Friday, December 21, 2012

Santa Fe Grill - Bean Burrito Repeat

Issac joins us for the finale of Veggie Trek. We repeat another previously failed burro to round things out. Santa Fe Grill comes through in spades, with a veggie burrito that even Daniel would get again; good consistency and flavor but for a few undercooked potatoes. As this Trek rounds out we, perhaps inevitably, turn our collective mind to the future of Burrito Quest. Bizarro Trek is looking more and more likely, despite Ben's intractable attitude toward meat. Isaac returns in rare form, trying to shock-jock by spewing racist slurs machine-gun style. Then we mostly blame it on Ben. Isaac and Ben decide to join forces on the whole thing and get Daniel mad. It only makes him yell at Tony more, who ate his burrito solo, not even waiting on the Questers. What a douche. Burrito Quest 4: Veggie Trek, success!

Ingredients: Beans, potatoes, salsa, pico de gallo, and green chile

Ben - Gay penguins, because nobody cares that they're gay except scientists, and they have to study it.
Daniel - Condors, have you seen the wingspan on those things? They're not the prettiest, but still impressive.
Isaac - Peacocks or turkeys, the female ones that don't look as pretty. It was good, but it could have been spritzed up.

BQ4 - Episode Thirteen
"This Is The Best Burrito I've Ever Eaten" by Parry Gripp, used with permission.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Andele - Build Your Own Burrito Take Two

Andele boned us last time, this time we take it back! We refine the ingredients for their Build-Your-Own burro and the results suffer improvement of a sort. Onions, you're out, as is your overwhelming flavor. The burrito is somewhat dry, and their omission of side-salsa does not help. The overall flavor is good though. We supplement, after an appropriate period, with some store-bought salsa.  Again, much improvement. Bizarro Trek rears its ugly head, re: the future of Burrito Quest. Isaac is the third wheel of this Quest? How have we limped along all this time without him.

Ingredients: Avocado, cilantro, green chile, potatoes, and rice

Ben - Sushi that has the fried skin in it, you think it's going to be dry and kind of awful, but then it's ok.  Also...sushi.
Daniel -  Root beer float, I don't have them alot, but every time I have them I think they are good. But I don't crave them.

BQ4 - Episode Twelve
"This Is The Best Burrito I've Ever Eaten" by Parry Gripp, used with permission.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Taco Bell - Veggie Cantina Burrito

Taco Bell, your bell has been rung for the last time. At least the last time during Veggie Trek. The previous excursion for this particular burro ended in failure, due to fowl incursion into what was supposed to be a strictly vegetarian affair.  This burrito rings 'veggie true' if not completely 'tasty true.'  A mushy melange of ingredients that taste like... well, Taco Bell in a rather indiscriminate manner. All in all positive, but only vaguely so. Recent realizations that Veggie Trek was on track for abject failure led Daniel to consider double-fisting episodes, in order to set a faster pace toward the end of the year. This sparked yet another realization, that such a thing had indeed been attempted, even achieved, in the misty past of BQ4. Given this, and recalculations of successfully eaten veggie burritos in the past year, it seems that things are not so dire for our intrepid heroes after all. After this last glutinous foray to the Bell, we are a mere two burritos from the first successful BQ foray since BQ Prime. The proximity of said success prompting the questions: "Then what?" and "Is Burrito Quest 5 likely?" Daniel forwards the notion of replacing one of the principles to ease the way for future Questing. Ben is less than enthused with the notion.

Ingredients: "Experience our new cilantro rice, flavorful black beans, guacamole made from real Hass avocados, pico de gallo prepared fresh daily, roasted corn & pepper salsa and a creamy cilantro dressing, all wrapped in a warm flour tortilla."

Ben -Like whiskey that tastes like smoky wood, some people really like that, I thought it might be interesting but it tasted bad.
Daniel -Burning pine wood in a fireplace, having a fire is nice and comforting, but that kind of wood is going to burn up fast so the comfort is fleeting.

BQ4 - Episode Eleven
"This Is The Best Burrito I've Ever Eaten" by Parry Gripp, used with permission.