Typewriter Rodeo: Mexican Restaurant Salsa

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on the news.

By Laura RiceMarch 4, 2016 10:35 am

Sure, we all love a good combo plate or enchilada special – but the most important part of any Mexican food outing happens when you sit down at the table. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Sean Petrie as he wrote this week’s poem.

Judging Mexican Food Places By Their Salsa

Oh how do we measure
The worth of Tex-Mex?
Yeah there’s only one standard:
If their salsa’s the best

From onions to peppers
It takes so many things
You need freshness, and love
To make a true salsa sing!

And of course people differ
On what makes it great
Some love that cilantro
For others — pure hate

For some it’s verde
Green chiles through and through
For others it’s rojo
And even smoky, for a few

Yea true Tex-Mex salsa
Should make you sigh, make you swoon
Make you forget about chips
And just eat it, from the spoon