Charlie’s Grind and Grill – Handmade Burgers Dinner
October 24, 2010
One late Sunday evening, I was invited by my sister to eat at Charlie’s Grind & Grill to try out their burgers as they heard of it having great reviews. This burger joint is hidden nicely beside a car wash and had a lot of people lining up to eat even though we arrived at around 9pm already. If there are lots of people eating means it is a nice eatery right? Well, it would still depend on people’s opinions but for me, it is a good sign already.
So let us not keep the food waiting…
Charlie’s Grind and Grill Clam Chowder Soup
To start off, my sister ordered Clam Chowder soup. It was good but I only took a small sip because I was preparing myself for the burgers.
Charlie’s Grind and Grill Buffalo Chicken Wings – Half Dozen = 170; Full = 320
Yum yum! Chicken Wings coated in a not spicy BBQ like sauce (sweet honey dijon). We are not really fans of spicy food so it is a good thing they offered alternative “coatings” for us. The blue cheese dip was also good but I like eating buffalo wings without dipping it to really get a taste of the flavor. Btw, you can also try the “hot” and “nuclear” variants if you want to taste some spiciness.
I just wonder why when serving buffalo wings, they chop one chicken wing into two parts. So basically, if we ordered a half dozen then that would only be three pieces of chicken wings. It would be great if they count each chicken wing as one piece (other restaurants do this “divide by 2” technique too I guess).
Charlie’s Grind and Grill Meatballs Marinara – PHP 270
I ordered this one on top of the burger just to have a taste. The serving size is good enough for two but even when we already divided it, I had a hard time finishing my share (I already finished by burger before eating this one that’s why). The sauce was very sour for my taste and on that day, I learned that it would be the meatball’s job to counter the sourness. Even if I added meatballs to my spoon on every serving, it was still sour so I been able to finish it all. I guess I have a sweet tooth for spaghetti pasta.
Charlie’s Grind and Grill Black Angus Burger PHP165 | w/ fries PHP195
This is the moment we all have been waiting for. The tasting of their Angus Burger where I would guess they did “grind and grill” the angus beef to make it into a patty for their burger. It was served to us in this way where you can see the cheese hugging the patty and you can also see some vegetables (lettuce, tomatoes and onions). I took a few pictures, closed the “lid”, lift the burger carefully and took a bite. Delicious! It was very delicious.
I don’t know how to distinguish the burger patty made from normal beef or from Angus beef but I can still say that their burger was delicious. It does seem very fragile as it was breaking up a lot which makes it messy to eat. I finished the burger with a satisfied look on my face.
I really don’t have high expectations for burgers so as long as they taste good and I have this “full” feeling upon finishing, then it is all good! I would definitely come back to eat again here for their burgers.
That is all for our Sunday night and later on, we would treat ourselves for a massage!
Till next time,
Charlie’s Grind and Grills,
16 East Kapitolyo Drive
Pasig City, Metro Manila
Restaurant by Location: Kapitolyo