Tonight Koa and I bought burritos from our favorite burrito shops: Freebirds World Burrito. Based in Austin, we find it superior to Chipotle, which was where we often went to get our carnitas burritos. Freebirds has more options for salsas and veggies, the portions are larger, and the vibe is local and more fun.
Value-wise, I think it’s a better deal as well. Mariko and I will buy a $9 Monster-size burrito and share it, which is plenty for us, while the kids will each get their own $7 Freebird. And sometimes Bay will eat half for dinner and save half for the next day’s breakfast. 😛
What I especially like about Freebirds is that they have several different salsas to try, ranging from habañero and “Death” on the hot side, all the way down to roasted corn and lime juice on the mild side. In addition to the pico, I’ll get extra cilantro, chopped jalapeño, sour cream, and onion. And that’s in addition to the meat (chicken AND carnitas tonight), beans, rice, and cheese. I’m always amazed that everything fits in the tortilla!
In the photo, you can see how big it is compared to a can of beer. It’s so much food, and so, so yummy.
Hello! A new location of the local Austin Tex-Mex restaurant Chuy’s opened near our house, so we had an early dinner there today. I had the gigantic “Big As Yo’ Face” burrito in the photo above. It was so filling and delicious, but I am so stuffed that I will need to do some fasting this coming week! 😆
Chuy’s is a fun restaurant, with a lot of kitschy decor on the walls and ceilings. And there’s also a huge Elvis Presley theme going on! I’d say Chuy’s doesn’t have the fanciest food, but it’s consistently good and has a great atmosphere. If you ever have the chance to dine at one, I recommend it! Just be prepared to wait a bit for a table. 😝