I'm Chris. I'm currently an underpaid civil rights attorney living with my lovely wife and my adorable dog in Austin. I went to Mizzou for undergrad before spending a few years in Houston in law school. You should drop in and say hi.
I lived in Houston for three years. Houston is generally an excellent food city but its Tex-Mex offerings were underwhelming (though significantly better than its BBQ, which was shockingly terrible).
And FYI, El Rancho is not top 10 in Austin though it is a sentimental favorite for me.