They certainly existed earlier, but fajitas exploded onto the scene in the '90s, when they started appearing on chain restaurant menus around the country and inspiring chefs at home to heat up a skillet. If you were lucky, there might've been cookie cake leftovers from your soccer team party for dessert! (Spoiler Alert: You were never lucky. That stupid midfielder had, like, five slices!)
Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist. Some of her strongest friendships are built on cheeseburgers. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.