As far as eating challenges go, there aren't many options in Commack. There's the at , and you could always grab an entire pizza to devour yourself, but that's really it.
So consider this entry in Commack Patch's list a suggestion, if you find yourself with a particularly strong appetite: Go mano-y-mano with the footlong burrito at .
Tucked in the shopping center that used to house Mueller's Meat Farms, Burrito Loco's menu is filled with the namesake burritos, along with tortillas, tacos, salads, soups, and appetizers. With such a variety of , nobody would blame you for wanting to sample from different items.
But when you're ready, put on a pair of loose-fitting pants (they won't be by the time you're finished). Step up to the ordering counter and say the magic words: Burrito Mucho.
Grab a seat, preferably one with some elbow room to handle the burrito. It comes filled with your choice of chicken, steak, or chili meat, along with rice, beans, peppers, onions, jack cheese, sour cream, and fresh tomato salsa. Yes, it comes with tortilla chips; no, you should probably save your appetite and not eat them.
Apart from sharing it with three or four other people, the footlong burrito, more than anything else, is going to be a test of endurance. The fresh ingredients won't be difficult to eat, and the first half will go down easy. But as fatigue sets in and there's still an entire normal-sized burrito remaining, you'll need to dig deep (and maybe grab the hot sauce) to finish.
Other suggestions: grab napkins beforehand, consider having someone drive you home, and, above all, enjoy. Even if you don't manage to finish, that just meets there will be delicious leftover burrito to eat tomorrow, next week, or whenever your stomach recovers.
Note: Don't be afraid of a little hot sauce.
Stay tuned for #73, and if you missed #75.