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Dec. 31st, 2006

07:45 pm - The first & last burrito of 2006

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Last night on IRC, people were talking about burritos. mr_fu mentioned a hilarious site called http://www.burritoeater.com/ , which rates taquerias in the San Francisco area, and other folks were talking about how they like their burritos... and even though burritos are not something I normally eat, suddenly I wanted one! But it was late at night and I'd already had supper anyway.

So tonight I decided to go out to Chipotle and get a burrito to go. Their rice has cilantro in it, which I don't like (the stuff tastes like SOAP!), but the guy said he could give me plain rice. So I ordered a burrito with plain rice, black beans, steak and cheese. (Some folks like to add veggies and some don't. I decided not to, on the theory that veggies would make a soggy spot in the tortilla.)

The guy at the cash register was somehow misinformed that my burrito was chicken, and he wrote a C on the foil and rung me up for a chicken burrito. But I told him no, it was steak. He was so impressed by my honesty (steak more expensive than chicken) that he gave me the burrito for free, only charged me $.76 for the chips I wanted, and wished me a happy new year! See, it pays to be honest. I'ma go there again soon!

Then I wanted to get an Italian sandwich from Quizno's for my mom. Fortunately there was a Quizno's on Buffalo on my way home. Unfortunately, it seemed to be understaffed. "Don't tell me there's only one person behind the counter," I muttered. The guy in front of me muttered, "Okay, I won't tell you." There were four people ahead of me, and it looked like it would take forever. So I left, and went to the one on Main Street, which was slightly out of my way.

They were CLOSED!

So I hadda go back to the one on Buffalo. This time there were five people ahead of me! But now there were two people behind the counter. But when I ordered a Classic Italian, the woman behind the counter dithered around for a while and then told me they were out of some of the ingredients. The only meat they had left for the Classic Italian was salami. I said fine; I knew Mom wouldn't mind. The guy charged me a discount. Not free, but I only had to pay four dollars and change. Oh well.

By the time I got home, my burrito was getting lukewarm. So I zapped it in the microwave for 45 seconds. Now it's perfect!

Heppi Gnu Gyahr!

Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful

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From:varro
Date:January 1st, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
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Good to see you've discovered burritos....they sustained me through college at the U of Chicago! Road trips to a tacqueria on the South Side of Chicago (the same one as in Capmania!) late at night for a steak burrito were a staple of my college experience.
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From:nefaria
Date:January 1st, 2007 06:11 am (UTC)
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I spent New Years Eve reading the Lenore comic books, and the year turned while I was playing EverQuest. :)

I don't generally like fast food burritos, but the ones at real Mexican restaurants are usually pretty good.
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:January 1st, 2007 06:12 am (UTC)
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Hippo New Yeer to you too!
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From:aatheus
Date:January 1st, 2007 07:35 am (UTC)
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Hippie nude deer to you too!
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From:wildfox34
Date:January 1st, 2007 08:16 am (UTC)
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Yay for Chipotle! I want a free burrito too from there! :9
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From:zrath
Date:January 1st, 2007 09:09 am (UTC)
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Chipotle is awesome.
I used to go to Baja Fresh a lot, but not anymore.
Chipotle has Baja Fresh beat.
The Chipotle in Marina Del Rey, CA, is especially good.

Someone told me that the Chipotles in Ohio sucked.
I cannot verify this.


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From:kinkyturtle
Date:January 1st, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
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Neither can I, but I can tell you that Ohio has the best Cincinnati chili. (Well, I mean, duh.)
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From:orv
Date:January 2nd, 2007 07:21 am (UTC)
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I'm glad to learn I'm not the only one who can't stand cilantro. Don't bother going to a Qdoba, if you ever see one -- they put cilantro in everything.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:January 2nd, 2007 07:47 am (UTC)
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Apparently whether or not one likes cilantro is genetically determined. This means... we're related! BROTHER! *huggggs*

:}

Qdoba? Never heard of it.
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