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    Posted May 18, 2011 by
    lemonchick
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    Richardson, Texas
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Cultural census: Eat dinner

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    Mexican (Tex-Mex) food....

     

    When I moved to Texas from the East Coast, 16 years ago, I didn't know what Tamales were.  I literally thought Hot Tamales as being just the candy, not a food.  I met my husband not long after moving to Texas.  He is Mexican-American and introduced me to many different Mexican/Tex-Mex foods.  I enjoy cooking, so it wasn't a stretch to learn how to cook Mexican food at home.  Home-made salsa is a snap.  Guiso, a dish that I make with chunks of pork, garlic, tomatoes, peppers and onions is also a snap.  It is delicious wrapped in tortillas, on rice and on mashed potatoes.  Anyhow, the point is, because of him, I've grown to love spicy foods (not too spicy) and have tried many different kinds of foods that I may not have ever tried, if it hadn't been for him introducing them to me.

     

    These pictures are from our Cinco De Mayo dinner this year, when we tried a new restaurant in Richardson, Texas.  Mex&Co has only been open a couple of months now and we really hope they make it, because the food was really tasty.  Their business is slow and there are small things that they could improve on, but the young lady who helped us, was receptive to our suggestions we gave her.

     

    I'm including a picture of their sign inside the restaurant, their door (including their hours and phone number), a picture of the window counter (they offer free wi-fi), the pork chulupas I had, my sides of rice & beans, the chicken taquitos my husband had and the tortilla strip-style chips and salsa.  Their salsa was very good and is another reason we hope they make it, so we can go have that salsa again. 

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