Farewell Oklahoma Hispanic Restaurant Week! We hardly knew thee.
On Friday afternoon – after he emptied the setup, inhaled the enchiladas, and drizzled honey over his complimentary sopaipilla – Kevin Stitt announced that it was Hispanic Restaurant Week all across Oklahoma.
Yep, that’s right!
On Friday, October 14th at 2:35 pm, Kevin Stitt issued a tweet letting everyone know that Oklahoma Hispanic Restaurant Week would be taking place from… checks notes… Oct. 8th - 15th.
First of all, I like how he made what looks like a “Hispanic” pizza – or the world’s largest tostada – for Oklahoma Hispanic Restaurant Week.
Don’t get me wrong – it looks delicious, but that would be like cooking up spaghetti tacos with Carly Atchison for Italian Restaurant week!
Yep, I finally found a way to incorporate a relevant iCarly reference on this website when writing about Carly Atchison. It took long enough.
I guess the obvious question here is why did Stitt treat his Hispanic Restaurant Week proclamation like a classic Friday news dump.
It’s a fair question.
For Oklahoma Meat Week, Stitt put on a cowboy hat, staged cookouts, and emplored Oklahomans of all ages to eat meat just to spite Colorado. You’d think for Hispanic Restaurant Week he’d at least don a giant sombrero, have a kickoff lunch at Ted’s, and then shoot a video making fun of the East Coast libs and elites who like hot sauce that’s made in New York City!
Of course, maybe the reason Ole’ Stitter waited until the end of the week to publicize Hispanic Restaurant Week was that he didn’t want his supporters to know he supports Hispanic-owned businesses!
If that’s the case, I think it’s a paranoid overreaction.
Just like Stitt, even the most racist and conservative Oklahomans who want to build giant border walls, despise Hispanic culture, and throw online temper tantrums when severe weather broadcasts are issued in Spanish have a soft spot in their giant bellies for Americanized “Hispanic” food staples like tacos, enchiladas, chimichangas, nachos, burritos, chips and salsa, guacamole, fajitas, and – in the case of Stitt – Mexican pizzas, so they’re totally fine with the hypocrisy.