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The Bully is Happy, and it’s a Burger, at Brickfire Oven-Roasted Steaks and Chops

There are only a few places on earth we know so well like the back of our hands. The rest, we know like the back of our heads. The realization of being a total stranger to our surroundings, instead of invoking the reality that we fear what we don’t know, ushers in a tingling feeling of adventure and wonder. Otherwise, imagine how boring life would be. We don’t know the place. We explore. We have fun. Life is indeed full of adventures. Continue reading The Bully is Happy, and it’s a Burger, at Brickfire Oven-Roasted Steaks and Chops

5 Things We’d Tell RACKS

We’ve noticed that every time we visit a Real American Country Kitchen Style restaurant (let’s just call it RACKS, as it’s called anyway) we receive a customer feedback form. We don’t know if everyone is given a customer feedback form by RACKS or we simply look like a bunch of souls who look like perfect candidates for RACKS’ target demographics. We can always politely refuse to answer but we feel this is a disservice to future consumers. Maybe we can be excused if we write down what we need to say? So here goes: Continue reading 5 Things We’d Tell RACKS

Time to Visit the Movie Stars Cafe (Movie Memorabilia Studio Cafe and Restaurant)

Food. Food is usually the primary reason — the sole reason, for some — to visit a restaurant. It’s also the same reason why people go back to a restaurant. From time to time, however, there’s a welcome twist that happily shifts the focus from food to something else that heightens the dining experience. We’re comfortable with holes-in-the-walls that serve great food. We also have no problem exploring restaurants that serve extra servings of ambiance as a selling point. Let’s lift the curtain and check what makes the Movie Stars Cafe (Movie Memorabilia Studio Cafe and Restaurant) different (and why it’s a fun place to visit). Continue reading Time to Visit the Movie Stars Cafe (Movie Memorabilia Studio Cafe and Restaurant)

Texas Joe’s House of Ribs (Subic Bay, Philippines)

Ever since the American forces withdrew from Subic, it has struggled to find its place under the sun. It can’t be a place for swimming because of jellyfish. It no longer has the monopoly of duty free shops, with the proliferation of tiangge and imported member-only stores in Metro Manila. The once-mighty Ocean Adventure is only a shadow of its former tourist draw with the steady growth of the Manila Ocean Park. The few things we truly appreciate of Subic remain to be the traffic discipline within its premises, something that MUST be replicated everywhere in the Philippines, and the restaurants. Continue reading Texas Joe’s House of Ribs (Subic Bay, Philippines)

Big Appetite at Casa Verde (Cebu)

Cebu has grown by leaps and bounds since we last went there. Big developments have been completed and are being undertaken. Bigger malls dot the landscape. Bigger business centers have sprouted. It was farthest from our mind, when we recently visited the Queen City of the South, that we’d encounter the biggest burger we’ve ever seen in our entire lives. We found food gold at Casa Verde, an American-style casual dining restaurant. Continue reading Big Appetite at Casa Verde (Cebu)

House of Wagyu Stone Grill at Eastwood Mall

Contrasts abound in life. For instance, if we take it to a culinary level, ordinary beef is not too expensive and a great steak is not cheap. We cook ordinary beef into the usual, great-tasting beef dishes. We’d probably notice almost no difference if we use expensive beef for those dishes. Continue reading House of Wagyu Stone Grill at Eastwood Mall

Steak at Meat Plus Restaurant (Subic Bay)

What do you do when you go to Subic Bay? You’re most probably on a business trip or a special mission to raid the duty-free shops. And because it’s summer, you’re probably off enjoying the beaches in Subic (like Camayan Beach or Grande Island) or simply enjoying the sights and sounds (like the Ocean Adventure ). Yachting, karting, hiking, biking and much, much more. Boracay is more fun, true, but Subic is not boring, either. Continue reading Steak at Meat Plus Restaurant (Subic Bay)

The Cliffhouse (Tagaytay City)

Sometimes it’s difficult to decide which article to write first, in the same way that it’s painfully mind-boggling to decide which restaurant to prioritize in a certain cluster. Take, for instance, the higher-end alternative to the group of restaurants surrounding Leslie’s restaurant and Starbucks in Tagaytay. The cluster is called The Cliffhouse, just a few meters from Leslie’s. Continue reading The Cliffhouse (Tagaytay City)