Passing Up Anna's By Choice
He was coming home from work, consumed by hunger. In a brazen move, he drove past Anna's (pictured) without stopping for a meal.
It was not for lack of money.
It was not for lack of time.
It was not for lack of parking.
It was Romano's. The burrito gem of Roslindale, Romano's was under our nose the whole time.
Hot Sauce For A Causejust unveiled Hot Blog Sauce, a rocking potion that has the approval of the aficionados. It's flavored with habanero and serrano peppers, garlic, vinegar, limes, and salt.
All the proceeds (over $5 per bottle) will be donated to the American Cancer Society. It's $7.95, sold at the best hot sauce site around.
Huevos Rancheros Burrito
At BurritoVille, the huevos rancheros is in the burrito, and this is my favorite item on the menu.
Ordinarily I never cut my burritos in half, but the visual demonstration required it. And I was splitting it with Justin.
Indecent Tortilla Exposure
Wahoo's Fish Taco serves 'em naked. They have table service and real plates, so one could make the argument that no wrapping is needed.
No. This is indecent tortilla exposure, and Burrito Blog is slapping the cuffs on you. Wahoo's, you have the right to remain silent. Anything you email me can and will be used in future posts.
Chipotle Sees Bull, IPO
Chipotle owns almost all of its restaurants. This allows the company to open new restaurants close to existing restaurants without having to deal with franchisees who want geographic exclusivity.-Burritophile
Little taquerias be warned. Chipotle is coming.
The Guacamole Hemorrhage
This El Pollo Loco meal was rated: .
Welcome To El Pollo Loco
They only serve chicken. Crazy chicken.
Translated as, "The crazy chicken," it...[I struggle to come up with some mad cow joke here but can't. Email me if you've got a good one.]
Self proclaimed as the
leading quick-service restaurant chain specializing in marinated, flame-broiled chickenthey've got 320 locations, some of which are franchised, in an unknown number of US states. After playing around with Google Maps and El Pollo Loco's own restaurant locator, they have restaurants open in California, Arizona, and Nevada, but possibly others, too.
The history of El Pollo Loco was equally laborious to research. They opened in 1975 in Mexico. At one point, they were part of the publicly owned organization that runs Denny's. They were sold in the end of 1999 to American Securities Capital Partners, a private investment partnership. In November of 2005, they were sold again to Trimaran Capital Partners.El Pollo Loco.
The Taquitos y Quesadilla Platter
We were impressed, with both the sun and surf as well as the taquitos and quesadillas.
Banzai = Zucchini At Wahoo's
I was, of course, alarmed.
There are first times for everything. Zucchini is:
variety of squash having an elongated shape and a smooth, thin, dark green rindand this was the first time it appeared in my burrito. Red peppers were the complementing vegetable included in the teryaki medley.
I think this would have been a little better as a rice bowl. Like the buffalo sauce at Boloco, this was just a little too experimental for my taste.
Welcome To Wahoo's Fish Taco
They feature table service and beer, but you order at the counter.
Wahoo's has over 30 locations in California and Colorado, with more on the way in Texas and Hawaii. Like many of the other multi-state chains, Wahoo's is a franchise, though at this time they are not seeking franchise applicants.
When you walk into Wahoo's you get this overwhelming California feel. There are skate, surf, and music stickers all over everything. I mean everything.
At my first visit to Wahoo's in Santa Monica, I spotted a sticker for Elliott's False Cathedrals.
I was love struck by the ambiance.
Check out the official site here.
This entry is filed in San Loco.
The Last Supper
Before moving to The Philippines, we had one last lunch at Anna's. As expected, he got the Al Pastor. And as expected, it was delicious.
Do they have tortillas in The Philippines? Poor kid.
And The Burritos?
The menu is quite extensive and portions are large, so bring an appetite. And a sense of adventure (which I don't have).
My burrito adventures in the DC metro area and beyond are now underway. You've heard enough from me for now. Happy eating, ye fellow seekers of tortilla mecca.
Reporting from Washington, DC, Anthony.
Welcome To Lauriol Plaza
Located in the Adams Morgan / Dupont Circle disputed territory of 18th and T NW (Map), the restaurant boasts 4 floors of dining, if you count the small bar area. There is plentiful outdoor seating for the warmer months.
Due to its massive popularity, waits can sometimes extend to over an hour, but the restaurant's "turn 'em and burn 'em" mentality guarantees that your service will be swift and accurate, without sacrificing quality.
The same folks who own Lauriol Plaza also own Cactus Cantina on upper Wisconsin Avenue. The menu is the same, but that restaurant deserves its own entry, and thus will be discussed independently.
Check out the official site here.
Enchilada From The Enchilada
Then our apartment flooded. Seriously.
PS: The flood was not caused by any plumbing conflicts related to this meal's consumption.
Return To The Internet
With a new laptop and Internet access for the first time in 18 months, he is expected to author his first review shortly.
Investigation Complete: Cahoots Indeed
It's kind of similar to how Clear Channel owns the airwaves and gives them different names to fool you. Turn off your radio and television. The Internet is on.
Oh and by the way, Harry's was no better than Benny's.
Celebrity Guest Appearance
Here's an except of what he had to say:
The night before Jonah (Burrito Blog) left NYC, we met up at a burrito joint in Brooklyn that he had received rave reviews about. The burritos at the place were pretty awful, so bad I can’t remember the name of the joint, because I sure as hell won’t be going back there. But the saving grace for the night was the bottle of Endorfin Encounter I had packed with me.
Check out his full review of Endorfin Encounter.
Steak Teryaki Review By Rich
Good: caramelized onions, tight wrap, nice and light (considering the amount of food that I binged on for thanksgiving, I was happy to not get overloaded with a burrito)
Not as good: could use more steak and a bit more teriyaki flavor
It's a nice change of pace, but for the same drive, I can go to Anna's.
Green Like The Forest Canopy
- Chile Verde
This Anna's Taqueria meal was rated: .
Green, But Not Quite Verde
This particular chicken burrito was on a spinach tortilla, which does not qualify as chicken verde.
Go Out With A Flop
I ordered a chile verde burrito. It wasn't that great. It sucked, actually.
It was nice to have a farewell dinner with the all my roommates. It was just too bad dinner was at Taco Chulo.
Welcome To Taco Chulo
After a few discouraging responses, one foodie directed me towards Taco Chulo in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Map).
Despite what it says on their website, the walk is anything but short from the Bedford Ave. stop on the L train.
Also, it's a restaurant, not a burrito shop.Taco Chulo.