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It’s funny. This will be my fourth post about Chipotle since Friday… and I’m embarassed. Not just for my blog- but for Midtown too. Why is everyone in my office so excited for Chipotle? And why did I get so caught up in it? I don’t even like Chipotle! It just goes to show how starved we are in Midtown for good food. So sick of the same things day after day, a mediocre overpriced McBurrito is like some sort of Holy Grail of dining. Here’s what I said about Chipotle a month ago, when I heard it was opening in my building:
For me, Chipotle is like a bad Chinese Buffet. I have to go back once every three months, and feel sick, to remind myself why I only go once every three months. See, I distinctly remember what my brain told me the last time I ate Chiptole… “Never eat here again”. But that was three months ago, and my burrito starved body is wondering, “Maybe this time it will be different…everyone seems pretty excited… maybe I was wrong about Chipotle.”
Well, it hasn’t been three months… but last night I finally discovered a way to enjoy Chipotle. Eating there for free. Free food always tastes better… it’s just a fact. And Chipotle proved that once again last night. We got one of those passes for free dinner on Monday night, and decided to check it out then, rather then wait on line today during free Buritto day (which is from 11am to 8pm by the way).
What we ate, and the Chipotle +/- after the jump… Read the rest of this entry »
Every once in awhile a dilemna arises in life, that not only shakes you to your core, but defines you as a human being. Who you are. What you believe in. Yesterday, I received some information. Valuable information. Information that you all clearly want. And it is that knowledge, that information, that has led me to the crossroads that I am at now.
Tell the world this info… and risk ruining it for the few people who happen to walk down 48th St. everyday (and their friends who they plan on telling). Or, keep it to myself- and live with the shame of knowing I betrayed everything this site stands for, just to make getting my free burrito a tiny bit easier.
That’s right…. the day has finally arrived. Wednesday (7/19), the Chipotle on 48th st. between 6th and 7th avenue is opening to the public- and to celebrate (as all new Chipotle’s do), Tuesday (7/18) is free burrito day. That’s right. On Tuesday, from 11am to 8pm, everyone willing to wait in line for god knows how long, will be rewarded with a free burrito and soda.
We could argue all day about whether or not the burritos at Chipotle are good. What we can’t argue about is the intrinsic goodness of free food. And free food always tastes good… maybe I’ll finally actually enjoy eating at Chipotle.
Check back Tuesday for pictures of the insanity… and updates. Percentage of people in line who’s time away from work is worth more then a $7 burrito- 96.4%. Effect that will have on the line. Zero.
Chipotle, 49th St. between 6th & 7th Avenue. (Shit, you don’t need the address… just look for the gigantic line)
Everyone's prayers have been answered… but mine. They started construction on a new Chipotle right in my building (49th between 6th & 7th), and the office is abuzz. After all, burritos could possibly be the perfect lunch food. A self contained, all inclusive pocket of goodness, that you can eat with your hands… no side dishes necessary (except for some chips to handle the overflow).
Everyone seems pretty excited about the prospect of burritos being just an elevator ride away- but I can't fall into that trap. For me, Chipotle is like a bad Chinese Buffet. I have to go back once every three months, and feel sick, to remind myself why I only go once every three months. See, I distinctly remember what my brain told me the last time I ate Chiptole… "Never eat here again". But that was three months ago, and my burrito starved body is wondering, "Maybe this time it will be different…everyone seems pretty excited… maybe I was wrong about Chipotle."
And of course three months ago was actually a relapse of it's own. A few months before that, I had just moved here from Los Angeles, and tried Chiptole for the first time. My thought… "Never eat here again…" That lasted about two months. Why can't they make a decent burrito in this city!
I'm not saying Chiptole is a terrible burrito… but compared to the Burritos in L.A., they definetely fall short (no one would dispute that). But I'm not even talking about the authentic Burrito shacks… I'm talking about the chains too. Now if a Baja Fresh or Sharky's opened at the bottom of my building, then you'd see some excitement. But alas, there is no Baja Fresh, and we'll just have to settle for Chipotle.
The +/- after the jump… Read the rest of this entry »