Pinoy Big Blogger: Online Food Critics

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We were having lunch in Filos last Saturday and while waiting for the food, I make it a point to check out the free city guides available in the restaurant. I got a copy of 24/7 July edition with Tim Yap as the main cover and with Pinoy Big Blogger as one of the headlines. Since the topic is about blogging, I immediately got curious and I thought it would feature the bloggers that covered Pinoy Big Brother. Here is the description of the featured article:

Pinoy Big Blogger: Gastronomic adventures (and then some) in the Philippine Blogosphere. Gone are the days of the undercover food critic and their covert gastronomic missions. Thanks to the advent of online journals and weblogs (popularly known as “blogs”), just about any amateur reviewer can dish out their unabashed opinions for … uh… public consumption. We handpicked a few hot blogs you can browse through before dining out. Welcome to the mouthwatering world of Filipino food bloggers! “

We were pleasantly surprised to get handpicked by 24/7 staff as one of the hot blogs around together with my favorite bloggers wysgal (rants and raves), lori (dessertcomesfirst.blogspot.com) and marketman (marketmanila.com). There is also a chat transcript interview with wysgal. Thanks Janine Dario and staff for including us in the list! It is truly an honor to be featured by mag 24/7 which is recommended by the 9th edition of the latest Lonely Planet as Manila’s best city guide!!

By the way, Happy 3rd Year anniversary to the staff of mag 24/7 in Aug!! Here is the directory of restaurants and bars where you can get a copy of 24/7 for free. If you run out of copies, I have a few since I hoarded them to share with family and friends 🙂 I’m happy since this is the first time I got mentioned in any printed media.

Anton

On Being Discovered:

Anton’s Awesome Planet — BLOG-O-RAMAed 🙂

11 thoughts on “Pinoy Big Blogger: Online Food Critics

  1. Congratulations Anton! Youre slowly building your clout..hehe..btw, I also saw photo at this July’s issue of the Mabuhay Magazine (PAL’s inlflight mag)…another addition to your fame! ;o)

  2. Way to go Anton! I heard about that article from a friend and have been meaning to get a copy of 24/7 but never got around to. Thanks for giving us the link.

  3. Congratulations, Anton! But I don’t think this is your first media mention. Weren’t you featured in the Manila Bulletin last year on Blogorama?

  4. Hi Anton, Egads, had no idea this came out at all…clueless, in fact. Now I am getting emails from campus or other newspapers for interviews… maybe it’s because some blogs have more content than paid for newspapers? At any rate, any publicity is good publicity, right?

  5. We’re in good company Anton!
    I’m surprised they didn’t contact other bloggers they mentioned in the publication before printing. In any case, I agree with Marketman that in the Philippines it seems a lot of blogs have much more valuable free information (that are semi-permanently online) that most print publications.

  6. Yeah, I do hope that we get to sustain this over time. I actually fear the day that I need to leave the Philippines for an oversea assignment and I’ll miss blogging about Philippines.
    @ Marketman — yeah, I do think that blogs have more meaningful content since bloggers do it for the love of doing it.
    @ Wysgal — nice chat interview by the way…. I guess you were the only one not surprised by this 24/7 🙂
    @ Lori — you are right that blogorama thing was the first. I think this was the first surprised version 🙂
    @ Ivan — just following your footsteps….
    @ Christine — I have some more copies if you really want to have one.

  7. Hi Anton. I just stumbled into this post now. Pretty late, I know. It was our Assistant Editor then, Paolo Reyes, who compiled the information and recommended your blog. We are happy to feature it. A friend of mine, editor and respected writer Kristine Fonacier commented on how 24/7 was the first publication to feature blogs. We are proud! Thanks for giving us something good to write about.
    Janine

  8. Hi Anton. I just stumbled into this post now. Pretty late, I know. It was our Assistant Editor then, Paolo Reyes, who compiled the information and recommended your blog. We are happy to feature it. A friend of mine, editor and respected writer Kristine Fonacier commented on how 24/7 was the first publication to feature blogs. We are proud! Thanks for giving us something good to write about.
    Janine

  9. Hi Anton! Heard about your site and I hope you could help me promote my resto. Its relatively new and its sort of unique. I serve longganisas from the different parts of the Philippines namely, alaminos, lucban, vigan, tuguegarao, baguio, cabanatuan, cebu, bacolod and baguio.All those are authentic and i get it directly from the provinces wer theyre made. My small resto is located along Pioneer, Mandaluyong and my number is 0917-801-41-87.
    Thanks.
    John Sison

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