I recently moved to the area (Loudon County to be exact) and in my typical fashion, I set out to find good places to eat. So far, I have found some really great Italian, Indian and Thai places, but the Mexican, specifically Tex-Mex, has been lackluster at best.
Anita's was recommended to me, but that was barely passable. Their website said they were transplants from New Mexico, but I spent an awful lot of time in and around Albuquerque and Santa Fe and what I had at Anita's would have been laughed out of town.
I was surprised to find an outpost of the Dallas based Uncle Julio's in Fairfax. I went in expecting to get the same food that I would have had in Dallas or Ft. Worth, but was disappointed to say the least.
There have to be some taco carts and taquerias around, I've just had a hard time finding them. If any of you know where I can find some carts, hole-on-the-walls and joints that serve San Antonio/Austin style Tex-Mex Enchiladas, real Carnitas and REAL chili con carne, help a brother out!