I Changed Someone’s Life Today. With Queso.

There are a lot of tourists from around the world in Austin this week for SXSW. For the most part, I find them equal parts annoying and entertaining because “Yay! Welcome to the place I love” and “Boo. Traffic is terrible and all of the restaurants downtown raise their prices.”

I was picking up a few things to make dinner at Whole Foods last night when a very pleasant Irish woman approached me and asked me if I could explain to her what queso was. She was under the impression that it was “just cheese”. I smiled my queso loving smile and proceeded to explain to her in minute detail the glory that is queso and how it has spices and tomatoes and chilies and onions in it and how it would CHANGE HER LIFE. Then, I insisted she try some with some freshly made tortilla chips. She did and I could see that, in fact, it had changed her life. She bought a very large to-go container of it and thanked me profusely.

Terrible traffic seems a small price to pay to share my love of queso. That is what SXSW has taught me this year.

25 thoughts on “I Changed Someone’s Life Today. With Queso.

  1. Athena says:

    I was so intrigued by this post, I went out and found some queso this weekend. And then I ate it all. So… that’s your fault.

  2. I love it when things like tht happen. It’s worth having your city overrun with tourists when you get to make a connection with someone. She’ll probably always remember how she learned about Queso from “that nice woman I met at the store.”

  3. Dana says:

    If only chilies, or any kind of peppers, didn’t give me the worst indigestion! I wish I could enjoy that! I loooooooove cheese! Especially melted! (Home Simpson drooling sound) Aughghghghghghgh!

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