A couple weeks ago I bought some coupons from pinoygreatdeals.com. Front gate was offering half price on their sloppy joes, since I have never tried this dish I bought a coupon and explored this hole in a wall restaurant. Little did I know that I have passed by this restaurant numerous times in the past.
While waiting for our food, I took some photos of the the interior. The interior was decorated with a few Mexican sombreros and some framed artistic photos. The ambient lighting was warm and a bit dim which is common on most restaurants. The restaurant had a light yellow, orange and blue theme. The exterior was rough concrete with an partially faux brick finish. The blue door and canopy complements the orange bricks and interior.
Sloppy Joe - P 115Within a few minutes the Sloppy Joe was served. Serving size for this dish was about the same size as a regular burger. Although the sloppy joe used a burger bun, the ingredients used inside were different. Instead of a burger patty, they used chilli con, jalapeno and melted cheese. Since this was my first time to try this dish, I had no idea how to eat it. My first attempt was to eat it like any other sandwich and the ingredients was just dripping all over my plate and my mouth was also smeared with the con carne and cheese. After a few more bites I slowly got the hang of it and the sandwich was history.
Just Bacon - P115The next dish they served was the Just Bacon and Mashed Potato. Well the name of the dish is pretty much explanatory. It was basically "Just Bacon". Even though this dish is just bacon, I liked that the serving size for this dish is quiet huge. I think it was almost as many as a one pack of bacon you usually buy from the grocery. Another thing that makes this bacon special is that it is homemade bacon. The bacon was cooked to a crisp and for its price I think you couldn't go wrong with this dish. This is a perfect snack or pulutan which ever you choose it to be.
As for the mashed potato, I forgot to take some photo of this but I think it is worth mentioning here. The serving size was huge which was great since we didn't order any rice. It was placed in a bowl which was filled with their tasty gravy. The mashed potato didn't taste anything like the ones you find in a fast food chain, it was full of flavor and was thoroughly prepared.
Buffalo Wings - P125The last dish served was the Buffalo wings. I wasn't able to take photos of this dish using my flash since the waitress requested me not to use it. I guess the customer adjacent to our table got annoyed by the flash reflected to the ceiling. So I took this photo without my strobe.
Among all the dishes that we ordered, I liked their buffalo wings the most. The wings were crispy and was smothered with their special spicy sauce. It was served with a blue cheese dip. The flour mixture they used to cover the outer layer of the wings was delicious. Even if they covered the wings with their hot sauce the wings remained crispy and full of flavor.
When I consumed my first piece I didn't notice the spiciness of this dish, it was only when I finished the whole my coke that I began to feel the spiciness of their sauce. Despite the spiciness of the dish I still managed to finish a couple more pieces of this tasty. I will definitely order this dish again on my next visit and maybe ask the waitress to separate the sauce from the wings.
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Front Gate is located at 21A Maria Cristina Extension (Beside Sacred Heart School for Girls), 6000 Cebu City
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