Moe’s Southwest Grill, East Lansing

We’re a month into the new year, and I was only two restaurants into my goal of 25 new (to me) restaurants. With a heavy weight upon my heart, I decided to step it up and hit new restaurant #3, Moe’s Southwest Grill in East Lansing. In case you’re bored or curious, #1 was “Starter’s” in Dearborn, and #2 was “The Kung Fu” in Lansing.

Moe's, East Lansing

Moe’s, East Lansing

The interior was bright and cheery like those polar bears in Coke commercials. What made my Monday visit even better that Monday was burrito night – $6-ish for a burrito, chips, and a Coke. I decided on the Homewrecker, even though it sounds very antisocial. But meat, guacamole, sour cream, and assorted fillers stuffed that poor flour tortilla. It was stretched tight – I felt sorry for it. No tortilla deserves that fate. And then I ate it.

Moe's Burrito

Moe’s Burrito

So as far as burritos goes, it was good. I went with the pork, though if I had to do it over again, I would have gotten the steak. Or the chicken. Or the ground beef. But not the vegetarian¬† – that’s just wrong. I would compare the Moe’s burrito to Pancheros or Qdoba’s – they’re all the same style of meal. The chips were also good, and there a half-dozen (or so) different salsas to choose from. And they had a cool touch-screen Coke machine that I would love to have in my house.

So I’ll be returning to Moe’s. For the nachos, though – I need to find out how Moe’s nachos stack up to the others around town. Otherwise, life means nothing.


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