Wow, is it cold outside. Snow flurries were actually falling when I left school today. Tonight's forecast calls for our first accumulating snow. Bah! Don't get me wrong, I actually like winter and enjoy the first snows, but I loooove Fall. This early winter is taking away my beatiful Autumn leaves too quickly. One big advantage of the cooler temps is Jim and I can do a Sam's or grocery store run and stop for dinner on the way home without worrying about the groceries melting.
We hit Sam's today and decided to try out a new chain restaurant that opened a few weeks ago. It's one of those quick-service Mexican restaurants that claims to have free-range, etc... I've been to a few other versions of this type of restaurant, but we hadn't tried Chipotle's yet. I wasn't impressed. Here's my review.
I will confess one of my food issues here. I am almost pathologically disgusted by the taste and texture of fat on meat. As a child, I would dissect my food to ensure not one speck of fat remained. I'm not that bad in public now, but it still makes my skin crawl. I ordered the carnitas burrito bol. It's all the insides of the burrito served in a bowl instead of wrapped in a tortilla. My very first bit of pork included a huge fat glob. That just set the wrong tone for me. It was served with lime rice, black beans, roasted corn & green chile salsa, cheese, sour cream and lettuce. When I read the ingredients, it sounds good, but it just didn't work. The rice was too limey. Instead of complimenting the other flavors, it seemed to overpower. The rest of the carnitas was fat-free, but it also didn't really have any flavor. All in all, the best I can say is it was filling. It also seemed pricey to me. Jim ordered the crispy taco plate and chips & salsa. Add two small cokes and the total was over $15.00. For $15.00, we can go to our favorite local Mexican restaurant that has wonderful food and be waited on. Next time, we'll go back there. I usually prefer to go local versus chain anyway and Chipotle's didn't change my mind.