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RE: Chipolte's 2004/08/25 11:06:50 (permalink)
For me I have not found any great BBQ in Northern Ca. but in Central and South CA. there is Santa Maria TRI TIP...Now this isn't my favorite type BBQ but if it is done right and slowly it is Fantastic. The fat just melts away slowly leaving the meat juicy and tender, they are usually marinated in a pungent marinade.

When I do my own I use charcoals then near the end put apple wood over the coals and smoke it slowly. The mixture of the smoke and marindade is something else.
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RE: Chipolte's 2004/08/25 12:08:58 (permalink)
"Why? Can't you finish it on your own? Okay, pass some this way, but just this once. [:o)'


Thanks for the offer Wallyum, but I have no problem finishing my order, it's that I order too often!
I'm not real big on their burritos, I like their soft and crispy tacos and their "bol".
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RE: Chipolte's 2004/08/25 23:58:48 (permalink)
I don't order enough. Chipotle remains an almost solitary pleasure for me and the closest one is far enough away as to be slightly inconvenient. (I can see a few burrito meals coming my way when I'm out "Christmas shopping" for my wife though.)
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RE: Chipolte's 2004/08/27 16:31:42 (permalink)
Finally tried the tacos today at Chipotle - picked 4 crispy over 3 soft.

For the same price as a big burrito, i think you get waaaaaAAAAAYYYY less food, basically.

I will stick to the fajita burrito from here on out :-)
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RE: Chipolte's 2004/08/27 16:36:53 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Wallyum

I don't order enough. Chipotle remains an almost solitary pleasure for me and the closest one is far enough away as to be slightly inconvenient. (I can see a few burrito meals coming my way when I'm out "Christmas shopping" for my wife though.)


Never can start too early huh????
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RE: Chipolte's 2004/08/28 01:08:00 (permalink)
A brand new Chipotle opened today near me, where unlike the downtown Baltimore location, parking is free. I had watched the construction closely, remembering that someone had posted that Chipotle's MO is to open unannounced a day early for staff training, and not charge for the meal. So Wednesday night I drove by and saw that the parking lot was packed and customers were lined up inside. I stopped in, only to find that they had actually distributed invitations for the preview. A little small talk and a dissapointed look to the host, had him saying "come on in, let me buy you dinner". A very nice gesture. This was 2 days prior to opening, so maybe one day later, no invitation was necessary.

Not much you can say about the food, it's cheap enough and decent enough. I was wondering about the tacos too, so thanks for taking one for the team TJ. I'll stick to the fajita burrito too.
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RE: Chipolte's 2004/08/28 02:52:31 (permalink)
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Originally posted by signman
"come on in, let me buy you dinner". A very nice gesture.


Hey, McDonald's can afford it--they own this operation, you know (or at least, it's franchised from them).

Now I'm just waiting for the House of Ronald to open a soft crab sandwich franchise in, say, Tucson.
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RE: Chipolte's 2004/08/31 18:55:25 (permalink)
Of course, if you want a really, really, REALLY big burrito, you should check this out instead of going to Chipotle

http://www.channelcincinnati.com/food/3693980/detail.html
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RE: Chipolte's 2005/02/10 16:42:57 (permalink)


Here is a chance to eat FREE at Chipotle's this weekend.

First go to Chipotle's by tomorrow, February 11th, and buy a gift card for $5.00. SAVE THE RECEIPT.

Then go back on February 12, 13, or 14th and present the receipt. Chipotle's will give you a FREE burrito!!!

Then you can use the $5 giftcard at a later date.

Hey, check it out for yourselves! Go to www.chipotle.com/email/ValentinesDay2005/ValentinesDay.htm

It might take a little time to load, but the information is on the last page. Hope that somebody can make use of it as I am currently in a city with no Chipotles!!!

By the way, the little cupid is fellow Pittsburgher, Joe Stupp who works for them in Colorado. Nice outfit Joe!!!



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RE: Chipolte's 2005/02/10 17:06:25 (permalink)
Thanks for the tip, I love Chipotle's.
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RE: Chipolte's 2005/02/10 17:32:37 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Jennifer_4

My husband's addicted to the place.. I'm not that impressed....


I'm not that impressed either, Jennifer_4, and as someone else said earlier, I wouldn't go out of my way to eat at one. If someone wants to go there, I'll go (but am not thrilled as many better choices for Tex-Mex fare). Sure, you get a lot of food but it's only "okay" food. Just my opinion, of course. Not everyone agrees, obviously, as there seems to always be a line. I've been four or five times to one location; stopped trying to actually eat the food on the premises after the first time. Decor is more sterile and far less inviting than any fast-food Taco-Bell, not to mention six times as noisy!
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RE: Chipolte's 2005/02/10 17:35:17 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Jennifer_4

My husband's addicted to the place.. I'm not that impressed....


I'm not that impressed either, Jennifer_4, and as someone else said earlier, I wouldn't go out of my way to eat at one. If someone wants to go there, I'll go (but am not thrilled as many better choices for Tex-Mex fare). Sure, you get a lot of food but it's only "okay" food. Just my opinion, of course. Not everyone agrees, obviously, as there seems to always be a line. I've been four or five times to one location; stopped trying to actually eat the food on the premises after the first time. Decor is more sterile and far less inviting than any fast-food Taco-Bell, not to mention six times as noisy!
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RE: Chipolte's 2005/02/12 13:27:44 (permalink)
Of course, i found aout about that offer on February 12. Arrgh, and all that. I just joined the e-mail list so I don't miss out on free Chipotle again.

(Of note, a local competitor has arisen in Indy. Mexika (96th & Allisonville) offers a burrito that's a combo of beef, chicken, AND carnitas. Heaven!)
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RE: Chipolte's 2005/02/28 11:25:08 (permalink)
I'm an expatriate Texan living in the midwest and I am everlastingly grateful for the Chipotle here. I don't CARE that it's a chain. I don't care that it's too loud (concrete floors, loud music...it's across the street from the university). I've learned how to dial the salsa heat just right (half mild, half hot). If you want more flavor, get the borracho beans instead of black beans. The steak had a pretty good flavor, the chicken was bland but what do you expect from white meat chicken? That's what the salsa is for. Skip the lettuce, definitely skip the sour cream, smile at the server and ask for a little extra of the hot green salsa, and it's quite satisfying.
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RE: Chipolte's 2005/02/28 12:05:21 (permalink)
My Husband can't stay away from the place, i feel the burritos are too big..too much rice and fillers. I much prefer Baja Fresh, the grilled meats are much tastier and i think the menu has more variety.
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RE: Chipolte's 2005/03/28 20:53:59 (permalink)
Try the carnitas (the pork), it's the best.
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RE: Chipolte's 2005/03/28 21:04:14 (permalink)
Carnitas, chicken, steak - all suprisingly good for a company owned by (but not operated by, thank god) McDonald's
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RE: Chipolte's 2005/06/18 12:02:50 (permalink)


Chipotle Buy One, Get One Free Offer

Hurry over to Chipotle's on June 21st and buy a burrito. Save the receipt and return anytime thru June 26th. Present the receipt and get a burrito for free!

Details at www.chipotle.com/email/05-090/soulstice.htm

Nice dancing Joe!

But not so nice clothes, Disco Boy!!
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RE: Chipolte's 2005/06/18 14:03:36 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Nemis

My Husband can't stay away from the place, i feel the burritos are too big..too much rice and fillers. I much prefer Baja Fresh, the grilled meats are much tastier and i think the menu has more variety.


I much prefer almost anyplace that isn't one of these chains. I am not a RoadFood anti-chain fanatic. But this is one food genre where there is no excuse, at least where I live. There are many, many independent taquerias that make burritos that are far superior to the chains and usually cheaper as well. And if you don't want "rice and fillers", just tell 'em and they won't put any in (full disclosure: I LIKE rice and beans and often get a meatless burrito with, if you wish, nothing but "fillers" and lots of jalepenos).

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RE: Chipolte's 2005/06/18 18:01:03 (permalink)
They may not be authentic, but I like their Fajita Burrito (sautéed peppers and onions instead of beans).
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RE: Chipolte's 2005/07/20 15:45:37 (permalink)
I had been going to Chipotle for a few months and really wanted to change things up. Typically my order consisted of a fajita burrito with double chicken, no rice/no beans, triple extra cheese, spicy salsa, sour cream, extra onions and some peppers plus a few steak a la carte tacos and an order of chips and spicy salsa. But it was time for a switch. One day I approached the lunch counter and was struck with an incredible idea: NACHOS...so i asked the server to take my chips, put them in a basket, cover them in sour cream, spicy salsa and loads of cheese, and a new delicacy was born!

Since then the Chipotle workers kind of hate me, but they always make me the excellent treat!
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RE: Chipolte's 2005/07/20 15:47:38 (permalink)
Does your mommy know that you play on the computer+
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RE: Chipolte's 2005/07/20 15:48:53 (permalink)
But Spaz, that was a true story. Why the hurtful comment?
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RE: Chipolte's 2005/07/20 16:16:39 (permalink)
No rice and no beans on a fajita from Chipotle? Gee, how strange. Oh, wait. You don't suppose that's because they don't put rice or beans on a fajita at Chipotle.
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RE: Chipolte's 2005/07/20 16:37:43 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

No rice and no beans on a fajita from Chipotle? Gee, how strange. Oh, wait. You don't suppose that's because they don't put rice or beans on a fajita at Chipotle.


But they do put them in a fajita burrito, which is what CraigieFresh was talking about.
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RE: Chipolte's 2005/07/20 16:52:06 (permalink)
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Originally posted by rbpalmer

quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

No rice and no beans on a fajita from Chipotle? Gee, how strange. Oh, wait. You don't suppose that's because they don't put rice or beans on a fajita at Chipotle.


But they do put them in a fajita burrito, which is what CraigieFresh was talking about.

Nope. They do not put them in the fajita burrito. In the fajita burrito they put sauteed peppers and onions. Now, in the vegetarian fajita burrito they do put beans, but he was talking about a regular fajita burrito with chicken.
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RE: Chipolte's 2005/07/20 16:53:38 (permalink)
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Originally posted by saps

Does your mommy know that you play on the computer+



Oh, I am sure that he is at least 14 years old; give or take a year!
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RE: Chipolte's 2005/07/20 17:24:34 (permalink)
At the Chipotle that I go to they will ask you whether you want rice and beans in your fajita burrito. I choose to get neither. I understand that its atypical to find rice and beans in or on anything called "fajita" in fact it took me by surprise the first time i went in.
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RE: Chipolte's 2005/07/20 23:13:01 (permalink)
CragieFresh, you're in the heartland of authentic Mexican food, the mecca of small taquerias and carnecerias, and you frequent CHIPOTLES???? It would make sense if you were living in Fort Scott, Kansas.

Oy.
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RE: Chipolte's 2005/07/20 23:56:11 (permalink)
Whoa...let me make it very clear that I eat at Chipotle often, but not as often as El Coyote, El Compadre, Pacos, Alejandros, El Tejaro, Guetzelguaro and Tia Sandia.
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