Chicken Burrito -- Bueno y Sano, Northampton, MABueno y Sano
To say we've been off our Best Thing I Ever Ate game recently would be the understatement of the overeating century. We've become so lackadaisical about what was once an obsessive quest that the restaurants themselves have begun sneaking up on us, whether or not we want them to.
|Where Did You Come From?|
This is how, while killing time on a road trip to Montreal, stumble upon the Northampton, MA, outpost of Bueno y Sano, which had (very appropriately) been featured on the ROAD TRIP episode of the program.
|Hello, Northampton. We're Only Here to Drink|
Dutifully, if a bit apathetically, we place our order for the chicken burrito, after some tipsy (naturally, we had already hit up a local bar) Googling to discern exactly what Marc Forgionne had recommended.
|They Do Not Seem to Care If Short People Can Read Their Menu|
|You're Welcome for the Lovely Interior Shots|
|Bourbon Goggles Made Vodka Think This Was a Scenic Picture|
When we tear into the creation in the backseat of Ginger's sister's car, we find the most basic burrito possible -- one that, to tell the truth, does not look superior to Chipotle's wrapped delicacies.
|And Yes, We're Both Sitting in the Back Seat Pretending We Have a Chauffeur|
|We'll Be the Judge of That|
Biting in does not improve the situation, as much like our earlier cocktails, the burritos have virtually no taste whatsoever.
|Tad on the Skimpy Side|
|So, Like, It's a Burrito|
|Difficult to Locate Any Chicken|
While we polish off the burrito, because we have nothing if not a strong sense of follow-through, we find the entire enterprise mediocre at best.
|We Believe in Finishing What We Start [Eating]|
Indeed, when the bevy of snacks acquired at the back-road Vermont Circle K tickle our tastebuds more than the entree at hand, one has to wonder if Marc Forgionne is pulling into the correct pit-stops.
|Much More Bueno|
Bueno y Sano's Chicken Burrito: 3 stars