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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Restaurant Rave: Charlie's Grind and Grill

Ok, first of all, let me get it out of the way that I have always been a big fan of Charlie's burgers. I ended up at Ronac Art Center last Saturday, a new 4 story building along Ortigas Avenue in San Juan that houses many independent brands, an art gallery, a basketball court, Charlie's and Yoggle, a pay by weight Yogurt spot. After my shoot with one of my bestests, Sarah, we quickly proceeded to go to Charlie's for my first meal of the day at 4 pm.

How cute is she?

My attempt at being artsy

At the Deck of The Ronac Art Center

Ok...let's finally get to the point. Charlie's.

Sarah's Charlie's Burger

What's interesting about their burgers is that they do not serve them with ketchup. Everyone on the table was wondering why ketchup was not available at the restaurant. When I was googling the history of the Hamburger last night (i know, i know!) I read that the first burger was created by Louis Lassen in New Haven, CT in 1900, and he served it sans ketchup. To this day, his diner still serves their burgers without ketchup and you will be frowned upon if you ask for some.

But! They do have a selection of other sauces you can choose from. I drowned my burger in Aioi. Hate mayo but can't resist it when it has garlic.

We also ordered Cheese Fries and...

Buffalo Wings

Everything was extremely you can see.

Sorry, Sometimes things are too good to wait. I remembered to take photos long after everything was gone.

Finished our meal with:

Dead Guy Ale. "Tastes like New York"--Sarah Meier-Albano

<3 this girl! xo

Check out Charlie's Grind and Grill at Ronac Art Center along Ortigas Avenue in San Juan. While you are at it, check out the stores there too! The place is Dope!


  1. hi erica.
    it's me eunice from yesterday's shoot.
    we had fun working with you. and definitely learned a lot from you. :) thank you.

  2. thanks! was great working with you guys also! til next shoot!