March 17, 2006 at 3:32 pm in Food & Drink

All day yesterday I thought about burritos. Pregnancy has not made me any more prone to food cravings than I ever was, but one an idea gets into my head I have to have whatever food I’m obsessing over.

It’s kind of funny, actually – see, I asked what’s so special about receiving blankets, an item that I see on every baby-related “must” list. My helpful friends and blogreaders explained to me that they were used to swaddle babies. Only they referred to it as “burrito-ing” the baby, which made me hungry. (OK, that might be more gross than funny.)

I had to have a burrito.

Despite a weakness for the occasional Taco Bell (I know, I know) and a major love for Poquito Mas, I didn’t want just a bean and cheese burrito. I wanted something special. So I went to the Cactus roadside stand on Beverly at Harvard and ordered the Burrito Vegetariano with everything. And an Horchata. Everything is made to order, and fast. The lettuce and tomatoes are fresh and crisp. The rice is tasty, as is the smattering of beans. I think there’s avocado in there, too. And the burrito costs only $3.50 and comes with amazing (hot!) salsas and fresh tortilla chips. A small drink is 16 ounces and costs only a buck.

Cactus has at least one other location. Perhaps readers will remember where it is (I think perhaps Vine). They are rumored to have phenomenal fish tacos, but I don’t eat those so I can’t say anything one way or another.

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