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maliban sa mga street dancing, mga makukulay na costumes, at ang tunog ng mga tambol, my dinagyang food festival din

para sa apat na araw kapistahan didto sa lungsod ng Iloilo. My 65 na mga miyembro subalit 36 lang na mga hotels at restaurants ng lunsod ang sumali sa kapisyahan bilang bahagi sa taonang kasihayan ng mga ilonggo. Dito inihanda ang mga best ilonggo cuisine katulad ng seafoods, chicken barbeque, baboy, mga vegetables at iba pang ilonggo menu upang udyakin ang mga bisita at mga torista na matikman ang masasarap na pagkaing ilonggo.// Binuksan ito kagabi, at ito ay magtatagal hanggang sa araw ng linggo. Kung saan alas 4 ng hapon hanggang alas 12 ng. hatinnggabi bukas para sa kainan at inoman. Maliban lamang sa araw ng sabado at linggo, dahil bukas ito sa tanghali sa kung sino ang gustong kumain ng tanghalian. My 21 taon nang tumagal ang association kung patuloy pa rin ang kanilang samahan sa ngalan ng magpapabusog at magpapasaya sa mga ilonggo at mga bisita.

IHRRA president Alberto Ong of Mansion Garden Restaurant and vice president for restaurant Happy Abenir of Love and Kisses Pizza jointly said the 21st year of Dinagyang food festival along Delgado starting at Iznart up to Valeria streets promises to be a satisfying food trip and fun with nightly musical bands. IHRRA has a total 65 membership but only 36 hotels and restaurants in the city will participate in the four-day food fest featuring only the best Ilonggo food such as seafoods, chicken dishes, pork, vegetables and other delicious Ilonggo menu to entice the visitors and foreign guests to try the dishes.

Abenir said the food festival site is open to public dining on Thursday and Friday starting at 4 in the afternoon until 12 midnight. But lunch will also be served on Saturday and Sunday for revelers as the Dinagyang fever reaches its pitch on the last two days. Food cost at the festival site is much lower than those offered in restaurants and hotels so that the revelers who failed to go for fine dining at the restaurants will have the chance to taste and enjoy the Ilonggo cuisine.

Aside from the dances, drums and colorful costumes, Dinagyang also means food and Iloilo City has a lot to offer during this 3-day event. The festival brings them to the streets with the much awaited Dinagyang Food Festival. For four days, major streets in the city are lined with food stalls and kiosks that everywhere one turns it all about food. As this article states, major streets in Iloilo City will have a food festival there will be plenty of places to indulge in during Dinagyang 2011. ILOILO City's world-famous Dinagyang Festival will turn the spotlight on Ilonggo cuisine this year. Tourists are encouraged to try chicken barbecue the Ilonggo way and other tasty local dishes during the festival. There are also the world-famous Ilonggo delicacies and other concoctions to bring home after enjoying the Dinagyang ati-atihan and Kasadyahan competitions. Not only that. The 1st Iloilo Convention and Visitors Bureau (ICVB) International Food Festival 2011 will attempt to dominate major streets in the city on January 20-23, to showcase international dishes for the festival revelers and visitors. Similarly, members of the Iloilo Hotels, Restaurants and Resorts Association (IHRRA) will also hold a food festival on the same date on top of food festivals hosted by other beverage and wine companies and shopping malls.

Not to be outdone, the Iloilo Provincial Government will hold yet another food festival at the capitol grounds, where the city's and the province's restaurants will compete with one another. Organization-sponsors for the food festival will try to outdo each other with their best menus, according to city tourism officer Ben Jimena. This way, the food festival areas will augment the food strips along the major streets in downtown Iloilo. Meanwhile, the City Council approved the city tourism office's request to close off the food festival sites. From the original site on Delgado Street beside the Amigo mall, the expanded food festival area will now cover other streets considered as routes of the Dinagyang parade. The ICVB, headed by former tourism undersecretary Salvador Sarabia Jr., will hold the first international food festival at the half-lane of Ledesma St., starting from the corner of Valeria to the corner of Quezon St. Meanwhile, IHRRA, headed by Dr. Sandra Sarabia Gomez, will hold its festival at the half-lane of Ledesma from Iznart to Quezon St. Road closure will also be implemented at Delgado St. from Iznart to Quezon for the food festival and from Ledesma to Valeria St. until Gen. Luna to accommodate the participating restaurants' kiosks. A food strip will also be in place at the long strip of Iznart from Ledesma to the provincial capitol area. Jimena said the food festival area is a testament to the Ilonggo hospitality and love for good food, which visitors need to taste.

LOILO City Some 36 hotels and restaurants in this southern city members of the Iloilo Hotels, Restaurants and Resorts Association (IHRRA) are serving the best Ilonggo dishes in the Dinagyang food festival. The gastronomic bacchanalia opened yesterday and will run until Sunday, said IHRRA President Alberto Ong. The food festival area is along Delgado Street, Iznart Street and Valeria Street. To entertain and spice up the food festival, IHRRA has invited bands to perform live, said IHRRA vice president for restaurant, Happy Abenir. The dishes are affordable, Abenir stressed. IHRRA has a total of 65 members. Its other officials are: * Vice President for Hotel Red Sarabia * Secretary Laila Geronimo * Treasurer Ma. Esperanza Chan * Press Officer Ondoy Zaldarriaga * Auditor Dr. Sandra S. Gomez. The food festival committee director is Jun Lee, assisted by Scott Sarria./PN

Best Ilonggo cuisine during the Dinagyang

ILOILO CITY The Iloilo Hotels, Restaurants and Resorts Association (IHRRA) is set to present the best Ilonggo cuisine to the people and revelers of the Dinagyang Festival with its yearly Dinagyang Food Festival starting on Thursday, January 24 until Sunday, January 27, 2013.

IHRRA president Alberto Ong of Mansion Garden Restaurant and vice president for restaurant Happy Abenir of Love and Kisses Pizza jointly said the 21st year of Dinagyang food festival along Delgado starting at Iznart up to Valeria streets promises to be a satisfying food trip and fun with nightly musical bands.

IHRRA has a total 65 membership but only 36 hotels and restaurants in the city will participate in the four-day food fest featuring only the best Ilonggo food such as seafoods, chicken dishes, pork, vegetables and other delicious Ilonggo menu to entice the visitors and foreign guests to try the dishes.

Abenir said the food festival site is open to public dining on Thursday and Friday starting at 4 in the afternoon until 12 midnight. But lunch will also be served on Saturday and Sunday for revelers as the Dinagyang fever reaches its pitch on the last two days.

Food cost at the festival site is much lower than those offered in restaurants and hotels so that the revelers who failed to go for fine dining at the restaurants will have the chance to taste and enjoy the Ilonggo cuisine.

San Miguel Corp. will provide the nightly musical entertainment for the food fest patrons with the Manila-based Spongecola Band on Friday evening, January 25.

Abenir said the IHRRA is cooperating with the city government in implementing its anti-smoking ban and liquor ban to minors.

Other IHRRA officials are VP for Hotel Red Sarabia of Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center, Secretary Laila Geronimo, Treasurer Ma. Esperanza Chan of Dainty Restaurant, PRO Ondoy Zaldarriaga of Moon Caf, Auditor Dr. Sandra S. Gomez of Sarabia Manor and food fest committee Director Jun Lee of Firehouse Restaurant and assisted by Scot Sarria of Days Hotel. _____________________________________________________________________