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cannot keep secret the holy beans any longer

Thi N. | May 30, 200202:00 AM

Sorry haven't been posting much. Been down. When I get depressed, I have this weird desire to punish myself with the terrible food I can imagine. Actually, it's not punishment. It's yearning for catharsis and emotional cleansing and purging I think. Anyway, I always end up deciding that the way to make myself feel better is to get some KFC.

It never works.

Anyway, finally, the holy beans cheered me up when nothing else could, so I have decided to share my last secrets.

El Gran Burrito. A favorite place of mine, lots of people's. Ate there for 2 years before I discovered the holy beans. Burritos, tacos are very good - especially the carne asada, al pastor, cabeza. Though quality varies depending on time of day. But the beans are always holy.

So, at El Gran, no matter where they've put the grill, the register is always in the same place. If you're facing the register with the parking lot to your back, immediately to the right of the register, somewhere in the vicinity of some liquid-y things, between the register and the windows-for-getting-food-when-they-haven't-put-the-grill-outside, is a medium-ish black pot. It has beans in it. They're free with any meal. Just dish yourself out some. If it's empty, wait a few minutes and be very happy - you'll get the beans fresh out of the mega-pot-of-happy they keep somewhere deep within.

So, the beans: complete experience of pure beanness. Beans are softest they could be while still maintaining complete individual integrity. Each bean needs a little bite before it blows out, and inside is soft and gently grainy/fibery way. Kind of like compacted cotton candy, but soft. No, that's completely wrong. The texture is basically the starch texture, that in common between potatoes and un-mushy beans and yucca and all - but completely soft. Perhaps held suspended right above mushiness. Dreamy. Flavor is deep, pure bean. Very slow. Very brown. Words fail.

Anyway, the beans are pretty good in the burritos, but by themselves they show their perfection.

Beans to *savour*.


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