Wednesday, March 01, 2006

That's a Lot of Enchiladas

Saw in the paper earlier this week that The Flying Burrito in Chapel Hill was celebrating their 20th anniversary as (one of) the longest running Mexican restuarants in a town with more Mexican and Latin places than coffee bars. I say "one of" but it may be the oldest now - I can't think of any older.

Flying Burrito opened the last spring we were at the club and they became one of our favorite late-night after-closing stops, usually in the company of some of the guys from the Irish band Touchstone. I think Rod, their majordomo/sound guy/driver/boyfriend was working there for awhile as well. At the time they were a walk-up counter with a few tables in a space that was way too brightly lit for that time of the early morning but the food was good and they were open late. Since then they've gotten much larger and (thankfully) darker.

Over the years after moving down to Charlotte for awhile and then coming back, we spurned them for favorites like Tijuana Fats (if you miss Fats - and I do - the Blowing Rock location is still there and still has the cheese and green chile enchiladas!) and Papagayo's and later Margaret's Cantina but they've managed to thrive without us. Where we HAVE really enjoyed their food is at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and every year as the baseball season begins we have to check to make sure that they are still there for their awesome veggie burritos - the alternative being Stamey's Bar-B-Q which just isn't going to happen.

Oh, didn't know til I was just googling around that the Tijuana Fats in Blowing Rock is haunted. Now I want to get back up there and see if we see Mary.


At 12:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to bartend at the BR Tijuana's, and it is most surely haunted. I heard and saw things, and some friends who also worked there have WILD stories.
One of them actually saw Mary once...and he quit on the spot.

At 10:20 PM, Blogger Special K said...

Not a comment on this post, but I thought you might enjoy this. Your reader may enjoy it as well. :)

Special K

At 11:02 PM, Blogger Tony Plutonium said...

gnumoon - that is TOO funny! I'm anxious to get back up there and check out the footprints.

curtis - awesome, baybee!! Thanks for that!!


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