Breakfast Burrito

And on that weekend morning
The Salmon King of Northeast Los Angeles
Drove up and down the 110 Freeway
Only to be disappointed by the peasant like tater tots of Hermosa Beach

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Salmonking set out on a foodie spree,
To Barans 2239, for a tasty journey.
Tortilla’s charm, oh, it did impress,
But tater tots missed the crispy finesse.

Chorizo danced with a spicy flair,
Yet the tots’ crunch just wasn’t there.
Solid, yes, but a bit of a hike,
From NELA, a journey Salmonking didn’t quite like.

The name of the game was crispy delight,
Tots fell short, not a crispy bite.
Barans 2239, it held its ground,
But for Salmonking, a crispy letdown.

So, to NELA, Salmonking might say,
Save the drive for another foodie day.
Barans had its moments, highs and lows,
But for crispy tots, another spot he’d chose.

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That was pretty good! LOL

Do you wanna make it a thing where we do reviews in poetry form?

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no. well, maybe.

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Chat GPT does this sort of thing really well also.

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So does Bard. wink wink

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I’d drive much farther than that for the right breakfast burrito!

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In the realm of Food Talk Central LA, an alias shines so bright,
Luluthemagnificent, a beacon of culinary delight,
With ChatGPT as their muse, they spin a tale so grand,
Of Thesalmonking’s journey, to breakfast’s promised land.

Thesalmonking, an alias bold, from NELA set forth one morn,
To Barans2239, a quest untold, for a breakfast burrito, freshly born.
With a tortilla, soft and warm, and chorizo, spicy and divine,
His taste buds danced in joyful form, a breakfast treasure to find.

But the tater tots, a twist in fate, failed to meet the crispy mark,
Luluthemagnificent did relate, in words that left a lasting spark.
A drive misbegotten, a quest profound, in the foodie’s heart, forever bound,
Through aliases and words renowned, Food Talk Central LA’s tales astound.

Luluthemagnificent’s prose did flow, painting flavors, high and low,
In Food Talk Central LA, where foodies grow, their culinary passions glow.
So, here’s a toast to aliases grand, and breakfast quests across the land,
In Food Talk Central LA, where flavors expand, through words that truly understand.

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The verde chilaquiles breakfast burrito with carnitas mixtos from El Chingon is one of my favorites!

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Moos breakfast burrito coming soon……

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Give me that ASAP!

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Lowkey in the LBC.

Matt (owner) recommends The Rooster in Pico-Robertson and Julian’s in Hawaiian Gardens.

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that’s a melted crisp cheese exterior on the tortilla?!!

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Yes indeed!

They are looking for a brick and mortar in Long Beach. Next time you are in town fly into LB instead and smash one.

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I got two burritos from Wake and Late this morning. One bacon for me, and one vegan for my co-worker, they came via postmates. [pointing this out as it’s an outlier for me. I prefer to eat at a location, or pick food up. I get delivery about as often as I eat cotton candy.]

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Two stock burritos with no additions or modifications, with delivery came to approx $30. It’s a very enjoyable burrito, and even with the travel time the tater tots were crisp and crunchy. I’ll repeat this experiment once or twice a year.

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I did the veg burrito with added refried beans at Wake & Late this morning - it’s a go-to for when I have to work in the office and am sick of rushing to put something together at home. Tot crunch makes it for me. The side aioli is perhaps non-traditional but I like it. Skipped the rugelach since I picked up egg tarts at Long’s in Chinatown on the way in.

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Guisados does breakfast burritos now, sort of half-size things that are kind of perfect for a not huge breakfast. Ingredients are the same as in their breakfast tacos, but they’re on chewier flour tortillas instead of their (still quite good) thick corn. Pretty good, not brilliant but totally satisfying. $7-ish, which, damn if that wasn’t the price for a whole massive burrito at lucky boy not so long ago, but now seems reasonable for a light meal. Salsas are good, especially if you ask for the habanero too.

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We have a new Westside breakfast burrito contender: Sobuneh means “breakfast” colloquially in Persian. This Mex-Iranian fusion burrito is excellent tasting, balanced in texture, and comes with a kickass mint-cilantro sauce. Their tater tots are quite good too.

It’s a bit odd to pre-order a breakfast burrito on Instagram and then pay via Venmo or Zelle, but once I bit into this marvel, I was totally Ok with that.

IG: @sobunehla

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A big Sobuneh fan has posted at YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0oJGTGL1r4

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