Monday, November 10

Anything Goes at Burgoo

Yesterday, we were able to finally take time and visit the newly opened SM City Marikina along Marcos Highway. We arrived a couple of minutes before lunch time and Rap was already giving me the signs that he's hungry. We started to scout for a nice and affordable place to have lunch that day and we happened to pass by Burgoo. I'm familiar of Burgoo branches in The Podium and Market, Market! I admit that I was intimidated to visit the place. It just so happened that there's a big menu posted outside the place that made me convinced to try the place. In fairness, the prices are affordable considering that they are serving large portions for sharing. Plus, we were offered a plate of free Chicken Tenders that made Rap's eyes light up and signaled us to get in.

Burgoo is a traditional Kentucy spicy stew made using whatever meats and vegetables available. This may be the reason why the restaurant's tag line is "Anything Goes". We did not dare try their stew yet just because I thought that we can't finish everything up. But I will definitely try it out once we come back as a large group.

I loved Burgoo's ambiance. It is cozy and the lighting was just right to give the warm homey feel. I also liked the big blank sheet of paper that they use as table cover. We're used to restos just giving out small paper place mats and a jar of crayons to kids and I think that's why my husband was so excited to get some crayons and sketched away immediately. I read that the great Malang also sketches while waiting for his food to be served. He is a regular customer and even gives some of his sketches to the restaurant's owner. Our server that day was Josie, a very cute, friendly, and petite lass.

Dadijun sketching

We ordered Seafood Jambalaya, Grilled Porkchops (with corn on the cob and barbecue french fries on the side), and Mozarella Sticks. All of our orders were regular servings only. My husband was glad that the place serves Coca-Cola products. I ordered a Coke Zero while my husband had Iced Tea. Both drinks are bottomless. Rap ordered a glass of Four Seasons. We ordered a bowl of plain rice for Rap who's still not eating anything with tomato sauce. We were also served our free Chicken Tenders. The whole spread only cost Php 1,103 (around $22).

Mozarella Sticks. Rap already ate two before I even got the chance to get a picture.

Rap stretching the mozarella as far as he can! Mozarella's the only cheese that he eats.

my boys enjoying the good food

Grilled Porkchop

Seafood Jambalaya

our free plate of Chicken Tenders

We are so happy with our Burgoo experience. We will definitely go back soon. The staff is friendly and efficient. You won't have to raise your hand to call their attention. They are very attentive to customers' needs and I was even surprised when the restaurant's manager approached our table and offered to cut the corn cob into two. She probably saw how "barok" I was trying to divide the cob with my hands! LOL! The servers also refill the glasses with drinks right away. Not like in other establishments serving bottomless drinks that wait for you to choke first before they refill! Contrary to what we thought, the restaurant is 100% Filipino-owned. Now, that's something to be uber proud of. Who needs TGIF when there's Burgoo?

Burgoo has other branches in Power Plant Mall, Promenade, Gateway Mall, Robinsons Galleria, the Mall of Asia, and The Block at SM City North Edsa.

This is not a sponsored post. Just a well-deserved thumbs-up for the great people of Burgoo, SM City Marikina!

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