My dad had his heart set on eating at Casa Verde for Sunday lunch. Being the foodie that I am, I am embarrassed to admit that I have never heard of Casa Verde. It turns out that the restaurant originated in Cebu, at the actual house of the owners. Later on, because of its success, they were able to set up a branch at Ayala Center Cebu. It has become a well-known restaurant, and the line just to get in is famously long.
After some time though, a branch in Manila finally opened! Naturally, all the people and friends of the people who have eaten at Casa Verde in Cebu, were very happy with this news. Case Verde is located at the UP Town Center, and I am not really sure when it opened exactly.
Anyway, so we arrived at the UP Town Center by 12:30 noon–peak time. We were listed as number 17. We assumed it would take at least 30 minutes to an hour before our turn so we walked around the mall first.
While we were going around, Papa decided to go back to Case Verde and just wait there. After a few minutes, we joined him. That’s when we found out that we were back at number 17! Why? Well apparently, they call the next three names every now and then, and if you’re not there, well, sorry, you have to get listed again. So we waited, and waited—and waited.