Friday, May 6, 2016

Zomato Food Run: Charlie's Grind and Grill

For the first ever Zomato Food Run, we went to five different restaurants. We started at Shrimp Bucket then moved to ArroZeria to try their paella! Here now is the third stop - Charlie's! 
Charlie's Grind and Grill
Charlie's Grind and Grill opened its first branch 9 years ago. According to its marketing manager Sir Jun Pandine, the owner came up with the name Charlie's as a homage to the man who invented hamburgers - Charlie Nagreen.
Charlie's Grind and Grill
To date, they have three branches (Kapitolyo, San Juan, and Makati), but that doesn't mean their burgers aren't a hit. In fact, they recently launched three new ones namely Five Cheese, Foie Gras, and Sloppy. Among the three, we got to try the Five Cheese (more on that later).

Dirty Fries (P195)
fresh Igorota Idaho potatoes with rock salt and ground black peppers with bleu cheese, bacon bits, diced tomatoes, green onions, topped with grilled chicken liver
Charlie's Grind and Grill
The fries were great, but personally, I thought it had too much bleu cheese (which is usually a good thing), but I think it just made the entire thing too salty? I like the fact that they added tomatoes since it kind of counters the saltiness with its sourness/sweetness. The chicken liver was okay. Truthfully, I'm not a huge fan of liver - I used to like it when I was a kid, but now, I'm fine with not having to eat it again ever.

They do have different types of fries - cheese fries, chili fries, garlic and parmesan, animal fries, so for sure there's something for everyone here!
Charlie's Grind and Grill
For the burgers, we got to try three of their specialties:
(L-R) the Wagyu Cheeseburger, Five Cheese Burger, and Black Angus Cheeseburger!
Charlie's Grind and Grill
For every burger you order, you can pick which patty you like - angus or wagyu. Since we were served their most basic best-selling burgers, a.k.a. the cheeseburgers, we got to pick our favorite.
Charlie's Grind and Grill
Between the two, I'd have to say that I liked the wagyu cheeseburger more.

And that's pretty awesome (for me, at least) because Charlie's Grind and Grill currently has a buy two for 350 pesos promo on their wagyu cheeseburgers, so I am definitely coming back!
This one below is the angus cheeseburger. Just look at all that cheese!!
Charlie's Grind and Grill
Five Cheese Burger
mozzarella-filled 1/3 angus or wagyu burger patty topped with gouda and cheddar slices, bleu cheese bits and drizzled with cheese sauce on a brioche bun
Charlie's Grind and Grill
Here's a comparison of the three burgers we got to try. Wagyu for the win!!
Charlie's Grind and Grill
If you're a big burger fan, do bring your friends to Charlie's soon, because they have an ongoing promo! All you have to do is use your Citi Card for a minimum purchase of P1,000.00 and you immediately get 25% off your bill! ;)
Charlie's Grind and GrillCharlie's Grind and Grill
Oh, and before I forget! Here's some insider information: Charlie's Grind and Grill is planning on releasing a 10-12 inch burger and I am beyond excited about it! The burger will feature a 1-kilo patty that's good for at least six people. Six people, guys!! Bring your friends and family because it's going to be one hell of a burger party!
Charlie's Grind and Grill
Charlie's Grind and Grill
Charlie's Grind and Grill is located at Greenbelt Radissons Condominiums, Aguirre Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City

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