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Eats in Cebu: 10 Dove Street

Hole-in-the-wall restaurants have a certain charm to them. Like secrets, they’re something not meant for everyone to know, and that only adds to the appeal and the curiosity.

Stepping inside the 10 Dove Street at the Oakridge Business Park felt like being let in on a secret—one of Cebu’s best-kept secrets, that is. Having been tucked into a quiet village in Banilad for the most part of a decade, 10 Dove Street became popular for those in the know, yet rather elusive for those who didn’t.

The interiors of this cozy restaurant are reminiscent of a rustic countryside kitchen (Photography by A.J.)

The interiors of this cozy restaurant are reminiscent of a rustic countryside kitchen (Photography by A.J.)

After 12 years, the quaint café decided to build a new nest where more people could flock to them. Since it opened at the Oakridge Business Park last year, long-time patrons and new customers have reveled in the same cozy ambiance that it was known for.

The charming details continue all the way up to 10 Dove Street’s second floor (Photography by A. J. / Originally published in Zee Lifestyle Directory, June 2014)

The charming details continue all the way up to 10 Dove Street’s second floor (Photography by A. J. / Originally published in Zee Lifestyle Directory, June 2014)

10 Dove Street has a straightforward meal set system designed to allow diners to maximize the items on the menu: The 10 Dove Street Experience includes soup, salad, a sandwich, and dessert; while soup, an entrée, and dessert make up the Kitchen Favorites.

Some of 10 Dove Street’s must-try dishes are the Roast Beef Dylan and the Awesome Burger Steak. The melted cheese added a unique flavor to the roast beef, while the homemade gravy made a winner out of the burger steak.

10 Dove Street’s Roast Beef Dylan (Photography by A. J. / Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, July 2014)

10 Dove Street’s Roast Beef Dylan (Photography by A. J. / Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, July 2014)

10 Dove Street’s Awesome Burger Steak (Photography by A. J.)

10 Dove Street’s Awesome Burger Steak (Photography by A. J.)

No visit to 10 Dove Street is complete without dessert. The restaurant has been known for their cakes as much as the place itself, and with good reason: The cakes were fluffy yet full of flavor, one bite leading to another until everything was gone.

Perfect slices of heaven: 10 Dove Street’s Ribbon of Fudge and Fruity Medley (Photography by A. J. / Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, July 2014)

Perfect slices of heaven: 10 Dove Street’s Ribbon of Fudge and Fruity Medley (Photography by A. J. / Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, July 2014)

It’s easy to see why 10 Dove Street has been popular for such a long time, and it’s no surprise that less than a year since the new branch has been open, it’s already been packed with both old and new fans alike. With its good food and cozy ambiance, 10 Dove Street is a secret that can’t be kept.

A signage made of wood and wrought iron set against an uneven brick wall is a prelude to the charming ambiance of 10 Dove Street. (Photography by A. J. / Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, July 2014)

A signage made of wood and wrought iron set against an uneven brick wall is a prelude to the charming ambiance of 10 Dove Street. (Photography by A. J. / Originally published in Zee Lifestyle, July 2014)

10 DOVE STREET
Oakridge Business Park
880 A.S. Fortuna St., Mandaue City
6332. 418 1010

Edited from the article originally published in Zee Lifestyle’s July 2014 issue.

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LADY CYCLISTS HIT THE ROADS AND SLOPES OF CEBU.

Cycling has been a growing sport and hobby for many years but it’s popularity has erupted since the Covid pandemic.  People biking to work and for recreation is an everyday sight in Cebu.  More and more are joining the ride.  Many are quite serious about cycling.  I know three ladies who are among those who’ve gone long distances across Cebu.

How did you get into serious cycling?  What was your motivation?

Blinky de Leon.  Event Host, Product Endorser & Influencer

“ I’ve been into cycling since I was a kid. A little backstory, I was around 10 years old when my dad surprised me with my first custom-made mountain bike. I still keep it until now, in fact I had it refurbished. It’s the most sentimental thing I ever received since it was his way/gesture to catch up with me after not seeing each other for almost 6 yrs. My dad is based in Germany and he also loves cycling and makes his own bamboo bike.”

 

“Just a year ago though, my friend Gazini randomly, out of nowhere, picked me up from home to bike with her to the South of Cebu. I felt really excited and motivated to get back on track because it’s very nostalgic and brings back so many great memories. And since then, the rest was history. We’ve been joining different groups, tried different routes and conquered different heights. I’ve met so many cyclists with very inspiring stories in the bike community who kept me feeling motivated too. I also look forward to the sights and the adventure that comes along with it.”

 

Yumz Mariot. Branding & Marketing Consultant

“I used to bike along with rock and wall climbing. I am lousy with ballgames which is why. Our usual route were Talamban and Mactan but one time, managed to ship gears all the way to Dumaguete for a quick ride to Valencia, the next town located at a higher elevation. Those were days when I did it for fun and what bike I was using did not matter.”

“Fast forward to 2021, a year after the pandemic lockdown began, I realized I have been lazy to do any fitness routine. Too caught up on juggling between house chores and Work from Home deliverables (I work as a Branding and Marketing Consultant), I started to feel my body needs to move as much as my brain does. A hysical fitness routine is as important as what I eat, or what I read or watch. So I decided to invest on a decent MTB, just very recently and got myself a much necessary restart. What motivates me even more is the area where I currently reside at. It is vast, fresh, green and safe for solo bikers like me.”

 

Prime Sarino. Digital Media Creative

“I started biking as a young teenager and I got the idea to start it as an adult hobby 3 years ago. I was already into running and I thought it would be great to venture into another outdoor activity to keep me occupied after work hours and weekends. I was set to travel for a year so I had to put aside the idea first but came pandemic. We were all forced to stay put and everything was put on hold. Cycling became my diversion. My cyclists friends invited me to quick and short rides. I enjoyed my first 50km ride and the sceneries and routes most of all. It also helped channel a positive mindset during the hard hit season of the pandemic. Not to mention it’s also another way to stay fit when we were forced into inactivity during the quarantine.”

Next in Part 2, we ask the ladies about their cycling experiences and memorable moments…

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Netflix Original Releases We’re Excited for This August 2021. Part 3

Our selection of Netflix Originals for August Part 3.

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf

Coming to Netflix: August 23

 

Netflix’s The Witcher series gets an anime prequel film focusing on the origin story of Geralt’s mentor and fellow witcher Vesemir. While we’re still waiting for the second season of the series, we’re sure this film will be more than enough to tide us over.

 

He’s All That

Coming to Netflix: August 27

 

From the director of Mean Girls comes another teen comedy starring TikTok star Addison Rae. He’s All That is a remake of the 1999 film She’s All That, proving Taylor Swift right in her theory of the 90’s coming back stronger than ever.

 

Sparking Joy

Coming to Netflix: August 31

 

We all remember when Marie Kondo helped us declutter our houses and better our lives with her hit show, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. This August, she’s back with another show called Sparking Joy which follows her helping people struggling to balance work and home life.

 

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Netflix Original Releases We’re Excited for This August 2021. Part 2

Exciting Netflix Original Releases for this August 2021
Here’s the upcoming Netflix Originals we like for mid-August.  Great fun, exciting, and binge-worthy Netflix original releases.

Sweet Girl

Coming to Netflix: August 20

This is another Netflix action thriller film we’re excited for. This film stars Jason Momoa as a devastated husband determined to avenge his wife’s death while protecting his daughter and is sure to put us on the edges of our seats the whole way through.

 

The Chair

Coming to Netflix: August 20

Sandra Oh stars in this upcoming comedy-drama miniseries as the new chair of the English department at a major university, struggling to meet the demands and expectations of her new position. We’re sure this is another great binge-watch from Netflix.

 

The Loud House Movie

Coming to Netflix: August 20

The popular Nickelodeon animated series gets a film which features the characters of the series on a holiday trip to Scotland. This film is perfect if you’re a fan of the series or you’ve got kids who are.

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