In Texas, queso is often the topic of heated discussions, but now the debate has crossed state lines and will make its way to the nation’s capital for a Texas v. Arkansas showdown.
Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn of Texas will partake in a blind taste test Wednesday against Sens. Tom Cotton and John Boozman of Arkansas to see which state’s queso — or cheese dip — will take the crown, according to a news release.
The debate began in November when Cotton tweeted a Wall Street Journal story about cheese-dip popularity taking the state by storm, saying “Arkansas cheese dip > Texas cheese dip.”
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Cornyn simply replied “Queso, Tom,” leading to not only a battle of tastes but of name as well.
A taste test was born and a challenge accepted.
Heights Taco & Tamale Co. of Little Rock will represent the cheese dip for Arkansas while Uncle Julio’s of Dallas will represent Texas’ queso, a news release said.
Millions of Texans and Arkansans are awaiting the results.