"It may be categorised as 'street food', but eating a burrito while walking is hazardous. We've all been there: you take a bite from one side of the burrito, which leaves a quivering 'lip' of rice-loaded tortilla on the other, and, like a slow-motion shot in the world's most boring action film, it falls to the ground or down your shirt, before you can whip your head down and around to snaffle it to safety. Then there is the issue of leakage from the bottom of a too-loosely-twisted foil wrap, and also the delicate procedure of prising that, by now sopping wet, last mouthful from the final cup of foil – itself now overflowing with juices – and transferring it to your mouth without any spillage. It's a task that requires focus and concentration. You walk with a burrito once, twice maybe, before you either a) get knocked-down on a busy road or b) realise – standing outside the pub trying to wipe meat juices off your trainers with an old tissue – that eating and walking is a false economy, time-wise.
"Even just standing to eat a burrito, is fraught with debris-danger, so, instead, take a seat. But, very specifically, take a seat in a fast-turnover burrito bar (one that serves burritos from a San Francisco Mission District-style assembly line), where you eat with your hands, unpeeling your burrito like a banana/Cornetto/packet of Polos, but crucially retaining its tinfoil wrapper until the last mouthful. Only a lunatic takes the whole burrito out to eat it, and only a very elderly aristocrat or someone with serious hygiene phobias would eat a burrito with a knife and fork. Even sitting down, burritos can get messy. Get involved or eat elsewhere.Bonus link
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