Thursday, April 3, 2008

Chipotle Mondays


Have you ever liked a food so much that you wanted to eat it every day?


Well that's how it started with Chipotle and me. I had to part ways with Moe's one day in November of 2006 when they closed the restaurant closest to me that I used to go to for lunch. I had heard good things about the chips and salsa at Chipotle but had never tried it. So one day with some hesitation, I decided to try the chicken burrito. Low and behold, it had so much more flavor than the Moe's burritos I was used to!

Well, when I get started on a food I like, I tend to crave it everyday. I decided (along with some strong suggestions from my husband and some other friends) that I had to limit my Chipotle visits to once a week or I might burn out... (I've been known to get "burnt out" on many foods in the past). Therefore, to make sure I stuck to that limit I decided to start a little tradition called "Chipotle Monday". For a while I was able to convince a nice sized group to join me, but it has dwindled over time (I got carry out by myself today, haha). This has been going on now since the start of 2007, so we have made it well past the one year mark! Sometimes I don't even have to say anything when I order... I'm not sure whether I should be proud or ashamed of this... (in case you're wondering, my "usual" is the chicken burrito bowl)

Please tell me I'm not the only one with food obsessions! Does anyone else have any restaurant rituals??

9 comments:

Maggie said...

You are not alone!! I have nacho wednesdays!! The nachos from Macados call to me at least once a week but I could probably eat them everyday...except I am broke haha Mike thinks I am crazy but I have to have them at least once a week- maybe they are spiking the food we eat with opium?

Armin de Fiesta said...

Dark Chocolate is like crack cocaine to me... put a jar out on the table in the morning, it'll be gone by close of business ;) hehe.

Steve said...

I love Moe's so I have to check out Chipolte.

Theresa said...

ERIN! I cant even begin to tell you just how much I love Chipotle! I am known for it, lol. Thats so funny that you share the same obsession. I actually just met another photographer in the area on Wednesday, the Starbucks in Clearwater mall was the halfway mark for us and I was just so excited that I would get to eat Chipotle for dinner!

we really need to get together and chat, we obviously have a lot in common! :)

Mary Marantz said...

Girl, I hear ya!! Justin & I are such creatures of habit! We're on a first name basis with the local Subway folks!

xoxo
M:)

Amy Martin said...

Ah yes... I love Chipotle, but I'm partial to Moe's :)

Zekeshem said...

So yeah...I LOVE boba tea. And I had to limit my visits to the place I get it because I didn't want to burn out on it. Only I didn't do a very good job of limiting myself, and now the only time I seem to want it is on Tuesdays...when they're closed. Go figure. ;)

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Kylene said...

I stumbled across your blog from OSP...this post is tooooo funny! I'm definitely a Moe's girl and go once a week, we don't have a Chipotle here. There are a couple more favs that I crave, my husband gets so annoyed when he asks where I wanna go for lunch and I come up with one of 3 responses. :)

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