Bloody Mary Morning (a lil’ Tex Mex porn)

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Last weekend’s 3-day bachelor party… well, let’s just say it left me and brothers Tad and Micah a little hazy. By the time it was over, it was most definitely time for a “Blood Mary morning” and so, to make their culinary Trifecta complete (they’d already had some great Texas steak some great Texas bbq), it was time for Tex Mex at one of Austin’s classics, Chuys. My morning started with a Michelada — essentially a bloody Mary made with beer. Chuy’s features $3 margaritas and bloody Marys on Sunday, btw, I wonder why?)

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The Wild Burrito, above, is a “wet” burrito made with slowly braised tender stringy beef and Hatch chiles. Some might argue that the inclusion of Hatch chiles and the Sonora-style “wet” presentation would betray New Mexico and Arizona roots of this dish. But who needs dogmatism on a bloody Mary morning? Needless to say, I did my best “James Brown” imitation, as Tracie B likes to tease me, consuming this dish.

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Deluxe chicken enchiladas, above, are essentially, enchiladas verdes, with sour cream added to the salsa verde. An Austin original, Chuys has become a Texas franchise chain restaurant. But it’s everything Tex Mex should be: cheap, colorful, delicious, fun, and a perfect cure for a hangover!

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Fajitas are an undisputed signature of Tex Mex cuisine. Some will argue that they originated in Austin while others will claim Houston. No one will deny that they have become a calling card of Tex Mex cuisine from sea to shining sea.

Thanks, again, to brothers Micah and Tad (below), for coming out and giving me a great “lost bachelor weekend” here in Austin. I can’t think of better way to end it than with a blood Mary morning!

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Check out this amazing video of Willie doing “Blood Mary Morning” way back when before he was even playing his signature guitar. If that ain’t Texan, I don’t know what is!

3 Responses to Bloody Mary Morning (a lil’ Tex Mex porn)

  1. tracieb says:

    “queso,” dear 2B, is another hallmark of tex-mex cucina. that burrito is covered in it!

    to quote one of the managing partners of Maudie’s Tex Mex, “people gotta have their queso.”

    :)

  2. Vino NYC says:

    Looking closely at that Bud label… is that some kind of Lone Star state-specific version of the “King of Beers”?

    Gotta get down to Texas one of these days, if only for the food and music.

  3. Do Bianchi says:

    @Tracie B I don’t know how I lived before queso! ;-)

    @JT

    http://www.jeremyparzen.com/img/lonstar_bud.jpg

    Looking forward to when ya’ll’ll come down to visit with us!

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