Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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National Burrito Day: How to get a deal, make your own, or watch the burrito-eating championship in Tampa

Today is National Burrito Day, according to the various online calendars that keep track of such things.

Here are some options for you to celebrate a day of tortilla-wrapped joy.

TODAY'S BURRITO DEALS

Jake's Cantina, 435 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach: All burritos are buy one, get one free.

California Tacos To Go, find locations in Tampa and St. Petersburg at californiatacostogo.com: Burrito, chips and a drink for $6.99. They'll also be introducing a new buffalo chicken burrito to celebrate.

Tijuana Flats, find locations throughout Tampa Bay at tijuanaflats.com/locations: Stuffed burrito with chips and a drink for $5.99.

Taco Rey, find locations in Tampa, Brandon, Plant City and Dover at taco-rey.com/locations: Their signature Burrito Del Rey is discounted to $8.50. Regular and vegetarian burritos drop to $6.49.

25 BURRITO FILLINGS TO TRY AT HOME

Looking for something to put in those tortillas that have been lingering in your refrigerator for a while now? Tonight is the night.

Revisit this list of 25 simple ideas for burrito fillings, from vegetarian to meat-lovers.

WATCH THE TAMPA BURRITO EATING CHAMPIONSHIP

The original Taco Bus location on Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa is hosting its first-ever El Jefe Burrito Eating Championship today at 6 p.m. The winner gets a cash prize, as well as a WWE-style championship belt. You can watch in person, or return to this page for a Facebook Lacebive stream of the event when it starts.

You canget more details and see a picture of the championship belt here

BEHOLD THESE UNVERIFIED BURRITO FACTS

According to a news release distributed by Moe's Southwest Grill, a recent survey showed that 73 percent of millennials eat an average of two to three burritos per week.

Also, according to Moe's news release, 60 percent of Gen X-ers "say a burrito has literally saved their life."

A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR BURRITO BROS.

The quality may have been debatable, but Gainesville's recently-closed Burrito Bros. Taco Co. was certainly beloved by those who knew the institution well (a.k.a. anyone who went to the University of Florida). Pour a little bit of refried beans out on the concrete in memory today, and maybe read this story about a couple of alumni making one final trek from St. Pete to their beloved burrito restaurant.

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