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Best of L.A. TACO 2016

1:31 PM PST on December 29, 2016

    [dropcap size=big]2016[/dropcap] is universally acknowledged as a shit year, but that doesn't mean we didn't find some interesting stories from the taco lifestyle. The promise of a better future hasn't materialized, but the city of Los Angeles remains endlessly fascinating.

    Our mission is to bring you stories that could only come from L.A., and thanks to our many contributors, we were able to cover the city in a unique way that we hope you enjoyed. Once again, Desilu Munoz and Erwin Recinos are on another level as our all-star writers/photographers, but thanks to everyone who contributed to the site, you are greatly appreciated. A testament to the diversity of our crew is that the top 10 most popular posts this year represent seven different contributors.

    This year we focused especially on photo essays and interviews, which gave us a chance to present original art from people like Sean Maung and Gregory Bojorquez, and speak with artists like Gajin Fujita, Chaz Bojorquez, and The Tracks. We also held our 8th annual Taco Madness; this year's winner was Revolutionario Taco-- a North African inspired taco shop near USC that also champions worker and immigrant rights.

    Please enjoy this list of the 10 posts that got the most views in 2016, along with our complete list of all our favorites from various categories...

      1. Vincent Price’s Guacamole Recipe
      2. Where to Go When You’re Hungover in L.A.
      3. Recap: “Por Vida” Originals Magazine Release Party
      4. Interview with NEVER
      5. Interview with Dora and Socorro Herrera, Owners of Yuca’s
      6. The Tacos of Taco Madness 2016
      7. The Offalo’s Top 10 Tacos of Tacolandia 2016
      8. Graffiti History: UTI CREW Celebrates 30 Years
      9. Interview with Matt Furie
      10. “Compton Cruise” ~ Photos by Scott Reyes

    INTERESTING INTERVIEWS
    Interview with Dora and Socorro Herrera, Owners of Yuca’s

    Interview with Leafar Seyer of PRAYERS

    Interview with NEVER

    Interview with Angela Boatwright

    Interview With Sage Vaughn

    Interview With Albert Omoss

    Interview with Dai Burger

    Interview With Teachr

    Interview with 2Tone of Born x Raised

    Interview With Artist Ricardo Estrada

    Interview with Matt Furie

    Interview with Brian M. Viveros

    Interview with Photographer Michael Tullberg

    Interview With Michael Cardenas of Angeleno Skate Shop

    My Favorite Taco: Tobin Yelland

    Interview with film photographer Jacquie Ray of High Creatives

    Interview with Chaz Bojorquez

    Q&A With Bisco Smith

    Interview with Luke Pelletier

    Interview with Rob Gokee, Author of Tacocity

    Interview with Albert Reyes

    Interview with the Tracks

    Interview with Gajin Fujita

    Interview with Daedalus

    Interview with James Bonk

    Interview with Zack Fox

    PHOTO ESSAYS
    “Foreign Land” ~ North Hollywood & Van Nuys Photo Essay

    Personal History: Documenting the Architecture of Pot Shops

    Personal History: Murals & History in South El Monte/El Monte

    Youth: Women & Children, First 2016 ~ by Quam Odunsi

    “Compton Cruise” ~ Photos by Scott Reyes

    Intersections ~ Sean Maung

    Graffiti History: UTI CREW Celebrates 30 Years

    Preview: ARCHAEOLOGIES: LA, New Photo Book About Los Angeles

    Photo Essay: The Amazing Murals of Pow! Wow! Antelope Valley

    View from the East Side ~ Photos by Gregory Bojorquez

    Dia de Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

    UNIQUE ART
    Legends of L.A. Taco Art Series #2 ~ “Leo’s Taco Truck” by Hawk Krall

    Taco Visit with Billy Kheel

    L.A. STREET ART TOUR ~ JANUARY 2015

    THE FOOD SCENE
    Inside LOCOL ~ Watts

    Golden Deli: A Vietnamese Restaurant in San Gabriel Since 1981

    Photo Recap: Art in LA

    Where to Go When You’re Hungover in L.A.

    PARTY PIX

    Crazy In Love: Lucha Vavoom at The Mayan Theatre

    Recap: Printed Matter’s 2016 LA Art Book Fair

    The inauguration of Diversion, LA’s essential techno block party

    Recap: Artifesto 2016 ~ Inglewood

    Recap: 2016 LA Zine Fest!

    Recap: “Por Vida” Originals Magazine Release Party

    TACOS...

    The Tacos of Taco Madness 2016

    Taco Madness 2016

    Vincent Price’s Guacamole Recipe

    The Offalo’s Top 10 Tacos of Tacolandia 2016

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