Robb Walsh: "Gustavo Arellano's oft-stated opinion that 'Tex-Mex is dying,' has been forwarded to me repeatedly by Tex-Mex enthusiasts," writes former Houston Press food critic Robb Walsh. "They think I should challenge him to a debate - or a duel. Few people seem to realize that Gustavo and I are f ... More >>
Gustavo Arellano -- a.k.a. "Ask a Mexican!" himself -- doesn't shy away from having strong opinions or expressing them. It's what has made Arellano into a popular columnist, author and public speaker over the years and what's bringing him to Houston on November 15 to kick off the University of Houst ... More >>
Gustavo Arellano isn't just any Mexican. Over the years, the writer has turned himself into almost the "official" Mexican of America thanks in large part to his syndicated column, "Ask a Mexican!" and books like Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.
This is his most recent book and one in w ... More >>
Not influential enough, it would seem.
At our sister paper in Orange County, "Ask A Mexican" columnist Gustavo Arellano has compiled a list of the "most influential cities in the development of Mexican food in the United States." Spoiler alert: Dallas and San Antonio are on there, but not Houston.
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