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Moe's Southwest Grill

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Moe's Southwest Grill was on the short list for today's lunch in east Ft. Lauderdale on the 17th Street Causeway. Any place that names it's burrito the "Triple Lindy" deserved a lunch date from my office. In addition to the "Triple Lindy" (Back to School), you have the "Joey Bag of Donuts" (My Cousin Vinny), and the "Art Vandalay" (Seinfeld). Okay, they have catchy names but can the food match Moe's wit? 

While I normally stay away from fast food chains, Moe's Southwest Grill is an easy exception. Normally, I leave burrito's at Taco Bell; however, Moe's takes the Tex-Mex style to a new level. They offer several varieties of burritos, tacos, quesadillas, fajitas and salads, and they all have catchy names based on famous movie and television shows. 

On any menu item you pick beef or chicken and add black or red pinto beans with rice being optional. You can surround this base with a hard shell, soft shell, burrito shell or salad. I had a chicken burrito with pinto beans and rice, made by an enthusiastic employee who enjoyed producing his craft. As you slide down the assembly line, you are overwhelmed by a variety of fresh toppings. I topped my overstuffed log with fresh jalapeños, fresh cilantro, lettuce, onion, salsa and took a side of Moe's fresh guacamole. 

Once I shelled out a very reasonable $8 for my combo that included tortilla chips, the side of guacamole and a drink, I was face to face with the salsa bar. Moe has four salsa's up for grabs. I preferred the green tomatillo sauce, but he has hot, medium and mild red salsa's to suit all peculiarities and tastes. 

Moe's has location's in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach and are nationwide. They have a winning combination of menu items and do it all right. Check out Moe's online here. I thoroughly enjoyed Moe's and you will too.

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