Monday, July 20, 2009

Charlie's Grind and Grill

After a two weeks of dieting and religiously going to the gym after work, I felt that I needed to reward myself with seriously good chow for the weekend. Last Saturday was a good time to try Charlie's Grind and Grill, which I first read about on Our Awesome Planet and which my officemate Gelo has been majorly raving about. Anton of OAP claims that Charlie's serves the best burgers pound-for-pound (parang si Pacquiao lang) in Manila, and that opinion alone is enough for me to bump up Charlie's on our ever-growing 'Restaurants to Try' list.

Their specialty is the freshly-ground handcrafted black Angus burger, freshly-ground meaning they grind and grill the beef as you order:

Charlie's Grind and Grill

At P175 with the fries, this baby was a steal. The beef was juicy and flavorful with that distinct grilled yumminess, the vegetables were crisp, the bun was fresh, and the hand-cut fries were the best fries I've had. I'm trying to recall if I've had a better burger... maybe I haven't. It's definitely well worth the hype.

I ordered the small Philly cheesesteak--Batangas Triple A sirloin beef steak with caramelized onions, sauteed peppers, and cheese (P220):

Charlie's Grind and Grill
This 'Hungry' size is already good enough for two, I can't imagine how starving one might be to finish the bigger 'Starving' size for P380. My cheesesteak was more 'cheese' than 'steak,' which was honestly fine by me.

We ordered half a dozen buffalo wings (P150, served with veggie sticks and bleu cheese dressing):

Charlie's Grind and Grill

The wings were crisp despite being drenched in the tangy buffalo sauce that went perfectly with the bleu cheese dressing. Abet and I were already full from the burger, fries, and cheesesteak by the time we attacked the wings, I didn't think we'd be able to finish them, but we did. They were that good.

We're already planning to go back to try their fish and chips, pulled pork sandwich, and meatballs marininara pasta. We also want to try the newest additions to their menu: their desserts. We were so full after our meal to have desserts. (We did get some Angelati Italia gelato a few hours later--yum!)

Oh, and Abet has a couple more reasons why he liked Charlie's aside from the good food: they serve American craft and premium beers (Corona was at P130), and the naughty urinal below *snicker*:

Charlie's Grind and Grill
Charlie's, we'll be back!

Charlie's Grind and Grill
16 East Kapitolyo Drive, Pasig City


♡u8mypinkc00kies♡ said...

wow!!! i love burgers and fries, and i've heard lots of good reviews about charlie's! should try this soon.

Guwapa said...

♡u8mypinkc00kies♡, my first commenter! *Yay!*

It's really worth it, you should try it.

Chyng said...

wow, your pics look familiar. ikaw pala yung user sa PEX! good review! ;D

Guwapa said...

Hi Chyng, yup, I post there did. :D I need an outlet for my food pics, mahilig ako magpicture ng pagkain.