Food. Break­fast bur­rito bracket down to Fi­nal Four.

De­spite bal­lot-box stu≠ing, game marches on

The Denver Post - - FRONT PAGE - By Allyson Reedy

Ed­i­tor’s Note: The Den­ver Post cre­ated its March Mad­ness break­fast bur­rito bracket to high­light local restau­rants and to have fun. But when it be­comes ob­vi­ous that some peo­ple are vot­ing over and over again, it loses the level of fair­ness nec­es­sary to suc­ceed. Please, only vote once per in­di­vid­ual per day; we want ev­ery­thing to be fair in love and bur­ri­tos.

Our eight elite eater­ies wrapped up in dra­matic fash­ion: No. 3 Lit­tle Anita’s nar­rowly de­feated No. 5 Bur­rito Com­pany and No. 5 Asada Rico barely edged out No. 7 Jalapenos to be­come two of the last four bur­ri­tos stand­ing.

The two re­main­ing No. 1 seeds, San­ti­ago’s and Bon­fire Bur­ri­tos, took care of their com­pe­ti­tion, No. 3 Emilio’s Al­most Fa­mous and No. 2 Sam’s No. 3, re­spec­tively.

But like any good green chile, the road to get here has been less than smooth. Some might even call it vis­cous and pork-stud­ded. We ob­served un­usual vote counts and sus­pi­cious vot­ing pat­terns in some of our match-ups. But as we’re knee-deep in chorizo at this point, we’re go­ing to see this through.

We’re re­porters, not ref­er­ees, so while we re­gret not hav­ing the proper soft­ware in place to limit votes to one per de­vice, we hope the fi­nal rounds can play out as fairly as pos­si­ble. The only thing we want to see stuffed is our bur­rito, not the metaphor­i­cal bal­lot box.

As for the the four, be a PTPer (Dickey V. speak for Prime Time Player) and eat, baby!

Pro­vided by Asada Rico

Asada Rico, a 16th Street Mall cart, has been rolling up mom’s bur­rito recipe since 2009.

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