Editor for James Beard Award-winning L.A. TACO. Associate Producer for JBA-winning Las Crónicas Del Taco. Former restaurant scout for Jonathan Gold. Co-Author of “Oaxaca: Home Cooking From the Heart of Mexico (2019, Abrams) and “Asada: The Art of Mexican-Style Grilling” (2023, Abrams).
Our Birriamania Event Is Back, And You Have One Day Left For a Discount
We are hosting our 2nd annual BirriaMania! On September 30th at Santa Anita Park! This event will be all ages and every ticket goes towards supporting our tiny independent newsroom. Come try L.A.'s best birrieros, both beef and chivo versions will be available, of course.
One of L.A.’s Oldest Mexican Restaurants, Olvera Street’s La Golondrina Café, Faces Eviction
The future of Olvera Street as a tourist destination has been in jeopardy since the pandemic, with reduced foot traffic and tens of thousands of back rent owed by concerned tenants there, who have all reported lower sales from both restaurants and merchandise.
The 14 Best Carnitas Tacos in Los Angeles
Los Angeles County is a porker's paradise. We scoured every corner to bring you the most melt-in-your-mouth, sticky, slow-cooked carnitas all over. These are some of the best cazuela players in Los Angeles, including a handful that make handmade corn tortillas, too.
Border X Asked To Pay Almost $100,000 In Rent In ‘3 Day Or Quit’ Notice From Landlord, Beer Thug Taking Over
Last week, Border X Los Angeles posted an update on Instagram stating that they were closed due to a "legal situation with an illegal tenant." Edgar Preciado, the founder of Beer Thug Brewing Co. and only other tenant in the shared brewery has provided a statement addressing the situation.
Legendary L.A. Graffiti Icon TEMPT ONE Dies At 54
TEMPT ONE was an iconic graffiti artist whose hand styles first harmonized the precision of Chinese calligraphic lines with the boldness of classic serif Los Angeles "cholo" letters. L.A. TACO has confirmed that he has passed away at the age of 54 after fighting ALS for 20 years.
The 13 Best Tacos Along L.A. Metro’s 33 Bus Line, From Santa Monica to Downtown
Is this the best bus line to hit all of LA’s classic tacos?
The 11 Best Restaurants In East Long Beach
Thai pizza, Cambodian-Cajun seafood, carne en su jugo, and Lao sausage. The diversity of these restaurants speaks volumes as a reflection of the vibrant, diverse community that surrounds it.
These New Sonoran Beef Rib Asada Tacos In Whittier Are Changing L.A.’s Asada Culture
The family-owned truck is hidden deep in Whittier and also make paper-thin handmade flour tortillas for all their tacos and burritos, which is also a rarity in L.A.'s Taco Life. Everything on their menu is done well, from their strawberry horchata to their velvety beans.
Latino-Owned Pioneering Beer Bar In Boyle Heights Xelas Is Closing Due to Landlord Dispute
Xelas opened in 2018 and quickly found an audience in Boyle Heights for its engaging beer menu and accessibility. The couple behind the beer bar aim to be back at another location "stronger and more vibrant than ever."
At Smorgasburg’s Weekly New Cocktail Bar, You Can Down Rare Mezcal and Zero-Proof Micheladas
Smorgasbar will bring the same Smorgasburg energy to a bar concept, only stripped down. Perfect for those of us who'd rather make the most out of a weekday with a happy hour-like session. Check out the full cocktail and rare mezcal selection to come.