SXSW: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asked for Austin taco recs; it got heated
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York is one of the buzziest names coming to South by Southwest this year. She's already getting into the Austin swing of things, it looks like. On Friday, the Democratic congresswoman sent out a tweet asking for taco recommendations in town.
Best tacos in Austin? Asking for a friend.
(my friend is my barriga)— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC)March 9, 2019
While some of the replies to the tweet were as politically partisan as you'd expect, they were mostly partisan in another way: To Torchy's or not to Torchy's? "It’s @torchystacos. Always Torchy’s," @JoshtheFlanagan tweeted. Counterpoint from @babeofquarrel: "DO NOT GO TO TORCHY'S TACOS. DO NOT GO THERE. PLEASE DO NOT GO THERE." The mentions are pretty much a back-and-forth Torchy's Tacos flame war.
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Other suggestions included Rosita's al Pastor, Chuy's, Taco-Mex, Las Casuelas, Veracruz All-Natural, Juan in a Million, Valentina's, Tacodeli, Papalote, Taco Joint and driving down the highway to San Antonio.