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(From Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Byline: Text by Alex Y. Vergara
BEFORE fast-food chains and ready-to-eat meals became popular, families who wanted a change from home-cooked food went to full-fledged restaurants where they were given menus and served at the tables.
Instead of predictable and fattening fare, most of the eating places-from the lowly panciteria to the pricey fine-dining restaurant-offered customers more varied selections.
People behind Lola Maria, the coffee shop of the Legend Villas in Mandaluyong (tel. 6331501 to 10), seek to revive the days when eating out meant more than lining up at the counter, choosing a value meal and deciding whether or not to upsize the drink and French fries.