3. Big Red and Barbacoa is a Texas staple
... that fits together like pearl snaps and cowboy boots. The tender, spicy meat is put into a taco and then cooled down by the red, creamy, and sweet soda. The combo was immortalized in a song by the late Randy Garibay from San Antonio, called, "Barbacoa Blues," in which he hungrily sings "I went down Nogalitos, (in San Antonio) looking for some barbacoa and Big Red." There was even a full-blown festival devoted to the pair in San Antonio last year.