Why Do We Keep Eating Here?

Andrea and I are starting to become more set in our ways.  Seriously, we eat at Chipotle almost every Monday!  All I have to do, instead of giving excuses and explanations, is post a few pictures:

Burrito Bowl

Andrea’s Burrito Bowl is usually about the same: cilantro-lime rice, black beans, chicken, mild salsa (pico de gallo), medium salsa (salsa verde), corn salsa, cheese, crema, and every once and a while–their delicious guacamole.


My burrito has not changed in a long while: cilantro-lime rice, a small amount of pinto beans, chicken, mild salsa, corn salsa, cheese, and lettuce.

Okay, that’s not enough explanation for some.  Here’s an excuse: the tastes are fresh and out-of-this-world good!  Now, neither of us are health food nuts or organic people; but Chipotle truly emphasizes their hormone free products, humanly treated animals, and responsible farming.  Do I care?  Not really.  Does it make the food taste better?  I think so.  Not only are their ingredients mostly “all-natural”, but they are fresh.  I think that people do notice that.  We do.  The food even tastes mildly healthy–yet another thing I usually could care less about–but hey, it makes you feel good!

And yes, we’ll probably still eat here almost weekly!

What Are We Doing on the Front Page?


Last night I got a call from one of the pastors at church, Bill Hardecker, about something insanely crazy!  He asked if I had read or seen the York Daily Record for yesterday, the 25th.  We don’t have a subscription to the newspaper, so I said no.  He said he was sitting at the barber shop reading the paper while getting a haircut.  All of the sudden, he noticed us right smack-dab on the front page!  Now the York Daily Record is no little newspaper either.  According to their website, their circulation is 475,000.  Anyways, here’s the story…

Thursday was my day off this week.  In the morning, we decided to go shopping for a few things in York: specifically a hole punch.  Andrea had a couple of classes to teach in the afternoon, so we knew that we didn’t have a huge amount of time.  Near to where we were at, a brand new restaurant was having their grand opening–Chipotle Mexican Grill (a Fresh-Mex chain based out of California, I think).  I had heard about the opening on the radio and through hearsay, mainly because of what they were doing as a gimmick: free burritos and pop all day.  It has been quite the local hype.  Well, here we were just a few hundred feet away, and our clock read 10:45am.  They were opening at 11:00am!  The line was about 20 people long so far, and seemed very inviting.  What are we supposed to do?  Say no?

To put it mildly, we both unhesitatingly jumped in line.  We got there just in the nick of time; because by the time the the doors opened fifteen minutes later, the line had quadrupled or more.  So we had the choice of chicken, steak, barbacoa, carnitas, or vegetarian (are you kidding me?  Vegan?) with all the toppings we wanted.  Andrea was happy to get some real guacamole with huge pieces of avocado in it.  I was just happy because we got a huge “out to eat” lunch for free!

The burritos were delicious!  Filled to the hilt with steak, rice, beans, your choice of salsa, sour cream and guacamole!  And so huge even I could not finish mine!   And we saw the camera man shooting all of his close-ups of the first lady in line taking a bite out of her burrito, but little did we know we would also be “famous”!

Read the entire article here.

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