I admire entrepreneurs and businessmen. Those who do it full-time are amazing because starting a business involves a LOT: a lot of money, a lot of time, a lot of sacrifices; it involves taking a big risk, as well, because if it doesn’t succeed, that’s a lot of things down the drain.

I am also impressed by those who do it part-time. We all know how juggling things can be quite challenging.

This is exactly why Louise delos Reyes, Arianne Bautista, and Ryza Cenon have my respect. All three talents of GMA Artist Center have just started their own food business. 

Arianne, one of our new artists, is not a newbie when it comes to business; she is one of the owners of Tornado Peri-Peri Chicken, a restaurant that serves Portuguese food. Obviously, it’s turning out to be a success and she is loving what she does, leading her to start another food business endeavor: North Wing, together with Louise, which is located in Maginhawa. 

As the name suggests, they offer chicken wings. Apart from the usual barbecue flavor, other interesting variants are garlic cheddar, sweet chilli, hell fire, choco flare, and caramel blaze. 

They also have pasta dishes and pizzas if chicken is not your thing (who doesn’t like chicken???).

And then we have Ryza, who is taking the bazaar route with PaBurrito. I love the concept: your paboritong ulam in a burrito. 

And she wasn’t joking when she said paborito because all the burrito variants feature my favorite ulam: chicken BBQ, beef caldereta, pork tocino, longganisa, pork adobo, and sisig. They also offer dips to go with the burritos, such as green mango salsa, BBQ sauce, and sour cream. 

For those who don’t like rice, they have nachos in original, pork longganisa, and chicken jerky.

All this food talk has gotten me hungry. Can you believe I haven’t been to North Wing and that I’ve never tried PaBurrito? That’s got to change very soon, of course.