Like Molina's Jose, Bob Armstrong's name has been carved into queso lore, one delightful bowl at a time.
The Star Cheeses
• Los Barrios, San Antonio. Queso is served over chopped chicken fajita, pico de gallo, avocado, and jalapeños. www.losbarrios1.com or (210) 732-6017.
• El Norte Mexican Grill, Plano. Queso El Head Honcho, with a good balance of peppers and onions, is for the heartiest of dip lovers. www.elnortegrill.com or (972) 596-6783.
• Little Diner Tortilla Factory, Canutillo. This tiny town near El Paso claims a top Tex-Mex spot near the border. http://www.littlediner.com or (915) 877-2176.
• Maudie's Café, Austin. Maura's Bean Dip (queso and refried beans) is better than the regular stuff. (512) 473-3740.
• Texican Café, Austin. Queso a la Parilla (vegetables and cheese) is a favorite of cyclists in training. www.texicancafe.com or (512) 282-9094.
"Texas Con Queso" is from the May 2008 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.