You might be an entrepreneur if…you know which restaurants in the area are open until midnight, and which are open after midnight.

By the way, I had a dream last night wherein I was walking around at night and I noticed there were dollar bills all over the place just blowing around on the ground, so I started gathering them up, but they were all small bills, $1, $5, and $10. I don’t remember there being any $20s. Do you think it means something? Either I’m going to find money coming at me from all directions and I won’t be able to even gather it up there will be so much of it, or I’m just desperate for cash.

So here’s the thing about eating out late–I don’t do it anymore. I promised my wife that if she’d let me buy an iPod I’d stop eating out by myself, and man, it’s harder to get someone to go eat with you at 2am than you would think.


But when I did eat out late at night, my favorites generally had something to do with burritos. I have a hard time with fast food burger joints ever since watching Supersize Me. That was a year ago and I think I’ve had two or three hamburgers since then.

But I sure do like burritos, I won’t lie. Del Taco is surprisingly good. The 1/2 bean and cheese burrito, hold the sauce, is a great staple. Combine that with a chicken soft taco, maybe a steak big fat taco, and you’ve got a decent meal. If you’re looking for something that is more authentically Mexican, or at least markets itself as authentic, then Gualberto’s or Beto’s is the place. I think they’re actually the same restaurant. They’re identical in every way.

When I go there I usually just get a bean and cheese burrito (which isn’t specifically listed on the menu, but they always give me the same thing when I ask for it), and I get it double wrapped in two tortillas, otherwise that huge burrito has a tendency to get holes in it that are pretty messy when you’re driving. You better not wait until you’re really hungry though, because those beans are hot! It takes about 15 minutes for the giant burrito to cool off enough to eat. Those things are huge, by the way. I’m a big guy, and I have problems getting the whole thing down. Especially after a large horchata.

Have you tried horchata? It’s delicious. It’s the Mexican milk and rice drink, with a hint of cinammon. It’s wonderful.

Grocery stores are always open as well, but of course you actually have to walk in. But it’s worth it for a pint of Ben and Jerry’s. I have a thing for Ben and Jerry’s (which I’ve also prohibited myself from buying for myself), and generally if I’m getting one pint I figure I might as well get two. Speaking of Ben and Jerry’s, I’m planning on releasing a new diet book called the Ben and Jerry’s Diet. All I’ve got is anecdotal claims so far, well, just one claim really, but I think I’m on to something.

You see, back in 1997 I was dating this girl, my first girlfriend, in fact, and she basically dumped me towards the end of the semester while I was in college. Around this same time the college cafeteria figured out that the cafeteria plan I was on had been overfunded, and so they returned something like $200 to me in the form of a card I could use to buy food on campus. The snack bar on campus sold Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, and this, combined with my recent failed relationship, created the perfect storm of self-pity and self-indulgence as, for the next 30 days, I ate between 2-4 pints of Ben and Jerry’s per day. You heard right, 2-4 per day, for 30 days. I’d like to tell you that after 30 days I recovered, but in reality that’s just when my card ran out.

The surprising thing is that instead of gaining weight, I lost weight. In fact I lost around 10-15 lbs. Of course maybe it was the stress, and maybe it’s that I didn’t eat much of anything other than Ben and Jerry’s, and that’s where more clinical studies are needed.