Brought about by necessity and practicality, the very first diner was created back in the 1850's in Rhode Island. What first started as a horse-drawn express wagon became one of the most in demand establishments in a lot of places, especially during the great depression. Although the arrival of fast food chains in the 1950's dramatically changed the game in the food world, some diners are still standing strong and are still producing amazingly cooked meals for a very affordable price.
These diners may have started in the Americas but it has definitely reached the other side of the world. Jugo Bar is a diner themed, hole in the wall restaurant located in the 2nd floor of the Katips building in Katipunan. Once you enter the place, it's like you've been transported to another decade. With the apt tunes playing in the background and the fitting vintage decor, you will surely feel like you're in one of those diners back in the good old days; it also lives up to it's mouth watering good food for an affordable price promise - not to mention it's conveniently located along the Katipunan road.
We got to try some of their best sellers and here's a run down of some of the things you should definitely check out when you go here:
CHILI CHEESE FRIES
One side dish that will never disappear from any diner are the fries. With chili sauce, mozzarella, ground meat, and pickled jalapenos, this cheese fries dish is brought to a new level by Jugo Bar. It's not too cheesy, but it's not spicy either, it has just the right amount of bite. There's also an ample amount of fries in one order and it's definitely good for sharing.
BACON OVERLOAD MILKSHAKE
One thing that you can always find in any diner or diner-themed restaurants are the milkshakes; but in Jugo Bar, the typical vanilla milkshake is given a twist with some pieces of bacon. Yes, you read that right. It may sound quite peculiar and maybe even questionable but it's a bestseller for a reason. One sip will make you question how such a weird combination can work well together; someone even said that the milkshake is "indescribable, but I would keep on drinking it."
So whenever you feel like you need to grab a quick bite and you don't want to go back to that fast food chain that you always find yourself in, try passing by Jugo Bar and experience a piece of history with every bite.