Thursday, October 17, 2013

Deadspin Doesn't Think All That Much of the Chimichanga

Posted By on Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM

A really old photo from the late-not-so-lamented Gordos Mexiteria.
  • A really old photo from the late-not-so-lamented Gordo's Mexiteria.

Great news from noted food site Deadspin: the chimichanga, which is still, criminally, not Arizona's official state dish, is better than the unofficial state dishes of 32 other states (take that, Utah's "green Jell-O with goddamn carrots in it").

However, that also means that 17 other states have better unofficial state dishes than we do. While I can live with the idea that Kansas City and Memphis style ribs (tied for 15th) might be better than our chimichanga (let's be honest with ourselves, ribs are delicious), but the Mission-style burrito (3rd for California)? ALL THEY DID WAS ADD RICE. Two chili dogs? (Rhode Island, 11th; West Virginia, 17th) I like chili dogs as much as any human being alive, but we're talking about a burrito (delicious already) that gets FRIED then more delicious stuff is put ON TOP. This is how all delicious things are made.

Clearly, some of the stink from our state's previous antics were factored into the decision:

Somebody dropped a burrito into a deep-fryer and out came Arizona's signature food, which no one in Arizona eats, because half the people in Arizona are too old for solid foods, and the rest are on the run from white-supremacist paramilitary border militias.

I would eat a chimichanga every day if I could, and yes, I probably should be looking over my shoulder for those militias, but if I go out eating a chimi, that would be almost as bad-ass as lying on the floor of a meth lab while a Badfinger song plays. We all have to live with our choices.

We can't necessarily fix the bias of internet blogger types, but we can restart the campaign to get the chimi named the state's official food. Someone convince Ray from El Charro to hire Jonathan Paton as a lobbyist. It's time to get this taken care of.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Dan Gibson

Today | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat
Sonoran Spring Gala

Sonoran Spring Gala @ Tohono Chul Park

Sun., March 26, 4-7 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Butterfly Magic

Butterfly Magic is a fully immersive experience that surrounds you with rare butterflies, tropical plants and orchids… More

@ Tucson Botanical Gardens Oct. 1-May 31, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 2150 N. Alvernon Way.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. "Martha McSally Is Not Answering" (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. In the Flesh: The Blind Suns, The Mission Creeps and Louise Le Hir at Sky Bar. (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Does This Mean We Can Call It McSallyCare Now? (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Cannabis Bowl 2017: Get Your Vote On, MMJ Folks (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. No Healthcare Vote Today After All (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation