Greenwich Ilustre located at the Sky-Lite Arcade had their reopening with blessing after months of renovations.

Last Sunday morning, November 20, the Manager and staff's, invited priest, VIP guests, media, bloggers and Davao City Councilor January Duterte witness the reopening with blessing of the place.


A popular student meetup and a gathering place in Ilustre. And one of the place I consider my CHILL OUT corner, because of their pasta and pizza.

The place had its total revamp with its new look. The newer Greenwich has a cool ambiance that features brick walls, bar stools, colorful wall art with a cheesy modern accents lines in a posters, with warmth and homely chairs and lighting.

It's like a neighborhood cafe design and a fast-casual pizza chain wherein you can see how they prepare their pizza in there Pizzeria. And let you feel the whole BARKADA experience while dining at Greenwich Ilustre.

Greenwich is pushing their chillaxing offer to all barkada's out there. Try their WINGS and FRIES a perfect match for the ULTIMATE OVERLOAD pizza.

You can also call GREENWICH for delivery, made fresh delivered deliciously!!!

For more information, visit GREENWICH BARKADA

I grow up with the langhap-sarap goodness of Jollibee, the Filipino well-loved fast-food brand here in the Philippines and abroad. And to continue serving more people every day, the country’s leading fast-food chain has embarked on another journey to further bring joy to more families in its Road to 1000.

October 28, 2016. The opening day, mark the festivities an exciting activities for all attendees. With a dynamic drumbeat performance, followed by the official countdown, the newest branch was revealed in grand fashion—dropping down a massive red cloth that concealed the JolIibee Davao Maa store façade. The official store commemorative marker was also showcased along with red balloon standees which formed the number “991”. And as the doors of the Jollibee Davao Maa store officially opened to the public, balloons were distributed to kids and families, along with the chance to enjoy their favorite Jollibee meals.

Jollibee representatives led the official ribbon-cutting and store-blessing ceremonies, which included the traditional coin shower, as well as the valued Chickenjoy Toast that signified the countless joys that Jollibee Davao Maa branch will serve to Davaoeños.

The Jollibee Mindanao team led the ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally open Jollibee Davao Maa. This newest branch is Jollibee’s 991st in the Philippines and marks the official start of the Road to 1,000 countdown. 

To signal the start of this new milestone, Jollibee has opened its 991st countdown store in Maa, Davao City. Also the 115th store in Mindanao, the Jollibee Davao Maa outlet is ready to share its well-loved favorites with the residents.

Ma-a people happy to have Jollibee near their area.

The opening of the fast-food chain’s 991st branch, which marked the start of Jollibee’s Road to 1000 Stores, also strengthened its ties to the place where it reached its 100th milestone store decades ago.

Davao City has long been a partner of Jollibee in providing countless joys to Filipino families. And with this newest feat, Jollibee aims to continue to be the true provider of langhap-sarap experiences to Davaoeños.

Coincidentally, Davao City is close to the hearts of the Tan family as they once settled in the area before they established Jollibee. Indeed, the 991st Davao Maa branch in Jollibee’s Road to 1000th Store pays tribute to the city and it is only fitting that the start of Jollibee’s newest milestone journey jumps-off from a place that they once called home.

A special appearance by Jollibee and a giant Chickenjoy bucket marked the opening of Jollibee Davao Maa, Jollibee’s 991st store in the Philippines. 

Thank you so much and congratulations Jollibee from the Davao Digital Influencers.

Eating out becomes a modern growth phenomenon, especially with the Millennials. In modern society a restaurants, cafe and/or a gourmet places became an established institutions that individual or family can choose from. The food environment has so many options that is common for people to eat at least one meal out everyday. Now, as I see it, more and more people are making the choice to eat outside the home rather than being involved in the food preparations process, especially with students who are living in a school dorm and/or working students who are living alone or the house is far away from the school.

It take a lot of time to prepare food for lunch and dinner and they might get late going to school. Good thing, we have BLUE AVENUE GOURMET located at Door 5 CVA Bldg. 4, CM Recto Avenue (formerly Claveria Street) near Ateneo Claveria gate beside Jade Bookstore.

The gourmet had its soft opening last July 18, 2016.

It's a family business. A collaboration of three(3) sisters, lead and manage by Diane Therese Villa-Abrille, a 3rd year Civil Engineering student from Ateneo de Davao University, Trisha Marie Villa-Abrille a CPA and Angela Villa-Abrille who loves to bake. Both Trisha and Angela made the store concept and together with Ms. Kit Villa-Abrille, a hands-on mom who take cares of everything, especially in marketing and customer services.

The first thing that made me decide to enter this place is to see what's inside. And yes, to try their FOOD. As a food blogger, I want to explore new food place to eat in Davao City that is very affordable and budget-friendly both for students and mom like me! 


An Italian-inspired fettuccine served with a glass of iced tea for only P55.

Verdict: As I said, I am a bit of a pasta nut. I just love it! Love the Fettuccine. It's like more of a fettuccine-carbonara except there's no bacon on it. But a big bowl serve with carbolicious with nice, sweet and creamy taste...sounds PERFECT to me! 

Crispy Fish-fillet served with rice and a glass of iced tea for only P55.

Verdict: Since my mom order this, I got the chance to taste it first. Hahahaha!

You will surely love the taste of their fish-fillet - its not cream dory fish as we always use in cooking fish-fillet. They used Fresh TUNA from GenSan and its very light, smooth and yummy.

Fresh Lumpia for only P10.

Actually, there's a lot to choose from the list of their menu, but because I crave for pasta I choose the FIFTY-FIVE SHADES OF BLUE menu list.

Before, a food place is look upon in terms of reasons that people choose to dine outside because they want to try new and different foods. Now, aside from trying out different food they want to establish and maintain social connections.

This is one thing Blue Avenue Gourmet management wants to imply to their customers, that their place is a place to unwind. and at the same time if you want you can write and post message, play and sing inside the gourmet.

  • POST IT!

  •  PLAY

  • PLAY MUSIC & if you want you can SING (by the way they have a guitar free to use) I forget to take picture.

Greater individuals make the choices to eat outside the home, is one thing that is different right now, they utilize restaurants as a source to reallocate their time and energy.

Love the concept of the BLUE AVENUE GOURMET, though as the owner told me they have a lot of things to improve but they are overwhelmed with the result they received, especially with the positive feedback from their customers.

Worth returning since I wanted to try their All-time favorite Baby Back Ribs and Kinilaw with rice (as the owner told me their tuna came all the way from her cousin at General Santos City).

Another time maybe!  See you soonest B.A.G (well that's the way I say it for shortcuts), since their main market target is students.

Gourmet Hour

8:30am - 8:00pm
Monday to Saturday

For more info, visit their FACEBOOK PAGE: @BlueAvenueGourmet or call 09237218611