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What To Eat This Weekend: Cannabis-Infused Boat Noodles, Thai Smashburgers, and “Grass & Ass”

Plus, a pizza festival and a respected chef from Toluca, Mexico comes to Pasadena to consult for a restaurant menu, including enchiladas divorciadas, and more.

Facing ‘Immediate Layoffs,’ L.A. TACO Launches Membership Drive to Save Our Publication

After Sunday, we do not have enough money to make another payroll. We need 5,000 members to become sustainable. Our deadline is April 26th to hit this goal.

The Final Round of TACO MADNESS 2024 Is Now Open for Voting! It’s Highland Park vs. San Fernando Valley

It was an incredible comeback to deny last year's winner and bring a first-timer from the San Fernando Valley to the finals. They will have an uphill battle against Villa's Tacos, who lead all teams in total votes so far in the 2024 competition. L.A.'s favorite taco will be decided on Sunday, April 14th, at 11:59 P.M. 

This New Koreatown Onigiri Spot Is Unlike Any Other in Southern California

Supamu, which started as a food truck and a series of pop-ups, brands itself as Southern California’s first Okinawa-style onigiri. What sets its onigiri apart from competitors? All the details are in the post, plus where to find it.

When ‘Tomorrow’ Never Comes: The Saga of a DTLA Bar Staff’s Struggle To Get Paid

A barback recalled a time when he had to use a payday loan app to cover a dinner bill. “How can you, with a straight face, hand someone a check knowing that there isn’t money in the account,” the barback questioned.

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L.A. Punk Icons Kid Congo Powers and Alice Bag Collaborate On ‘Psychedelic Lounge On a Mexican Beach’ Act. Listen Now!

Their newly created and unexpected “Chicano loungey” hybrid style deviates from their grittier, guitar-driven garage-punk sound. The punk rock lifers debuted the song live at The Broad on March 30th.

¿Que Sigue Para Los 8 de la Justicia? Juez Deniega Acceso a la Información de la Policía. Los Abogados Luchan Por un Cambio de Sede.

El abogado Nicholas Rosenberg dijo que su cliente, Edin Enamorado, asistió a una reunión del consejo días antes de su detención. El alcalde supuestamente le dijo: "Tenemos una sorpresa para ti."

What To Eat This Weekend: An ‘Adobada Pizza,’ Eid Mubarak Mocktails, Jerk Chicken, and a New Ukrainian Smokehouse

Plus, a cemita shop in East L.A. gets a new food truck and new spot to get jerk chicken and curried goat in Long Beach. Here are the most delicious things to eat this weekend.

What’s Next For ‘The Justice 8?’ Judge Denies Motion Requesting Law Enforcement Personnel Records, While Attorneys Fight for a Change of Venue and More

Attorney Nicholas Rosenberg said that his client, Edin Enamorado, attended a council meeting days before his arrest, during which the Mayor allegedly said to him, “We have a surprise coming.” The activists' trial is now set for April 29th.

L.A.’s Next Big Fine Dining Taquero Is Cooking Out of a West Adams Backyard

Through dishes like crispy pig ear chilaquiles, a grilled fish taco with a koji-enriched guacamole salsa, and duck confit draped with a hauntingly smokey, spicy date mole that creeps up on you, the former Chef de Cuisine at Bestia is finally "finding his own cooking voice” over an open fire on his days off.

Our LIVE Taco Madness Event On April 13th In Downtown L.A. Will Be Our Biggest One Yet

You're invited! Come out and eat all the tacos, drink all the micheladas, dance to the best DJs in L.A., and support our independent journalism! Of course, L.A. TACO members get in for free.

Here’s How You Can Win Weed For a Year in California

Starting today, five people have a chance to win a “year's cannabis supply,” courtesy of West Coast Cure, the Orange County-based “hardcore OGs” of California cannabis.

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News

L.A. Spent Over $1.73 Million on These Controversial ‘Anti-Homeless’ Signs. Do They Actually Work?

Earlier this month, a leaked memo from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) suggested that these 41.18 zones rarely led to unhoused people being moved into interim shelter or permanent housing. After being cleared, most 41.18 zones quickly became repopulated.

Manager at La Casita Mexicana Suspected of Embezzling More Than $300,000 Over 12 Years

"When you own a restaurant, it's easy to lose yourself in perfecting a new dish or making sure a recipe is done correctly every single day, but this taught us that you have to be just as meticulous, if not more, about the administrative side as well," Jaime Martin Del Campo, co-owner of La Casita Mexicana tells L.A. TACO. "He was like family to us."

Why So Many People Are Still Skeptical About Mount Waterman, the Closest Ski Lifts to Los Angeles, Opening Again for the First Time Since 2020 This Weekend

Their business page on Facebook is home to more than 6,000 of the most passionate powder enthusiasts in Southern California. Over the last four years, it's received thousands of negative comments, primarily for not opening the lifts no matter how much snow fell on the resort

Google’s Robotaxis Can Now Operate in Los Angeles. Here’s Why Some Angelenos Are Concerned.

The driverless ride-hailing service Waymo received approval from California regulators to launch in Los Angeles County in coming months.

Guides

The Seven Best Tacos Across the J Line (Formerly Known as The Silver Line), From La Puente to Gardena

From calamari tacos to Oaxacan-style braised goat on handmade freshly nixtamalized corn tortillas and Mexicali-style "cooler burritos," this may be the best Metro bus line to take for tacos in the county.

What To Eat This Weekend: Kalua Pig and Pastrami Tacos, Shrimp Fries, Filipino Loco Moco, and Roy Choi’s Taco Stand

Plus taco kits with swordfish and rock shrimp, loco moco, goat ribs with handmade tortillas, duck confit kibbeh, Argentine choripan, and some slow-and-low smoked meats.

Neighborhoods

This Crispy Aguachile-Inspired Fish Sandwich In Boyle Heights Is Worth Eating Even Beyond Lent Season

Why have a blandish fish sandwich when you can have one inspired by one of the greatest mariscos dishes ever? Chef Jonathan Perez's crispy fish sandwich is a contender for the best fish sandwich in Los Angeles.

A Morning-Only Taco Pop-Up in Northridge Is Making the Biggest Breakfast Burritos in the San Fernando Valley

What does it take to stand out in Los Angeles's saturated taco climate? Focus on San Fernando Valley-style loaded breakfast tacos, "breakfast quesadillas" with crispy cheese skirts, and the beefiest breakfast burritos Balboa Boulevard has ever seen.

Meet L.A.’s Queen of Carnitas Succeeding In a Male-Dominated Taco Style

Her Michoacán-style carnitas are so tender, crispy, and sticky, that she's known to sell more than 1,200 pounds on Sundays alone. What sets her apart from other carnitas stars in L.A. is her commitment to making handmade corn tortillas, too. Her story of resilience is the stuff of taquera legends.

What To Eat This Weekend: Villa’s Tacos Opens in DTLA, Kimchi Burritos in Lomita, and A Fruit Beer for Farm Workers in Pico Rivera

Plus, a new Guadalajara-style truck offering flautas en vaso in Hollywood, a Ukrainian barbecue benefit in El Segundo, and a carbonated canned paloma cocktail in Los Feliz that comes with a free agave shooter video game.