Burrito Fit For A King Of The Jungle
Zoo keepers were unavailable to comment on the burrito filling, but speculation points to antelope, gazelle, warthog, wildebeest, buffalo or zebra burritos as lion favorites.
Photo taken at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. That town is nutty.
Sorry, dear readers, for not posting much recently. I have been out of town for a two week wedding extravagana '07. Time to get back to eating and typing.
Price Hikes At Boca Grande
Though menus and placards have yet to indicate the new prices, a clear but small sign at the register cites a 30% hike in food costs (the cost they pay for unprepared food - costs to the consumer rose less than 30%) as driving the increase.
Rival Anna's Taqueria raised prices more than once before Boca responded by widening the price gap. See also: Fed Stabilizes, Anna's Raises, Consumer Price Index and Tacos, and No Longer Under Five Dollars.
I'm not sure how much yesterday's chicken grande burrito cost exactly, but it passed the $5.00 mark without sour cream or guacamole. Price comparison to follow when Boca prints up new menus.
If you want quality, you've got to cough up a few extra quarters.
Pink Taco Taste Testing
- are lame
- have table service
Chicago's Junior Burrito Analyst Ethan and I met up at the Pink Taco in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas for a snack before the inevitable mess that being a bachelor party attendee would bring. He swore that someone wanted to make the Cardinals play in Pink Taco Stadium. The kid doesn't lie.
We both got the house special, the panuchos, a.k.a. Pink Tacos. Hey, when in Rome.
Pickled onions. That's the pink stuff.
They were worth the money for sure, but half the draw of the restaurant is absurd ambiance, which Burrito Blog conveys poorly. Ethan didn't like the pink onions, and I had a problem with their single tortilla tacos. Come on, don't skimp me on the cheapest part of the meal. Legit tacos have two tortillas.
Fans of Chili's and Hooters, you'll probably love this place.
The Huevos Rancheros Dating Scene
There wasn't anything bad about this plate. The eggs were a bit overdone but I dig the verde sauce. The rice could have been at fault - a little bland. The good news is you can order this plate at night. Still, I don't know what's missing in my huevos rancheros relationship. Help me.
Update: I've received a few emails to check out the Centre Street Cafe in JP. I'm on it.
Not All Chile Rellenos Are Created Equal
Boca has the occasional special, one of the things that make them truly great. Seeing chile rellenos as the special of the day, my previous lunch plans of enchilada glory were quickly abandoned.
Well, kudos to Boca Grande for trying, but these chile rellenos were a bit of a let down. They took a while to prepare, and were heavy on the water and cheese with no substantial filling.
Unrelated, the Kenmore Boca Grande has bottles instead of fountain sodas, just in case that's important to you.
DJ Turbz Summer Forecast
We talked about the beaches and the summer. Since high school and as roommates in Roslindale, we've made countless beach trips.
I'm looking forward to getting back to that. Summer here we come!
A fan of the beans and rice burrito, Turbz switched it up and went with the super chicken burrito.
Burrito weight: 19.2 oz | Price: $4.25 | FDR: 4.52
Tacos combined weight 10.1 oz | $4.95 | FDR: 2.04
Anna's Taqueria Rumor #2: Delivery
Think what you like. Personally I doubt it.