Trouble With Toast

God Bless Texas | August 27, 2008

I may not love the scorching heat. I may not be thrilled about the prevalence of guns. I may be put off by the large Republican population and the numerous state-sponsored executions. But I think I could get on board with any state that encourages me to eat this:

Not only was the beef inside the burrito tender and juicy, and not only was the flour tortilla pillowy soft and made from scratch, and not only were the pinto beans cooked to perfection and flavored perfectly. In addition to all of that wonderment, the burrito was smothered in an absolutely sublime green chile sauce, with the peppers coming straight from Hatch, New Mexico (where they grow arguably the best chiles in the world).  This particular dish at Chuy’s was part of their special “Green Chile Festival” menu, which, when I saw it, prompted me to hug my colleague who suggested our dinner location and tell him that I would be naming my first son in his honor.

Yessir, any state that celebrates this kind of deliciousness is okay by me.  Giddyup!



  1. Swoon….this looks like heaven.

    I think Chuy is a lovely name for a child.

    Comment by Lemmonex — August 28, 2008 @ 1:42 pm

  2. It was pretty darn tasty. And Chuy in this case was pronounced “chewie”–still think it’s a nice name? 🙂

    Comment by bettyjoan — August 28, 2008 @ 9:13 pm

  3. I adore Hatch chilis! This is the time of the year when I would love to live in New Mexico and just savor the smell of roasting peppers.

    Once I tried unsuccessfully to get a case of them shipped East for a Mexican dinner I was giving.

    Comment by barbara — September 1, 2008 @ 1:17 am

  4. Yes, the tastes and smells of the Southwest are quite mesmerizing. Why was the shipment unsuccessful? Were the peppers just not up to snuff, quality-wise?

    Comment by bettyjoan — September 1, 2008 @ 1:45 am

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