After 10 years in the burrito-eating business, Charles Hodgkins is throwing in the tortilla. Nearing his 1,000th review on his Burritoeater blog, Hodgkins has become a folk-hero and San Francisco's top resource of the Mission's landmark delight.
Hodgkins first launched Burritoeater in 2003 as a newsletter. In 2005, he created the blog that critiqued a burrito in ways no one thought possible. Hodgkins broke down the quality of the burrito based on its tortilla, burstage abatement (how well it holds), temperature, size, ingredient ratio, clang (sauciness), down to the grains of rice. And instead of they typical star rating, he uses mustaches.
Hodgkins on why the state of the burrito is still strong:
"I've always maintained that clam chowder in a bread bowl has long since had its heyday, and that the civic food of San Francisco is the Mission-style burrito. I've thought that for a long time."
Though burrito reviews will stop at 1,000, Hodgkins has an app available ($1.99) that keeps San Francisco's top 30 spots with you wherever you go.