Elsewhere on CHOW, Alan Richman bemoans the fact that short articles that have become the hallmark of current food journalism. But the newish food critic for the San Francisco Chronicle would like to differ. He has turned in a 4,700-word state-of-the-city address on the topic of burritos. Visiting 85 taquerias in 10 weeks is a heroic undertaking in sat. fat intake alone, even if the outcome ends up being a bit on the simplistic side for true burrito scholars. In an area where websites and blogs, not to mention the many discussion boards, solely devoted to burritos and tacos proliferate, there is bound to be some dissent for the new guy’s picks. Is your favorite joint on the list? Let the flame wars begin!

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