Today, I had lunch by myself at Goodfellas Steaks and Burgers. Tj and I ate there a couple of days ago, but I just had to go back again because I wanted what he ate: Pat and Geno’s Sandwich (P275 with fries and raspberry iced tea), Goodfellas’ take on the famous Philly cheesesteak, cheekily naming it after the two competing cheesesteak places in the city. That’s what he had when we first ate there in August 2010, and I can’t believe it took me this long to order it for myself. Now it may become my default meal at the restaurant as well. Cheesesteak diehards may come after me for saying this, but I thought this was better than the one at Pat’s.
I can’t help it. The whole thing is juicy and hefty, and I especially love the flavor of the sliced lean beef.
Of course, I still love the other items on their menu. The first thing I ordered at Goodfellas is the House Steak (P325). I’m not ashamed to say that I finished the entire slab of Angus beef and the mashed potatoes as well–they were pretty good, to say the least. The beef gravy that accompanied the meal has since become one of my addictions.
Goodfellas has also become our go-to place when we want burgers with a little more oomph. I usually have the WiseGuy Burger (P295), which is the bacon cheeseburger shown below on a day when the steak fries weren’t available. Our regular visits to the place basically meant that we’ve had a chance to sample a number of items on the menu, such as the Flamingo Wings (nice and spicy buffalo wings, actually; P220 solo) and their Angus salpicao dubbed Carlito’s Gang (P375). My parents have even developed a fondness for The Freshman (P185), which features grilled fish skewers.
The search for good beef is always a difficult one, since a lot of places seem to prefer serving really thin slices of beef and passing them off as steaks. Thankfully, GoodFellas Steaks and Burgers in Kamuning bucks this trend and offers meateaters a particularly fine selection of steaks, burgers, sandwiches, and other dishes.
Goodfellas Steaks and Burgers
Address: 36 T. Gener cor. K-1st, Kamuning
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
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