Monday, January 30, 2012
When does a convenience store become a gasolinera and when does a gasolinera truly become a taqueria? Well, I recently stopped at the Stripes on the corner of Jacama Road and Loop 20 and I found out in a hurry. As I walked in, there were at least 15 people in line for those delicious mariachitos from the Laredo Taco Company.
A fellow customer ahead of me in line answered his cell phone and told the person on the other end "Aqui estoy, en la gasolinera". That's when I thought to myself "you mean taqueria". Admittedly, the pompas de gas outside were all going full speed but I still say more people were there for the tacos than for the gasolina.