I purposely put Texas because I don't know if this is a national phenomena or just something thought up by F&B people in Houston (food and beverage).
At first I thought it was just one Tex-Mex restaurant having this event, but, as last week progressed, I saw more and more ads. Included in that was a story on this day although nothing about its history or whether it is national or local.
I had been invited to partake in this endeavor and delicately declined by stating that I think I'm allergic to tequila. My friend was astounded. Really? Yes, I replied. In fact I haven't had tequila in about 35 years.
The reasons are now hilariously funny, although, they were painful 35 years ago. Painful in a terrible hangover along with interesting tales of my behavior.
After a couple of incidents of this nature, I just decided never to let my lips touch the stuff again. I haven't.
Even though I designed a gazillion Tex-Mex restaurants in the 80's and 90's, I always carried a glass of water at their grand openings. Who knew? No one but I.
So, although I chuckled at the thought of a Margarita Day in Houston last week, I gratefully didn't participate.
One of the articles in the paper was about different tequilas. Some are $350US a bottle. Good grief. That was an education for me. All in all, I'm glad I'm allergic. Now..........pina coladas and rum is a different story!