Location: Texian Brewing Co, Richmond TX
Date: August 2, 2014
A pork burrito on a 12 inch tortilla. Ok I liked this burrito but I don't think you can really call it carnitas. Classic carnitas is basically pork confit made in lard, low and slow till the pork is very tender. Then you heat it up till the pork basically deep fries and crisps on the outside. This didn't have any crisp to it. Pity because the added texture would really put this over the top. Enough foodie whining. This is still a great burrito, The pork is tender and plentiful, there is an interesting sweetness I think comes from the mango harbanero. Mexican rice and chipotle beans, cilantro aioli and fresh cilantro finish it off. A note about the salsa served on the side, get it. It's a smoked salsa and just much more interesting than most. I would go back just for their salsa to tell the truth. Synopsis: Slow Cooked Pork, the other comfort food.