Game & Grub Boardgame Cafe: The Game’s Afoot!
I’ve been nudged out of hibernation for a little bit because apparently, it’s on! =D
The game, I mean.
Jo was just telling me about the new restaurants she’s seen the other day; Game & Grub included, and just seconds after we were IM-ing about it, she told me, one of her friends asked her if I’ve checked it out myself. With that little question, the IHGians have done it again – urged me on in the Baguio food quest. Many thanks, you guys! \m/
Curious as to what makes this place so different from other restaurants in the City of Pines, I rallied my foodie lovies to the cafe the next day.
While it saddened me to find that the game and food establishment replaced Keumsan Korean restaurant, I was excited to sit at the table, have a snack while playing a boardgame, like what we used to do when we were kids and it was stormy out and there was no electricity. (Our all time fave was The Game of Life board game. “A son is born, collect presents” Ahh, mem’ries)
In this high tech, digital world we live in now, even sitting together at the table, we can still be disconnected from each other, so kudos to G&G for doing so well in ensuring we put down our mobile devices, interacted and engaged with each other for this meal. ^^,
After we picked our grub from the chalkboard menu at the counter, we took a look at the different board games on the shelf beside it. There were so many (some we didn’t even know about) … and in such enticing boxes, we were stumped about which one to play. The owner gladly suggested one to us and even took the time to teach us the mechanics of it. As we got our ‘Love Letter’ tutorial, the staff prepared our sandwiches and drinks.
Having tried a round with the guidance of the cafe manager, he then left us, now Love Letter players, to enjoy our card game as our orders arrived at the table one after the other.
It was not as my sister imagined “game” … as in steaks from hunted deer, bison, wildebeest and the like. *heeharhar (We can get steaks from another newly opened restaurant, Pine Country, but that’s a feature for another day, my foodie friends. )
We had tummy filling sandwiches of roast beef , pulled pork BBQ, G&G signature and the smash up burger. The beef in my niece’s pick was neatly sliced, tasty and tender. The pork in my sister’s choice was flavorful and not oily. Race had a whooper of a sandwich with bacon and roast beef slices in it.
As for my order, it was a mighty meaty one with its double patty topped with bacon strips. Aside from the veggies and cheese, my burger also had caramelized onions in it which I truly enjoyed. Yum! The side of fries that we had in all our plates was also lipsmacking. I was hoping there would be more piled on the plate. Alam na, #potatohead =b
The refreshments we had paired up with our dishes, although mild in flavor were good, too. My niece and I had the specialty drinks, cookie jar and mango G’s respectively. Race had … of course … the green tea frappe. My sister had a cup of coffee (They did say yesterday was going to be chilly, temp in the 10s) which was satisfactory to her, too. =)
X marks Game and Grub Boardgame Cafe for good food and a (traditional low tech) jolly good time in Baguio. (“,)
The game’s afoot … in this establishment as well as in the Baguio food scene. G&G Cafe sure upped it with this rad idea for a dining experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. (Well executed *saying that with a French accent *harhar) Wee!
Service: and for the owner who didn’t leave us to our own devices with what board/cardgame to play and how to play it. Another for our attendant’s confidence and skills in taking our photo with my broken autofocus cam. *hihi Thank you so much!
Ambiance: I forgot to take a photo of the dining area but it’s Keumsan’s, with the kitchen and the partitioned spots for private samgyeopsal frying walled out . I felt the same way I felt dining at Grumpy Joe= Claustrophobic.
Being a place specializing in board games and food, my foodie loved ones and I would have loved wider tables where we could have a place on both our sides for our plates/drinks/condiments and space in front of us for our cards (and I imagine, the game board in the middle, in a future visit).
In hindsight, I should’ve let the losers pay for this meal. A fun idea for you, eatsplorers and your friends, when you go try this new Baguio resto out for yourselves. *wink wink Go na!
Game & Grub Boardgame Cafe
2nd Floor, 111 Jungle Town, Leonard Wood Road (the old Keumsan, beside Grumpy Joe)
Baguio City, Philippines
0927 578 5188
Board games and card games from Honor’s Ground Hobby Shop
#46 Upper Kayang Street, Baguio City
Basement Level, Pristine Hardware Bldg
0917 908 9396
*** You might want to leave your vehicles at home or at some other nearby parking place. No parking space for this building. (I’m not counting the space in front of the establishment that’s part of the public road where a single line of vehicles park.)
Tags: #1, a son is born collect presents, accommodating attendant, adventure, alam na, ambiance, antique mason jar, attendants, attentive food server, attentive food servers, attentive food servers baguio, auto focus, bacon, Baguio, baguio best restaurants, Baguio blog, Baguio board games, Baguio Boardgame, Baguio Boardgame Café, baguio burger, Baguio café Americano, Baguio card games, Baguio City, Baguio City eatscapade, Baguio City eatsploration, Baguio City Philippines, Baguio dine, Baguio dining escapade, baguio eat, baguio eats, Baguio eatscapade, Baguio eatsploration, Baguio eatsplorer, Baguio eatsplorers, baguio food, baguio food adventure, baguio food adventures, baguio food blog, Baguio food blogger, Baguio food escapade, Baguio food establishments, baguio food guide, baguio food map, baguio food photo blog, baguio food quest, Baguio food review, Baguio food reviews, baguio food trip, Baguio foodie, Baguio foodie blogger, Baguio foodies, baguio foods, baguio fries, Baguio G&G, Baguio G&G menu, Baguio Game & Grub Boardgame Café, Baguio Game & Grub Boardgame Café menu, Baguio game and grub, Baguio Game and Grub Board Game Café, Baguio game and grub menu, Baguio game hobby shop, baguio guide, baguio guide what to eat, Baguio hobby shop, Baguio Honors Ground Hobby Shop, Baguio IHG, Baguio Jungle Town, Baguio Philippines, baguio restaurant blog, baguio restaurant blogs, Baguio restaurant connoisseur, Baguio restaurant food, baguio restaurant guide, baguio restaurant map, Baguio restaurant review, Baguio restaurant reviews, Baguio restaurants review, Baguio restaurants reviews, baguio restaurants to eat, Baguio roast beef sandwich, Baguio sandwiches, Baguio specialty drinks, Baguio sub sandwiches, Baguio where to eat, bake, ball's mason jar, best, best kept secret, best restaurants in baguio, Beth, better, binge, blog, blogger, blogs, blogs about baguio food, boardgames on the shelf, bonding through board game and card games, bow to me baby, breakfast, burger, burger Baguio, burger bun, burger patty, burger two patties bacon, burgers, business, businesses, café Americano, café amerikano, caramelized onions, card game mechanics, center, chalkboard menu, char grilled burger patty, chest, chests, childhood, childhood memories, childhood memories Baguio, childhood years, city, City of Pines, claustrophobia, claustrophobic, coleslaw, coleslaw salad Baguio, collect presents, comfort, comfort food, compare, comparison, comprehensive baguio food blog, comprehensive details about Baguio food, comprehensive information about Baguio food, concentrating on the game, connoisseur, cook, cookie jar specialty drink, cost, costs, counter, cramped, cramped dining area, cramped space, craving, cravings, customer, customers, delectable, delicious, delight, delights, digital, digital world, dine Baguio, dining around baguio, dining out, dinner, disconnected from each other, discover, discovering, discovery, dish, dishes, eat, eat and dine Baguio, eat baguio food, eat out baguio, eat-in-baguio, eateries, eatery, eating out Baguio, eating out in baguio, eats, eats baguio food, eats baguio foods, eats in Baguio, eats in Baguio City, eats-ploration baguio, eats-plore, eats-plore baguio, eatscapade, eatsploration, eatsplore, eatsplore baguio, eatsplorer, eatsplorers, eatsploring Baguio, engaged, establishment, establishments, execution, explore, explore Baguio city, explorer, explorers, family playing board games, family time, fancy, fantastic, filling sandwich, find, find good Baguio food, find good food in Baguio, flavorful, food, food adventure, food adventures, food and drink, food escapade, food establishment, food establishments, food quest, food trip, food trip in baguio, food trip with Xine, food trips, foodie, foodie trip, foodie trip Baguio, foodies, foods, frappe, French accent, french fries, french fries baguio, fries, fun idea, funds, game big game, game mechanics, Game of Life board game, game play tutorial, gastronomic, get your head in the game, good, good Baguio food, good eats, good eats Baguio, good execution, good food, good foods, good morrow, great, great time, green tea, green tea frap, guide, guide to restaurants in Baguio City, hamburgers, have a snack and play boardgames, head in the game, heavy sandwich, hibernation, high quality boardgames, hindsight, hotel, how to play, how to play Love Letter card game, huge hamburger lock jaw, hunt, hunted deer bison wildebeest, IHG, IMing, instant messaging, interact, interact with each other at the table, Intercontinental hotels group, intercontinental hotels group baguio, jaw breaker burger, jolly good time, Jungle Town Baguio, Karla, knowledgeable attendant, kudos, Leonard Wood Road, Leonard Wood Road Baguio, life, list, literal tall order, location, location in baguio map, location of baguio restaurant, lock jaw, losers pay for the meal, Love Letter card game, Love Letter game, low technology fun, lunch, mango G’s drink, mark, marks, mason jar, memories, memory, menu, my head was on the game, new in town, new in town baguio, newly opened, newly opened cafe Baguio, newly opened establishment, newly opened establishment baguio, newly opened food establishment baguio, newly opened restaurants, newly opened where to eat in baguio, no electricity, no.1, no1, nudge, nudged out of hibernation, P3, P3 food trip, pampering, partitioned, partitioned out, passion, passion for food, Philippines, photoblog Baguio, photos, pines, place, places, places to eat, playing games strategically, potato, potato head, potato head Baguio, price, private messaging, pulled pork, pulled pork sandwich, quest, quests, Race, rad idea for dining experience, raised the bar, rating, ratings, restaurant, restaurants, roast beef carving, room divider, sandwich, sandwich Baguio, scrumptious, search, searching, service, simple, sit at the table, skilled attendant, slices, snack, snack and boardgames, snacks, specialty drink, spot, staple, strategic thinking, strategies and schemes, sudden temperature drop, tall order, taste, tasty, temperature drop, temperature drop Baguio, temperature drop in baguio, tender meat, The Game of Life, the game’s afoot, the spot, time, tips, tips dining out Baguio, traditional low tech jolly good time, treasure, treasure chest, treasure chests, treasures, treats, tried, tried all Baguio restaurants, Try, try eating at Baguio restaurants, upped, walk down memory lane, walled out, well executed, where to eat, where to eat in Baguio, where to eat in Baguio City, wink, x, x marks baguio food in baguio map, x marks baguio restaurants in baguio map, X marks the spot, Xine, xmarks, xmarks baguio, xmarks baguio food, xmarks baguio restaurants, yummy heavy sandwiches
Search for Good Baguio Food
X Marks the Spot for Good Baguio Foods is a personal blog. Everything posted in this blog is PERSONAL OPINION DERIVED FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE and since TASTE can be pretty SUBJECTIVE, should NOT be taken as THE NORM or the LAW OF DINING around in the City of Pines.
Its (prosaic =b) contents are meant to help with the question “san tayo?”/where do we go? in relation to eating out in Baguio, to ENCOURAGE EXPLORING (eatsploring) and TRYING NEW THINGS offered in the City of Pines.
By all means, eat where you want to eat and eat what you want to eat. May you have a great experience with all the places you visit and may all the restaurants you go to deserve a ton of treasure chests! (“,)
(Also, if you have any second thoughts about a certain place you arrive at, please DON'T LET THIS BLOG BE THE REASON YOU ARE FORCED into ending up anywhere. If the restaurant doesn’t have what you want, please FEEL FREE TO WALK AWAY.)
Who Picks Up the Tab? ^^,
Relive Recent Eatscapades =)
- Maeve Cafe: Simple but Great Joys at Lucia’s B&B
- Menu/Food Crawling the Newest Places to Eat in Baguio (dos)
- Rumah Sate: The Foundations of A Food Community Reborn
- Notable Edibles #20 – Hensel-ann’s D’ Original Buko Pie
- What’s Up Duck Cafe & Resto: On the Up and Up
- Notable Edibles #19 – Aunt Hazel’s Kitchen Lemon Meringue Pie & Menu/Food Crawling the Newest Places to Eat in Baguio
- Baking Workshop with Chef Didier: A Peek Behind Kitchen Doors
Food Trip Archives
Where to Eat in Baguio
- ***TabLe of bLoG ConTenTs*** (1)
- **iNFoBiTes for Dining in Baguio (69)
- *Comfort in the Familiar a.k.a Xine's Favorites (",) (80)
- Accommodation Dining (Eating at Baguio Hotels, Inns, etc.) – Is It Worth It? (69)
- Baguio Breakfast Buffet Bonanza (9)
- Baguio Diner Dash Competition (5)
- Baguio Food Photo/Blog (74)
- Contrasts & Comparisons (16)
- Fine & Fancy … Dress to the Nines Dining (or not, if you don't want to =b) (25)
- Food for Thought a.k.a Think Before You Eat (5)
- Healthy Eats, Shoots and Leaves …and then some (16)
- New in Town (132)
- NotabLe eDibLes Ű (20)
- Origins (21)
- Staple Foods Baguio (49)
- Uncategorized (24)
- Updates & Supplements (84)
- ~*Intermission*~ (45)
- ~ScrumpTiouS GiveAwaYs!~ (13)