One of L.A. TACO’s co-founders, Hadley Tomicki is a writer and editor on food, travel, and culture whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine, UrbanDaddy, High Times, and many other places.
L.A.’s Ten Best Novelty and Toy Shops To Bring Out Your Inner Pee-wee Herman
To help you bring some of Pee-wee's madcap and joyous spirit into your life, we've got a guide to the ten most fun shops he would (and sometimes did) love in L.A. to help.
Spot Check: Smoked Carnitas On Crenshaw, Fresh Corn Tortillas In Mar Vista, and Plant-Based West African On Melrose
Quiadaiyn, Mar Vista's acclaimed Oaxacan restaurant, is now in the tortilla game, making fresh tortillas in its own production facility, nixtamalized daily from 100% maize, and sold under the name Maria's Tortillas.
Spot Check: Turkish Breakfasts, Stacked Italian Sandwiches, and Weed-Infused Ice Cream Cones
The final bite of your ice cream cone is always the best. Especially now.
Watch This New Mario Kart Track Take You On a Joyride Through L.A.
Local landmarks like City Hall, the Inglewood oil field, and the Santa Monica Pier are enough to power-up our civic pride with the strength of a mainlined fire flower.
Spot Check! Where to Find Atlanta-Style ‘Pot Roast Fries,’ Braised Brisket Arepas, And a Fine-Dining Taco Tuesday
Then there's the matter of the smoked duck and manchego croquettes at this Korean-Venezuelan pop-up and One Dope Pizza. Here are the latest things to try around L.A.
The Ten Best Tacos Along the Metro E Line, From East L.A. to Santa Monica
Metro's mighty E Line now takes you from deep East Los Angeles to the shores of Santa Monica. Pescado zarandeado with a view in DTLA, a 35-year-old birria de chivo OG in Boyle Heights, and a Mixe-powered al pastor along the way. Get that TAP card out and let's go eat some of the city's best tacos easily accessible by public transit!
Spot Check! A Transylvanian Feast In Glassell Park, Tori Amos Burgers In Los Feliz, Tacos and Motorcycles In El Monte, And Juneteenth In Watts
Sounds like Transylvania should be better known for its casserole layered with spiced lamb, beef, smoked pork belly, rice, and sauerkraut more than its aristocratic vampires.