Re: What is the story behind your moniker?
posted at 5/7/2014 12:45 PM EDT
In response to RigatoniT's comment:
I think we may have done a thread like this before....
BurritoT - it stemmed from my past days when I attended UMO and owned/operated a burrito stand on Old Orchard Beach Pier... the "T" simply comes from the first letter in my last name....
Enchilada and Fajita were simple off-shoots ....
RigatoniT came out of the hinger in my belly for food back home... I have not been in the United States since 2009... and I so miss Chicken Parm, Meatball Subs, and such that I often find myself googling images of those foods. Pathetic? You bet!
I finally am flying home in June for 4 weeks.... and the first thing I am going to do is go to Amato's in Maine and get a Ham/Cheese/Pickle italian sub with light pepper and oil.
Man I miss home.
I used to go to Amatos in the 40s & 50s when they were $.25 each in the 40s and lined up over each other, maybe 100 or so, already pre-made, and when you order, they would then dribble the olive oil on it. People took them as they were made with all ingredients as Amatos didn't have time to make them to order. Amazing that in no other part of New England could I find anything similar. I guess Subway or ToGos are similar today and this is what I have in Cal when I get nostalgic but no one has the bread that makes a huge difference.
By the way, l have family in New England and come back once per year for better seafood. In the Old Port, I used to like DeMillo’s but too touristy but I love Street & Co….you can smell the garlic for blocks away…and Piaciarino, family from Milano, makes great pasta.
Regarding Old Orchard beach, there were no Burrito/Taco Mexican food outlets in the 40s & 50s but I remember fondly "Fried Dough" and the French Canadians loved their french fries not with catsup, but white vinegar.