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).
Compton Mexican Bakery Starts GoFundMe After Street Takeover Looters Run Up $75,000 in Damages
Open for the past 48 years, every day closed is resulting in the loss of thousands of dollars of revenue for the panadería, "a financial hit that the family cannot afford to endure for too long," says the GoFundMe page. Up to 100 looters were seen on surveillance cameras and no arrests have been made.
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The 11 Best Tacos Along Metro’s B Line
Reminder: Metro will be offering free rides from 9 P.M. to 2 A.M. on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve! If you find yourself hungry, here's where to ride for FREE along the B Line to the best tacos, from North Hollywood to Olvera Street.
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The ‘Tacos 4 Gaza:’ Food Truck Is Giving Away Free Halal Tacos In Solidarity with Palestine In Koreatown Tomorrow
Over tortillas and Halal-grade carne asada, the 501c3 non-profit grassroots organization, Latino Muslim Unity, is uniting people to fight hate. Their humanitarian food community event takes place tomorrow, the latest action in pro-Palestine solidarity in Los Angeles.
Why This Beloved L.A. Chef Is Closing His James Beard-Nominated Restaurant in Chinatown
Wes Avila is looking forward to traveling and popping up around Europe and Asia, including spending more time at his Kyoto restaurant, PIOPIKO. He also alludes to a "sick" new project.
Listen to the Next Essential Cumbia Christmas Rola From Chicano Batman’s É. Arenas
"I hate Christmas music, so I decided to make my own," Arenas tells L.A. TACO. "The song is rooted in Bronco, dipped in Twin Peaks, and finding yourself lost and found on Christmas morning in a 3 A.M. warehouse dance party."
Councilmember Kevin de León Opposes Boyle Heights Development, Following Appeal By ‘Anti-Gentrification’ Group
The move for a politician to openly support an anti-gentrification group is uncommon in Los Angeles, where three city council members have been convicted of corruption in four years. Find Kevin de León's full letter in the article.
Exclusive: Macheen and Horchatería Rio Luna to Open New School Torta Shop in Paramount
Expect a tender beef barbacoa torta served with guajillo consomé to dip, a torta ahogada de camarón (shrimp) with a yuzu avocado puree drowned in a spicy lobster stock, and a "Mexi-Italian" sandwich with panela, hot pistachio salsa macha, and mortadella. This innovative torta venture in SELA is set to open next week on Monday.
Bésame Mucho 2023 Proved It’s Officially the Best Latino Music Festival Right Now
The ticket price of Bésame Mucho may be worth it alone for the amusing, overwhelmingly positive people-watching experience, especially seeing multiple generations of Latinos dancing to the same live music many of us grew up listening to at family parties.