shopping mecca. It’s currently undergoing a massive redevelopment and I can only be too excited to see how seasoned developer Ortigas Land transforms Greenhills Center. But as we wait, we might as well swing by our favorite shops, especially since establishments here have also been granted the Safety Seal.
Here’s your last chance to get your fill of your fave Spam dishes. Mark July 9 to 11 on your calendars as the Spam Food Truck takes Greenhills Center by storm. Make sure to swing by for some mouthwatering treats from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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