Food challenge: girls edition

Why would anybody hate Mondays when this great deal exists at Moe’s?

Why would anybody hate Mondays when this great deal exists at Moe’s?

Addy Burwell, Staff Writer

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While not an actual planned event, Cristina Himelhoch and I embarked on our own personal food challenge on the afternoon of April 17, 2017. While we never participated in the food challenges commonly conquered by fellow Talon writers Stony Hooker and Ben Chong (such as eating twenty-two of Mrs. Barbieri’s s’mores cookies—each), we decided to order “normal”-sized meals from our favorite Mexican-American eatery: Moe’s Southwest Grille.

Since it was Moe’s Monday, a burrito, chips, and a beverage is available for the low cost of $6.49 plus tax. Adding a side of queso blanco costs an additional $1.19, but it is definitely worth it. The queso from Moe’s is incredible—warm, gooey, and full of flavor. Upon arriving to the establishment, Cristina and I each ordered our respective burritos: I chose to include beef in mine, while Cristina opted for chicken instead. We paid for our treasure and sat with the rest of our party in the middle of the restaurant, which was full of customers also enjoying the weekly deal.

After casually snacking on some corn chips and inhaling queso, it came to the point where we unwrapped our masterpieces. Weighing as much as newborn babies, the burritos we were presented with were beautifully wrapped in a flour dough and stuffed with culinary delicacies like cilantro rice, black beans, fresh vegetables, and mounds of cheese. Although I didn’t originally want to destroy such a piece of art, my empty stomach begged otherwise and I devoured about half of the burrito in the first five minutes of its existence.

Although one single Moe’s burrito (plus chips and queso) doesn’t seem like an unattainable goal, it was a larger amount of food than either Cristina or I was prepared to indulge in on that day. She and I both agreed that we “probably could have eaten the whole thing,” but after 50% of each of our burritos were consumed, we decided to throw in the towel. I will say that each of us finished our chips and queso; however, the monstrous food challenges are best left to the professionals. I think that this experience proves that although I am unequipped to participate in food challenges for a living, I am more than capable of dramatizing a normal lunchtime experience so it is worthy of being a web story.

P.S. If you go to Moe’s on May fifth (also known as Cinco de Mayo), you can get a free t shirt. Just thought I’d let you know.

 

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