I didn't want to intrude on Eat Nopal's thread about Mexico's native Cuisine with stuff about the USA, so here's a companion thread.
What's the state of Mexican Food in your part of America in Spring 2007?
Has Latino Immigration expanded your Culinary options? Do you have new Joints & Supermarkets? Places moving beyond Streetfood to elegant Dining?
Has it changed for the better in the last 10 years, or are you still in Taco Hell?
What are the influences? California? Arizona? Texas? New Mexico?
Has Mexican Culture expanded in your area to the extent you are beginning to see a Home-grown Hybrid of your cuisine and Mex, rather than just a derivation on the standards?
Having lived in Oregon for the last 15 years, I'd have to say I'm happiest about the amazing melding of Seafood and Mexican Cooking. Heaven Sent. Completely unknown to me growing up in Beef Territory back in Kansas, but Certainly my favorite now(Especially Crab!)
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