For those of you who’ve never been, Qdoba subscribes to the Subway-style of fast-food prep. You get in line, give them your order, and they build your taco, burrito, taco salad… (um…are there other items?) as you walk along the sneeze-guard selecting your toppings. Clever.
Delaware Symphony Orchestra is a remarkably high-quality group. I say this because who would guess such a tiny state had such culture? But honestly, Wilmington, DE is smooshed in between Baltimore and Philly, and so has access to fantastic musicians who played with symphonies in larger cities. I’m guessing that’s it.
Anyway, I love Beethoven, so when his 5th Symphony came around I dragged my best friend along – who knew nothing of classical music, but loved learning and experiencing new things.
We dressed up, drove the 2 1/2 hours from “slower lower” Delaware to Wilmington, found parking near the Opera House, and decided to walk around a few blocks and find some "suitable" restaurant.
There was a very expensive, fancy restaurant right across the street from the Opera House, but it would have required reservations. And money. And I love my friend, but not enough for that kind of ambience. The only place that seemed to be within our price range and not a dicey dive was something called… QDOBA!
I’d never been before, and I think it might have been new to her, too, so we tried it out and had to have the process explained to us. It was tasty.
It was cheap.
It was quick so we could get back in time to get our seats.
***UPDATE 4/28/16 ***
i just had to pop in here to update this. The coincidence of life...
And in a hilarious twist, today's retirement luncheon for a co-worker is catered by: QDOBA! (I've never tried their catering service before.)