The “Southwest” Viewed Through Wisconsin’s Eyes

We went to the grocery store today, and the store was having an outdoor “Taste of Southwest” event to celebrate food from the Southwest. The grills were smoking and the music was blaring. So, what constitutes a taste of the Southwest by the standards of Southeastern Wisconsin? Exotic foods like cornbread with black bean soup…corn chips with guacamole…and…cheddar brats? The music? A synthesizer instrumental version of the “Yellow Rose of Texas.”