Early Afternoon Off and Food Trip: Al’s and Robz Diner
Every end of the month is our scheduled company inventory. And depending on the schedule, you get to be assigned either just within the city limits or beyond them.
So far, my assignments has always been on the outside of the southern border – Davao del Sur. Which was fine by me since being assigned at the farm meant being with a number of officemates as well rather than being on your own. Lunch was free, and the ride was free. It just gets tiring at times to wake up EARLY in the morning and travel to the office (our meeting place), and if you are one of those “lucky ones” who will be assigned livestock in the grower areas (not happened to me yet!). But what’s one of the best things I like in being assigned at the farm? It’s when we all finish early and we get to enjoy an early off. Which I did last Wednesday.
I was dropped off at home and had time to rest and freshen up before enjoying what was left of the Holiday afternoon. I had time to buy a few Kris Kringle items, and had enough time to stroll along the mall when a friend caught up with me. Since it was time for dinner, we decided to head off to AL’S & ROBZ DINER.
Same as my previous food trip, it was Aya who introduced me to this burger joint in the city. He had been commenting in treating himself on his birthday with the GIANT burgers of the diner (which I have yet to see). Naturally, my interest was piqued. So my friend and I went off towards the place and, armed only with the knowledge that it was located within the vicinity of Rizal St., took the jeepney ride heading off the Al’s & Robz.
Upon reaching the place, you would notice how it stands out among the other stores in the area. The white picket fence and the red, white, and blue painting shouted all-American. I even had a boo-boo when I opened the door. Good thing their waitresses were very friendly and hospitable in opening the door for us.
There were only 3 other customers aside from me and my friend so the ambiance was very relaxed. Eager to try out their burgers, my companion and I placed our orders. Mine was a regular 1/4 pound Onion Mushroom Cheese Burger, while my friend ordered a 1/4 pound Hawaiian Burger plus large fries and our respective drinks. We dared not order their 1/2 nor their 1 pound burger! Not if we still wanted to walk though. So I’m saving trying that out on a “starve” day or share a large order with a friend or two.
While waiting, the diner offers a number of board games to pass the time away. The place’s choice of music was right up to my ears’ satisfaction – 80’s. I LSS-ed in one song but forgot it’s title when we left. (Darn! Need to get that song!) Their wall designs and interior decoration was very fun to look at as well as I enjoyed taking a few snaps of the place before settling for the wooden version of brain twister.
I think I reached Figure 11 when our meals finally arrived. I was interested in tasting their sugarfree bun so after the traditional picture-taking of my food, I delved into my mushroom cheese burger. The explosion of juiciness inside my mouth was reflected with the juices dripping from my burger. One bite, and you crave for more. This is another place that my barkada and I MUST go together again. Plus, their fruit pies are just delish!
In addition, 30% of their profits are used in placing computers for public school. It’s their A Bite for a Byte Program. How’s that for eating for a cause!
Courteous wait staff. Check! Ambience. Check! Affordable and delicious food. Check, check, check!
Need to know more about this place? Check out this blog. Or better yet, drop by the diner and have a taste for yourself!
Al’s & Robz Diner
Near NCCC Express
C. Bangoy St. Rizal, Davao City
Tel. No. (082) 225.5555
Mobile No. 0915.770.5985
You can also opt for their delivery option since they accept delivery orders. Perfect for your sudden cravings if you’re at work! Hmm.. now I’m craving for a burger. LOL.
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