How Southern California discovered, gave birth to, reinvented and loved the taco for more than a century
currentlysavvy!/flickrcarne en su sugo Innovative Portland-based publishing model Publication Studio is putting out a new novel by its founder, Matthew Stadler. A murder mystery set in the mountain city of Guanajuato, Mexico, the plot of Chloe Jarren's La Cucaracha unfolds at sumptuous dinn ... More >>
Jack PooleA chorizo cachetada at Mexicali The recent theft and indefinite closure of the Boyle Heights stand Tacos Guanajuato is an unqualified tragedy. While we wish owner Ulises Gutierrez and everyone involved the best of luck and hope to be announcing their triumphant return at some point ... More >>
Tannazie via FlickrTakosher tacosWith the new year approaching, we reflect on all things 2010: upscale Mexican restaurant Red O opened with a tweet war; the short-lived Test Kitchen experiment opened with big name chefs; the nation's first kosher food truck, Takosher, rolled out; and jeggings ... More >>
From entree to cappuccino, short ribs to bacon-wrapped bacon
Bill Esparza If you haven't tried the salty, greasy, cheesy culinary triumph of a vampiros taco from the much-blogged about Boyle Heights stand Tacos Guanajuato... Bad news, you're not going to any time soon. Those addictively delicious vampiros (or volcanes, depending on which region of Mexi ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad. "A duck carnitas taco is about as much happiness as $3 can be expected to buy." Ask Mr. Gold: Quelling That Carnitas Craving at Cacao Mexicatessen. "Nancy Reagan (of all people) maybe put it best: 'Just say no.'" Mother Su ... More >>
On four wheels, no later than 7 p.m.
Anne FishbeinMr. Gold, with dim sum menuDear Mr. Gold: As a mother of two kids young enough to still like noodles but old enough to make fun of Justin Bieber, I find myself in search of a kid-friendly taco truck. Good old-school tacos: no fusion, no Kogi lines. Anywhere from Venice to Pasaden ... More >>
Our guide to films premiering in fest's final weekend
More than 800,000 Mexicans in the metropolitan region went to special polling places on Sunday to register their opinion on the energy reform package being pushed by President Felipe Calderon's conservative PAN party. Depending on your source, it was either a rousing civic success or a shameless ... More >>
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