Restaurants to Try: Wingman, Goodfellas Steaks and Burgers + 5 Steals and Deals
Have you tried Wingman at the Collective and Goodfellas Steaks and Burgers? Plus a Brazilian Food Festival at HEAT starting and more of this week’s steals and deals.
Wingman at the Collective
Owned by friends who loved flag football and good food, Wingman at the Collective in Makati is all about the burgers and the buffalo wings. All the ingredients are made from scratch - from the tortillas, to the mixing of the burger patties, even to the non-bottled dips - but the owners agree they are hardly a place for gourmet food. Says Erik Waldie, one of the owners, "I guess if people talk about how we do stuff from scratch, that’s good. But if they don’t know that’s how it’s done, they just know it tastes good to them, that’s good too.
We’re not a gourmet spot, we’re relaxed. I want people to go like, ’Damn, that’s the best burger I’ve had in a while’."
Go for the slightly spicy Wingman Wings (P180 for a half-dozen/ P280 for a dozen), served with carrots on the side; and the Wingman Burger (P230), with a generous burger patty seared on both sides served with Bleu cheese sauce. Waldie adds, "At the end of the day, it’s the wings that sell best."
Wingman at the Collective is at 7274 Malugay Street, Makati City. Open from 11:45 a.m.- 2 a.m. from Tuesdays to Sundays.
Goodfellas Steaks and Burgers
Goodfellas Steaks and Burgers in Kamuning, Quezon City makes an offer you can’t refuse: charbroiled burgers, buffalo wings and U.S. certified Angus steaks. Other menu must-tries are the Margherita Burger (P215/ P265 with fries and a drink), and the Pat & Geno’s Sandwich (P220/ P270 with fries and a drink), Goodfellas’ version of the Philadelphia Angus cheesesteak.
Goodfellas Steaks and Burgers is at 56 T. Gener corner K-1st Street Kamuning, Quezon City.
Brazilian Food Festival at HEAT starting July 3
Brazilian barbeque, churrasco varieties and chorizos take the spotlight at HEAT’s "Churrascaria Craze," a Brazilian Food Festival starting July 3.
Every Saturday of July, from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., feast on Brazilian-style barbeque on giant skewers, and eight churrasco varieties: gaucho, sirloin or whole rib eye; paulista, beef tenderloin with banana butter coating; churrasco with chimichurri sauce, boned sirloin steak with white vinegar; churrasquinhos, or bite-sized barbecue beef tenderloin and bacon; churrasco de frango, chicken barbecue; churrasco de porco, pork barbecue marinated in Spanish paprika; churrasco de caneiro, lamb rack or leg with rosemary and lime rub; and churrasco de chorizo.
HEAT is at the EDSA Shangri-la, EDSA Shangri-La, 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Tel. No. 633-8888.
All-Day Breakfast at Chocolate Kiss Café
Enjoy your morning favorites all day at the Roces branch of Chocolate Kiss Café. Choose from the French Toast (P125), Pancakes (P170), Blueberry Pancakes (P145), or the Spanish Omelet (P175), all palate pleasers and good enough to eat the whole day.
Available at Chocolate Kiss Cafe, 1/F Korben Place, Roces Avenue, Quezon City. Tel. No. 412-7876.
Secret Recipe’s Healthy Cake Combo
Indulgent can be nutritious. Available until June 30, Wednesday, go healthy with Secret Recipe’s Healthy Cake Combo: get a slice of cake plus coffee or tea, all for only P100.
Available until June 30 at Secret Recipe, Ground Level, 32nd St. cor. 5th Ave. Fort Global City, Taguig City. Tel. No. 856-2953.
"Kalayaan Feasts" good for four at Aristocrat starts at P670
The Bonifacio feast, comes with sinigang na baboy, sizzling sisig and ampalaya con carne for P672. The Mabini feast includes sizzling tofu, Spicy Pork Alexander and pakbet hipon for P694. Lechon kawali, bangus belly with black beans and spicy laing make up the Aguinaldo feast (P671). The Del Pilar set is loaded with chicken honey, sinigang na baka and chopsuey for P905, and the Rizal set has hototai soup, sweet and sour fish fillet and crispy pata for P1,085. All sets are good for up to four persons and come with four orders of plain rice.
Wine-all-you can at Muruve by Pino for only P500
Enjoy free-flowing wines from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Muruve By Pino for only P500 per person until June 30. Choose from their wine selection which includes Spanish, Australian, Chilean, and Italian reds and whites and pair them with Muruve by Pino’s cold cuts and appetizers.
Muruve by Pino is at Ortigas Home Depot, Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Tel. No. 706-4617.
Sushi and Robatta Lunch Buffet at Umu, Dusit Thani
From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m ., feast on Umu’s sushi and robatta buffet for only P850 nett per person. Included in the buffet spread are sushi rolls, miso soup, Maguro, Kani stick, Salmon, Unagi, Aji, Tamago and Ika.
Available from Mondays to Fridays at Dusit Thani’s Umu Japanese Restaurant , Ground Level, Dusit Thani Manila, EDSA cor. Pasay Rd., Ayala Center , Makati City (867-3333).
Frozen Swirl at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Greenbelt 3
You’re all about fro-yo. Next time you crave for a cup, head to Coffee Bean and & Tea Leaf, with their mix of sweet, cold and tangy in their new Frozen Swirl (P155 regular/ P205 large), CBTL’s new frozen yogurt line.
Available at the Greenbelt 3 branch, Makati City.
Spasso Lunch items starting at P275
Pair Spasso’s lunch items starting at P275 with their selection of wines from the Napa Valley to the hills of Tuscany: Beef Saltimbocca, Pan Seared Dory and Sausage Spaghettini.
Spasso Italian Tapas is at the Luxe Residence Bldg., 4th Avenue cor. 28th Street, Fort Global City, Taguig City. Tel. No. 669-7186
Photographs by Warren Espejo (Wingman) and Dyan Zarzuela (Wingman interiors); other photographs from Goodfellas Steaks and Burgers, shangri-la.com, Chocolate Kiss Cafe, Dusit Thani Manila, Spasso.