The B&B Burgers and Brewskies’ Call The Nurse

Right at the cusp of BGC and Makati, where the city of where Makati starts and BGC ends, lies Burgos Circle. This is the conyo side of BGC. Or rather, the more conyo part of BGC. This is is where the young progeny of Forbes Park and Dasmarinas village congregate and mill about, where random…

The Army Navy Burger

Like mushrooms after a thunderstorm, the Army Navy Quonset huts just popped up out of nowhere. One day they weren’t there, and the next day they are there like magic. Although not as ubiquitous as the giants like Jollibee or McDonalds, Army Navy is fast becoming a fixture in many areas in Metro Manila. Army…

The Perfect Pint Stinky Burger

I think I’m coming up with a theme these past few days – beer joints with burgers. This is not by design. I go to a beer joint and burgers inevitably show up on the menu. Chalk it up to the synergy between beer and burgers, but the sandwich just goes so well with the…

The Draft Gastropub Blue Cheeseburger

Ah beer. Since time immemorial, no other beverage has inspired more love than the amber liquid which has led to many a man to a life of potbellied excess. It’s the manly and virile brother of the more snootier older sister that is wine. Thus when gastropubs started showing up, men (and not a few…

The 8 Cuts Burger Blends Lamb Burger

I say it with no exaggeration that the mecca of burgers in the Philippines has to be 8 Cuts Burger Blends. The premise behind 8 Cuts Burger Blends is that different kinds of cuts of beef or meat taste better as different types of burgers. So understandably, I was not exactly starved for choices. So many…

The Mad Mark’s Creamery & Good Eats Sirloin Cheese Burger

When Mad Mark’s Creamery & Good Eats came to Makati a few years back, we rejoiced! No longer do we have to trek all the way to Kapitolyo just to get some of their very excellent ice cream and their steak is great value for money. This is where you can stuff yourself to satisfaction…

The Your Local Chorizo Sandwich

Tucked away in a small corner of Makati, right beside the bastion of old fogeys and expats that is Murphy’s, is one of the Philippine’s best kept secrets. Your Local, a small restaurant on Esteban Street, is taking contemporary Asian comfort food and pushing it into strange, new and heady  territory. Of course I just…

The New Rating Scheme

I’ve always wanted a rating scheme for the burgers I’ve been reviewing. I’ve always thought the number rating scheme I devised seems to be a bit boring and at times arbitrary. To rectify that, I’ve decided to get a rating scheme that is more qualitative rather than numerical. So here they are: This is for…

The McDonald’s Quarterpounder

So here I am harping about American Burgers but I’ve forgotten the most hallowed American institution – Mickey D’s. In a way, Mickey D’s is still a formidable brand in the Philippines, but truth be told, the distinction of being the number one fast food chain in the country still belongs to the giant, dancing bee. To…

The T.G.I. Friday’s Cowboy Triple Meat Burger

I have to say this. The burger may have been invented in Germany (or Ancient Rome whichever theory you follow) but the Americans have perfected the fine art of putting ground meat in the middle of two pieces of bread. Thus in my search for the perfect burgers, a good strategy is to hit the…

The Wildflour California Burger

I’ve always loved Wildflour.  The bakery slash restaurant is just simply the best place to grab a carb fix, especially since it’s so close to my gym. Yes, you heard that right. I gym. Stop the condescending looks. That being said, the baked goods in this place is probably the best I’ve ever had. Cronuts,…

The Chili’s Big Mouth Burger Bites

Oh look baby burgers! I’m talking about sliders, those tiny little burgers that fit so conveniently in your mouth.  No they are not named after a semi-popular They are called sliders supposedly because of the way they slide across the griddle.  Sliders came into popularity because of White Castle, the same White Castle that Harold…