An Aggie institution sets up a Houston nest.
The College Station institution debuted in 1987, catering to hungry students with its fresh food, good prices and fun atmosphere. The Houston location is in Shepherd Plaza and judging from the long lines, this incarnation won't lack in popularity. Here's the routine: Pick your burrito size and type of tortilla, choose your beans, rice and/or meat, then load up on the veggies as your personal burrito assembler walks you through the chaos. The end product is an ample baby-leg of a burrito, complete with one of Freebirds' tasty sauces and wrapped in foil.
Be sure you're hungry if you order any Monster-size burrito--these babies are measured in pounds. You'll need more than 30 minutes before you can swim if you order the Super Monster: It weighs 2 3/4 pounds.