The Corner

Re: Follow-ups

Jay: You write:

I have spent many, many hours of my life studying Mexican menus, agonizing over what to order. (Mexican is one of my two or three favorite cuisines.) And the truth is: It all comes out pretty much the same, doesn’t it?

Having grown up in South Texas, I wager that I have spent even more time than you perusing menus at Mexican restaurants, which outnumbered the Starbucks and McDonald’s (combined) in my particular Gulf Coast shrimp town. Mexican food was a staple. To me, a house without tortilla chips and salsa is not a home.

But about the monotony of Mexican cuisine, you are spot on. Standup comedian Jim Gaffigan has an entertaining bit on exactly that point. The relevant joke starts at 1:50:

That said, it is still ¡comida muy sabrosa!

Ian Tuttle — Ian Tuttle is the former Thomas L. Rhodes Journalism Fellow at the National Review Institute.

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