Food

Pound by Todd English

Had an impulsive trip to BGC because I wanted to get a new yoga mat which calls for a spontaneous date with the boyfriend and a food adventure.

Restaurant details

Pound is a burger spin-off of Todd English Food Hall’s burger station. It serves gourmet burgers and sliders in a vintage-inspired setting, carrying an intimate 1920s speakeasy vibe.

Grabbed from phonebooky.com

Photo from zomato app

Ambience

We ate here at night and the restaurant was pretty dim. They’re probably going for classic but mysterious yet minimalist kind of thing which works well in all fairness. It felt luxe but comfortable.

Price

The price was affordable but I expected bigger servings.

(Ps. Sorry for the low quality photo)

Food

They had an intriguing menu which has something you’d know and love but with a twist. They had me at caramelized anything.

I ordered their alfredo pasta with caramelized bacon which had a small serving. I was expecting more caramelized bacon. It was a little dry for my liking as well (but I like my food dripping with sauce).

We also tried their bacon poutine. This is my favorite among everything that we ordered. The cheese was gooey and the fries had that perfect crunchy on the outside mushy on the inside texture. However, the gravy is a little too thick and salty.

My boyfriend ordered their secret menu burger for the day which is two patties, cheese and caramelized onions topped with additional bacon. The patty tasted more like 8cuts, a little salty and meaty in a good way.

Service

They have good servers who attends to what you need when you need it (and they aren’t pestering you every 10 seconds). They were also knowledgeable of their menu. Thumbs up for the service.

Overall thoughts

It’s an okay restaurant. I would give it 3.5 out of 5 stars. I recommend trying their poutine and the burgers. The ambience is also nice.

Food

Carpe Diem

It’s one of those restaurants which I’ve been looking at ever since but I whenever I try to go there something comes up (mostly parking). Finally, we were able to try their desserts last night. I’ll update this when I try out their food.

Restaurant details

Photo above screenshot from zomato

Ambience

The restaurant looks nice. It’s very learning conducive which makes it a study/work/hangout spot in bf. However, they have very limited parking.

The restaurant has nice and cozy aesthetics. Cozy chairs and very good lighting. It makes it conducive for productivity.

I love that the place is simple.

Price

It’s a little pricey but I can say they make up for it with the taste. I took one of their flyers.

Photo above: flyer with price and menu

Taste/Food

We tried one of their potted desserts and their drink.

Photo above: choco lava

It looks so cute! The ice cream is close to mad marks which I love. It’s served with cookie crumbs under the ice cream and chocolate cupcake with a side of gummy worms.

It’s good! I would definitely go back! ♥️♥️

I also ordered dark black forest. It’s like melted cake! I love that it really tastes like an actual black forest.

Photo above: dark black forest and cookie

I also had a cookie (15 pesos each) it’s tiny but it’s moist and it has a distinct cinnamon taste in it. I personally don’t like cinnamon that’s why I did not enjoy it but it’s good none the less.

Service

They have good service. I love that they are accomodating but they leave you alone which makes you feel that you have your privacy which I enjoy very much.

Overall verdict

I would definitely go back and would give it 4 stars because of the parking issue. But the food and the ambience is great!