Good news, followed by some possibly not so good, but on closer ex amination pretty awesome news:
CHIPOTLE IS OPEN! And better still, they’re offering a $5 drink-and-burrito combo until closing today. Athletes can rejoice at the fact that 100% of today’s sales will go towards Columbia athletics; stoners and lovers of Mexican food can rejoice at the markup being not nearly so bad as feared–burritos and tacos are a reasonable $6.75, the same price as at most of the chain’s suburban locations.
Meanwhile…NACHOS IS CLOSED! But buck up, class of 2011–there are still plenty of places around campus where you can underagedly get your drink on, although the ones Bwog is thinking of are crowded enough already.
Workers at the newly-gutted former nightclub/Mexican restaurant informed Bwog that a resta urant and juice bar will soon occupy Nacho’s old location. Could this mean that the Jamba Juice rumors are true? Maybe, although Jamba’s urban markup is a lot worse than Chipotle’s (it’s five bucks for a small Jamba in midtown, compared to $3.25 in the ‘burbs).
And on a non-Mexican food related note: Columnist Robert Samuelson accuses Judith Shapiro and Co. of “embracing censorship.” The Washington Post isn’t quite as critical as Samuelson, but still has its doubts.
Finally, for the curious: that bad 80s pop music you hear is emanating from this year’s massive clam-bake themed Student Services staff party. It looks like a fun time, although Bwog really isn’t loving the humidity right now…