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Season 2 Episode 14

Chipotle feat. Zara Mizrahi (Stand-Up, American Dad, Family Guy)

In this episode of Fine Dining: The Search for the Most Mediocre Restaurant in America:

Part 1: Michael hits a place about as Mexican as he is for Cinco de Mayo, Chipotle Mexican Grill with long-time friend and burrito enthusiast, stand-up comedian Zara Mizrahi

○ Chipotle can't shake the stigma of having been owned by McDonald's

○ Learn about the legendary Chipotle burrito coins in Eat Deets

○ Zara wants to tithe her income to Chipotle

○ Chipotle forayed into soul food, pizza, and burgers in other failed restaurant experiments

○ The debut of The Secret Menu: this week's category is Chipotle-Borne Illnesses

○ Corporate greed and tip culture have turned employees into panhandlers

○ A Yelper finds it "off" when the Chipotle employee seems happy to be alive

Part 2: It's time to chat the Chipotle Mexican Grill dining experience, joined once again by stand-up comedian and Chipotle-lover, Zara Mizrahi

○ What's the actual best restaurant Zara's ever experienced?

○ The "art" on the wall is not art, no matter how badly it wants to be

○ What's Going On Over There with the restaurant turning down the music as soon as we start talking?

○ The number of government employees in uniform is Way Too Much

○ We wanted to adopt our burrito-smith despite him warning me of a guac explosion

○ The drawing for an all-expenses paid trip to Applebee's!

○ What we ate: Agua Fresca (Michael), Sofritas Burrito (Zara), Carnitas Burrito (Michael), Chips & Guac (Both)

Location: Burbank, CA

Michael's Score:                                  4.37

Zara's Score:                                      7.41

Tchotchke of Mediocrity Score:    5.89

Host: Michael Ornelas

Guest Hosts: Zara Mizrahi

Music by: James McEnelly

Theme Song by: Kyle Schieffer

 

Segment Transitions Voice by: Sandy Rose

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VERDICT: 5.89 Just as good as Twin Peaks, but without the boobs. Could be more mediocre

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