Nicole Andrea Guzman

The Westsider; Credit: The Arepa Stand

A Taste of Venezuela in Mar Vista at the Arepa Stand

Sundays at the Mar Vista Farmers Market are an Angeleno food lover's paradise. Aside from all of the gorgeous fruits and vegetables to choose from, there’s also a block’s worth of food stands that provide tasty offerings showcasing the fresh locally grown ingredients the market has to offer. Something new has been creating a buzz around the MVFM: the Arepa Stand....
Taco trio; Credit: Nicole Andrea Guzman

On the Street: Feeling the Love at Tortilla con Amor

Tortilla con Amor — the name speaks for itself. Anything with the name "love" behind it is coming from a good place. TCA is a Mexican-inspired curbside food stand based out of North Hollywood, operating primarily on the weekends. It exemplifies what is most enjoyable about the cuisine itself, as well as the whole pop-up, renegade restaurant culture that has come to define the culinary landscape of L.A., culminating in the recent legalization of street vendors....