I am a born and bred east coaster who had a brief stint in Minneapolis Minnesota (where Chipotle is in excess), and recently returned to NYC. I agree that this city does not have a good, local, homemade burrito joint. That being said- GET OVER IT and embrace the Chipotle. I admit, contributing to the giant that is McDonalds goes against many of my principles. But, love it for what it is- good, made to order, and fresh. One more thing- The rice is good.