Arizona has a unique history spanning from the Mexican state of Sonora to the breathtaking Grand Canyon. On February 14, 2012, this state that proved the taming of the West will celebrate its Centennial.
Without many official state emblems to its name, it is natural for the Arizona State Legislature at this opportune time to recognize the unique creations of this desert land through food, culture, arts, business and history. The Chimichanga, a deep-fried burrito that was first served here, represents creativity, entrepreneurship and history.
While it has been debated which of three families created the Chimichanga first or whether it was created in Tucson or Phoenix, it is not debated that this world-renowned dish came from the Grand Canyon State.
Tell the Arizona State Legislature not to miss this historic opportunity of recognizing a worldwide dish for its home-grown roots and symbolism of life on the frontier.