When in Manila, many would definitely agree that you can never have too much steak! With the number of chicken and burger joints lined up along the busy street that is Katipunan, one can finally take a break from all the fast-food and head on over to Brickfire Oven-Roasted Steaks and Chops along Esteban Abada (right behind Katipunan) to enjoy savory steaks at a very affordable price. What makes their steaks unique is that they are slow and evenly-cooked inside a brick oven, which takes a lot more time and effort but comes out with the juiciest results.
The story of Brickfire began when two biker friends, Tadi Diaz and Aaron Macalinao, riding along the Sierra Madre mountains both had an idea of bringing their comfort foods to life and opening a restaurant in which they could make use of their recipes. What was just an idea of building a steakhouse became concrete in November and last March, Tadi and Aaron together with business associate and marketing officer, Jowie Maulawin, finally opened Brickfire—catering to all the steak-lovers in the area, especially students from nearby schools like Ateneo, Miriam and UP, who crave for delicious meals at an incredibly reasonable price.
Last May 29, Writer’s Block Philippines hosted a Bloggers’ Steak Blowout inBrickfire, where the cozy-looking restaurant treated its blogger friends to fork-tender steaks and other delectable dishes. It was a fun evening of games and meeting fellow bloggers, while enjoying the mouthwatering plates that kept on coming.