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Tag: Casa Gourmet Burrito

Important and Famous

Some kind soul was giving my blog a few pageviews and asked me to do a brief review about Casa Gourmet Burrito, which I had written about here. Check it out at The Food and Wine Hedonist’s website.

I probably could have said something more poignant in the mini-review section though. Durr, they are gourmet-style burritos…it’s in the name of the GD restaurant.

The point is, someone asked for my opinion. This is how people get their start…just like the Pioneer Woman. JUST like her.

(See blog roll below if you don’t know who the Pioneer Woman is. And watch more TV.)

This Really Expensive Burrito Place

Casa Gourmet Burrito in Lafayette, California is an institution in the community.  During high school, I used to sneak away – risking suspension at the hands of Paul, the golf-cart driving campus look-out – during lunch to snag one of Casa Dave’s stupidly awesome wraps.  Dave also provided “special sauce”, which at one point we all thought he made from scratch in the far recesses of his kitchen but which in actual fact is just sweet chili sauce.  But still.  Who would have thought of putting Asian sweet chili sauce on a Cali burrito?  It rocks.

This is the standard chicken burrito with added sour cream, cheese and guac. And it’s not actually that expensive.  I just said that because it’s an inside joke, which amuses me but probably irritates you.

If you go (and you should), you’ll be forced to choose between awesome menu items like the spicy Thai chicken, garlic lime steak and artichoke chicken burritos. Dave will probably give you a nickname (mine is Cindy Crawford; he definitely doesn’t know my real name), and if you ask, a complimentary bag of chips.  There are many photos of high school sports teams on the wall, usually with a note thanking Dave for his support of their team, cause Dave’s a nice guy. And there is a salsa bar, a soda station and a TV.  And that’s about that.

Here’s Case Gourmet Burrito’s Yelp page.