As you may know, the Chipotle on 14th Street opens on Friday the 11th. It seems like most people fall into two camps: those who can't wait, and those who really don't care at all.
However, it seems like the excited folks outnumber the others -- here are some samples from Twitter, for example: @24GoldenChild "When the #Chipotle in Columbia Heights opens I'ma be out there dancing around in aluminum foil HEAD TO TOE!!!" @Starmoon "Hollerrrrr. Grand opening of #Chipotle Columbia Heights is THIS Friday!!!" with a photo. Anything I've written about Chipotle has also been retweeted like crazy.
To be honest I'm a little surprised about it. I like Chipotle a lot, and I'm looking forward to it, but it's not like there aren't burritos elsewhere in the neighborhood -- Pollo Campero has them, for example, and there are other good Latin American joints in Mt. Pleasant and up 14th Street, like Taqueria Distrito Federal.
Is it because the burritos are quick, and thus an easy lunch or after work dinner? Is it quality control, or the size? If you're a Chipotle fan, let me know why you're so excited. Or if you're an anti-Chipotler, give us some alternatives.