By Patricia May P. Catan
Photos: SunStar File
THE booze parties are nonstop this Oktoberfest and how you wish your alcohol tolerance can keep up with all the merrymaking. With drinking parties happening night after night, it’s best to end each session on a bright, or should I say, full note. Sober up after every drinking session to prep you for another night of festivities at any of these Best of Cebu-winning after-party places.
1. La Bella Napoli Pizza Bistro
A pizza party is in order after a night of revelry with friends. La Bella Napoli Pizza Bistro is the pizza place to visit when everyone wants to have a taste of top quality pizza. Cap off the late night drinking session with the Best Pizza of 2017 that’s prepared in true Napoli style. Made with the simplest of ingredients, their Pizza Marinara and Margherita are definite must-tries that are sure to fill the stomach with Italian flavors. You can drop by their branch at The Gallery, Juan Luna Ave., Mabolo, Cebu City.
2. Luncheonette: American Short Order
Luncheonette is perfect when the gang wants to grab a quick yet savory bite after a dinner party with free-flowing booze. The Luncheonette Burger that’s big on flavor is the top pick for many for its generous serving of certified angus beef short plate and grass-fed chuck. Customers also get to choose free toppings from fresh tomatoes, iceberg lettuce, sliced onions, housemade pickles to chopped jalapenos, which only make it fitting that The Luncheonette Burger was hailed Best Burger in 2016. You can devour this burger at Luncheonette at the Ground Floor of Robinsons Cybergate, Don Gil Garcia St., Capitol Site, Cebu City.
3. Vcnte Batchoy
Vcnte Batchoy is the go-to place for post-after party eats. They won Best Batchoy in 2016 and it’s unarguable that they serve only the best batchoy in town with its mother stock of flavorful broth. Ingredients such pork spleen, kidneys, heart, and beef loin add to the tasteful batchoy. It is also served with round noodles and finished with crushed chicharon as topping. This steaming hot batchoy is the perfect dish to awaken the senses and sober up or simply enjoyed as a regular meal. Vcnte Batchoy is located on S.B. Cabahug St., Ibabao-Estancia, Mandaue City
4. Ikkousha Ramen
The ideal end to a night of partying and drinking is indulging authentic ramen. The closest you can get to an authentic flavor is at Ikkousha Ramen, which won Best Ramen in 2017. Its pork-bone tonkotsu recipe that originates from Hakata district of Fukuoka City in Kyushu, Japan is what satisfies the palate and make it full of flavors of Japan. Their Black Tonkotsu easily became popular among locals.. Ikkousha Ramen is located on the ground floor of JY Square Mall in Cebu City and at the ground floor of Parkmall West Strip in Mandaue City.
5. Kusina Uno
Kusina Uno showcases the best of homestyle cooking and their pochero became the number one dish that customers frequently order, mostly to sober up before calling it a night. Named Best Pochero in 2016, this unassuming dish that’s big in serving and full of flavor is the perfect post-after party indulgence. The beef shank, marrow, corn, and vegetables bathed in beef broth are enough to get you back to sobriety. Kusina Uno is located on the second floor of GND Complex, F. Cabahug St., Mabolo, Cebu City