The Kyle Lions Club Fajita Fiesta & BBQ Cook-Off
Fajita is a TexMex word meaning "a little strap" or quirt.
The food item "The Fajita" originated from the "strap muscle"
that covers the belly of a cow.
Why a Fajita Fiesta in Kyle?
Many believe that Kyle is the birthplace
of the present-day fajita taco!
Fajitas appear to have made the quantum leap from campfire and backyard grill obscurity to commercial sales in 1969. Sonny Falcon, an Austin meat market manager, operated the first commercial fajita taco concession stand at a rural Dies Y Seis celebration in tiny Kyle in September of 1969. ---http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid:261130
In 1969, Sonny set up a concession both at a weeklong outdoor event in Kyle, Texas. He also went to rodeos, fairs, and outdoor festivals on nights and weekends selling his fajita taco to the crowds of appreciative people. Sonny became personally identified with the dish by the late 1970s. --- http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/FajitaHistory.htm
Sonny Falcon is believed to have operated the first commercial fajita taco stand at a weeklong outdoor event in Kyle, Texas, in 1969. He also went to rodeos, fairs, and outdoor festivals selling his fajita taco. An Austin reporter christened him "The Fajita King" and Falcon was able to trademark the name. --- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fajita
Sonny "Fajita King" Falcon opened the first "fajita stand" in Kyle, Texas. ---Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink, John F. Mariani [Lebhar-Friedman:New York] 1999 (p. 125)
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