The Burrito Blog

January 2009

Airport Burrito, Airport Prices

Don't get me wrong, I was thrilled to be able to order a burrito at Logan airport's Terminal C. That counts for a lot, but that's where the thrill ends.

I went with the steak classic burrito from Currito, add guacamole. As a long time adversary of the cilantro lime rice, I wasn't expecting much.

Expectation correct.

The Currito burrito was strictly average in every way but one.

$8.33 for a burrito. Wow. I didn't have my scale with me, but the FDR must have been a record low.

See also: Caution: The Moving Walkway Is Ending

This Currito meal was rated: 3.0.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 by Jonah. Permalink for Airport Burrito, Airport Prices

Welcome To Currito

Currito is a national franchise chain operating in nine states: Arizona, California, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, and Washington. The origins of Currito were difficult to track down, even for a sneaky Internet hombre (me).

Headquartered in Ohio, Currito's first year of operation was difficult to glean. Their website was written in Latin as recently as July of 2007. No, Currito does not predate English; websites are often mocked up with Latin before the real content is written. By August 2007, the site noted seven locations in five states. So we'll guess they opened doors spring / summer 2007.

A few options here.

  1. Urban Dictionary said 'Currito' is what you get when you try to spell 'Burrito' with T9 on certain mobile phones.
  2. A Spanish-English Dictionary states: currito, -a, masculine or feminine noun, 1. (ordinary) worker (informal) (peninsular Spanish)
  3. The Currito site repeats the phrase "Currito serves the cure for the common burrito." Oh? I didn't know it was infected.

The Currito menu (official pdf) features chicken, steak, or tofu fillings in one of many worldly wrap styles: Teriyaki, Mediterranean, Cajun, Buffalo, and Bangkok. Thankfully they also have what they call Uncured The Classic, which comes with beans, cilantro lime rice, cheese, and salsa. They also sell a bunch of smoothies.

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Saturday, January 24, 2009 by Jonah. Permalink for Welcome To Currito | Comments (5)

Take A Break From The Books

Mr. Fink has a pretty serious workload in grad school. Fortunately, he lives close enough to Olecito to walk over for a tortilla time out.

A couple years ago, Mr. Fink showed me The (Big) Enchilada. Now it was my turn.

For $5.50 we each picked up an Olecito burrito that comes with guacamole and a side of chips and salsa.

Take a break from Inman legend Punjabi Dhaba and check out Olecito. Definitely worth it.

This Olecito meal was rated: 7.6.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 by Jonah. Permalink for Take A Break From The Books

Welcome To Olecito

Located across the street from its upscale parent, Olé, Olecito is much more my style. They serve just the basics: tacos, tortas, burritos, and quesadilas.

Like the style, the pricing is also much more my flavor.

Olecito opened mid 2008, but Burrito Blog needlessly delayed reviewing this little Inman Square eatery. If you're headed in that direction, make sure you don't go too late; Olecito closes at 10 on weekends and 9 during the week.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009 by Jonah. Permalink for Welcome To Olecito

Far From Normal: Taco Or Wedding Bell

Not much surprises me anymore. But an highly unusual wedding in a town called Normal, Illinois at a Taco Bell gets the job done.

Thanks to Nancy for the tip.

Check out the full story, Customers continue to order tacos and burritos as vows are exchanged.

I especially like this part:

Caragh Brooks, 21, of Australia, met Paul Brooks, 30, on an Internet dating Web site. They already had the same last name.
"It's appropriate," groom Paul Brooks said. "It's an offbeat relationship."
No kidding. Way to break the mold and think outside the bun. I love it.

See also: Matrimony and Guacamole

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Sunday, January 11, 2009 by Jonah. Permalink for Far From Normal: Taco Or Wedding Bell

El Pelon Closed Due To Fire, Again

This is really tragic. I can't imagine the nightmare of having your taqueria burn down twice in just over a year.

El Pelon, which first caught on fire in December of 2007, was rebuilt by February 2008. Early January 2009, the rebuilt El Pelon was the victim of a much more devastating fire that swept through all the restaurants that line Peterborough Street.

I'm not sure what their plans are this time, but we all hope El Pelon is able to make a second comeback.

More coverage.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009 by Jonah. Permalink for El Pelon Closed Due To Fire, Again