El Pelon Follows 3:10 To Yuma
After the flick we walked over to El Pelon for snack time. I got a hefty carnitas burrito with refried beans, outdoor seating and hot sauce on the side for a mere $4.65.
Take note: the El Pelon hot sauce is usually pretty ferocious.
Mike wasn't a fan of the sauce, asserting that it traded flavor for ferocity. Let's just say we only disagreed on the movie. Still, this was one of the best El Pelon burritos I've tasted.
Food Prices Outpace Inflation, CPI
In response to the recent increases in price at Anna's, Boca Grande, and others, John Pepper of Boloco emailed to give me the scoop. So cast out theories of greed, tortilla shortages, or tariffs. The culprit is food cost.
First, a little background.
The buying power of the dollar measured by the Consumer Price Index, which reports no unusual movement. Inflation has been moving month to month between around 2% and 4% over the past year - also within a normal range. During that time, the cost of food has skyrocketed according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
It's partly because of corn prices, driven up by congressional mandates for ethanol production, which have reduced the amount of corn available for animal feed. It's also because of tougher immigration enforcement and a late spring freeze, which have made farm laborers scarcer and damaged fruit and vegetable crops, respectively. And it's because of higher diesel fuel costs to run tractors and attractive foreign markets that take U.S. production.Source.
Seems like this problem won't reverse itself anytime soon. Time to pick up a second job to satisfy your burrito cravings.
The Price Of A Feast
Lincoln no longer has you covered; a super burrito with guacamole costs $5.25. Hikes or no hikes, I can't think of a better way to spend you lunch money than burrito procurement.
Pretty Girls Make Graves And Tacos
I do not remember if the women that made the tacos were pretty. In fact I think they were men.
This show was tough to beat. Topped off with Felipe's, it was definitely one of the best nights of spring.
For more rock and roll burrito adventures, see: Agua Minus the Bear, The Supersuckers, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals meet human resources, and I am a corporate stooge.