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Jun 5, 2014 03:52 PM

FiveThirtyEight says LA has worse burritos than SD AND SF.

because the VORB (based on Yelp, of course) says so.

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  1. As if that means anything right.

    Same guys that took SD pizza over NY.

    Right ?????

    1. But do they have this? Ishe don't think so

      8 Replies
          1. re: CCDiner

            Not a drop of grease. So good!

            1. re: jessejames

              idunno about this... might have just lost all pastrami-arguing privileges with that one...

              1. re: TonyC

                it's not pastrami, not a chilidog - just frankenfuckingdelicious. don't forget the sport pepper/fresh pineapple/cabbage relish and an orange bang on the side!

              2. re: jessejames

                JJ, what is that burrito that posted the pic for ????

                That's some sexy shit.

                1. re: kevin

                  Oki dog: two dogs chili cheese pastrami. Special way they roll it.

                  Sexytime explosion!

          2. With all respect, I have read the article twice. I don't see that it says SD is superior to LA or vice versa. This piece (more to come) is mostly about methodology (which raises some questions, relying in part on Yelp). At most you can interpolate from this first piece that SD has higher rated places than LA, but the writer also suggests that East LA Yelp raters are stingy and SD raters are homers. Hence, this is just preliminary and the conclusion is going to be based on tasting. We don't know what other spots are included in their 64 candidates (only 20 are listed in the article; it could be that there is at least 1 more slot available in California; or will they junk the Yelp high raters and do something more sophisticated?). What will be cray is if some place in Chicago is deemed the winner. Time will tell.
            Frankly, the best burritos I ever had (years ago) were in Austin, Texas, and I don't even recall the name of the place.

              1. Is this for watered down gringo burritos?

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                1. re: A5 KOBE

                  It's a week long thing. Let's wait a couple more days before we judge. But you may be on the right track.