Burgers-and-fries have become a quick kind of meal to many, something to grab at a fast-food outlet to-go and gobble down at your office desk or while on your way to work.
Burgers at Pound by Todd English are not that kind of burgers. They are meant to be enjoyed at leisure, while relaxed amidst swanky surroundings.
Having been introduced to this restaurant by Hubby when we dined at its outlet in Eastwood City, I grabbed at the chance to get a taste of another of its burgers at its branch at SM Mega Fashion Hall.
We each ordered an Amsterdam Burger (Php280). Pound’s house ground beef patty is flame-grilled then served in soft , lightly toasted buns along with fried onions, a generous slice of pastrami, gruyere cheese, sauerkraut, mustard relish and Todd English’ signature sauce. With so many unusual ingredients, I took my time to relish the different flavors that each bite of my burger brings.
We also got some Good Ole’ Fries (Php90) to accompany our burgers. These are made from real potatoes and seasoned well to go well with Pound’s burger offerings.
If you want an upscale take on the staple burger and fries, Pound by Todd English is a good bet.
8 Cuts Burger Blends is characterized by 8 cuts of beef “freshly ground, custom-blended and seared to order.” There are 2 types of blended beef patties to choose from: the House (Mean & Meaty – which consists of short rib, rib eye and brisket) and the Grass Fed (Lean & Clean – which consists of sirloin, round tip, flank, short plate and chuck). The resto also boasts of having “no extenders, no fillings,” just all beefy goodness.
During one of our shopping trips in Greenhills, Hubby and I took advantage of a Daily Steal offer which consist of a quarter-pounder cheeseburger, choice of skinny fries or onion rings and iced tea for only Php299. Daily Steals are meal combos usually available during weekdays from 11am to 5pm, but we were able to avail of the offer even though we visited the restaurant on a Saturday. I got one with the skinny fries while Hubby got the one with onion rings.
The burgers (House blend patties in sesame seed buns, with tomato, onions, lettuce, 8 Cuts’ made-with-love Sauce No. 3 and its house cheddar) were juicy, flavorful and filling. Together with the fries, onion rings and iced tea, a quick and delicious meal to fuel our shopping trip.
This 8 Cuts Burger Blends branch is located at the Ground Floor, Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center in San Juan.
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