Rosemary's Texas Taco
In 1968, when Texas native Rosemary Jamison arrived in New York City, she immediately fell in love. But she soon realized her regular job wasn't paying for her lifestyle. So she did what any girl would do: she donned a cowgirl outfit and opened a taco stand, right in front of the Plaza Hotel. What would become Rosemary's Texas Taco, which these days sets up shop in Patterson, was an instant sensation, with reporters and camera crews showing up to cover the craze.
Jamison downplays the phenomenon — "No one was selling tacos at the time," she says — although it probably had just as much to do with her bubbly personality.
Metromix sent Maureen Fleming to learn more about Jamison's transition from Texas to Manhattan to Patterson and take some pictures along the way.