Last year's unleashing of the Doritos Locos Nacho Cheese beef taco was Taco Bell's biggest product launch ever, shaking the earth and forever changing what we mere mortals thought was possible in the fast food game. Turns out, Taco Bell may even win an award for their culinary black magic.
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We all eat for pleasure. Some of us also eat in pursuit of academic knowledge. "Food studies" is a burgeoning field where scholars consider food a potent tool for illuminating a vast range of topics and issues. Among L.A. colleges and universities, you'll find classes on "Animal Ethics," "Restaurant ... More >>
Is there a Pulitzer category for memoirs by jilted reality stars who like to talk smack about ex-husbands and "bonus moms?" Because if so, this book should win it.
And we're not joking for one second. Drinking & Tweeting and Other Brandi Blunders by Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glan ... More >>
*Michelle Jordan: LAPD Take-Down of Woman in Foothill Area Caught on Video.
The videotaped LAPD slam-fest against 34-year-old Michelle Jordan in a Del Taco parking lot near Tujunga appears to have cost an LAPD division commander a demotion.
The episode seems to have really pissed off L.A ... More >>
We changed the headline after finding out more, with additional details, including video and the woman's ID, at the bottom. First posted at 7:34 p.m.
Police tonight said they're investigating a videotaped beat-down "use of force" by two LAPD cops in its San Fernando Valley Foothill Divison.
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You can walk in and ask for a "Del Fargo" burrito at this Wells Fargo branch in Van Nuys but, sadly, you probably aren't gonna get one.
Built in 2007 where a Mobil gas station used to sit at the corner of Victory and Sepulveda Boulevards, this fairly new, ketchup and mustard-colored building could ... More >>
YouTube'He is above the law:' Sergio Flores.This guy was begging to be arrested, but he wasn't.
Our Annoying Prank of the Week Award goes to sax man Sergio Flores for exposing the impotence of the L.A. mall cop. Because if anyone needs to be exploited and looked down upon, it's the our $10-a ... More >>
Del Taco Corp.With the further expansion of Chick-fil-A in Los Angeles, the recent announcement of Papaya King coming to Hollywood and the arrival of Australia's Oporto to the Southland, we at Squid Ink thought it was an opportune time for a trip down memory lane. Here, in no particular orde ... More >>
N. GalutenMcDonald's enters the oatmeal businessFast food restaurants love adding new items to their menus, and then promoting them to the point at which every single person in the country is aware that KFC has replaced bread with fried chicken. (Does anyone else remember the Tracy Jordan Mea ... More >>
Updated: We can finally reveal the location of the Hollywood Chick-fil-A: The southeast corner of Sunset and Highland (6750 W. Sunset Blvd.), formerly the site of Carl's Jr. and kitty corner to Hollywood High. Groundbreaking begins next Thursday, Dec. 16, with the Chick- ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"Musso & Frank Grill, although it is perhaps most famous for serving steaks and impeccable martinis to character actors, is a rare conservatory of early-20th-century American cooking, and if the EPA cared as much about threat ... More >>
Anne FishbeinArturo's puffy tacos
Is it National Taco Day today? We regret to inform you, it is. There are e-cards for it and everything. At Del Taco, National Taco Day is probably as holy as the Feast of the Epiphany, but with more tacos. At Taco Bell - expect funny hats and line dancing. I ... More >>
Eric Wareheim's foray into music video directing is marked by sequins, awkward dance moves and a few downright scary make-out sessions. One half of the team that brought you Adult Swim favorites Tom Goes to the Mayor and Tim and Eric, Awesome Show! Great Job, his style is over-the-top, perhaps even ... More >>
Imagine that table filled with eight tired but overjoyed Coachellans
This past weekend at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio was pretty memorable: Leonard Cohen at sunset; singer/vegan Morrissey's classic between-song nugget of food criticism directed at the BBQ shack -- "I smell burnin ... More >>
Thanks to some prodding from KNX radio, the L.A. County Economic Development Corp. has crunched the latest unemployment figures and states that a true picture of those out of work in L.A. County is 20 percent -- not the "mere" 10.5 percent we'd been told. Now comes even more staggering news from the ... More >>