And it was the best smoothie I have ever had in my life. I mean it. Like, I have been drinking smoothies since 1977. I remember because I had my first one went to see Star Wars (the original) for the second time/without my parents. The smoothie shop had just opened next door to the theatre. So the memory has stuck with me. And yet here in 2008, thirty-one years and thousands of smoothies later, THIS Badboy BURRITO SMOOTHIE WAS THE BEST SMOOTHIE I HAD EVER HAD!!! This was soon followed up by a truly magnificent latte (soy), and the whole entire thing went over the edge with a burrito which pretty much had me thinking about being hungry enough again to go through the whole thing again.
The burritos, you see, are gourmet-style, a mix of all kinds of cultural flavors which you pick, and they are made with basmati rice and rattlesnake beans, with options for strict vegetarians as well as carnivores. (I get the local fish or local shrimp burrito. Everytime.) AND THEY ARE GOOOD!
SO the next day I did go back. The very next day. And then the next. In fact, in the beginning I went everyday for like two weeks. I was afraid they would get sick of me coming in, like "Oh look it's that tall dorky guy who is way into our food. I guess we'll have to be nice him again." But fortunately (for all of us) all my friends showed up, too. And it turned out that my friends were their friends! (whew) So they let me stay. And order more food, and that's pretty much how it has gone down.
But there is a little more. See, Erin and Chris are dedicated to all the good stuff. They prefer serving you with a for here cup or plate. But if you have to go, then they have that end covered as well with completely biodegradable cups, plates, containers, forks, knives, the works. For me, someone dedicated to the premise that our planet is wicked nasty cool ie one-of-a-kind and worth extra effort on my part including but not limited to recyclables and re-usable and sustainable and organic products, Badboy Burrito is really great. I feel relaxed when I am there. Even when its busy. People there are cool, and I have even made new friends there (which is kind of amazing considering how off-to-the-side and sort-of quiet I am).
Oh yeah. Something else I should mention about Badboy Burrito. Co-owner Chris Otten is some kind of chef god, and has cooked for James Beard in NYC and he is head chef at 915. Or some such. You can read about it on his Facebook page. Also, he has a pretty cool radio station on Pandora. And a really good iPod. Erin's his girlfriend so obviously the two of them have all kinds of good stuff going on to have picked one another. Ask them about it. They are real, friendly and open.
I don't know what else to say. If you voted Obama, and you love fresh-cooked food that is inexpensive yet delicious and plentiful and made by very wonderful people dedicated to a better planet, and you happen to find yourself on the island of Key West, than you can no better than Badboy Burrito.