When we visited San Antonio and Austin, Texas recently I realized that some urban legends are true: Some things really are bigger in Texas. For instance, if you read my May 9th post you already know that vehicles (trucks! Ford! Chevy!) and hot wings (they look like turkey wings for pete’s sake!) are definitely bigger, much bigger. After covertly observing the female natives for 6 days I can say that the urban legend about big hair on the women is not true; however, I would like to report a crime against scalps everywhere: mullet sightings. The mullet lives and breathes in the San Antonio area, long after Billy Ray Cyrus cut his off. Perched on local scalps like so many beavers, the mullets have formed a community; I swear they rise up in greeting when they pass each other on the streets.
After visiting the River Walk in San Antonio I’d like to add another item to the “Things That Really Are Bigger in Texas” list: margaritas. Whoaaaaa. My husband Mike and I ate lunch at Rita’s on the River Walk. We had eaten there years ago with our (then) young kids so we sat down recently for nostalgia’s sake. Following the same walk-down-memory lane thinking, I ordered a margarita, like I did when I visited years earlier. The waiter asked, ” Small or large?” Knowing how the small/large choice works in New Jersey, I automatically said, “Large.”
A short while later our drinks arrived. Mine is the one on the left; Mike ordered the one on the right. Mine: 32 ounces on the rocks. Mike’s: 16 ounces frozen.
So if you plan to visit Texas and order a margarita, please note, “Large really is “large” in Texas.”