They call 'em burritos, but we think they're really wraps. No matter. Freebird's World Burrito, new to Hancock Center and fresh out of College Station, is the best thing to come from our college-town rival. Never mind that a burrito as thick as your arm is like gourmet dining to an Aggie, or that part of the appeal is that there's no silverware required. The place is enormously popular in College Station, and has quickly picked up regulars in Austin. Don't be fooled: It's not just the displaced Aggies who keep this spot going. At Freebird's, an abundance of assembly-line servers put together big-as-yo'-face concoctions for flocks of students and local business types looking for a quick lunch fix. Fresh ingredients, a fun, casual atmosphere, and their patented "Bad Ass BBQ Sauce" make this place a must-try. But be forewarned: Plan early for the lunch hour, when lines are out the door - with good reason.
Freebirds World Burrito
1000 E. 41st #260, 512/451-5514
1100 Center Ridge, 512/251-9701
515 S. Congress, 512/462-3512
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