Friday, September 24, 2010

Head on over to Charlie's - Part II


Later tonight, after 5 grueling workdays of slaving it at the office, you should reward yourself with a trip to Charlie's. Grab a pen and paper you guys, or if you're a supergenius like me (Waha), just commit these to memory because you will have a hard time finding equivalents in Metro Manila once you've tasted Charlie's. Let's begin. 

These are what we had -

From left to right: Good ol' San Mig Light, Rootbeer, Black Angus Burger with Shrooms and Fresh Fries, Buffallo Wings 6 pcs. (Hot). On a side note, guess which of us drank the beer? Haha

Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dip and Vegetable Sticks (PhP170) -
Buffalo's Wings N' Things has met its match. These are tastier, bigger, and what do you know, cheaper! I love that Charlie's serves its wings with free vegetable sticks. After chomping on all that chicken skin, you'd want to eat vegetables to get rid of the guilt. Haha Sauces come in three variants - hot, honey mustard, and nuclear.

Black Angus Burger with Shrooms (PhP400) - Do not be turned off by the price. This burger is so big it can actually feed three people. It was enough for Pao and myself so yep, that's about three. :) What makes Charlie's burgers different is that they are "handcrafted," which means the meat is not frozen. I think they grind the angus beef and season it when you order. A lot of extra work goes into it, but it's worth it. You will taste the difference!

The anatomy of Charlie: We ordered the burger with the panko (Japanese bread crumbs) crusted deep fried portobello mushroom sandwiched between the buns in addition to the angus beef. The portobello mushroom is supposed to be filled with cheese but I wasn't able to taste it. Maybe it slipped out of the mushroom in the course of deep frying? Hmmm.

In our opinion, the portobello mushroom isn't really necessary. The angus beef burger is good enough on its own. In fact, the portobello mushroom may just add confusion to your already baffled taste buds. Just order the angus beef burger! It's cheaper too, around PhP170.

I'm posting this photo of half of the burger and the fries because Charlie's Fresh Fries warrants a separate write-up. These are the best fries that I have ever tasted in my entire life, promise. Like Charlie's burgers, Fresh Fries are not your regular frozen fries. These are made from fresh potatoes, cut by the staff "french-size," and seasoned with the perfect amount of salt and pepper. You can order a serving separately for PhP75. If you're ordering a burger, add around PhP40. 

Would I go back? Hell yes. In fact, Pao and I were there Tuesday, munching on the usual suspects (see chicken wings and Fresh Fries above) and this -

Charlie's Deputy (around PhP180, add PhP30 to have the sausage wrapped in bacon) - I'm not a fan of barbecue sauce so this wasn't very much to my liking. Pao, however, loved it. Maybe it's worth trying for you.

"Pao, paki-picture-an nga ako dito. Ib-blog ko."

Charlie's Grind and Grill is at
#16 East Capitol Drive Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City and at the Ronac Building, Ortigas Ave., San Juan. Enjoy your weekend everyone!


  1. kelangan ko mapuntahan to.naconvince mo tlga ako.

  2. My goodness, we had dinner there four times this week. Sunday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday again! Hindi pa din nagsasawa si Pao. Ako siguro next next week na ulit babalik. Heehee


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