The gloves are coming off. I'm taking a stand. Expressing a controversial opinion.
Okay, I flat out admit it. I'm prejudice. I think nothing compares to Tex-Mex cuisine. Yes, I've been to California and had Cal-Mex. Meh. Other than the guacamole, I was underwhelmed. Chili powder, people. That's all I'm saying.
I went to Tennesse once and some folks took me out to a Mexican food restaurant and holy taco, the enchildas tasted like lasagne. Cal-Mex beats the pants off that.
I know Tex-Mex isn't authentic Mexican food. I don't care. Tex-Mex rocks. Just ask any homesick Texan desperate for gooey enchildas drowning in cheesy chili-gravy, refried beans and rice.
And unless you've got some Texas blood flowing through your veins, or you've spent a few years in the Lone Star state, put down the tequila. You can't make a decent margarita.
Here's a link to a Tex-Mex chili gravy recipe that's the real deal. http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com/2007/01/essence-of-tex-mex.html
So for you Tex-Mex fans, enjoy the pics.
Oh, and when you order pecan pralines in Texas, it's pronounced pa-con. Not pee-can. I don't want to eat a pee can. Do you? Sorry to be militant. I just feel strongly about my Tex-Mex.
What about you? What's the best food in your region?