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Cafe Burrito


I've alluded to my new day job on here and the facebook page, but I actually wanted to explain it to you all today. I have been working on the menu at a cafe and burrito shop in Belmont, MA, simply called Cafe Burrito. Based on my history, you might think that we will be serving some wacky fusion burritos, but this couldn't be further from the truth. The menu is based on fresh ingredients that are simply prepared by hand daily.

Don't get me wrong, there are enough personal touches on the menu that I am proud to put my name on it. I am really excited for a seasonal fruit salsa that changes monthly. Coffee braised beef that ties the cafe aspect in with the burrito shop. Also in addition to the standard burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and salads, we have a line of signature grilled cheeses that we are calling "queso a la plancha". They are sort of a cross between a grilled cheese and a quesadilla, but with fun ingredient combos like pico de gallo with basil, and the cafe cuban sandwich that pairs carnitas and ham with mustard and our house made pickled carrot and radish salad.

In addition to creating the whole menu and all the recipes, I will be cooking and managing the place. I think I've heard somewhere that opening a restaurant is hard? I've got it covered though. That being said, today begins potentially the longest hiatus in the history of this blog. I am not going to be posting for AT LEAST TWO WEEKS, but maybe closer to three. I know I know, crazy. I could probably just slow it down and do one post a week, but that's not my style.

In the meantime, if you live in the Boston area, you should come by and check out the place! We open on August 11th.  374 Trapelo Road in Belmont. Be sure to introduce yourself. I will be there.

Hope everyone has a nice rest of the summer. Talk soon!


Congratulations! And much luck to you in your new adventure!

Good luck Dan!! soooo exciting! can't wait to come in the next time I'm in Boston

The hiatus is fine because we're going to get to try your actual food soon enough!

Maybe give us some teasers of the menu over on Facebook to tide us over?

This is what you were meant to do. Congratulations and Good Luck! I can't wait to come in and try it all.

Good luck! I'll miss you but maybe I can get through some recipes while you're gone!

so excited for you! this is going to be so much fun!

Good luck on such an exciting endevour! We'll be here patiently waiting for some of your awesome recipes when you get back!

I can't wait to try one of those signature grilled cheeses!

Yay! Awesome new - I can't wait to check it out!

This is off-the-charts cool and exciting! Preeeeeetty jealous I don't get to be one of your customers and try your cooking!

Congrats and good luck to you Dan!

The menu sounds awesome. Good luck!

Congrats! I'm so happy for you and this new adventure. Being in TN, I doubt I'll get to MA anytime soon (or ever, for that matter) but I wish I could, because I'd love to get to try food you've designed and I'm sure it would be wonderful. When you become a famous chef, and go on chef tours (they do those, right?) you must come down to East TN and let us all get to enjoy some of your awesome cooking :)

Wow man. This is huge. Congrats and can't wait to hear how it goes. Hopefully I can get to Boston someday to try it out. I'm sure it's awesome.

So excited for you!! I cannot wait to come and try it out:)

If I ever make it to your neck of the woods (you're a bit far from Vancouver Island, Canada!) I am definitely stopping by! Your website has inspired many meals for me. I used to be afraid of big flavours, and realized how ridiculous that was after finding this website. All the best to you!

This is really exciting! I just moved to the Boston area, so I'm definitely going to make a trip to try this out. Congrats!

Dan, this is so exciting! I just moved to Watertown, so this is very close by. I will definitely be coming in. Congratulations!

I went here earlier this fall (not realizing it was related to this blog, I was in the neighborhood looking at apartments) and I had the absolute worst pumpkin latte of my life. Not sure why I thought a burrito shop would make a good latte but I learned my lesson. It had chunks of pumpin puree in it. Sounds nice, right? Wrong. It was like drinking lukewarm vomit.

Love the blog... When will you be doing more posts?

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