Food + Podcast = Foodcast @ Midnight Mercato

I had the chance to cover the grand launch of RJ Ledesma’s Midnight Mercato last Friday.

Here’s a small chunk of my interview with RJ, yet one of my idols in the industry of men’s magazines. Deep inside me, I was feeling more than thrilled to go face-to-face with The Man who edited/edits MANUAL and UNO, who writes manhood predicaments via his Pogi from a Parallel Universe column, and who built the environment-friendly Mercato Centrale located in Boni High Street.

Pardon the quality of the podcast, apparently something went wrong with the uploading. Or is it just the two us rambling and garbling?

Anyway, Midnight Mercato, a midnight lifestyle market housed in Mercato Centrale, is poised to offer a variety of stalls to satisfy everyone’s night-outs and food cravings.

How different is the place from other food bazaars? RJ answers:

“It’s free entrance. It’s an air-conditioned tent. It’s got a great selection of late night food,” he said. “And it’s got free Wi-Fi. That’s the best part.”

Apart from the mentioned features, RJ said Midnight Mercato also presents local bands and performers to keep the night alive.


Charcoal-grilled meat by Big Bob's

Buy 1 Take 1 Sausages and Pastries!

Icre cream -filled mochi from Mochiko


More people...

I also bumped into my org/batchmate Mischi Mediana. I think she reports now for TV5 News or something.

The Boy and The Man. (The lighting sucks, I know)

Midnight Mercato opens during Fridays and Saturdays, starting at 10 p.m. and ending at 3 a.m.

I also apologize for the erratic photos. My editing will come in handy when I’m not stressed/lazy. Toodles!

DISCLAIMER: This is NOT a sponsored post. Please, am I not allowed to write about something awesome without being thrown for bribery?

About barrycyrus

Hi, I'm Barry Viloria, 21 and not a blogger. I occasionally bitch about what's hot, what's not, what's life-threatening and what's Blake Lively wearing but I refuse to be called a "blogger." That's it.

Posted on February 18, 2011, in Podcasts, Yummy and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Very interesting. I like him a lot. Very smart guy. 🙂

  2. please tell the pogi from the parallel universe i’ve abducted her yaya. for good! XD

  3. i’ve been to Mercato Centrale na last year pero sa umaga. may night thingy na din pala sila. daming cute dyan haha 😉

  4. Boy, it would be so great to be in your circle. I mean, rubbing elbows with various media personalities from here to there? Asteg!

    Re: Mercato Centrale/Midnight Mercato, I should get my lazy carcass to that place sometime in the future. It looks neat! 😀

  5. I can’t understand whay he says on your podcast XD RJ Ledesma? He’s one of the host of Men’s Room. I believe he has a book?

    Mercato Centrale? where the heck is that? XD

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