It took me a while, but I finally got to try Charlie’s Grind and Grill burgers! This place has earned the praise of my cousins who are huge fans of their freshly-grilled burgers, and have ranked it as one of their top burger joints. Their testimony just made me want to visit the place even more. Good thing there weren’t too many cars around Ronac building, so it wasn’t too difficult to park unlike the last time we went there.
Charlie’s patties come in two different varieties: Black Angus, and Wagyu. Their Wagyu beef is made from pure grass-fed cattle raised in a family ranch, while the Angus beef is made from choice select USDA cattle. Both patties are dry-aged for 15 days, and are freshly ground daily.
Sloppy Wagyu burger. ‘Sloppy’ is right – This burger pretty much has everything in it but the kitchen sink. In fact, it’s so huge I had to resort to eating the entire thing using a knife and a fork. Hehe. The flavor of the meat was drowned out by the amount of sauces in the burger, not to mention the fried egg’s yolk. Still a good burger all in all, though. Loved the soft potato buns too.
Mom and dad shared these three little Black Angus Sliders. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to try even just one burger since I was too busy with my Sloppy Wagyu… Not to mention my dad ended up finishing them all. -_- But as you can see from the pics, the sliders are just regular old cheeseburgers, without anything special added.
Sweet Buffalo Chicken Wings. My only complaint with this dish is that the meat was too dry. Other than that, the sauce was fairly decent.
Super-addicting Garlic Parmesan Fries. These were way too delicious, but if I’m not mistaken, their fries are cooked in lard? Yikes.
I like to say that Charlie’s Grind and Grill is a burger joint in its purest form. No frills, no special ingredients added – Just pure, beefy goodness. I wasn’t a fan of their wings, but I would come back for their fries and burgers. I’d love to try other stuff on their menu too.
Food: 4.5/5 (taste), 3/5 (presentation)
Charlie’s Grind and Grill is located at G/F Ronac Art Center, Ortigas Ave Greenhills, San Juan. Tel no: (02) 477-5021. You can also find them in Kapitolyo and Legaspi Village, Makati. Links: Facebook || Twitter || IG: @charliesgrindandgrill.