Originally Posted by CashRC
I have that beat..ate Tex-Mex in NYC, the proprieters were Asian, and there was very little Tex and hardly any Mex in their food. Don't get me wrong, it tasted good, just wasn't Tex-Mex.
BTW, don't ever imply that Tex-Mex and "New Mexican Cuisine" are ANYWHERE near the same thing, especially if your'e just over the border in New Mexico, and the waitress is your size or bigger..
Funny you should bring that up, I used to eat at two chicken wing places that were run by Asians, never had the wings, one of them made remarkable chili dogs, the other had a dish that was beef ribs, sliced thin so the ribs were little circular bones, they marinated it and grilled it, it was really tender, tasty, and good, served with a side of rice and some really good cole slaw, for $3. It was really the only decent food close to where my shop was back then, and they were on the edge of a college complex there, I ate there at least three times a week.
By the same token, I have found that eastern Indian folks who are new immigrants and own Dairy Queen franchises, and at least one of the Philly Cheese Steak franchises are very inept, and don't understand American expectations. They also have language issues (for some reason, I guess they don't understand the slow southern drawl) and will argue that you ordered something you didn't because they didn't understand, or the father who took the order got it wrong. Most folks would ignore whose fault it was, and just make the customer another sandwich.
By the same token, the best Blimpies I have ever been to was owned and run by an Indian man, but he was not a new immigrant, very happy in his work, and very attentive. Food was always excellent and he would come out and talk to me, make sure everything was all right...