When it comes to food, one shouldn’t have to settle for less. Not for the quality, not for the quantity. Especially on those days you crave a number of varied food. One minute you long for a juicy steak smothered in gravy, and the next, you’re craving buffalo wings.
I know it can be pretty tough deciding on settling with just one meal, but here’s a secret. If you want to spend your money without that awful remorse of not spending it well, I think it’s time to reveal my not-so-secret-anymore… Blake’s Wings and Steaks. They deliver everything worth your peso.
Here’s a list of everything we had:
6. Blake’s Nachos
You have to promise me you’ll be getting their nachos when you pay Blake’s a visit. Their serving is so big that getting bitin won’t ever be a problem. And take a look at their generous portions of beef, nachos and CHEESE!
5. Kani-Mango Salad
When pa-healthy food reaches the cut for your diverse cravings, Blake’s got you covered. This grub is the perfect answer to counter a hot day. Talk about the sweet strips of mango on a bed of greens, drizzled with their very own made-from-scratch balsamic vinegar. I know hearing about this salad seems already enough, but really, you have to taste it for yourself.
4. Garlic Parmesan and Barbecue Wings
If I were to eat one thing on their menu for a year, it would have to be their fried chicken wings. Here’s why: you get what you want. When you order BBQ wings, you get the authentic smoky BBQ taste. Same goes with their garlic parmesan wings—crispy outside, juicy and flavorful on the inside.
3. Pork Ribs
One best indicator of a great rib is how the meat falls off the bone—and Blake’s very own ribs attest to that. But that’s not all. Their pork ribs are also tender and scream hickory BBQ all over. A plate is good for sharing unless you want to keep it all for yourself!
2. Original Porterhouse Steak
You don’t have to go to a fancy and expensive restaurant to taste luxury. You can eat Blake’s steak at a very fair price and still get to enjoy quality meat. You also get to pick one of their three flavors: original, hickory BBQ, and honey mustard. The steak also comes with your own choice of gravy—original, mushroom and pepper mushroom.
1. Dessert: Lava Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream, Blueberry Cheesecake, and Classic Churros
There’s always room for dessert, or two. Choosing between a good ‘ole cheesecake and a chocolate one is a classic debate, and you’ll choose one or the other because of budget limits. With Blake’s, you don’t just settle with one because of how reasonable and delectable their dessert offerings are.
Everything on the table was delicious, but the crown goes to their chicken wings, pork ribs, and their blueberry cheesecake. Snacking on Blake’s chicken wings was comparable to eating chips because it was so addicting I had to eat one after another.
It was different with the pork ribs, on the other hand, where I made sure to chew the meat slowly, taking in every burst of flavor. And of course, the fluffy blueberry cheesecake. I have to petition for a change in the name of their cheesecake because it was so fluffy, it has to be stated on their menu.
I don’t know about you but being indecisive for me has surpassed its negative connotation to a more positive light now that the quality has the power to make my tummy happy.
Blake’s Wings and Steaks
75 Mayor Gil Fernando Ave., Brgy. San Roque, Marikina City
296 Santolan Road cor. 4th West Crame, San Juan City
186 Katipunan Avenue, Blue Ridge A, Quezon City
Words by: Regina Bumatay
Graphics by: Tiffany So
Video by: Neal Lacatan
Photos by: Marco Sumargo and Franchesca Collantes