Hidden among the tiny streets of barangay Kapitolyo lies Charlie’s Grind and Grill. The place was packed and had people lining up and waiting for tables because the place was so small.
This may just be the tastiest burger I’ve had for a really long time (coming from a resto!). The patty almost tastes bacon-y. The burger is thick but ultra soft and juicy, it reminds me of a sloppy joe. Even without the sauce, the taste of the patty screams in your mouth. The bun is moist and soft and has that gourmet look with the black sesame seeds on top.
As you eat thru the burger you taste the dill pickles and cheese and the onions, they provide a nice crunch to an almost pillowy sandwich. This is definitely burger heaven. I see everyone beside me eating so quickly, I guess they know that this burger won’t be good when it’s cold. It’s so juicy and flavorful, you start wondering if they actually brined the patty or got an extra fat cow for the meat. The burger patty is almost too soft. It’s really messy to eat but I assure you the slop on my chin was well worth it.
The nuclear wings lived up to it’s name considering it was dotted with chili pepper seeds on the sauce. It was crisp and saucy at the same time. The sauce on the chicken was hot, slightly smokey, slightly sour and very buttery. The dipping sauce was creamy with globs of blue cheese, it was creamy and complemented the veggie sticks and chicken perfectly. Don’t let this one stay too long on the plate or you’ll lose the crispness.