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Announcing the TACO MADNESS 2024 ‘Best in Show’ Champion, Plus All the Tacos and Good Times You Missed Out On!

Thank you to every single of you who came out to support us in our quinceañera edition of TACO MADNESS 2024! This year's winner was a shocker and first-in-its class! See if you spot yourself and your TACO MADNESS crew in our photo recap!

‘Tacos With a Side of Dope Music:’ A Preview of the DJs Gracing The Stage at TACO MADNESS

Attendees of this weekend have much to look forward to—from behind the turntables to behind the grills, TACO MADNESS promises to bring something for everybody, and the L.A. TACO looks forward to bringing all of the energy, excitement, and culture to La Plaza De Culturas y Artes this Saturday.

What To Eat In L.A. This Weekend: L.A.’s Best Tacos, Tequila, and Stuffed Churros at Our 15th TACO MADNESS

McSatan cheeseburgers, suadero on house-nixtamalized tortillas from one of Mexico's biggest chefs, steak banh mi tacos, and so much more, in one place!

The Five Best Tacos in South Gate

From a spot that uses a unique Michoacán-style "salsa agridulce" to a fish taquería where the batter stays crispy, next time you're in SELA, now you know! Southeast Los Angeles, presente!

Black Music Month: Five California-Based Baddies Taking Over The Music Industry

From Sacramento to Slauson Hills and Pasadena, these emerging California-raised artists are representing the state's current hip-hop and R&B scenes.

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Open Thread: What Is L.A.’s Most Overrated Dish?

Dry donuts you drove an hour for? "Texas-style" tacos you just don't seem to get? That mean Michelin-recognized chef's new place?

Here’s Everything You’ll Eat at The Clippers’ New Intuit Dome

Sushi-dogs, three meat pizza, and churros that put all other stadium concessions to shame.

Building Generational Wealth Through Estate Planning: How to Apply for L.A. County’s ‘Leaving a Legacy’ Program

Only one-third of Americans have a will, with even lower figures in Black (23%) and Latino (18%) communities. The full impact of this problem is often only felt after a loved one passes away or when an adult with a disability or an older adult doesn’t have a Power of Attorney in place. 

Here Are All the Tacos Confirmed For TACO MADNESS 2024, June 15th at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes!

TACO MADNESS is the best one-stop shop to try L.A.'s (and the country's, if we are being honest) heaviest-hitting taquerías in one extremely fun michelada, tequila, and natural wine-fueled evening. Plus, you are directly supporting our independent journalism with every sip and bite.

The Six ‘Healthiest’ Things to Eat and Drink at a Dodgers Game

From vegan Dodger Dogs to veggie tempura and fizzy non-alcoholic drinks, to baseball's most traditional snack, not everything is ruinously terrible for you at Dodger Stadium.

Try L.A. TACO’s First Natural Wine. Available at TACO MADNESS, This Saturday Only!

L.A. TACO is proud to announce its very first natural wine! Two, to be exact: a 100% Pinot Noir we are naming "Salsa Roja" and a 100% effervescent Barbera named "Salsa Rosa." Both made with love and minimal intervention by our friends at Vin de California in East Pasadena.

What To Eat This Weekend In L.A.: Pork Tongue Tostadas in Montebello, Goat Legs in Hawaiian Gardens, and Bludso’s Smoked Beer in Santa Monica

Plus, a new street pizza in Glendale and braised mussels in escabeche in Venice. It's your city, go out and eat it.

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Will Metro’s Latest Crack Down On Fare Evasion Help Improve Safety For Riders?

Metro’s pilot program, which will run for 90 days, comes after a highly publicized string of violent assaults on both Metro riders and employees. Metro claims the additional step will help fight fare evasion and decrease crime but daily transit riders are skeptical about that approach.

Concealed Carry Firearm Permits Soar More Than 42,000% in Los Angeles, These are The Neighborhoods With The Most Permit Holders

More Angelenos are now permitted to carry concealed firearms in public than ever before. With more people licensed to carry firearms in public than ever before, will L.A. see a rise in shootings and violent crime?

LAPD Buys Its K9s From Breeder That Shares The Name of Hitler’s Bunker

Each canine ranges in price from $9,800 for a “single purpose detection dog” to nearly $13,000 for a “dual purpose police service dog” of European descent, before tax. The specially trained dogs come with names such as Diesel, Rico, and Benny.

Thousands Line Up at L.A.’s Mexican Consulate To Cast Their Historic Vote for Mexico’s First Woman President

The insufficient availability of forms was just one of many issues voters faced on Sunday. No portable restrooms were available, and many people had to wait over five hours to vote.

Guides

Five Vibrant Brazilian Spots to Try in Los Angeles

Although Brazilian cuisine has struggled to gain widespread culinary recognition in Los Angeles, these five restaurants more than makeup for it with big flavors, comforting classics, and unforgettable dining experiences.

What To Eat In L.A. This Weekend: Wet-Aged Korean Pork Belly, Mushroom Wellington, and Stretchy Turkish Ice Cream

Plus, Slutty Vegan burgers arrive from Atlanta, mini mapo tofu bowls, an ice cream party, and a South Bay cafe staffed by adults with developmental disabilities.

What To Eat This Weekend Around L.A.: Salvadoran Fried Chicken Sandwiches, 48-Hour Pho, and Tacos Placeros

Plus, a new Enrique Olvera-approved monthly "mercadito" in D.T.L.A., a new arepa spot with patacon burgers that use fried plaintains for buns, and more in this week's roundup.

The 13 Best Tacos In Boyle Heights

Boyle Heights is arguably the city’s most important local taco galaxy in the larger taco universe that is Los Angeles. Remember, this is Boyle Heights! It's not East L.A., and it is most definitely not just some vague place known as “the Eastside.”

Neighborhoods

With Over 100 Non-Alcoholic Beverages and 3,000 Rare Records, ‘De La Playa’ Opens In Highland Park

“There are enough alcoholic bars in the neighborhood; we just wanted to create an alternative space for people to listen to music and chill,” says one of the three co-owners who are also respected local D.J.s. born and raised in L.A.

‘This is Los Angeles:’ Family Behind El Burro at Placita Olvera Fight to Save 57 Years of Tradition and Culture

"It’s a huge part of L.A.'s identity," said Eugenia Nicole Macias. "We’re not going anywhere. Our grandmother raised us to make noise."

What To Eat This Weekend In L.A.: Sonoran-Style Chicharrón, Tikka Masala Fried Chicken, Japanese Curry Arancini, and ‘Flintstones Burgers’

Plus a breezy new restaurant in the South Bay, Guam-style barbecue at the races, smoked birria, and cassava tortillas. Here's where to eat this weekend from Cudahy to West Adams to Arcadia!

Downtown’s Aguascalientes-Style ‘Flying Gorditas’ Sell Out On The Street In Three Hours

The family behind this stand also owns a Mexican chile and spice import company , so their guisados taste remarkably fresh. Their gorditas have been so popular that they are opening a brick and mortar restaurant in East L.A. this Saturday.