A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from August 03, 2023
“Don’t judge a book by its cover, but always judge a Tex-Mex restaurant by their chips and salsa”

Many Texans love the free chips and salsa served at Tex-Mex restaurants. But is this a basis to choose a restaurant?
       
“Don’t judge a book by its cover, but always judge a TexMex restaurant by their chips and salsa” was posted on X/Twitter by Texas Humor on July 8, 2013. “You might be Texan if you base your restaurant decisions on its chips and salsa” was posted on X/Twitter by Texas Humor on July 11, 2016, and this was posted again on X/Twitter by Texas Humor on July 5, 2017.
       
“Texan noun 1. A person who chooses restaurants based on their chips and salsa” was posted on Facebook by Jaime’s Spanish Village (a restaurant in Austin, Texas) on December 14, 2015, and this received over 97,000 shares. “‘Texan: A person who chooses restaurants based on their chips and salsa.’-Jamie’s Spanish Village” was posted on X/Twitter by Justina Dee on December 17, 2015.
   
“Texan: a person who chooses a restaurant based on their chips and salsa” was posted on X/Twitter by Sorry, I’m Texan on June 3, 2016. “TEXAN: A PERSON WHO CHOOSES A RESTAURANT BASED ON THEIR CHIPS & SALSA” was posted on Facebook by El Arroyo (as shown on the Austin restaurant’s sign) on August 3, 2023.
     
           
X/Twitter
Texas Humor
@TexasHumor
Don’t judge a book by its cover, but always judge a TexMex restaurant by their chips and salsa.
1:18 PM · Jul 8, 2013
 
X/Twitter
feylah516
@fbrogan65
”@TexasHumor: Don’t judge a book by its cover, but always judge a TexMex restaurant by their chips and salsa. Don’t I know it, from a Texan
4:00 PM · Jul 8, 2013
   
Facebook
Jaime’s Spanish Village
December 14, 2015 at 1:41 PM ·
You know y’all have done this before. #Texan
— with Becky Hanby and 43 others in Austin, TX.
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
Texan
noun
1. A person who
chooses restaurants
based on their chips
and salsa.
—Jaime’s Spanish Village
 
X/Twitter
ang
@axgie__
TEXAN-noun-
A person who chooses restaurants based on their chips and salsa.
11:59 PM · Dec 15, 2015
   
X/Twitter
vaquero
@mnec13th
I pick my restaurants based on chips and salsa #Texan #merican
5:34 PM · Dec 16, 2015
   
Twitter
Coraline Grace
@LibraryRomp
Don’t most people choose restaurants based on chips and salsa? Yes, I’m Texan.
5:57 PM · Dec 16, 2015
 
X/Twitter
Justina Dee
@Justina_Dee
“Texan: A person who chooses restaurants based on their chips and salsa.”
-Jamie’s Spanish Village
(This is also shown on an image.—ed.)
11:21 AM · Dec 17, 2015
   
X/Twitter
Hunter Carrico
@HBC_13
Texan - A person who chooses restaurants based on their chips and salsa.
4:55 PM · Jan 26, 2016
   
X/Twitter
Paula Gold Realtor
@paulargold
Texan: a person who chooses restaurants based on their chips and salsa! http://fb.me/2EKmtafr2
2:07 PM · Jan 28, 2016
 
X/Twitter
Kylie Pavlica
@kyliepavlica
I love how us Texans judge if a restaurant is good by their chips and salsa😂🤗
2:54 PM · Mar 6, 2016
   
X/Twitter
$hy™️
@shyannsalazar
Texans judge Mexican restaurants by their chips and salsa
1:22 AM · Mar 14, 2016
 
X/Twitter
Betty J Bramblett
@bettybramblett
TEXAN, noun 1. A person who chooses a restaurant based on their chips and salsa.
9:12 AM · Mar 22, 2016 from Tennessee, USA
     
X/Twitter
Texas Farm Bureau Insurance
@TXFBinsurance
Texan (noun): A person who chooses restaurants based on their chips and salsa. http://ift.tt/20bc12L
12:38 PM · May 19, 2016
 
X/Twitter
Sorry, I’m Texan
@SorryImTexan
Texan: a person who chooses a restaurant based on their chips and salsa.
1:30 PM · Jun 3, 2016
     
X/Twitter
🖤⟠ ⧖
@ptvchris
A tip from me: pick the restaurant with the best chips and salsa.. that’s how Texans do it 👌
1:11 PM · Jun 7, 2016
 
X/Twitter
meredith
@Merecooper77
Texan: a person who chooses a restaurant based on their chips and salsa.
4:41 PM · Jun 9, 2016
 
X/Twitter   
kristen faith
@faith11_
Texan- (noun)
1. A person who chooses restaurants based on their chips & salsa.
3:35 PM · Jun 20, 2016
   
X/Twitter
Champagne Papi
@DaBeanzz
Texan (noun)- A person who chooses restaurants based on their chips and salsa. 😂👏🏼
9:18 PM · Jun 20, 2016
 
X/Twitter       
Texas Humor
@TexasHumor
You might be Texan if you base your restaurant decisions on its chips and salsa.
1:02 PM · Jul 11, 2016
       
X/Twitter
Kyle Park
@kyle_park
Texan:  Person who chooses restaurants based on their chips and salsa.
8:20 PM · Jul 17, 2016
   
X/Twitter
Barefoot Outfitter
@BarefootCampus
Texan: noun 1. A person who chooses restaurants based on their chips & salsa. 🌵⭐️🇺🇸
11:46 AM · Jul 20, 2016
 
X/Twitter
Rico’s Mexican Grill
@RicosGrill_TX
Texan (noun): A person who chooses restaurants based on their chips and salsa.
3:07 PM · Nov 7, 2016
 
X/Twitter
Tila Hidalgo
@TilasRestaurant
Texan (noun): A person who chooses restaurants based on their chips and salsa.
3:07 PM · Nov 7, 2016
 
X/Twitter
Texas Humor
@TexasHumor
You may be Texan if you base your restaurant decisions on its chips and salsa.
8:06 PM · Dec 28, 2016
 
X/Twitter
pay💽
@pay10dollaz
It’s not like I’m picky about the type of food or when choosing a restaurant but if there aren’t free chips and salsa I’m not interested 🙂
7:40 PM · Feb 24, 2017 from Austin, TX
             
X/Twitter
Coop
@CooperPeavey
as a Texan, I judge a Mexican restaurant solely based on their chips and salsa. if those aren’t good, I won’t eat there
11:56 PM · Mar 24, 2017
 
X/Twitter
Your Everyday Texan
@Devoted_Texan
Texan:
noun
1. A person who chooses restaurants based on their chips, salsa and queso.
3:32 PM · May 3, 2017
 
X/Twitter
Texas Humor
@TexasHumor
You might be Texan if you base your restaurant decisions on its chips and salsa.
11:15 AM · Jul 5, 2017
 
X/Twitter
Texas Humor
@TexasHumor
You might be Texan if you base your restaurant decisions on its chips and salsa.
8:06 PM · Aug 5, 2017
 
X/Twitter
Meghan M. Alonso, MBA
@meghanMalonso
I know this may sound funny but a great Mexican food restaurant can be judged by their chips and salsa (spoken like a true Texan for sure) 😊
3:38 PM · Dec 9, 2017
 
X/Twitter
Hunter Punjak
@Hunterman1956
Texan is a noun.                        a person who chooses restaurants based on their chips and salsa
5:20 PM · Jan 15, 2019
 
X/Twitter
🐸Be Ready🌟🌟🌟
@QuestnEvryTh1ng
Texans pick restaurants by their chips and salsa!
#tacosarelife
#thegymwhatsthat
#onceonthelipstwiceonthehips
#bubblebutt
5:49 PM · Feb 23, 2019
 
X/Twitter
Taproom San Marcos
@taproomsmtx
Do you know anyone in #SMTX who chooses a #restaurant based on their chips & salsa | we might know a few | our #salsa is made #fresh in-house daily
2:47 PM · Jul 17, 2019 from San Marcos, TX
         
X/Twitter
Daddy Dane
@daddydanefuller
Texan
1. A person who chooses restaurants based on their chips and salsa and beer on tap.
7:13 AM · Jan 16, 2020
 
X/Twitter 
Michelle
@Rabidreader1970
Sit in a restaurant with unlimited chips and salsa. #Texan
6:40 AM · Sep 27, 2020
 
X/Twitter
Andrew Nemeth
@nemeth
What do you call a person who goes to a restaurant and completely fills up on chips and salsa before their meal comes?

A Texan!
1:56 PM · Apr 28, 2021
   
X/Twitter
Sensitive material is redacted.
@herbertsteele6
“Texan: a person who chooses restaurants based on their chips and salsa.”
6:35 PM · May 13, 2021
 
Facebook
El Arroyo is at El Arroyo.
August 3, 2023 at 12:33 PM · Austin, TX ·
I’m going to eat three whole baskets before the food comes so
(The following text is shown on the restaurant’s sign.—ed.)
TEXAN: A PERSON
WHO CHOOSES A
RESTAURANT BASED ON
THEIR CHIPS & SALSA

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Thursday, August 03, 2023 • Permalink


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