We’re not sure if you know this about us but at CLC Roofing, we are pretty big lovers of food. Petitions on the other hand, we tend to like a little bit less. It seems like these days there are petitions for almost everything but we finally found one that we might be able to get behind.
A new petition wants to make tacos the national food of Texas. We think there could be a lot of different foods that would make a good candidate for the official state food, but we do like the versatility of the taco. What do you think?
A new change.org petition wants Texans to embrace a new official state symbol: the taco.
Launched by taco author and journalist Mando Rayo, the petition suggests the taco as an alternative to chili con carne, the state dish of Texas since 1977.
“People here eat tacos five days a week. Tacos were here before Texas was Texas,” Rayo told the Texas Standard. “Tacos were not imported here, they were from here. They’re from this land. They’re from the people.”
The taco is a more diverse dish than chili, and Rayo said that makes it a better representative for the Lone Star State. From simple gas station tacos in Dallas, to the trendy vegan variety in Austin, to traditional breakfast tacos in the Rio Grande Valley, the taco is infinitely adaptable.
You can even put chili in a tortilla and call it a taco. Same goes for the other unofficial contender for state food: barbecue. Read more…