First Trip To Chipotle

Hi, everyone!  First off, I loved reading your comments on yesterday’s post about Ryan Gosling; I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s slightly obsessed.

OK, so back to regularly scheduled programming.  Before talking about the awesomeness that is Chipotle, let’s wiz through the past few hours.


Last night, my parents, sister, and I went to Circa.  Since the restaurant changes its menu every week or so—which ensures both seasonality and true locality—we try to go a few times a month to try ever-changing entrees.  I hoped the menu would feature salmon, and I got my wish.

This was my first time having the ivory version of this fish, and the tomato and cilantro sauce complemented the salmon’s mild, buttery flavor.  Perfectly crisp, the corn cakes were also delicious.  Last night’s dinner is easily one of my top meals I’ve had there.


Even though I went to bed relatively early, I had a difficult time waking up this morning.  Knowing temperatures would only continue to rise—today’s projected high is 80 degrees Fahrenheit—I bribed myself out of bed with some java.  Never underestimate the power of two cups of coffee and a baller playlist (very similar to my half-marathon one.) Once I had some caffeine in my system and synched my iPod shuffle, I laced up my sneakers and hit the road.  I ran for time today—about 40 minutes—and covered 5.25 miles.


After a sweaty run, overnight oats in a jar sounded perfect. (And luckily, I did the prep work last night.)

Plain Greek yogurt, 1/3 cup of old fashioned oats, 1/3 cup of almond milk, cinnamon, blueberries, and chia seeds went into the jar.


Onto the moment you’ve all been anxiously awaiting.

And Ellen with the photobomb.  We had quite a few errands to run today—Bed, Bath & Beyond, Office Max, Barnes and Noble—so when lunchtime rolled around, we decided to go to Chipotle.  I honestly don’t know how I’ve never eaten at this Mexican chain; this branch opened a few years ago, and when I studied abroad in London, I managed to make it inside a Chipotle without ordering anything.  And now that I’ve enjoyed a meal, I can see that was a huge mistake.

I went with the vegetarian burrito bowl:  brown rice; black beans; peppers and onions; medium-spicy sauce; guacamole; and lettuce.  Holy yum!

Have you been to Chipotle?  What’s your favorite dish to order?

Edited to add:  I received an email this afternoon that said Fitness and Frozen Grapes is now featured on this site.

9 responses to “First Trip To Chipotle

  1. Chipotle rocks! I love the Burrito Bowls, and I normally drop out the rice to make it a little more “Slow Carb” (at least according to Tim Ferriss and his book “4-Hour Body”. A lot of food and a ton of fiber, but it will keep you going.

  2. Have not eaten there in a long time. It used to be backed heavily by McDonnalds till they decided to focus on the name brand franchise. This led to their huge rapid growth. Fascinating business case. From what I understand it is similar to a Moes resteraunt chain.
    BTW I love what you run in 40 minutes is 2x more than what I currently run in 40 minutes (I am at 2.5 miles) roughly).
    Good post.

  3. I’ve never ordered anything but chips and guac from Chipotle – but their guacamole is THE BEST.

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