The legendary steakhouse opens its doors for the first time, ever, in Manila
Brace yourselves, foodies, gastronomes, and steak-lovers across the metro: you are in for one heck of a great rodeo at the country’s first-ever Texas Roadhouse restaurant! The now legendary brand established by Kent Taylor in 1993, in Clarksville, Indiana flung open its barn doors to Manila’s ravenous public on April 28, 2016.
Big, bold Southwestern flavors, juicy hand-cut steaks, scrumptious signature dishes, and superb service await within the rustic, Instagram-worthy interiors of Texas Roadhouse’s first branch on the fourth floor of Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City.
Hand-cut hotties at the hoedown
While there are heaps of mouthwatering dishes from which to choose at Texas Roadhouse, the hotties at this hoedown (pardon the cowboy jargon) are definitely the selection of hot, fresh-off-the open flame grill steaks. High quality, premium hand-cut steaks – which include USDA Choice Sirloin, Dallas Filet, Filet Medallions, Ft. Worth Ribeye and Bone-in Ribeye-are grilled to perfection, according to your preferred doneness, and are simply bursting with flavor, natural juices (thanks to drool-worthy, even marbling throughout the meat), and just the right touch of smoky char.
Meat-lovers can also sink their teeth into the restaurant’s slow-cooked ribs, guaranteed to fall right off the bone in a flavor-rich, savory explosion. The ribs at Texas Roadhouse are so good that the dish has, in fact, won several awards across the US.
At Texas Roadhouse, there are a variety of other signature specialties that you can take to the square dance – in your belly, that is. Favorites of every cowboy and cowgirl include RattleSnake Bites, (diced jalapeños and jack cheese, rolled into balls, hand-battered and lightly fried, served with ranch dressing), fresh and crisp salads with various homemade dressings (ranch, honey mustard, Italian and bleu cheese, and Caesar), and big and meaty burgers (among these, All-American Cheeseburger, Smokehouse Burger, Mushroom Jack Chicken, Buffalo Burger, and Sliders).
Popular platters for burly, hungry cowhands (or, for sharing – these combos can feed up to four folk) include Pork Chops, Beef Steak Tips and Shrimp platter for that surf-n-turf feel, or the Crispy Chicken Strips, Sirloin and Beef plate.
Soft dinner rolls pop out of the oven every five minutes – literally – and are a must-try, while waiting. Spread on some of Texas Roadhouse’s honey cinnamon butter, and Yeehaw! You have for yourself
one might tasty hot bun! Also, customers get a complimentary bucket of salted shelled peanuts to nibble on, and be warned: these nuts are highly addictive.
Texas Roadhouse does not only promise one big, beautiful, highly pleasurable chow-down, but also one heck of a rockin’ rodeo! Simply put, a whole lotta fun! This is likewise why renowned restaurateurs on the Philippine food scene, The Bistro Group, sought to bring the acclaimed restaurant chain to local shores. Texas Roadhouse’s excellent food, brand of service, and fun atmosphere is reflective of The Bistro Group’s own commitment to the same.
“The Bistro Group played a key role in our decision to open here in the Philippines and one of those reasons is we know they will take care of our brand and represent it well in South Asia,” said Hugh Carroll, Texas Roadhouse VP for International, during his recent visit to the country. “Texas Roadhouse has a lot of energy and fun, which when combined with the flavors of our food, will make it a fun place to be. I think our food is a natural fit for the Filipinos’ taste.”
Grab your partner (and your family and friends, too!), swing them ‘round, and do-si-do down to Texas Roadhouse!
Experience Texas Roadhouse at the 4th floor, Uptown Mall, BGC. For more information, visit facebook.com/TexasRoadhousePH or the Instagram page at TexasRoadhousePH.
By ANGIE DUARTE