Breakfast burrito, the Big Kitchen, San Diego

The Big Kitchen is a San Diego institution, in a little visited section northeast of downtown and southeast of Balboa Park. It’s been around for decades, and much of the comfort food on the menu would have been at home then too. Some dishes are named for celebrities including Whoopi Goldberg, who used to wait tables here.

After I posted a photo of this breakfast on Facebook, a high school friend wrote “How do you not get spherical?” Answer: I stop eating halfway through. That usually means I get to eat leftovers too.