ITV screens the first episode of the crime drama Wild Bill, filmed in and around Boston, tomorrow (Wednesday) night at 9pm. And you could be the lucky winner of a special Wild Bill Mexican meal here in Boston.
Watch out in tomorrow’s Boston Standard for the competition arranged in conjunction with Los Burritos in Church Street and Boston Borough Council.
Boston’s only Mexican restaurant has a new addition to its menu – the Wild Bill Special – named in honour of TV’s Wild Bill actor Rob Lowe.
He dined at Los Burritos in Church Street after a long day of filming and then said how much he had enjoyed his spicy taste of Mexico.
One lucky reader can replicate his Boston meal by winning a Wild Bill Special meal, with cocktails, for two in the easy-to-enter competition.
After his visit to Los Burritos Rob said: “I went to a Mexican restaurant in Boston which was rated very highly. I’ve yet to find a Mexican restaurant in London, so I had to go all the way to Lincolnshire to get proper Mexican food. I’m a southern Californian and I know my Mexican food. It wasn’t the Mexican food I know, but it was really good.”
Candida Borges, who has lived in Boston for 20 years, runs the restaurant with her daughter Carla Santos. Candida said: “At first we did not recognise him. But then my daughter said ‘I know that guy from somewhere. Ah, I’ve seen him in an American TV series’. Then we knew it was Rob Lowe. He was very nice and had a photograph with us.”
On Carla’s recommendation Rob dined on Mexican fish stew, spicy rice and tortillas with dips.
The Mexican food and the wide open skies of Lincolnshire made Rob feel very much at home. He said of the Boston area where filming took place: “It also looks amazing. The show is almost a western allegory. I’m literally a new sheriff in town, and that flat landscape in Lincolnshire really gives it a look that you haven’t seen before.
“It was very reminiscent of places in the mid-West where I’m from. I’m from Ohio and we have our landscapes that are like that – where you can literally see the horizon for miles and miles. I was surprised to find that in England, because when I think of England, I think of the gently rolling countryside. Lincolnshire is as flat as a pancake.
“I’m always trying to find something about a project that is original. So between the location and tone, Wild Bill is very unique.”
Los Burritos has proved so popular that, from June 19, it will move to the former Axe and Cleaver pub, where there will be more room for more diners.