2-hour Burger of Brixton Burgers. Worth it? Or not?


The search for the best burgers here in the Philippines led me to Brixton Burgers (Address: 83-E Brixton Hill Street, Santol, Galas, Quezon City).


The place was chill – it was a garage-type joint. I got excited because sometimes, low-key joints unexpectedly give you juicy and delicious bugers and value for your money. I was looking forward to discovering another Snack Shack.

So I stepped in, started enjoying the place’s good vibes, and even found their menu interesting. 

Upon ordering, I was told by the cashier that they ran out of burger patties and that I had to wait for about an hour. The moment I agreed to wait, the cashier informed me that the patties have arrived so I ordered the Double Stacked Burger and some Bacon and Cheese Fries.

After 20 minutes, the fries arrived. I ate a little and left more for the main event – MY BURGER! I saw the cook grilling some patties and I was sure one of them was mine. Unfortunately, none of them were and as if that wasn’t disappointing enough, the cook went on a 40-minute break! 

Of course, I ended up eating my cold fries and waited for another hour or so for my burger. My newly-formed mantra, “Yes, I am a patient person whose ultimate goal is to find the best burger in the Philippines”, was on repeat the entire time.

Finally, the wait came to an end. The 2-hour Not-So-Masterpiece Brixton Burger has finally arrived! 

Despite its unappetizing look and presentation, I ate it and while I was at it, I kept reminding myself not to judge the book by its cover…

…and voilà! 

I therefore concluded that I have wasted 2 hours of my life and x hundred pesos. The burger patties tasted like cardboard. And last I remembered, burger buns taste like bread (only better). Theirs taste like flour.

So guys, you’ve been warned. If you want a real-life Halloween nightmare (a.k.a. wasting money and time), Brixton Burgers is the place to be! Plus, it’s so chill, they’ll serve your burger 2 hours after.

Happy Halloween!

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“Worth a try” New Burger Joints around Metro Manila


Aside from your usual Burger Joints, here’s a list of new Burger Joints around the metro that is worth trying!

Because of the traffic nowadays, I know the importance of convenience. So I made a list that covers more than one area.

If you live in the north then you better try this out.

1.) Surf Shack (The Yard Xavierville)

I’m pretty sure you’ve tried going to The Yard at least once! I’m not sure with your experience but it gets a bit crowdy there. But if you haven’t then I suggest you come a little after lunch so you don’t have to line up.


Now I’m sure where do you find Surf Shack, well you’re in luck! Because that’s the first joint you’ll see once you get it. It will be on your left.

What to try?


Bacon Shroom Melt
Crispy bacon with Caramelized onions topped with cheese sauce

Price: 170.00

Between the Buns Tip: There’s a stall there that sells good Poutine/Animal Fries to go with your burger.

Still in Quezon City, there’s another rising franchise that can be found in Mindanao Avenue. They also have one in San Juan. But we’ll get their later.

2.) Cheddar Burst Burgers (Visayas Ave. Quezon City)


What to try? Just go for what they claim they are good at!


Cheesy Lucy

Juicy Lucy Patty / bun / cheese sauce

Price: 220.00

Between the Buns Tip: If you’re planning to visit, I suggest you go there between 11AM-4PM. You’ll get Bottomless Fries and Iced Tea when you order a Juicy Lucy.

Next up is a Burger Joint that you can try if you’re in the area of San Juan. Saw this a couple of times before but I finally got to try it!

3.) International Burger Co. (San Juan)

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The concept is cute, I guess by just reading the name of the place you’ll immediately get what it is about. So the concept is, they created country inspred burgers.

They have, Mexican, French, Japanese, Filipino and if you’re trying it for the first time then I suggest you try this.


American

Cheddar cheese and crispy onion strings doused with sweet and tangy barbeque sauce

Price: 280.00

And when I say try it. Make haste! They might take it out the menu soon and replace it with Chinese or Russian.

Between the Buns Tip: If you’re going to have dinner here and especially if you have a kid with you. I sugggest you get a Mcdonald’s drive thru before heading here. There’s not a lot on the menu.

If you live around the Pasig area or you happen to be passing that place a lot then here’s a Burger Joint for you.

4.) Burger Pub (The Grove Rockwell Pasig)


What to try? Of course their original!


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Burger Pub’s original sauce with caramelized onion & sharp cheddar cheese

Price: 345.00

Between the Buns Tip: Get the Croquettes and put it Between them buns. Then share this post if something magical happened after that first bite.

Last but not the least. If you’re around Makati or BGC area then you have to try this one out and let me know!

5.) Grind Bistro (BGC Taguig)

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Fancy place for a fancy burger. If you’re going to compare it with Elbert’s this one is a bit affordable. They use USDA beef.

What to try?

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Grind Burger (photo credit: Phonebooky PH)

100% USDA beef, brioche from the oven vine ripe tomato, iceberg, sweet onion, Tiny’s secret sauce

Price: 495.00

Between the Buns Tip: Not really a tip but the place is more of a Steak place than a B Joint. So if you love both then I guess you should try it out.

That’s it folks! Would appreciate your comment when you get to try these joints! Let us know what you think! Your two cents re: taste will definitely help people.

Cheers!

Battle of Cebu Burgers


Summer time here in Philippines is just getting crazy! So if you have plans going out of town for a vacation, make sure that you visit the Queen of the south. If you’re there right now then I have something special, just for you!

I toured the city last December 2015 looking for the best Burger Joints in the Cebu. To be honest looking for best burgers in a city which is known for their Lechon (Suckling Pig) is really hard! Unless we’re looking for some Pulled Pork Sandwiches. But I did not come there for that. I went there to grab the juiciest and delicious burgers that Cebu can offer.

Here are the best ones that I found:

Big Tom’s Charbroiled Burgers – Located in Juana Osemeña St. Cebu City

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US Burger Joints to hit the Philippines, SOON!


I know I have been inactive for quite sometime now, that’s because I had to take care of business and travel to collect some content that I can share with you guys!

But before we even go there, I have some exciting news for everyone. I’m sure some of you already know about this but for those who doesn’t know yet, get ready, because they’re coming here in the Philippines. Continue reading

Look how creatively spooky these Burger Joints are!


Halloween really became a thing here in the Philippines. When I was a kid, we don’t care about Halloween, we’re just up for it for the horror, ghost stories and Magandang Gabi bayan Halloween special. But now, kids are really going trick or treating and the adults are out with their costumes partying in clubs. So before you do your Trick during Halloween, I suggest you Treat yourself first with these creatively done burgers.

First on the list, The Burger Lab. If you read my old post about The Burger Lab, they are known for creating or inventing your own burger. So they did just, FOR YOU!

MEAT and GREET their Halloween Burgers: GRAVEYARD SMOKE BURGER and MIDNIGHT CARDIAC BURGER

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Hurry!! These burger monsters are only available until October 26-31 only! For more details visit: https://www.facebook.com/TheBurgerLabMNL

Next on the list is the SWEETEST MEAT TREAT that you will ever get this Halloween! Try Foodever 21’s SPOOKY BURGER! Why did I say the sweetest? Check it for yourself! Continue reading

Do’s and Don’t TRY Burgers when in BAGUIO


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Planning on chillin’ in the beautiful City of Baguio? Why not enjoy a burger while you’re at it!

My girlfriend, her family and I went on a trip to Baguio earlier this year. We also went to check out the local burger places. There’s a handful of joints in that city so I’m giving you a list of the DO’s and Don’t TRY restaurants in the place to save you some trouble!

Let’s start with the No-No!

DON’T TRY!

I’ll save you the trouble DON’T TRY the following. I’m sure if you’ve been to Baguio, you’ve seen this place because of its beautiful facade. I mean, who wouldn’t want to experience a bit of American Diner experience here in the Philippines but, NO. If you want good burgers in Baguio. Avoid this one.

1. 50’s DINER

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Their burgers are okay tasting but there’s really nothing special about them. You can taste the authentic Knorr tasting burger. If you want proof, here’s how their burgers look like:

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Their version of PIZZA BURGER. 🙂 Now, let’s play a game. “Spot the Pineapple bits”

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And this my friends, is their version of the CHILI Burger. They really love putting shredded cheese on their burgers. Haha. If you want a good CHILI Burger wait for the DO TRY Burgers below!

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Burger marathon in Capitol Commons?


Get ready for a Burger Marathon in Capitol Commons!!!

Capitol CommonsWant to try something new in Pasig other than your usual Charlie’s Grind and Grill? then head on over to Capitol Commons for a quick Burger run! There’s a lot of choices to choose from especially at their Gastro Free-standing restaurants and their newly opened mall, The Estancia.

So without further adieu, here’s Between The Buns top 5 recommended list: Continue reading