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José R. Ralat is Texas Monthly's taco editor, writing about tacos and Mexican food. He is the author of American Tacos: A History & Guide. Ralat has written for EaterImbibeDallas ObserverD Magazine, ViceCowboys & Indians magazine, Gravy, and other national and regional online and print media outlets. Ralat is also a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and serves on the advisory board of Foodways Texas. In 2022, he won a James Beard award for his Tex-Mexplainer column.

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April 30, 2020

Why Some Texas Restaurants Will Reopen Friday—And Why Others Won’t

Favorite eateries, including barbecue joints and taquerias, have had to make big decisions—and quickly—since the governor's announcement Monday.

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