You never would have guessed what some people did before finding their true callings: Madonna worked at Dunkin' Donuts, David Lee Roth was a professional pillow fluffer, and Rip Torn was sober. Just kidding, that last one's not true. For grub from a team who realized they'd rather keep your belly full than your car legal, hit Pesos Mexican Cantina
Opening today, Pesos is a fount of Mexican sustenance whose trimmings include tan walls, a dark marble-tiled bar, and spiky star-shaped light fixtures, started by two gents who decided to go into the food business after making their bones owning car emissions stations -- but despite the new business, you know right now they're probably exhausted. All meat's marinated in Pesos' sweet spice blend w/ fresh crushed chilies & black pepper; start the stuffing with a chicken, beef, or pork Festival salad tossed in Mexican BBQ sauce & chipotle ranch w/ bacon, pico & cheese crumbles, or go fried with wings or shrimp served in one of nine styles, including sweet-mild, Corona-marinated, or with "no coat", which clearly haven't been to Burlington, cause no one can pass up those deals. Next up's soft-shell tacos and burritos (both packed w/ the aforementioned meat choices, fish, steak, or shrimp), grilled or fried six-inch tostadas, open-fire-baked Mexican pizzas (w/ salsa or avocado base), triple-layer quesadillas, or the two-man-feeding Loaded Nachos, which have meat, sriracha, and cheese they can't help but make you aware of with their pricey watches
Hit the full bar for drafts, bottled cervezas (Dos Equis, Modelo...), and daily specials like $4 'ritas on Mondays, and similarly discounted LI iced teas on Tuesdays. For dessert, it's fried plantain cakes w/ cream sauce & ice cream, or strawberry cornbread shortcake -- after eating both, don't be surprised if your pants are what's Rip Torn.