Restaurant Review: CBD (Cheesesteaks, Burgers, and Drinks) in Ayala Triangle

For the longest time, Filipinos think of rice meals when lunch or dinner is mentioned. Nowadays though, more and more Pinoys become open to the idea that you can have a good sandwich and already consider it a complete meal.

Indulge in a new kind of dining experience at Cheesesteaks, Burgers & Drinks (CBD) located at the Ayala Triangle in Makati City. There, you could order a whole sandwich for yourself and already feel full. CBD’s cheesesteaks and burgers are fully-packed with lots of delicious filling. 

CBD Cheeseburger – P160
When I ate there with fellow bloggers, we had to divide the sandwiches into four just so we could have a taste of everything served on our table. We happily savored the burst of flavors in every delicious bite.

Bacon Cheesesteak Sandwich - P325
I loved the London Blue Cheeseburger made with blue cheese, bacon strips, and ranch dressing. It has the right blend of flavors that make up a great sandwich.

London Blue Cheeseburger – P220
And since I eat anything with mushrooms, I also tried the Mushroom Cheesesteak Sandwich. Yum!

Mushroom Cheesesteak Sandwich – P310
I also got to taste the other sandwiches my companions ordered; the photos of which are also included in this blog post.

CBD Double Patty Burger – P235 (made with handmade ¼ lb. pure beef patty x 2 + cheddar)  
Chef Chiloy Santos revealed that they only use US meat. “Our burger patties are handmade, contain pure beef, and have no extenders.” If you really insist on eating rice, CBD has something called Manila Special where customers can request rice instead of buns. They also have rice meals priced at P195 each and served with coleslaw. Choices include Hickory Smoked Beef Brisket, Grilled Chicken Steak, and Pure Beef Burger Steak

CBD Buffalo Chicken Strips – P190 (6 pieces), P285 (10 pieces) 
Aside from the sandwiches, we were served some delicious CBD Buffalo Chicken Strips made with chicken strips + crispy coating + spicy sauce + ranch dressing. You also have the option to order the Naked Chicken Strips without the sauce. What’s great about these dishes is that the chicken strips are crunchy on the outside but moist and juicy inside. I’m sure this will be a blockbuster with my kids (chicken lovers all) when I bring them to CBD soon.

Naked Chicken Strips 
Now, what’s a good sandwich without a nice beverage? CBD offers the oh-so-sinful Shake & Bake drinks made with milkshake and your favorite cake blended together. Chef Chiloy, who developed the drinks, calls them “milkshake on steroids”. He shared that this is his way of reinventing the regular milkshake and told us that each glass contains four scoops of ice cream! Talk about calories! 

I got the Blueberry Cheesecake Shake & Bake and it was heaven at first sip. Chef Chiloy said this drink is made with vanilla ice cream, cream cheese, blueberry filling, graham crust, and whipping cream. Other flavors include Apple Pie, Banana Cream Pie, Chocolate Fudge, Vanilla Peanut Butter Toffee, and Strawberry Short Cake. Soon, he plans to also concoct flavors like Red Velvet Cake, Smores, and Mango Tart. CBD moreover serves imported and local beers and sell the local ones at P35 per bottle from 4-7pm daily.

CBD is open from 11am – 10pm every day. They have free WiFi so get ready to post photos on Twitter or Facebook when you eat there to let your friends know what they are missing :)

Edit: Feb. 22 - CBD’s 1st Anniversary Treats

February also marks the 1st anniversary of CBD (Cheesesteaks, Burgers and Drinks). Located at Ayala Triangle Gardens, CBD is giving all customers with a minimum purchase of Php 500.00 different daily treats from February 20 to Feb 24, 2012. On Monday, February 20, customers get to try CBD’s own version of cheesesteaks; Tuesday, February 21, (hamburgers), Wednesday, February 22 (spaghetti), Thursday (shake and bake), and on Friday, a bucket of beer (6 bottles) awaits all customers with a minimum purchase of Php 500 pesos. All customers also get a chance to win Php 1,000 Gift Certificates during this special 5-Day Anniversary Treats Promotions and a new iPad 2 which will be raffled off at the end of the promo period.

Promo period is from February 20 to March 31, 2012. Per DTI-NCR Permit No. A2-0123, Series of 2012.

For more information, please call 621-6156 / 482-6245 or visit CBD's Facebook page for other details.

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