John Brummett wrote a column for election day that would be “evergreen,” in newspaper terms. No point in guessing about election results.

Evergreen doesn’t mean non-controversial.

It’s about cheese dip. “Little Rock’s essence,” he calls it.

Already, the mail is pouring in on the putative “real” recipe for Mexico Chiquito cheese dip. It is, a local filmmaker contends, the first cheese dip in the United States. The movie tells the story.

UPDATE: All the talk of cheese dip spurs a response from restaurateur Mark Abernathy (Juanita’s, Blue Mesa, Loca Luna and Red Door are among his credits), who knows a thing or two about cheese dip. His remimiscences: