None of this means that Tex-Mex is set to take over the world (again).
Ultimately, the current Tex-Mex revival is too specific, too local, and too personal to change the way America eats.
In fact, quite the opposite—I suspect that my own experience epitomizes, in miniature, the Tex-Mex revival as a whole.
“Tex-Mex for decades was ascendant,” Arellano told the The Weekly Alibi in 2012.
Texas expats wax rhapsodic about the Tex-Mex food of their youth.
Those are fighting words in a nearly half-Latino city where Tex-Mex restaurants outnumber all others.
Quite unlike the Bushes, who preferred to hunker down with Tex-Mex inside the confines of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.