Tortilla chips and salsa. Chili con carne. Peach cobbler. Pecan pie. Sopaipillas.
All of these foods have been designated — in some capacity — as official Texas state foods. However, while Texas has everything from an official state snack to a state dish, legislators have yet to designate an official breakfast food. But with one resolution filed last week, that all could change.
HCR 123, filed on March 7 by Rep. Stephanie Klick, R-Fort Worth, would designate the breakfast taco as the official state breakfast item of Texas.
“Texas is renowned for its distinctive and delicious foods, and our state has put its brand on breakfast with a versatile item that is beloved from the Panhandle to the Rio Grande: the breakfast taco,” Klick wrote in the concurrent resolution.
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Klick filed the same resolution during the last legislative session, but it did not make it out of committee. To support her resolution, Klick has cited the long history of the breakfast taco in Texas, ranging from tacos served restaurants in Corpus Christi to families who serve their tacos in Del Rio.
“The breakfast taco has become a signature Texas food on a par with barbecue and chicken-fried steak, and it is enjoyed by countless residents of the Lone Star State each morning as the perfect way to start their day,” Klick wrote.
Whether or not the taco is designated as an official food, Texans around the state will still be able to keep enjoying the iconic delicacy for breakfast. (And lunch and dinner, too.)