Our next food destination journeys us to Angeles City and we found ourselves in an unassuming restaurant that looks just like your average dining experience. We discover that we are in a treat!
BIF’s Smoke & Grill is located in Nepo Quad, Angeles City, Pampanga. The restaurant resides in a strip – besides multiple restaurants in front of a McDonald’s and Starbucks. Established in 2014, owners Jude, Tim, and Caloy named it after the villain of Back to the Future fame.
What’s in the Menu?
Bad Ass Deadly (B.A.D.) Burger
2 pounds and 10 inches of U.S. Angus Beef Patty with a side of fries
Promo: Get it for ₱ 1,099 only and save ₱ 181!
The B.A.D. burger comes with either white sauce, BBQ sauce, or even red wine sauce (ask for it, it’s good). Seeing it in person feels like having 8 Quarter Pounders in your table. For its size and weight, the B.A.D. burger is recommended for large groups (with at least 6 people to finish it).
Spatchcock Buttefly Chicken ( ₱591 Good for 5 people)
Butterflied smoked chicken rubbed with Cajun spice. Comes with A side of French fries, sweet potatoes, house slaw, and sweetcorn
A new addition to the menu. This chicken is cooked Cajun style, referring to the spices (it’s a secret!). Mixed with a special sauce, the result is a tangy and spicy taste. It was super good! Almost everyone’s favorite was the spatchcock or at least most of us. At this price point, how could you go wrong ?
Lettuce and onions cushioning a braised beef belly in a bun with a side of fries.
Bif’s best seller in the house. The beef is served in white Italian bread (Ciabatta), which makes it super soft and tender. The red wine sauce also works with the sandwich as well.
Shrimp version of the lobster roll topped with pickled cucumber, carrots, mayo and lemon.
The shrimp sandwich roll is Bif’s answer to the expensive lobster roll. It is so good it reminded me of Banh mi Kitchen’s Kani Banh Mi which is very refreshing!
Tender beef – Sisig style
The best of them all is the Angus Sisig. You won’t find it on the traditional menu but it is part of their not so secret menu (the waiters will know what you will be talking about). This is seriously so good that when we were told to try it out despite being full, we immediately asked for rice. Our appetites restarted once we tasted it. It’s that good.
Most of the orders have side dishes such as kamote fries, and the ingredients are bought from the Aeta community of Porac, Pampanga.
Our first impression with the atmosphere of the restaurant from the outside is that it looked plain. The logo itself reminds me of Gerry’s Grill. Entering it is something else entirely, as the interior is completely different and has that rustic motif going on.
Remember Cajun-inspired Spatchcock? It turns out that that is no mere accident that the look of the restaurant matches its cuisine. Cajuns often lived in plain, in the most positive sense of the word, households.
BIF’s Smoke & Grill is no exception. The rustic feel of the walls and ceilings lined with wooden panels reminds me of those houses built in the countryside.
The tables and chairs are similarly made or at least made to look like wood. Art can be seen hanging from walls that portray that of a comic book strip similar to Archie’s Comics.
If you come here, the food will delight your taste buds and for the price point, I would say it is an experience that you would not want to miss!
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