10 Signs You Grew Up Eating Food in Southeast Texas
Do your non-Texan friends wonder why you call every soda a Coke, even if it's a Dr Pepper? Do they ask you why you only suggest restaurants that serve barbecue, Tex-Mex or comfort food? Or do they have no clue what you're talking about when you say the word "kolache"? These things don't make you weird, they make you awesome, because they make you a Texan.
Photo by Texas State Library and Archives Commission via flickr Enough said.
Embrace these regional foodie characteristics about yourself and take a look at ten more signs that you grew up eating food in Southeast Texas.
10. Tex-Mex Is Your Favorite Food
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt You'll take one of everything on this Tex-Mex spread.
Ever since you were about five years old you have loved tacos, enchiladas, burritos and all chips covered in queso. In fact, you could probably eat Tex-Mex for an entire week without getting tired of it. Breakfast burritos in the morning, followed by tacos for lunch and enchiladas or fajitas for dinner -- that's not weird at at all.
9. No Beans in Your Chili
Photo by Matthew Dresden No beans in this chili.
It's just not chili if it contains beans. Whatever those people up north are making is not chili, it's stew. You've been trained to identify those pesky little black and kidney beans before you even take a bite. And if you find them, you're not going to eat it.
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