The Burrito Blog

June 2007

Burrito Blog Is Out To Lunch

As some may have noticed, it's been a little while with no new tales of tortillas. It's because I'm stupid busy with work right now and have been eating canned food at the keyboard.

Be patient, por favor. The burrito journey will resume shortly.

This entry is filed in {News}.

Friday, June 22, 2007 by Jonah. Permalink for Burrito Blog Is Out To Lunch

Pork: It's What's For Breakfast

These two pork tamales and a carnitas taco from TaQueria La Mexicana photograph nicely. They tasted even better.

Somerville's Union Square is in the opposite direction of most of my morning destinations, but you've got to treat yourself every now and again.

This TaQueria La Mexicana meal was rated: 7.8.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 by Jonah. Permalink for Pork: It's What's For Breakfast

Cheesecake Factory: Burrito Is Enchilada

The picture reveals that the 'Factory Burrito Grande' from the Cheesecake Factory is in fact an enchilada.

Beans, rice, salsa and guacamole are on the outside of the tortilla. Melted cheese on top. Come on. En-chi-la-da. They did get the grande part right though. This thing weighed in at two pounds even. That's pretty big.

From the menu:

Factory Burrito Grande: $12.95
A monster burrito with chicken, cheese, rice, onions and peppers. Topped with guacamole, sour cream, salsa y cilantro. Served with black beans and rice.
Undeclared ingredients included corn, peas, and a rogue french fry invader. No sour cream by request. From here on, the alleged Factory Burrito Grande will be referred to as the Factory Enchilada Grande.

The enchilada was provided as a birthday gift via PayPal, courtesy of John Furnari. Company was provided by Cora, slightly embarrassed to be seen in a restaurant with a digital scale, notepad, and camera.

Would I get the Factory Enchilada Grande again? Probably, but only when compelled by factors beyond my control to dine at the Cheesecake Factory. I generally don't like waiting 70-90 minutes for food that I think is average and overpriced. Other Cheesecake Factory experiences make the Factory Enchilada Grande a standout menu item, but that's another problem.

FDR analysis reveals that despite the preposterous size, the enchilada was less economical than most.

Weight: 32.0 oz | Price: $12.95 | FDR: 2.47

This {Other} meal was rated: 3.8.

Friday, June 01, 2007 by Jonah. Permalink for Cheesecake Factory: Burrito Is Enchilada