Last October 23, 2016, Makati closed off Paseo de Roxas as it hosted its second culinary Street Meet.
Makati once again presented its distinct city vibe by transforming the most iconic business district into a spook-tacular space that brought an array of gastronomic delights, a fun fair for kids, and great entertainment for all.
Scary ghouls and goblins, jack-o-lanterns and witches descended upon Paseo de Roxas, offering not just tricks but also lots of treats, musical performances, and fun family activities as hundreds of Makati residents and guests from all over the Metro flocked the streets of Paseo de Roxas.
The event featured a selection of vendors from the famed Salcedo weekend market alongside the nearby iconic Makati landmarks serving as the background to a fun Halloween street experience.
From sun up to sun down, the stretch adjacent to the Ayala Triangle Gardens, became a giant Halloween village—frighteningly fun yet a secure, pedestrian-friendly playground for the young and young at heart. Children and even the adults, came in their spookiest and cutest costumes whilst enjoying the night filled with tricks, treats and musical jams.
“We envision Makati as a place where individuals of all ages can come together and experience Halloween the Makati way and we’re glad that we were able to do it again through the Makati Street Meet” said Shiella Aguilar, Project Development Manager of Makati.
There were different thrilling activities enjoyed by kids and their parents throughout the afternoon– The Spooky Halloween Town featuring a Hideous Parlor, Masquerade Ball, Wishing Cauldron, Houdini’s Escape Challenge, Magic Monster Photo, Mini Monsters’ Pets, Imaginary Beasts and many more by Hedcen. The Outdoor Classroom by PlayWorks, Decoupage by LaPomme and an exhibit on the Tungtong River Conservation made it even more fun and exciting for the street revelers.
It wasn’t just the Halloween experience that made the event memorable but also the delicious food and the soothing music brought by Earth Music Jam and other musical performances that kept everyone entertained.
The Makati Street Meet is an event that is truly one for the books as it became the destination for the best food, entertainment and lifestyle offerings while promoting walkability in the area through activities that encourage people to actively use the streets.
“We are delighted that the Makati Street Meet provided the community with another avenue to utilize the streets and celebrate this colorful and spooky time-honored Halloween occasion with us” said Aguilar.
Participating food vendors were Monster Burger, Elbert’s Sandwiches, Saikuro Steak, La Cuisine, Old Fashion Tapa House, Chicken Inasal, Jiro’s Lechon, No Fat No Glory, Llanes Farm, Delicane, The Commissary Kitchen, Authentic House of Curry, Merry Moo, Gostoso Piri Piri, Milea Bee Farm, Rafik Shawarma, Don Churro, Easternbloc Inc., Manong’s Bagnet, Michelle’s homemade putong ube atbp., Rita’s Kitchen, Bersi Gyros Shawarma, Tuna Town seafood place, SCM Beverage, Stanford Shaw Brew, Cheryl’s Cuisine, Margarita’s Paella, Antipolo Delicacies, Pamangan, Bread Basic, and Haici Food Services.
The Makati Street Meet is supported by Alveo, Nestle Koko Krunch, Oishi and Hunt and Gather.
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