Tuesday, March 30, 2010

two ways to make it rich in BG.

Mark and I are huge fans of going out to eat. Like, more than you can even imagine. Cooking is fun. Kind of. Sort of. But going to a restaurant, picking out a complete meal, being waited on, and then not having to clean up? Bliss. Pure bliss.

When we moved to Virginia, it was a speck overwhelming at how many new restaurants we now had. But two quickly became our favorites: Chipotle and Red Robin.

Like, I just have to tell you about these two food establishments. It would be wrong of me to keep this information inside.

Red Robin: Like, the best burger joint I have EVER seen. They have these specialty burgers that are out of this world. My personal favorite is the Guacamole Bacon Burger:

I know what you're thinking: Guacamole on a burger sounds gross. But it isn't!!! It's kind of like adding ketchup or something.. just a nice flavor. It's SO GOOD. I actually recently wrote Red Robin a letter to tell them how much I loved their burger, and how it was absolutely perfect. They kindly wrote me back and forwarded my email to the store and to 9 other people at Red Robin :] Plus, you get unlimited fries when you go there! They'll just keep on bringing baskets and baskets of fries. What a deal!

And if you were an avid Jon & Kate Plus 8 fan, you might remember "Mady's Day" where they took Mady to Red Robin:

See? Even this girl knows what's up! Red Robin ROCKS! If you're in the BG area, you really should consider opening up a franchise.


And, of course, my beloved Chipotle. This restaurant is kind of like Moe's, but way better, and it won't make you sick. All of their meats are marinated and hormone-free. You can see the guys in the back grilling the meats, marinating them, and dicing them. So there's no shredded imitation chicken here! Their rice has cilantro in it, and apparently lime, because I think it's called Lime Rice (???) but it's so good. They don't have anything fattening, other than sour cream, to put on your burrito. Just wholesome yummy veggies. And, nope, no queso!

And I know I've said it before, but their guacamole rocks.

Their ingredients taste sooooo fresh. I love watching the managers make huuuge quantities of guacamole. I actually see them slice and scoop out the avocado, so it's clearly as fresh as can be! Yummy! Mark and I are always craving Chipotle.

So, in conclusion, if you want to make it big in south central Kentucky, open up a franchise of Red Robin or Chipotle. It will make Cheddars seem soooo yesterday. (BG's Cheddars is the #1 Cheddars in the nation). Two great restaurants, and BG has nothing like them. YUM!

Luckily, I've already eaten dinner, or I'd definitely be craving a chicken burrito [with rice, pico-style tomatoes, hot sauce, lettuce, and cheese]. And a heaping cup of guacamole.




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  2. i love Red Robin. That's Alyssa's favorite restaurant! :)

  3. Ah I love both of those places too! I haven't been to Red Robin since the last time I was home! Monterey ugh worst restaurant selection ever! They need to open up a bunch of both of those around here as well theres only one Chipotle and we all know that's not enough :)

  4. I love Red Robin! We have an outrageous number of mexican and chinese restaurants around here...let's trade them for something new haha. Penn Station is another one I wish we had here!