• We Were There: Chef Yana Gilbuena Brings Salo to Sacramento

    We Were There: Chef Yana Gilbuena Brings Salo to Sacramento

    Salo series Chef Yana Gilbuena continued her whirlwind tour of tasty last night as she brought her pop-up kamayan dinner to Sacramento. For dessert, she collaborated with Vampire Penguin Shaved Snow and Desserts to create a delicious deconstructed halo-halo. We were there to get our hands messy and snap some pics.

  • Vanessa Hudgens to Star in NBC’s new Superhero Sitcom

    Vanessa Hudgens to Star in NBC’s new Superhero Sitcom

    Vanessa Hudgens – she of High School Musical/Springbreakers/Dating Zac Efron fame – is set to headline the new Superhero-flavored sitcom Powerless on NBC. This will mark the Filipino-American actress’ first full-time TV gig since her run on High School Musical ended. However, she recently dipped her toe in the small screen waters as Rizzo in(…)

  • Deadpool Serves Up Sisig Chimichangas

    Deadpool Serves Up Sisig Chimichangas

    Ryan Reynolds has been everywhere while making the rounds to promote his new movie, Deadpool, releasing February 12th. Over the Super Bowl weekend, Reynolds made his way to The Yard in San Francisco and hopped aboard the popular Senor Sisig food truck. Reynolds and his Deadpool co-star TJ Miller (Silicon Valley) handed out about 300(…)

  • Was Bruno Mars Part of the Greatest Super Bowl Halftime Show Ever?

    Was Bruno Mars Part of the Greatest Super Bowl Halftime Show Ever?

    Coldplay teamed up with Queen Bey herself, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, and Mark Ronson to deliver what many are calling one of the best Super Bowl halftime performance ever at Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, CA. Whatever excitement the game was lacking – personally, I thought it was quite a snoozer – the artists more(…)

  • Merienda: Bite-sized Filipino Food News

    Merienda: Bite-sized Filipino Food News

    In case you haven’t heard, Filipino cuisine is super popular these days. Yes, it’s something we’ve said a few times, but maybe there are a few of you who aren’t convinced. Yesterday, LA Filipino chef Alvin Cailan opened up his newest spot Amboy. What was supposed to be a once-a-week pop-up became a Monday-Friday takeaway(…)

We Were There: Chef Yana Gilbuena Brings Salo to Sacramento

We Were There: Chef Yana Gilbuena Brings Salo to Sacramento

Salo series Chef Yana Gilbuena continued her whirlwind tour of tasty last night as she brought her pop-up kamayan dinner to Sacramento. For dessert, she collaborated with Vampire Penguin Shaved Snow and Desserts to create a delicious deconstructed halo-halo. We were there to get our hands messy and snap some pics.

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Vanessa Hudgens to Star in NBC’s new Superhero Sitcom

Vanessa Hudgens to Star in NBC’s new Superhero Sitcom

Vanessa Hudgens – she of High School Musical/Springbreakers/Dating Zac Efron fame – is set to headline the new Superhero-flavored sitcom Powerless on NBC. This will mark the Filipino-American actress’ first full-time TV gig since her run on High School Musical ended. However, she recently dipped her toe in the small screen waters as Rizzo in(…)

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Deadpool Serves Up Sisig Chimichangas

Deadpool Serves Up Sisig Chimichangas

Ryan Reynolds has been everywhere while making the rounds to promote his new movie, Deadpool, releasing February 12th. Over the Super Bowl weekend, Reynolds made his way to The Yard in San Francisco and hopped aboard the popular Senor Sisig food truck. Reynolds and his Deadpool co-star TJ Miller (Silicon Valley) handed out about 300(…)

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Was Bruno Mars Part of the Greatest Super Bowl Halftime Show Ever?

Was Bruno Mars Part of the Greatest Super Bowl Halftime Show Ever?

Coldplay teamed up with Queen Bey herself, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, and Mark Ronson to deliver what many are calling one of the best Super Bowl halftime performance ever at Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, CA. Whatever excitement the game was lacking – personally, I thought it was quite a snoozer – the artists more(…)

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Merienda: Bite-sized Filipino Food News

Merienda: Bite-sized Filipino Food News

In case you haven’t heard, Filipino cuisine is super popular these days. Yes, it’s something we’ve said a few times, but maybe there are a few of you who aren’t convinced. Yesterday, LA Filipino chef Alvin Cailan opened up his newest spot Amboy. What was supposed to be a once-a-week pop-up became a Monday-Friday takeaway(…)

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Filipino-Salvadoran Student Cedrick Argueta Aces AP Calculus Exam

Filipino-Salvadoran Student Cedrick Argueta Aces AP Calculus Exam

Cedrick Argueta, the son of a Salvadoran maintenance worker father and a Filipino nurse mother, was one of only 12 students to achieve a perfect score in the Advanced Placement Calculus exam. More than 300,000 students took the exam last May. Argueta, a student at Abraham Lincoln High School in Los Angeles, CA, thanked teachers,(…)

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FLPNO is Back

FLPNO is Back

Yes. FLPNO has been gone for a while (not that you noticed). But we’re back. I had to take some time off to make sure I didn’t have to retake the California Bar Exam (again). Now that that’s over with, we’re going to try to get back to our regularly scheduled programming. I did want(…)

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Aftermath of Daniel Cabrera’s Viral Picture Leads to Mixed Emotions

Aftermath of Daniel Cabrera’s Viral Picture Leads to Mixed Emotions

In case you missed it, a photo of a young Filipino boy diligently doing his homework on a sidewalk using only the light from a storefront has gone viral and has led to an outpouring of kindness from strangers all over the world. On June 23rd, Joyce Torrefranca, a student from Mandaue City, took the(…)

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Filipino Rice Bowl Restaurant Rice Bar Now Open in LA

Filipino Rice Bowl Restaurant Rice Bar Now Open in LA

The newest entry in the burgeoning Filipino food scene came last week in Downtown LA from Santos Uy and Charles Olalia. Rice Bar, which had its soft open on July 6th, offers rice bowls made from non-GMO heirloom rice imported straight from fair trade farms in the Philippines. The rice selections currently being offered are: Tinowan(…)

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Jollibee May Be Targeting Donuts Next

Jollibee May Be Targeting Donuts Next

News broke last week that Filipino fast food giant Jollibee may be looking to increase its foothold in the US market by purchasing a restaurant chain worth $1 billion or more. Well, two donut retailers have emerged as potential Jollibee targets: Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme. Earlier this month, Jollibee finalized a development agreement with Dunkin’(…)

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