Obituary: Jimmy Gringo's Burrito Factory, 2008-2013
Peacefully on location on King Street West in its sixth year, surrounded by loyal staff and customers.
Parent to scorching Habanero Hot Sauce, Paper-Bag Tortilla Chips, renowned Pulled-Pork Burritos and Dirty Herb’s Chili (which did not survive infancy).
Child of Ewan McLachlan and Joe Catanzano.
Predeceased by the north-most section of Ann Décor (nee Chez Bon Bon).
After an ominous period of advertising “For Rent,” Jimmy’s opened its doors on Jan. 26 for the last time. A long-sufferer of neighbourhood animosity, Jimmy’s finally threw in the towel to the grief of McMaster students and local Mexican cuisine aficionados alike.
Former short-time employer of a certain Silhouette Managing Editor, who thanks Jimmy’s for all the memories: food experiments, the Arkells and that extra 5 lbs. that took a while to burn off.
Winner of the Silhouette’s 2011 “Drunk Food Duke-It-Out” playoff bracket for best place for a late-night snack.
Last-burrito-server to Noah Ciglen, who is the envy of all Silhouette employees for being there for Jimmy’s final moments, and for getting extra tomatoes and free guacamole.
Jimmy’s will be lovingly remembered by all weekend (and day) drunk twentysomethings in the area of King and Marion, and hungry Editors on Wednesday nights.
No formal funeral arrangements have been made; individual mourning in the form of refried bean and tortilla consumption is appropriate.
Reincarnation in the Hamilton area is widely anticipated.
In lieu of flowers, donations to your local gastroenterology clinic would be appreciated. Online condolences can be made at: www.thesil.ca.