Laura Patricia Ramírez and her husband first arrived in Paris, Kentucky in 1985 so he could work in the horse-racing industry. Back then she could count the number of Latinos she knew that lived in bluegrass country—about thirty or forty. Now, she runs Tortillería y Taquería Ramírez, in a section of Lexington nicknamed “Mexington” for the amount of Latino immigrants living in the area.
And what I always like—especially when they are new. To ask them, “How was it?” I mean, “Did you like it?” And I assure you that I’ve never had one person tell me, “I did not like it.’