And twice on Sunday.
mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!
And twice on Sunday.
Agreed. I honestly don't view Chipotle as superior. However, they're very close.
Taste like ass
Your mom tastes my ass.
your ass tastes like ass
So shove that ball up your ass AC
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10. And chipotle doesn't
I hate this argument. So the only way Qdoba can beat Chipotle is by putting easy cheese in their burritos? That stuff belongs nowhere near a burrito, and should not have any bearing on which of the two is better.
Chipotle beats the hell out of Qdoba every day of the week. FInd a place that have both near each other and I promise the Chipotle is far busier.
How dare you compare real ingredients to runny fake cheese.
That said, the rice and meat and salsa are all better at Chipotle, but those Pancheros tortillas beat them all to a pulp.
Those Pancheros torillas were the bomb, I would even get an extra tortilla at times just to eat plain. One of the places I really miss in Ann Arbor, the carnitas they had were also really really good.
I was content to sit on the sidelines until you blasphemed the salsa. As far as the cookie cutter burrito joints go, Chipotle is good. A very close second to Qdoba for me. But their salsa is mild blech, medium blech and hot blech. Qdoba however, (granted, 2 of their "salsas" I don't consider salsas...) has 5 great options for whatever adventure you might be looking for. The corn isn't my thing, but my wife loves it. The pico is good, but adding the roja makes it magical. The tomatillo salsa is pretty darn fantastic, and the habanero is amazing. Somehow they keep that hot hot heat, but it comes in gradually enough so as to not melt your face off before you actually get to taste it.
Oh, and don't even try to come at me with Moe's. Balogna on a tortilla with canned beans and the ketchup they call salsa does not constitute a burrito.
OK, I can get on board with that. Really, I think both places have bad salsa, so I shouldn't have brought that up at all. For cookie cutter burrito joints, both Baja Fresh and El Pollo Loco have far better salsa selections.
Qdoba has both of those as well as queso (which is soo much more than easy cheese WILA). They just call them "pulled pork" and "shredded beef". It's the same thing, different name.
Having said that, for me it depends what I'm eating. For a burrito, I'd generally go to Chipotle, I don't know why but theirs just taste better to me. Now if I'm in the mood for some tacos, it's Qdoba all the way. Craft 2, hardshell (I know, I know), with nachos, one shredded beef, one pulled pork, habanero salsa and I'm good to go.
Doba also has breakfast burritos so that wins. I like both tho but when I'm drunk at 2am they are the ones that come to my aid.
Also, i get a free student drink.
3-cheese nachos...omg less than 3
Qdoba chicken nachos are one of my favorite meals ever.
This very much reminds me of a Matt Ufford article from today -
- that was going around the twitters a little.
I had the Five Guys v. In-N-Out argument with my boss last week.
Five Guys was started by a Michigan grad, and I will side with that to a fault, but it still doesn't hold a candle to in-n-out.
I've never had In-N-Out so I couldn't really participate in that one. I didn't know the Five Guys Michigan thing, but now I know which side to take.
Yeah - 5 guys was started by a Michigan grad who is from Michigan (though the restaurant actually started in the DC area, I believe). There was a piece on him in one of the M alumni magazines they send us.
That said, his burger joint is good, even very good, but In-n-out it is not.
Five Guys has started to expand to more popular areas of LA...but have t found a soul that prefers them over a double double from in-and-out!
Ok, lived is SoCal for two years and in-n-out is overrated. There is nothing special about it, bottom line. Five guys is just as good and arguably better. There are two things you can count on hearing about from someone who lives in SoCal, in-n-out and the weather. Both happen to be overplayed
Because they're both awesome?
Look, I'm from Michigan so I'm not a local Californian looking to rep where I'm from. There's plenty wrong with this state and I'll admit it.
That said, the weather is awesome, and so is in-n-out. It's a little different, and my initial opinion was similar to yours, I thought it was overhyped. But then I had it again and again, and now I can't think of a burger any other way.
You probably also didn't know to order yours animal style, which makes a difference.
I guess that's a matter of opinion. Weather was nice, but never really got warm enough to enjoy the beach, which was a bummer. Also not a huge fan of absolutely no seasonal change. I live in Houston now and it does make you appreciate the changes a bit, without the cold, of course!
And of course I knew about animal style, only amateurs don't. Like I said, two years and it was good, but IMO, not better than anything else. Seems like it's one of those things that everyone says is awesome, so, mob mentality causes a lot of people buying into it ( not saying that's you, btw). You also said that it was nothing special at first, so perhaps you're just getting complacent with mediocre burgers haha
Speaking of things wrong, I don't miss that horrendous traffic, not one bit.
...been hyped up more by transplants to west coast. Five guys is so-so, but u want a good burger in LA go to Blue Dog Tavern, Father's Office or Umami Burger..
The green chile cheeseburger at Umami is awesome, as is the Umami burger itself. I think In-n-Out has just been outdone by many other places. It's fine, but Five Guys is easily as good. The one caveat: I know about animal style, but I've never had it, so I'm willing to proven wrong.
...goes down with nice beer too!
...never heard anyone say it was overrated or overplayed...went skiing last month, took my daughter to the beach 2 weeks ago because it was 80 degrees in Malibu. Only overrated if u r agoraphobic!
A legit 80 degrees on the beach is a rarity, let's be honest. I lived on PCH in NB and there were few days I would actually want to be out there. The wind off the water is very chilly
...80 in Malibu in February is a rarity, but it happens. And I lived on the beach in Marina Del Rey for 2 years and had plenty of great days on beach in the off season...but once sun sets it is windy and cold. And the water is only warm from late July thru early October...but it way warmer than any lake I have swam in in Michigan during the summer. I prefer wearing a wetsuit and surfing in the winter than shoveling the snow in my driveway :)
My parents have a place up near Traverse and the lakes up there regularly get into the mid to high 70s in the summer.
Oh, no doubt not having snow is key. That's why i love Texas
...Texas? Friend went to UT...visited Austin several times and been to D multiple times too. Great place to live...can't argue with u there...love the Salt Lick!
I live in H town. Have relatives in Austin though. Yes, salt lick is legit!
That's just wrong. I lived in Hermosa for years and I was on the beach and in the water every weekend 8 months of the year.
shooting little birds with bow and arrow and snow to the Pacific Ocean, SoCal isn't the ideal place for u. I liked the snow my freshman year and like it when I go skiing, other than that give me the beach and smell of ocean any day. Only thing I like about seasons is fall, when leaves change and you know it is time for college football at the Big House! And too hot? Hottest most humid summer I can remember was in Ann Arbor!
... to disagree on this one.
In general, I must agree on the people aspect. I met a handful of cool people, but ran into way too many rude people in general. You eventually learn to accept it as the norm, but once you leave for another place, you realize just how strange some things are. I think that's just what you get out there. Texas has its down sides as well, but people are not one of them.
That wasn't my point, it was that an air temp of 80 or higher on the beach is not the norm. To me, that doesn't make me enjoy my beach experience. Too cold for my liking. I'd prefer Florida or the gulf coast any day.
Chipotle > Qdoba
Larger portions, better flavor, NO fake Mesquite/Smoke flavoring added = WIN
Fun Dip. As in the awful, edible sugar stick that one - usually a five-year-old with bad parents - dips into equally awful pockets of sugar.
Haven't thought about what'll be for dessert yet.
As long as you can still do this, you will always be living the dream.
Bojangles. Seemed like a good idea. Now I need a shower.
I just made myself some dang quesadillas
I betcha my quesadillas would have punched your quesadillas in the face.
Probably. Mine was just a mixed cheese quesadilla with some seasonings because I was running low on "real food" to put in it and my quesadilla maker isn't all that big either, so it kinda limits how extravagent my quesadillas can be.
Fish nuggets, broasted potatoes, and cole slaw from Chicken Shack.
Now I could really use a few beers.