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  • Burrito Fanatic Eats 250 Burritos in Two Years, Still Loses Illegal Pete's Eating Contest

    08/30/2014 5:47:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Westword ^ | Isa Jones
    Coloradans love burritos; both Chipotle and Illegal Pete's started their burrito empires here for good reason. But few people love them like Michael Odbert, burrito enthusiast, amateur burrito photographer -- he chronicles his love affair on an Instagram account dedicated to his burrito-filled meals -- and occasional competitive eater. Last night, for the second year running, he entered the Riot Fest burrito-eating contest hosted by Illegal Pete's. See also: 100 Favorite Dishes: Chile Relleno Burrito at El Taco de Mexico The first thing 24-year-old Odbert said when we contacted him this morning is that he had just eaten a breakfast...
  • Nate Silver Tells Tone-Deaf Burrito Arrest Story Amid Ferguson Protests, Gets Epically Burned-Racist

    08/17/2014 10:44:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Last night, while police in Ferguson, Missouri, were indiscriminately firing tear gas and rubber bullets at a mostly peaceful group of protesters and journalists, two of whom were arrested without cause, data whiz Nate Silver thought it would be a good time to tell a silly story about how easy jail can be if you’re white. But instead of an allegory on racial privilege, the Twitter tale — which included being fed a burrito (!) in his cell — came off as especially oblivious while interspersed with video, images, and accounts of what looked like a war zone from others....
  • Diner Attacked After Refusing Seattle Man's Demand For A Bite Of His Burrito

    03/07/2014 8:18:21 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 60 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | March 6, 2014
    “Give me a bite of your burrito,” Mahamed Abdi, 24, allegedly demanded of a stranger noshing Saturday afternoon outside a Seattle restaurant. When the burrito owner declined Abdi’s request (and remarked “That is rude”), Abdi pushed him and again demanded a bite of the Mexican food favorite. As the diner then arose from his seat, Abdi allegedly punched him in the forehead and fled on foot, according to a Seattle Police Department report. Witnesses described the attacker as a black male in his 20s wearing “a gray ‘beanie’ and white fur coat.” Cops subsequently caught up to Abdi as he...
  • Chicago Man Uses Kickstarter to Fund His Chipotle Burrito

    02/14/2014 3:59:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | 2/12 | Anna Roth
    Unfortunately this isn't the Onion, and Chicago resident Noboru Bitoy for reals used Kickstarter to fund his lunch. Bitoy originally requested $8 from the crowdfunding site for a Chipotle burrito, the consumption of which he brazenly passed off as a public service ("Just how delicious is a chicken burrito from my local Chipotle? I will find & display the answer in a creative presentation!"). He got that original burrito and gave it a "Yum!" on a scale of "No." to "Wow!", to everyone's immense surprise and relief. But here's the thing: People won't stop donating to his burrito fund. After...
  • There's Now a Burrito Vending Machine in L.A.

    01/07/2014 3:48:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Mon., Jan. 6 2014 | Anna Roth
    <p>The future could be lurking in a corner of a 24-hour Mobil station on Santa Monica Boulevard. At least that's the first location of the new burrito vending machine, BurritoBox, which seems like a legit (though probably misguided) enterprise and not a hoax. An intrepid Reddit user claims to have tried the thing and describes it as "like a gourmet frozen burrito without the s****y texture you get from the microwave." Details on the website are scarce, but per an Instagram video it appears that the machine dispenses Evol burritos in flavors like chicken and rice, shredded beef, and bacon, egg, and cheese. Add-ons like sour cream and guacamole come in separate containers, implying that the burritos are pre-made -- so in actuality it might be more like a really big, orange microwave.</p>
  • Oklahoma City bomb squad says suspicious item was a burrito

    11/22/2013 9:58:43 AM PST · by norcal joe · 35 replies
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY -- A burrito caused a minor scare at an Oklahoma City police briefing station after a man brought the foil-wrapped object in for analysis.</p> <p>Oklahoma City Police Capt. Dexter Nelson says a man discovered a Thermos-type container in his lawn Thursday afternoon and brought it to a police briefing station.</p>
  • USDA mum on details USDA-Mexico food stamp partnership, non-citizen participation in welfare

    10/19/2012 10:53:43 AM PDT · by opentalk · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 19, 2012 | Caroline May
    On the same day that Senate Budget Committee Republicans revealed that spending on federal welfare programs constituted the single largest expenditure in the 2011 budget, the Department of Agriculture failed to meet a key deadline to further explain its food stamp partnership with the Mexican government....(SNAP), or food stamps, which recently reached an all-time high enrollment of nearly 47 million participants. Non-citizen participation in SNAP has quadrupled since 2001 and doubled since 2008.
  • Chris Ethridge, founding member of Flying Burrito Brothers, dies

    04/24/2012 3:56:21 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    la times ^ | 4-23-12 | randy lewis
    Members of the International Submarine Band chose a name for their new group that practically assured it would never rise above cult status. Sure enough, that band disappeared with barely a trace after making a handful of recordings in the mid-1960s. But after ISB members Gram Parsons and Chris Ethridge teamed up with ex-Byrds singer and songwriter Chris Hillman and steel guitarist Pete Kleinow to form the pioneering country-rock group the Flying Burrito Brothers, the ISB won itself permanent footnote status in the history of pop music. Ethridge, who died Monday at 65 at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian,...
  • In Boston, all politics is ’Loco

    04/23/2011 11:20:54 PM PDT · by ninonitti · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | April 23, 2011 | Michael Levenson
    A simple city event wound up pitting mayoral pique against a burrito maker’s overheated tweet It seemed like a feel-good idea: Boloco, the hip burrito chain, would provide free burritos to the first 200 people who showed up wearing a bike helmet at Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s unveiling of the city’s new bike-sharing program. Boloco would enjoy some goodwill from the public. The city would get attention for its program. And the rest of us? We might get a free lunch. But what ensued was nothing less than a burrito brouhaha involving hot tempers, a Twitter tirade, and a tense...
  • The Beefy Crunch Burrito incident

    03/21/2011 7:37:17 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 03/20/2011 | Michelle Mondo
    The price of the Beefy Crunch Burrito had gone up from 99 cents to $1.49 and the man at the Rigsby Road Taco Bell drive-thru had just ordered seven. The fast food customer was so disgruntled by the price hike he shot an air gun at the manager, displayed a semiautomatic assault rifle and pistol while in the restaurant's parking lot, fled as police were called, exchanged gunfire with three officers who pulled him over, then barricaded himself in his hotel room — all over $3.50 plus additional tax. The final incident in the burrito-triggered spree happened Sunday afternoon at...
  • Lighter Chicken Burritos Burst with Flavor

    05/12/2010 8:18:29 AM PDT · by StopBigGovt · 33 replies · 911+ views
    Hot Cookin' ^ | 5/12/10 | Kelly Estes
    In the mood for takeout? Try this tasty Mexican dinner.
  • Man claiming to be 'Cheesy Beef Burrito' arrested in Somerville KFC

    05/05/2010 12:20:42 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 30 replies · 818+ views
    Somerville News ^ | 5-5-10 | George Hassett
    An Everett man who may have been on drugs was scaring women and children at the corner of Broadway and Cross streets on April 28, police said. When police approached Derek J. Goodwin, 29, as he sat in the Kentucky Fried Chicken on Broadway, Goodwin allegedly told them, "You are dismissed I don't recognize your authority." Police said Goodwin was irritated, slurred his speech and had pin pointed pupils. When Officer Richard Lavey asked Goodwin his name, Goodwin allegedly said, "My name is Cheesy Beef Burrito." As Goodwin spoke, food was shooting out of his mouth, police said. Police said...
  • Misplaced Burrito Triggers SF Bomb Squad Response

    05/11/2010 1:41:53 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 26 replies · 847+ views
    KTVU ^ | May 11, 2010 | ???
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A suspicious package containing a burrito disrupted San Francisco Municipal Railway Service in the city's Sunset District early Tuesday and prompted a response by the bomb squad. Transit officials called the police after the package was discovered at 35th Avenue and Judah Street at around 8:48 a.m. Light rail service on the N-Judah line was disrupted during the investigation and bus shuttles were set up, Muni spokeswoman Kristen Holland said. Police concluded their investigation at 10:30 a.m. after determining there was no risk to the public and light rail service resumed, Officer Boaz Mariles said. A witness...
  • Man Finds Ants in His Burritos

    Having Aunt Martha stop by for dinner over the holiday season is one thing, but having 50 ants for breakfast was more than Tommy Lam could stomach. The jeweller said he found them lining his McDonald's burritos. "It was disgusting!" Lam told the Sun yesterday soon after he said he made the gruesome discovery. The 28-year-old said he and his girlfriend stopped by the busy fast-food restaurant at Markham Rd. and Denison St. around 11 a.m. yesterday to grab a quick bite to eat on their way to work. After waiting 15 minutes in line, the couple said they ordered...
  • Teen turns burrito into deadly weapon, cops say

    10/14/2009 7:31:05 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 35 replies · 1,666+ views
    abcactionnews ^ | 10/12 2 | Don Germaise
    HERNANDO BEACH, FL -- Hernando County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a South Carolina teen on a charge of throwing a deadly missile at a moving vehicle. That missile was a burrito, deputies said. According to a police report, John Addie was driving his Honda when he noticed someone lean out of an approaching white Dodge and throw something. The next thing Addie knew his front windshield was cracked and he was covered in refried beans. Addie followed the Dodge and called deputies. Deputy Scott Lamia wrote in his report the victim's "vehicle, which was clean and in excellent condition, had...
  • Burrito Casserole

    08/18/2009 3:03:07 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 91 replies · 1,978+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 8/18/09 | Stacey Winder
    This resembles a Mexican lasagna because of the layers of cheesy meat sauce and flour tortillas, and is oh so tasty!
  • Mission-Style Burritos in Shanghai?

    07/17/2009 11:32:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 433+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tue, Jul 14, 2009 | JACKSON WEST
    The big, fat culinary legend from San Francisco's Mission District may have successfully crossed the PacificBig news for burrito fans on the other side of the Pacific -- you can get a passable super al pastor in Shanghai, China. The news comes from a Burritophile reader who'd already sampled burrito attempts in Singapore and Beijing. The verdict? The meat was juicy and tender, the rice was flavorful, the beans moist and didn't overwhelm. I skipped the guac and sour cream, but layered on the "medium" and "hot" salsas, which did not disappoint. Integration was a little bit of a problem,...
  • Trucker: Burrito caused crash that closed I-5

    04/07/2009 4:18:30 PM PDT · by llevrok · 64 replies · 1,679+ views
    KVAL TV ^ | 4/7/09
    <p>WOLF CREEK, Ore. (AP) - A truck driver blamed his breakfast burrito for a crash on Interstate 5 that scattered a load of building materials across all four lanes of the freeway near Wolf Creek in Southern Oregon.</p>
  • Help! Breaking news, no viable reference

    04/16/2009 2:19:25 PM PDT · by kendwell · 25 replies · 1,173+ views
    WVOM news, 103.9Maine,, 1600 EST Thur
    Report of Obama conferring with Mexico , ref to 1997"weapons treaty" , search shows 1997 treaty? chemical weapons WTF??? over. "All you can pay is attention, so all they can take is your time...." Proving a lack of attention, will take the peace of your mind regards, K
  • Stolen: $2.79 Burrito

    03/22/2009 1:09:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies · 1,500+ views
    Police were called to an East Side gas station early this morning to investigate the theft of a burrito. According to an Evansville Police Department incident report, the clerk at Moto Mart, 1900 N. Green River Road, called 911 after a man microwaved a burrito, took it out and ran from the premises. It happened about 4:30 a.m. The burrito is valued at $2.79. Police are hoping to review surveillance video from the store. The burrito thief is described as a black man in his early 20s, about 5-foot-10, clean-shaven and with a thin build. He was wearing a gold...
  • 'Captain America' Jobless After Alleged Groping

    07/19/2007 1:28:03 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 12 replies · 567+ views
    local6 ^ | 19-july-2007
    The costume party caper in which police said a Melbourne doctor dressed as comic book superhero Captain America groped a woman at a city bar and battered her boyfriend has cost him his job, Local 6 News partner Florida Today reported.Raymond Douglas Adamcik, 54, was charged with misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct, resisting an officer without violence and marijuana possession in connection with the April 21 incident at On Tap Sports Cafe and Lounge in Melbourne.Deborah Young, director of physician services for Melbourne Internal Medicine Associates, or MIMA, the group that oversaw Adamcik's practice in their Palm Bay facility since October...
  • Man Blames Burrito For Paralysis

    03/01/2007 8:38:30 AM PST · by Livin_large · 18 replies · 553+ views
    Local 6 ^ | March 1, 2007
    TAMPA, Fla. -- A man who can no longer feed himself said an uncooked chicken burrito put him in a wheelchair. Roger Anderson said he ate the burrito at a Moe's Southwest Grill in Land O' Lakes in September and became sick with stomach cramps, diarrhea and joint pains. Anderson's attorney said the burrito caused a bacterial infection, which led to a disease that affects the body's nerves. Anderson and his wife filed a lawsuit against Tampa-based GCF Ventures LLC, which operates the restaurant. The company said all of its employees are trained in safe food handling and preparation practices,...
  • Woman accused putting drugs in burrito

    10/11/2006 6:39:01 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 10 replies · 1,776+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Wed Oct 11, 5:37 PM ET
    Woman accused putting drugs in burrito Wed Oct 11, 5:37 PM ET SANTA FE, N.M. - A woman who brought a burrito to a friend in jail has been accused of using the burrito to try to smuggle in heroin. Rosemary Gonzales, 42, is charged with bringing contraband into a place of imprisonment. Bond was set at $5,000. Corrections officers found a hypodermic needle inside the burrito that Gonzales brought Tuesday to a female inmate at the Rio Arriba County jail, according to a report filed in Rio Arriba County Magistrate Court. Officers rinsed off the needle and discovered a...
  • (April 2005) Bum wrap School mistakes huge burrito for weapon, goes into lockdown

    08/27/2006 5:24:23 PM PDT · by bigdcaldavis · 35 replies · 954+ views
    MSNBC/Associated Press ^ | April 29, 2005 | Associated Press
    Bum wrap School mistakes huge burrito for weapon, goes into lockdown Updated: 7:43 p.m. ET April 29, 2005 CLOVIS, N.M. - A call about a possible weapon at a middle school prompted police to put armed officers on rooftops, close nearby streets and lock down the school. All over a giant burrito. Someone called authorities Thursday after seeing a boy carrying something long and wrapped into Marshall Junior High. The drama ended two hours later when the suspicious item was identified as a 30-inch burrito filled with steak, guacamole, lettuce, salsa and jalapeños and wrapped inside tin foil and a...
  • Police: Burrito Sparks 7-Eleven Fight

    11/04/2005 6:20:42 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 21 replies · 788+ views
    nbc4.com ^ | 11-3-05 | ap
    ASHINGTON -- The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a pit bull attack outside a 7-Eleven store in northwest Washington. According police, four people got into a fight inside the store located in the 3100 block of Mount Pleasant Street. Officers said the fight then spilled outside and the girlfriend of one of the men involved opened a car door and let out a 75- to 80-pound pit bull. Investigators said the pit bull then bit three people, including one man who told News4 he wasn't a part of the fight. The three men were taken to Howard University Hospital for...
  • School mistakes huge burrito for weapon, goes into lockdown

    05/02/2005 9:53:06 AM PDT · by Asphalt · 78 replies · 1,672+ views
    CLOVIS, N.M. - A call about a possible weapon at a middle school prompted police to put armed officers on rooftops, close nearby streets and lock down the school. All over a giant burrito. Someone called authorities Thursday after seeing a boy carrying something long and wrapped into Marshall Junior High. The drama ended two hours later when the suspicious item was identified as a 30-inch burrito filled with steak, guacamole, lettuce, salsa and jalapeños
  • Bustamonte's Sister: Performance Artist attacking White Man's Guilt

    09/29/2003 12:20:43 PM PDT · by pushforbush · 7 replies · 203+ views
    PrestoPundit.com The Hayek Center ^ | September 29, 2003 | Greg Ransom
    Cruz isn't the only Bustamante who enjoys taking the stage for the Left and La Raza (scroll down). More here and here. (warning -- not job safe or after-lunch safe). Remember, as Cruz says, acceptance, not tolerance. And he clearly knows of which he speaks. A lot of people in a lot of families I'm sure have sympathy for Cruz. http://www.franklinfurnace.org/tfotp01/bustamante/bustamante_pastprojects.html http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/09/29/BA266249.DTL http://www.sfgate.com/offbeat/nao1.html http://www.sfgate.com/offbeat/naoindig.html
  • Breaking News" [Ted] Maher Convicted = Ten Years

    12/02/2002 10:10:36 AM PST · by tracer · 417 replies · 741+ views
    ABC News | December 2, 2002
    Reported five minutes ago -- no ther details yet found..