The next day in our Subic adventure, we searched for a top-rated restaurant in the area based on our research. After finally finding the correct road while walking around the bay area, we finally made it to Meat Plus. This place serves freshly-imported meat from U.S.A., specifically specialty steak cuts.
Beloved and I had dinner at Brickfire last night. We’ve been pretty interested in this place after passing by when it first opened a few months ago. However, even though Katipunan was a pretty close place to ours, it was still a pretty difficulty commute. Since money is not as much as an issue now as it was before, and after learning that their menu was not as expensive as expected, we took the chance to try it out.
Before I begin, please note that this was a Valentines promo, and I’m not sure if this will be available in the future. That aside, read on.
Beloved and I celebrated an early Valentines at Old Oven Art Cafe. Honestly, this was done on a whim. Beloved had “liked” their Facebook page because she was interested in their cheesesteak sandwiches. She then saw them advertising this special menu for two starting February 12. Since it included risotto (which Beloved wanted to try) and rib-eye steak (which I wanted), it was pretty much a done deal and we made a reservation, despite knowing this place is a bit inaccessible for commuters like us.
A week ago, Beloved and I ate at Chophouse. This grilled steak-specialty restaurant that features a cow statue with a halo and angel wings has been a mainstay in Trinoma’s 4th floor alfresco area. Well, the cow statue is a mainstay—this place was formerly called “Holy Cow”, quite appropriate for the mascot. At first we thought that this was just a simple name change, but Holy Cow opened doors on SM North EDSA’s new Annex, and now we’re not sure anymore. Me and my friends joked that perhaps Holy Cow was co-shared by two friends that drifted apart, settling for an agreement that one keeps the name while the other keeps the cow statue.
Me and my friends ate at Almon Marina for dinner a couple of days ago after our semi-weekly Bingo sessions. This relatively newly-opened sandwich bar replaced Seattle’s Best Coffee’s location in SM North EDSA’s the Block. We had no idea what to expect here, but I guess it was safe to assume that this would be something similar to Oliver’s Super Sandwich where sandwiches are the main specialty. However, I also assumed that they had good seafood due to the second of its name.
Beloved and I had dinner at Grills & Sizzles a couple of nights ago. This steakhouse is located at Examiner street, a few walks away from Quezon Ave. Beloved and her family frequents this place because, one, it’s pretty close to home and, two, they offer a buffet on weekdays at a pretty affordable price. She also tells me that this place is pretty empty despite the said promo. Despite that, she claims that the steak here is very good. Because Beloved’s family goes here every week, we never really had a good opportunity to go here lest Beloved cares to gain some additional unwanted pounds. Because last week’s storm, they weren’t able to go, and, consequently, we were able to.
First off, I apologize for the lack of posts recently. Beloved’s been busy with her practicum, and I’m broke. The good news is that Beloved passed her practicum and I’m very happy and proud about that. Also, I’ve also decided to write about affordable food places that deserve to be written about to compensate for my financial problems. This post won’t be one of them, though.
A couple of days ago, me, my mom, and my brother ate at BluFish in the Eastwood Mall. I have no idea what they serve, but I assumed they specialize in fish or seafood. I was correct. I was a bit turned off by the prices, but mom insisted, so we sat down at a table covered with a brown paper.
Beloved and I went to an event last night. But, before going to the venue, we passed by a nearby Slice n’ Dice steakhouse nearby. I’ve eaten in this franchise before at different branches—particularly the Visayas Ave., Kalayaan, and Katipunan branches, so I pretty much know what to order and what to expect. I’ve also eaten here while they were still named “In n’ Out”, so I pretty much know that this place has been around for quite some time. The particular branch we went to is found at Timog Avenue at the section closer to GMA. This is basically a budget restaurant specializing in T-bone steak. The prices are quite affordable with generous serving sizes, so it’s always one of those places we go by every once in a while.
While at Greenbelt a couple of days ago, beloved and I found ourselves having a late lunch at Pepper Lunch. Apparently, this is the restaurant is what borne Sizzling Pepper Steak that we frequent a lot. According to beloved, this restaurant uses superior quality ingredients so I should expect premium prices. Similar to Sizzling Pepper Steak, this is a Japanese teppanyaki restaurant where they put meat on a hot plate and you do the “cooking” on your table. Anyway, because we were in the area and most of the restaurants were closed in the afternoon, we ended up going here.
A couple of days ago, beloved and I went to Eastwood for dinner. We were supposed to eat at Ebisu only to find out it’s closed. After a couple of hours of indecisiveness, our hunger opted us to eat at the closest resto that we know serves unlimited drinks. Even though we ate there a week before, it happened to be Sizzling Pepper Steak.