Eatery bucket list
As well as a travel bucket list, we have an eatery bucket list to complete before we go back to the UK, and I have to say it’s not all great food, but such is the way of the modern world. I also think you’ve just got to try it, and let yourself be the judge!
Today was the first time I got my chops round a Chipotle. I’m really not a massive fan of Mexican (it’s a bean thing, if you know what I mean 😉 ) and thus had avoided it, but a friend told me at the weekend it has light and healthier options, and I chanced up one today, so in I went……
a) I had no idea what was what at the food counter nor how it worked as nothing was labelled, so I just listened to a daughter explaining it to her mom and went along with that option
b) the servers plonk the various options on your taco or burrito, or in your bowl, as was my case, with as much love for you as those miserable dinner ladies back in secondary school
c) I realised that I do not know how to pronounce ‘Chipotle’ and it is not as I thought – ‘chip-ott-elle’, but rather like this:
I feel it needs an acute accent on the ‘e’ at the end for it to be pronounced like that. Just saying in an obnoxious way, that is all. 😉
d) what I ordered actually tasted great, and you can get healthy options (hoorah!), but the servers are right bloody miserable and there is not a first-timer ‘panic’ button for newbies like me, so I rate Chipotle a banging 7/10
e) sorry to anyone who was with me post-lunch today about having the beans……
Next on the list is one I’m dreading: Taco Bell. I’ve heard soooo many horror stories about this place, but, again, I just feel it has to be done as part of that American experience…….!