NAMPA GETS A CHIPOTLE
In late July, Chipotle Mexican Grill opened its first store in Nampa, at 1471 Nampa-Caldwell Blvd., in the former Planet Beach spot near Karcher Mall.
This socially responsible fast-casual chain is known for its fresh ingredients and letting diners design their own meals. The company recently announced that it would no longer be using genetically modified food on its menus across the nation.
Chipotle serves customizable burritos, tacos, salads and burrito bowls layered with meat or sofritos (spicy shredded tofu), rice, beans, veggies, salsa and guacamole.
All salsas are made in house, and the list includes pico de gallo, spicy tomatillo salsa and roasted chili-corn salsa.
Chipotle in Nampa is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Phone: (208) 461-7401.
Read the complete Food Notes column from the Aug. 7 Scene magazine.