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Tue, 22 Mar 2011 13:44:24 -0500
Food prices are on the rise, and burritos are no exception. But it's not worth starting a riot. Especially not if you are:
Police tear gassed the room and apprehended the suspect, who will be charged with three counts of attempted capital murder.
($1.49 - $0.99) x 7 = $3.50
$3.50 < Attorney good enough to get this guy off the hook
Mon, 10 Jan 2011 10:21:39 -0500
Mint put together an interesting infographic on burrito ingredients, consumption, and domestic production. With sources including the Census and USDA, Mint claims:
Guacamole in 2009:Ingredient buttons have a healthy serving of economic info.
Average consumption per capita: 4.1 pounds
Production value: $345.4 million
Production weight: 269,000 tons
The text is a little small above. Read the full size.
Thanks to Rich for the tip.
Tue, 07 Dec 2010 17:58:34 -0500
Joshua Walovitch of the Boston Herald has been making news as 'Burrito Boy', seeking Boston's best burrito.
His claim as "the foremost burrito expert in the world" leaves me as "the former foremost," but hey, it's not a contest.
What is a contest is the burrito speed rolling event held at Anna's Taqueria. Josh says:
Five Anna's rollers and myself faced off in a time trial 'rito rolling challenge and the winner was crowned the 2010 Spoon Ninja and awarded the Golden Spoon. They're known as spoon ninjas because of their quick spoon skills when making burritos.
Burrito expertise aside, I concede this: Burrito Blog cannot compete with the video production muscle of the Herald. Great job Josh.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 11:23:13 -0500
From Grub Street Boston:
Owner Jim Hoben confirms, telling us that the second coming of El Pelon is set to open in mid-March at 2197 Commonwealth. "Right now, we have about three weeks of construction left and then some final permitting. Everything will be exactly the same: same menu, same prices, same vendors, same employees, we even managed to save some of the decor from the wreckage."
The official El Pelon site has not yet confirmed. But believe it. There is an El Guapo burrito in my future.
Thanks to John Liu for the tip.
Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:51:04 -0500
Barak Obama is in town to deliver a speech on American leadership in clean energy at MIT. Cops and barricades lined the sidewalks and blocked the streets.
No parking. Burrito veto.
Sun, 01 Mar 2009 12:48:40 -0500
Nope. Chips and salsa only.
Tue, 17 Feb 2009 12:59:53 -0500
Seth (pictured) and David were nice enough to pick me up and take me to Anna's MIT.
My car got to stay cozy inside its igloo. I got warmed up by a super steak burrito with extra hot sauce.
Tue, 10 Feb 2009 17:47:23 -0500
If you send California Tortilla proof of your layoff, you'll get a gift card with a free burrito, plus double points for future purchases.
Those who can mail proof of termination to the company can receive a “Burrito Elito” card loaded with a free burrito. Paperwork dated from November 2008 forward is accepted.California Tortilla has locations in five mid-Atlantic states plus DC.
The promotion runs through Feb. 27. Recipients are also eligible for double points on their Burrito Elito card for a month, which awards free items when purchases begin to add up.
The paperwork for the promotion must be sent to the company’s Rockville headquarters or to email@example.com.
Thanks to Tevvy for the tip.
Sat, 07 Feb 2009 11:15:06 -0500
My burrito took a while to make and somehow the hot sauce was left out. The wrap was a little messy and ingredient distribution was poor. And they only had black beans. While waiting I did enjoy the decor: an eclectic mixture of fossil logos and vintage photos of professional wrestlers.
If I were in the area I'd go back, maybe even regularly. But T-Rex is no destination.
Wed, 04 Feb 2009 11:00:39 -0500
Located on Cypress Street near the Brookline Hills T stop and Brookline High School, T-Rex is mighty close to competition at Boca Grande, Baja Betty's, and Anna's Taqueria. Expect nothing less from the self proclaimed king of taquerias.
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My bet is they're going after the open campus foot traffic of the high school students and municipal workers at the nearby library and town hall.
Tue, 27 Jan 2009 10:36:47 -0500
I went with the steak classic burrito from Currito, add guacamole. As a long time adversary of the cilantro lime rice, I wasn't expecting much.
The Currito burrito was strictly average in every way but one.
See also: Caution: The Moving Walkway Is Ending
Sat, 24 Jan 2009 20:05:41 -0500
Headquartered in Ohio, Currito's first year of operation was difficult to glean. Their website was written in Latin as recently as July of 2007. No, Currito does not predate English; websites are often mocked up with Latin before the real content is written. By August 2007, the site noted seven locations in five states. So we'll guess they opened doors spring / summer 2007.
A few options here.
Sat, 17 Jan 2009 12:39:45 -0500
A couple years ago, Mr. Fink showed me The (Big) Enchilada. Now it was my turn.
For $5.50 we each picked up an Olecito burrito that comes with guacamole and a side of chips and salsa.
Take a break from Inman legend Punjabi Dhaba and check out Olecito. Definitely worth it.
Wed, 14 Jan 2009 11:20:37 -0500
Like the style, the pricing is also much more my flavor.
Olecito opened mid 2008, but Burrito Blog needlessly delayed reviewing this little Inman Square eatery. If you're headed in that direction, make sure you don't go too late; Olecito closes at 10 on weekends and 9 during the week.
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Sun, 11 Jan 2009 20:47:23 -0500
Thanks to Nancy for the tip.
Check out the full story, Customers continue to order tacos and burritos as vows are exchanged.
I especially like this part:
Caragh Brooks, 21, of Australia, met Paul Brooks, 30, on an Internet dating Web site. They already had the same last name.And
"It's appropriate," groom Paul Brooks said. "It's an offbeat relationship."No kidding. Way to break the mold and think outside the bun. I love it.
See also: Matrimony and Guacamole