Sunday, May 25, 2003

National food of Austin

Breakfast tacos are everywhere, sold from the backs of trucks and from folding tables, sold by Snappy Snacks from food-vending trucks, sold from office to office and construction site to construction site by people carrying them in baskets. When people talk about the underground economy elsewhere, they may be thinking of other businesses; here, there's tremendous commerce in breakfast tacos, in whatever combination of eggs, beans, potatoes, cheese, chorizo, etc., you may desire. There are many who can do without coffee sooner than do without breakfast tacos. At Book People, we found Two Note Solo on the free rack, containing a winderful "Personal History of Breakfast Tacos" by Sarah Hepola, from her introduction to them in 1993.


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