Burrito bracket’s elite 8 is on the table
If everyone loves an underdog, then Jalapeños is Denver’s breakfast burrito sweetheart. The No. 7 seed is the lowest remaining in the tourney, and after coming through in a nail-biter match-up against No. 3 Tamale Kitchen, it will look to bracket-bust its way to the Final Four.
No. 5 Asada Rico, the tiny “cart that could” on the 16th Street Mall, hopes to stop Jalapeños. And, after pulling off a major upset of its own (it knocked out No. 1 seed Burrito Giant), Asada Rico is peaking at the right time.
Then there’s No. 5 Burrito Company — another potential Cinderella that just barely defeated No. 1 The Original Chubby’s at the buzzer. Can it find the magic again when it faces off against No. 3 Little Anita’s?
More expected match-ups are No. 1 Santiago’s versus No. 3 Emilio’s Almost Famous and No. 1 Bonfire Burritos against No. 2 Sam’s No. 3 (we know; confusing!).
This round of voting goes until Sunday, March 26, at noon, so please keep voting (fairly) and eating!
Kenny Quinn, right, and Michael Lively talk over pours of whiskey at Stranahan’s in Denver.
The Colorado Buffalo Burrito from Sam’s No. 3 in Denver. Jeff Nass, Provided by Sam’s No. 3
A smothered breakfast burrito from Jalapeños restaurant. Provided by Jalapenos
The breakfast burrito from Emilio’s Almost Famous dressed in guac and green chile. Provided by Emilio’s Almost Famous