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University of Texas at Austin

Across Austin, a freewheeling Tour de Taco

The year 2016 opened a deep and divisive rift between two factions already prone to distrust each other. A battle for supremacy raged, insults flew and a long-simmering culture war reignited.

This rift had nothing to do with President Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton , with coastal elites or rural America. It had everything to do with breakfast tacos, and whether Austin or San Antonio could properly claim credit for their creation.

Unlike Trump and Clinton , who continue to take shots at each other more than a year after Election Day, the leaders of the warring taco tribes - Austin Mayor Steve Adler and San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor - came together to pledge peace. The...