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José R. Ralat
Taco writer. food editor, & taco contributor. Forthcoming book (UT Press). My dogs are named Beans & Cheese.
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José R. Ralat 4h
After four days of eating meat in tortillas in the Rio Grande Valley, we thought it best to dine on charcuterie . It was amazing.
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José R. Ralat 9h
Replying to @edgarsanc22
Always.
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José R. Ralat 13h
Shoutout to the CBP checkpoint officer who jokingly asked if I was an American citizen. told the officer “He’s going to give you shit about that all the way home.” The officer, pleased w himself, chuckled. That, damas y caballeros, is why I always carry my passport.
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José R. Ralat 13h
After spending the last three days conducting research in the Rio Grande Valley, it’s time to point the car northward.
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José R. Ralat 14h
Hanging w the master, Mando Vera, at his place for barbacoa de pozo, with luis_culinarycreative, & rlstrickland. @ Vera's Backyard Bar-B-Que
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José R. Ralat 20h
Replying to @obedmanuel @elvialimon
La esposa loved Pancho’s Buffet as a kid. When we moved here, she took me to the restaurant. Instead of raising a Mexican flag at the table, we wanted to raise a white one. It was awful. The same goes for Blue Bell. Nostalgia tastes better.
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José R. Ralat Feb 15
Replying to @Mexicanity
The tortillas are part of the gift basket I am making for la esposa as a thanks for permitting me to dart to the Valley over Valentine’s Day/anniversary of our first date.
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José R. Ralat Feb 15
Replying to @Mexicanity
The young lady at the counter would not say. But the plan is to go back tomorrow for barbacoa.
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José R. Ralat Feb 15
Replying to @Mexicanity
Nixtamalized
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José R. Ralat Feb 15
Scored great tortillas: (from top) nopales, chile rojo, betabel, brócoli.
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José R. Ralat Feb 14
The trompero at the U.S. branch of took my phone for a trompo close-up. captured the moment. Jon is awesome.
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José R. Ralat Feb 14
This is what happens when you order tacos at El Compadre on Southmost in Brownsville. Scroll for more. @ Taco El Compadre
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José R. Ralat Feb 14
Replying to @gastrognome
Let’s go with that. Meanwhile I’m taqueria jumping in the Rio Grande Valley.
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José R. Ralat Feb 14
Replying to @gastrognome
I bought my la esposa chocolates & her favorite salsa before I hit the road on assignment, which would’ve been awesome for her to see when she got home from work last night. But nope. The gifts are still in my bag! 🙇🏻‍♂️
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José R. Ralat Feb 14
. is in awe of my porkchop taco-eating skills.
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José R. Ralat Feb 14
Homey needs Guadalajara taco reccs. cc
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Andrea González-Ramírez Feb 13
Some of you were never threatened with la chancla and it shows
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José R. Ralat Feb 13
Big honking tacos in fragrant corn tortillas from , a trailer I try to stop at every time I’m in Austin. When/if begins work on another taco issue, this place deserves serious consideration.
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José R. Ralat Feb 13
Replying to @chibbqking
Did you see those prices? $20 for a taco salad? Damn, yo. That operation needs to use local protein and other ingredients to lower the price point. Let's go Alaska-Mex.
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José R. Ralat Feb 13
Replying to @noahwbailey
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