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–Captain Jim’s has finally reopened after being closed for nearly a year.
–The beloved restaurant and fish market has been delivering some of the best fresh seafood in South Florida since 1996.
–It was bought earlier this year by David Garcia.
–David is best known for running La Camaronera in Little Havana. He is from the famed Garcia family.
-The family has a long history of fishing and being in the seafood business. They run Garcia’s, an historic seafood joint located on the Miami River.
-David decided to keep Captain Jim’s name because of the near constant phone calls that he says he receives from old customers.
-“Hopefully I meet everybody’s expectations,” David said in an interview. “I hope to be able to provide customers with fresh seafood and good service- make everybody happy and be a true, local, family restaurant.”
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By Dylan Grosz
Intern at ApartmentList.com
It’s basically a universal truth that the only thing better than Chipotle is…more Chipotle. I’m no religious scholar, but I’m pretty sure heaven is just one big Chipotle restaurant where the guac and chips are ALWAYS free and hell is just some Taco Bell. So when one of my co-workers at Apartment List brought up the question of how to hack Chipotle to get the most burrito for your buck, I was intrigued. If ever there was a noble intern task, this was obviously it.
Through a lot of burrito research and even more company write-offs and office burrito donations, I’ve discovered these 6 tips that can increase the size of your burrito by 86% without spending any more money.
You’re welcome, world. Please send the Nobel Prize to my mom’s house.
So I took my geeky love of data and my black hole of a belly to Chipotle for several days and ordered 5 burritos each day (35 burritos total), then returned to the Apartment List office to meticulously separate out and weigh the ingredients. Finally, I combined all the best methods to confirm the total burrito size increase. Additional methodology footnotes are below, but for now – on to the meat of the experiment (pun intended).
Tip 1: Get a burrito bowl with a tortilla on the side
At its onset, Chipotle introduced the innovative burrito bowl that combined its authentic Mexican cuisine with the ease of knife-and-fork dining. Burrito legend has it that the bowl’s lack of tortilla constraints influences servers to give burrito bowl customers huge portions in general.
In my experiments, I found that this method alone gets 15% more ingredients across the board, without changing anything else about the order. Still craving that full burrito experience? No problem – you can easily ask for a tortilla on the side. Which leads to our next tip…
Tip 2: Double wrapping (asking for two tortillas)
This method of calling in tortilla reinforcements was initially introduced by Chipotle to save burritos that busted open their first tortilla, but Chipotle sometimes lets you ask for a double wrap for free, which adds another 4.25 ounce tortilla to your burrito (ask for the tortillas at the end, when the staff just wants you to go away).
Congratulations, your burrito just became 25% bigger. Ordering tortillas on the side and wrapping it yourself may be a daunting task for some, but if you value the time it takes you to wrap the burrito at $0 per hour (hey, burritos are worth your time), then you should add this method to your burrito maximization arsenal.
Tip 3: Order both kinds of rice
The next time your server asks if you want white or brown rice, request both types – you’ll get almost 93% more rice, at no extra cost. This carbo-loading method increases the overall weight of the burrito by 23%. As an ancient American proverb puts it: more burrito, more food, more happiness.
Tip 4: Order both types of beans
Just like rice, there are two different types of beans we can choose from: black and pinto. If you really want to maximize burrito weight, asking for both kinds gets you 92% more beans (another note: we aren’t responsible for the gas you’ll be having afterwards). With this method, you get a 16% burrito weight increase.
Tip 5: Half/half meats
In theory, asking for half chicken, half steak should yield one full serving, but our tests showed that you actually get 54% more meat – basically 3/4 scoop of each. This increase in meat grows the burrito’s weight by around 9%.
You must note, however, that you’ll be charged for the more expensive of the meats, but we’ve put the many finance and accounting degrees here at Apartment List to good use and determined that it’s still financially worth it.
Tip 6: Ask for fajita veggies and corn salsa
Hidden away and rarely mentioned by servers, the fajita vegetable mix and corn salsa are free to add, and taste good to boot.
These underappreciated ingredients will cure any feeling you might have that your burrito might be lacking in terms of a balanced Food Pyramid. Grilled veggies and corn not only add more color and flavor to your burrito, but they also add around 2.55 ounces, increasing the weight by about 15% (vs. the standard burrito).
Not only do you have more burrito, but you can also tell your friends and family that your burrito is totally 100% healthy.
Add it all together and you get….
There you have it. By using each of the six tricks I suggest, you may end up with a little less cheese and salsa (that comes at the end, when your bowl will already be pretty full), but you get a lot more rice, beans, and meat. My final burrito weighed 86% more than the control. Sounds like it’s time to go to Chipotle!
Find out more about Dylan’s study here.
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Upon entering Miami International Airport to travel to see family for the holidays, he did not realize that his career endeavors would land him in a 10-hour interrogation with U.S. officials.
In consecutive tweets, Badawi publically reported that he was subjected to “psychological torture” as well as “unfounded accusations.”
Though he holds a blue passport, he endured hours of questioning about his nationality, personal political stances on the Syrian refugee crisis, and potential links to any terrorists involved in the recent Paris attacks.
— kimbadawi (@kimbadawi) November 22, 2015
Once the U.S. officials detained Badawi, they confiscated his phone without allowing him to contact his partner who was frantically waiting for him to continue their connecting flight.
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During the intense interrogation session, he reported that two screens were placed in the corners of the room, blasting special reports on Muslims in France, Terrorism, and the Syrian Refugee Crisis.
Badawi stated to BuzzFeed News that he answered all questions diplomatically and was a “transparent person.”
This was referring to his belief that all information given to the officials could have been easily substantiated through a Google search of his name.
During the interrogation, Badawi’s partner inquired about his location and the evolving situation.
One official, allegedly, went as far as to claim that Badawi had never been on the flight with her prior to their arrival at the Miami airport.
Immigration, so called #homeland-security, lied to my loved ones about my whereabouts -suggesting I never boarded flight from Rio to Miami.
— kimbadawi (@kimbadawi) November 22, 2015
After producing documentation of his boarding pass, the official reportedly expressed that Badawi’s partner did not know who Badawi was and that he was involved in “terrible things.”
Badawi is currently working on a Syrian refugee photography project that highlights the experience of refugees.
He began his photojournalism career by shooting migrant families from Mississippi to Texas after Hurricane Katrina.
According to the French-American Foundation, Badawi’s skilled photography led him around the globe to also document the Arab Spring.
Rise News reached out to Badawi and will update this story when we hear back.
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