The Ravenous Princess: Moe’s Southwest Grill versus Chipotle

The Ravenous Princess: Moe’s Southwest Grill versus Chipotle

A Cincinnati, hungry woman’s pursuit of unpretentious, delicious meals

This is actually the thing. I really like Chipotle. Nevertheless, we hate them, in a ways that are few too.

1. They constantly are away from one thing and i usually need certainly to wait (also I don’t get on MY burrito but I have to wait for the people ahead of me if it’s for meat – which. God forbid, i ought to go forward in line and mess up a rotation)

2. They don’t have great deal of options, apart from burritos.

3. They spot more value on online instructions, compared to the requests of LIVE individuals standing in the front of those.

So, I’ve been looking for other burrito options. I’ve been to Qdoba for me– it just didn’t do it.

We looked over Currito‘s menu on the internet plus it seemed boring and horrendous.

My next choice ended up being Moe’s Southwest Grill. I’ve been to Moe’s, numerous a moon ago (7 years?). And, it ended up being thought by me personally ended up being great. But, which was BEFORE Chipotle came to exist. There is NOT a Moe’s, anywhere close to my house – one in Mason plus one in Crestview Hills. Originating from work, Mason ended up being closer. Searching for an alternative for my dose that is weekly of, we provided it a spin.

And even though there are numerous choices on the menu, i recently desired a bowl I was having difficulty figuring out the equivalent– I realize that that is Chipotle speak, so. (Being because they didn’t have veggie dish) therefore, i just informed her a veggie rice dish. Maybe perhaps Not certain that that ended up being appropriate, being me an odd look as she gave. 😉

Ordering is the identical as Chipotle – more options though. I REALLY LIKE that the onions and peppers are split (I’ve NEVER comprehended why Chipotle blends theirs OR exactly why there are more green peppers than onions?). They usually have black colored olives, bacon, cilantro (that we took additional of!), mushrooms, queso (and, they have southwestern slaw but I never saw it) online they say. Having said that, i obtained a similar thing I don’t get at Chipotle), sour cream, cheese, guacamole and cilantro that I would get at Chipotle – rice, both beans, pico, grilled onions (which.

It’s this that my dish appeared as if

Yes, it is appealing.

Oh! Additionally, every order gets COMPLIMENTARY chips and salsa – definite bonus! That they have a Salsa Bar, right by the drinks after I paid, I noticed. Really, limitless quantities of 4-5 different varieties of salsa! I grabbed 3 types, to get.

I MUST SAY I want to LOVE Moe’s. Love Moe’s therefore much so it wiped Chipotle off of my style bud radar.

I attempted to help keep a available head. I truly did. We recognized as it was awesome, in its own special way that it wasn’t going to be the SAME and I was willing to accept that as long. But, it had been simply typical. I acquired about 1/6 of a real method into it and had been over it.

I’ve been mulling it over…and over. (Hey, i’ve lots of free time this week-end) i do believe it boils down to 2 things. Because many of this the different parts of most of these food that is fast places are, really, exactly the same.

1. The rice. Moe’s rice ended up being overly seasoned and sorts of mushy. Simply not good. That chipotle is loved by me keeps their rice simple. White, el dente (yes, I am able to utilize that for rice, too), bright lime taste and loads of cilantro. It becomes a sleep for many regarding the other…

2. …Flavors! (by way of my pal at your workplace for assisting me understand this time) Chipotle is not afraid to have spicy. I understand numerous a those who bitch we want to TASTE the spicy flavors of the Mexican persuasion about it but for the most part. Whenever I head to other burrito places, all of it tastes BLAND additionally the exact same. B-O-R-I-N-G. Chipotle knows just how to just start working the taste.

Therefore, where performs this keep me personally? Well, I’ve written Chipotle headquarters 2X about their problems. And, we have the email that is same – and, nothing ever changes. I suppose with just just exactly how busy these are generally, they don’t have actually time for you to fix items that don’t actually affect their main point here. And, MY base line is the fact that Chipotle is really what I favor. Dammit. I suppose I’ll continue steadily to get here – and acquire service that is mediocre. (it’s just 5 moments from the house, too)

My beloved, Chipotle…

The thing that was great about Moe’s?

2. Various topping choices

3. COMPLIMENTARY Chips and Salsa (even though potato chips had been pretty terrible)

5. Split Onions and Peppers

But, for me personally, it all boils down to taste. And, Moe’s simply could stand up to n’t Chipotle.

I’ve an additional choice – Hot Head Burrito. Oh, I’ll be there.

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