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 basically the thing. I like Chipotle. But, we hate them, in a ways that are few too.

1. They constantly are away from something and i 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. Jesus forbid, i will go forward lined up and mess up a rotation)

2. They don’t have a large amount of options, aside from burritos.

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

So, I’ve been searching for other burrito options. I’ve been to Qdoba – it just didn’t take action for me personally.

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

My option that is next was Southwest Grill. I’ve been to Moe’s, many a moon ago (7 years?). And, I was thinking it had been good. But, that has been BEFORE Chipotle came to exist. There isn’t a Moe’s, anywhere NEAR my house – one in Mason and another in Crestview Hills. Originating from work, Mason was closer. Searching for a replacement for my regular dose of Chipotle, we provided it a spin.

Even though there are lots of choices on the menu, i simply 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 merely informed her a veggie rice bowl. maybe Not sure if which was appropriate, being me an odd look as she gave. 😉

Ordering is the identical as Chipotle – more options though. I ENJOY that the onions and peppers are split (I’ve NEVER understood why Chipotle blends theirs OR just why there are more green peppers than onions?). They will have black colored olives, bacon, cilantro (that I took additional of!), mushrooms, queso (and, online they do say they will have southwestern slaw but I never ever saw it). Having said that, i obtained the same 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 purchase gets COMPLIMENTARY chips and salsa – definite bonus! That they have a Salsa Bar, right by the drinks after I paid, I noticed. Really, limitless levels of 4-5 different varieties of salsa! I grabbed 3 sorts, to get.

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

We attempted to help keep a available head. I truly did. We understood that it wasn’t likely to be exactly the same and I also had been prepared to accept that so long as it absolutely was awesome, in its own unique means. But, it had been just typical. I got about 1/6 of the means involved with it and was over it.

I’ve been mulling it over…and over. (Hey, We have a large amount of free time this week-end) i do believe it boils down to 2 things. Because many for the aspects of most of these take out burrito places are, really, the exact same.

1. The rice. Moe’s rice ended up being overly seasoned and variety of mushy. Simply not good. That chipotle is loved by me keeps their rice simple. White, el dente (yes, i will utilize that for rice, too), bright lime taste and lots of cilantro. It becomes a sleep for many associated with the other…

2. …Flavors! (as a result of my pal at your workplace for assisting me recognize this aspect) Chipotle is not afraid to have spicy. I am aware many an individuals who bitch about this but also for the essential component, you want to TASTE the spicy flavors associated with Mexican persuasion. Whenever I head to other burrito places, all of it tastes BLAND therefore 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, I have the email that is same – and, absolutely absolutely nothing ever changes. I suppose with just just how busy these are typically, 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 enjoy. Dammit. I suppose I’ll continue steadily to get here – to get service that is mediocre. (it’s just 5 moments from the house, too)

My beloved, Chipotle…

That which was great about Moe’s?

2. Various topping choices

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

5. Split Onions and Peppers

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

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