Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Hooray for the Big Burrito!

Back in the 1990's Little Sister #1 and I went to this little Mexican restaurant in Denver. It was kind of cute. Corrogated metal was on the walls. Stacks of supplies were part of the decor. There was very little seating available. We sat at a counter that faced an exterior window eating the hugest burritos I had ever seen. The food was great and the line for lunch went right out the door.

Fourteen years have passed since the first Chipotle Grill opened and now it is a huge chain. But up until now, there was no Chipotle in my city. This was not a crisis but I did experience withdrawal. In my last city, Adventure Girl and I would declare it was "big burrito day" at least once every ten days. This was especially important when the midweek children's ministry would be serving boxed macaroni and cheese or hot dogs cut and boiled to look like octopi. (It does nothing for the hot dogs, at all!)

Well, I am glad to announce that Chipotle has finally made it to the home of the Liberty Bell. Half way home I spotted the bright lights on a new location. I can hardly wait to step in the door to order a Carnitas burrito (pork seasoned with thyme, bay leaves, juniper berries and freshly cracked black pepper - seared, then braised for hours) with cilantro lime rice, black beans, cheese, sour cream and the medium heat corn salsa. Yummy!

7 comments:

will smama said...

mmmmmm, mexican....

Pink Shoes said...

Ok, my just watered and I'm trying to figure out if The Kidlet would like to share the biggest burrito for dinner tonight.... because you know, 'round here there's just about one of those on every corner.

LittleSis1 said...

I remember that day! I had read about this mexican restaurant in the paper, but wasn't adventurous enough to go by myself. It was fun to go together. I'm happy the big burrito has made it to Philly - maybe you could send back some good cheesesteaks? By the way, your niece eats at Chipotle about three times a week - expensive and fattening, but when you weigh 110, who cares?!

RevHRod said...

Wow! And she never once saved me a bite.

Diane said...

You lived in Denver in the 1990s? Hmmmm.

RevHRod said...

Actually I left Colorado in 1984 for the Windy City. But I visited a lot!

RevHRod said...

So Becca, if you read this, they are opening on Wednesday. However, they are giving away free burritos on Tuesday. Guess they're testing the staff.