Breaking down three of Columbia’s popular burritos, from inspiration to composition | Food & Drink

In its purest form, the burrito is a tortilla and fillings — bean, rice, protein of some sort and whatever else — wrapped together to make a contained meal.

That base has shifted little over the decades, but there are still plenty of variations on the formula. There are the large, overstuffed burritos popularized by the chain Chipotle (inspired by the behemoths that originated in San Francisco’s Mission district) and there are others that are more subtle and focused on different ingredients.

And in Columbia, there are several popular spots who serve their own variations.

One place that is showing

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Breaking the Chains: A Foodie’s Guide to Burleson

Anyone who has zoomed through Burleson via Interstate 35 has, no doubt, seen them: one chain restaurant after another.   

But take the Wilshire or Renfro exits that cut through the heart of the city, and you’ll find a vibrant restaurant community, made up of family-run spots whose cuisines run the gamut from Thai street food to gourmet tacos to Jamaican food to good ol’ fashioned chicken-fried steaks.   

The south Fort Worth suburb has experienced massive growth over the past decade, its population blossoming from 36,690 in 2010 to 49,192 in 2020. No surprise that Ol’ South Pancake House, Heim Barbecue,

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