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Looks like Busy Philipps stopped by Torchy's Tacos

Abigail Rosenthal
arosenthal@statesman.com
Busy Philipps arrives at the 2019 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

For me, one of the weirdest things about South by Southwest is seeing celebrities in everyday situations around Austin, like getting barbecue or getting stuck on I-35 or finding out Drake hung out at Garage on Colorado back when he showed up in 2016. They just don't belong there, in the spaces where I, a lowly non-celebrity, find myself all the time.

That said, Busy Philipps has seemingly ventured into a very Austin space for her SXSW trip. In her Instagram story today, she posted what definitely seems to be a bowl of Torchy's Tacos queso, as well as a following shot of four of the table's tacos.

Which begs the question: What did Busy Philipps and her cohorts order at Torchy's? In the name of true investigative journalism, we did our best to figure it out so that you too can eat like a Hollywood celebrity.

It looks like Philipps & Friends represented the two political parties with the sausage-stuffed Republican taco and a barbacoa Democrat. One of the tacos features a heavy dose of corn, which could be either the Tipsy Chick or a Mr. Orange, though I'm leaning toward Tipsy Chick. The fourth is a bit trickier, but judging from what seems to be fried chicken peeking out from a mountain of shredded cheese, I'd say it's the Trailer Park (though it doesn't look like they got it "trashy," which is a big mistake).

Either way, she seemed to enjoy herself and the queso.

I don't know how to feel about the fact that Busy Philipps and I have eaten the same tacos, but I'll probably fixate on it every time I go to Torchy's from now on. Same thing when I inevitably find out Olivia Wilde loves P. Terry's or something.

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