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Sunday, May 03, 2009
  Burrito King?
I have seen lots of activity at the former Pizza King on Ashland street, including inspectors etc... Now we know, via MCLA's Beacon, what is happening there - a Burrito joint!! This makes me happy:
Since [Tim] Lanfoir plans to offer “big, giant, Mexican burritos” for around $7, he doesn’t feel he has much competition around town. “Personally, I have to drive all the way to Pittsfield to get Taco Bell,” he admitted. He hopes locals will find Pizza King to be a good stop gap between here and Pittsfield. With no canned food, he plans on also being a healthier option with homemade refried beans, rice and sauces. He will also offer delivery.
I thought I was the only one who found excuses to go to Home Depot in order to sneak thru Taco Bell.

Later in the article Lanfoir offered up the best quote of the week:
“Sometimes the mayor gets a reputation of being a hard ass, but he just wants to be informed,”
I'm all for staying informed, but why did Lanfoir have to submit his menu to the city in advance? Weird.

But I will say it again and again - the stretch of Ashland St closest to the college is a gold mine waiting to happen. For most of the past decade it has been barren of college oriented businesses, as has most of the city. This absolutely has to keep changing for both the city's and MCLA's sake.
agreed 100% re: ashland corridor. And frankly I can't wait for the new burrito store to open -- hope the food is good, cheap, and plentiful. :)
Taco Bell is like icky dog food ... that said, I'm excited to hear about this place and that the fact that it doesn't seem to want to make icky dog food. We could use a good, casual Mexican place around here. And I couldn't agree more about the Ashland location. If Eagle Street can't get it's nonsense together, let Ashland be the place to go.
Taco snob.
Taco Bell is pure disgustingness, but I'd pay top dollar for a San Francisco-style burrito. (I hope that's what this guy means by "big, giant, Mexican burritos.")

You've probably already been to Elf Parlor on Ashland, no? Great coffee.
His name's Tim Lanfair. He owned dragonflii on Eagle Street.
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