A few weeks back, I got the chance to unwind with my co-workers and meet some new acquaintances. And over our Italian meal, guess what we talked about? Food, of course.
They were gushing over a newly opened burger place, Charlie's Grind & Grill. And when they mentioned chicken wings, I made an appointment with myself to visit the Ortigas Avenue branch (the other one is in Shaw Boulevard extension).
The Classic Buffalo Chicken Wings did not disappoint, blue-cheese dip included. I ordered it to be just mildly spiced. I think, this is the heat level that non-chili enthusiasts can enjoy. The chicken skin was crispy while the flesh inside was tender and cooked to the bone. The dip had just enough blue cheese and non of the greasy mayonnaise base.
The veggie sticks that came with it were a bit too dry, though.
The Angus beef cheeseburger was juicy and tender but lacked the woodsy grill taste that sticks to your palate. The serving was big and definitely filling, making you think that the pricey meat is all well worth it.
The pasta was a visual feast but proved to be less memorable in the taste department. I don't even recall which one we ordered.
I would go back to Charlie's for the chicken wings and if I'm hungry enough, maybe the burger, too.