Bacon, Bacon Everywhere!
Our weekend in Coron had been extremely fun and action-packed, that we didn’t realize that we were returning to Manila on the 4th of July, which is a huge holiday in the US.
As Anthony is American, we always make it a point to celebrate Independence Day, regardless of where we are, with a traditional barbecue feast involving A LOT of meat. Little did we know that we were in for a little surprise.
From the airport, we dropped off our bags at our place and headed towards Charlie’s Grind and Grill in Kapitolyo for some good old-fashioned burgers and hotdogs. In an interesting turn of events, we happened to find a parking slot across Charlie’s, just in front of a restaurant called Poco Deli, which piqued our interest enough for us to change our plans and try it out instead.
Call it sweet serendipity, Anthony and I took the last remaining parking slot along the busy street, which happened to be in front of Poco Deli.
These chalk boards caught my eye, particularly the words "SLOW COOKED," which never fails to get me very, very excited.
They make their own sausages, folks!
If bacon were a country, I'd pledge my allegiance to it.
The deli's interiors are quaint, cozy and casual, living up to the name, Poco, or "little."
"However, there's certainly nothing poco about their menus," Anthony said, as he held up a teaspoon to further illustrate his point.
If I did not order the callos, I would have gotten the chili seafood pasta, as I've been enjoying a little bit of heat with my food lately.
As we were ordering, I zoned out momentarily and wondered whether I would make a good flamenco dancer. (Quite honestly, I think I would.)
My Mitchell Mouse t-shirt makes another appearance!
It is easy to tell if a stew has been sitting in a slow simmer.
Everyone, gather around and take a minute to admire my Bacon Rice.
This is the smile of someone who just ordered an entire pizza for himself.
Anthony demonstrates the New York Fold. Very important, take note of the structural support provided by the ring finger and pinky.
After practically inhaling my food, I immediately checked out their dessert display and was thrilled to find, not only red velvet CAKE, but also red velvet CUPCAKES!
Not quite sure if I was smiling because of the whimsical wire chair sculptures, or those unbelievably studded chocolate chip cookies behind them.(It was the cookies.)
The Great Red Velvet Showdown is on!
My red velvet cupcake photographed extremely well, but I found it to be slightly on the dry side.
Anthony wins the red velvet showdown with this slice of cake, which he says "was kept moist by the layers of frosting."
Anthony is quick to provide a dollop of frosting as consolation.
I'm definitely having some of this next time I visit… (Maybe, tomorrow?)
Thanks to Len and the gang for a great time!
So that’s how our fourth of July turned out… We were obviously happy with this discovery, as we were back here a few days later with my parents. By the way, Poco Deli is located at 21 East Kapitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City. Telephone 477-4332. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy the rest of the week, guys! Now how about some bacon for breakfast?