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Pleasant? Hill... Chipotle etc (kinda long)

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Pleasant? Hill... Chipotle etc (kinda long)

Bung | Jun 28, 2002 09:17 PM

I hadn't eaten lunch when 4:00 ticked by and I was
driving through Pleasant Hill. I parked in that new
kind of wierd outside mall west of 680 and wandered
around. There I discovered lots of trendy chain
food. There was a place called Left Bank which
serves 'French' food. The menu looked good, and
the prices were reasonable, but at 4:00 I was the
only one in the place. Nice Decor too.

Next I wandered by Yan Can restaurant and elbowed my
way past a remarkable (for 4:15) crowd of elderly
white folks to gander at the menu. Very few choices
for main courses, not a single asian in sight. The
food did look OK, to be fair.

Next stop Chipotle, and I dislike chain mexican food
very much, but I have a friend in Denver who talks
Chipotle up every time I call him and I decided to
see what the fuss was about. The first thing I
noticed was they spell chile c-h-i-l-i. I think thats
the stuff they serve every monday and wednesday at
the firehouse near you, but maybe its a regional thing.
Anyway, their menu is sparse too. Steak, chicken burritos
and tacos. I am saddened to note all the
ingredients in a steam table. I press on. I order
something called a barbacoa burrito/no rice
which is stuffed with shredded
beef, beans, and salsa. The beef was good, but the
beans were not cooked through. A B- overall on the
scale of Robertos being an A, and Taco Bell being an F. 8
bucks for that an a beer is way too much money. Not
only that, but they charge for chips and their table
hot sauce is red and green tabasco.

Anyway, I am curious if anybody has tried Left Bank?

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