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We had a lot of fun this year in the city of Los Angeles, and know that you, beloved readers, did too. In 2012 we continued to bring you the best of LA as seen through the lens of the taco lifestyle, by spotlighting the talented people that make LA such an interesting and inspiring place to live. This year we tried to add more music into the taco mix and bring you better coverage of events happening in every corner of this great city. We even had 4 events of our own that we sincerely thank you for supporting. Let's review some of our best posts from 2012, starting with our continued quest to find out where people get their tacos...

My Favorite Taco 2012
Eric Garcetti
Nguyen Tran
Rachel Roze
Paul Salva
Fernando Valenzuela
Patrick Martinez
Richard Dreyfuss
Seizer One
Gary Baseman
Eye One
Aimee Josellia
Jorge Peniche
Aaron De La Cruz
Chris Martinez
Emanuel Plietz
Curtiss King
DJ Nobody
Brit Marling
Mister Cartoon

Speaking of tacos, don't miss
Taco Madness 2012 , which featured two winners for the first time.
Guisados and Mariscos Jalisco Accept Their 2012 Taco Madness Awards
Taco of the Day: Pollo Taco by Loteria Grill
Ultimate Taco Slideshow + Interview with Hadley Tomicki
What is a Detroit Taco?
Mexicali Opens Downtown

We covered some off the beaten path news stories in 2012:
Edible Spray Paint is Here
Gangam Style at Dodger Stadium
Does NELA Have a New Hipster Accent?
LA's World Dive Bar Tour
Dodgers Opening Day 2012
Happy 4/20/12

Murals are always near and dear to our hearts:
George Sportelli's Nancy Sinatra Mural Returns to Hollywood Blvd.
Mear One: Humanity Vs. the Machine
Retna at LaLa Gallery
Risk for the LA Freewalls
K4P in South Central
Vyal at Hold Up Art

It was all about the music in 2012:
Friends of Friends in the Boiler Room
Freddie Gibbs, Madlib, Blu and Exile Live
Interview with Trew Uno
Interview with THURZ
KONE Interview
Bambu In-Store Performance
Freddie Gibbs Meet & Greet
Gaslamp Killer Album Release Party
Body High Boiler Room

We got closer to some of our favorite artists:
Pyro WCA Interview
Skill UTI Interview
Hex TGO Interview
Cryptik Studio Visit
Restitution Press Studio Visit

Photography is something we always try to highlight:
Jose Jose Photo Essay by Jennifer Jaimes
Mike Miller West Coast Hip Hop Show at Known Gallery
The Skatorialist by Reserve Result
Interview with Rukes, #1 DJ Photographer
Taco de Lomography Jasmine Safaeian
Taco de Lomography: Khoi Ich Nguyen
Taco de Lomography by Erwin Recinos

And then there were some L.A. Taco related tidbits:
The Internet Adventures of Taco Man
Diary of a Photographer: Restitution Taco
Diary of a Photographer: Taco de Lomography
LA Taco Logo #9
LA TACO x DEFER 2KS Limited Edition T-Shirts

On to 2013! We have big plans and would love to hear from you in the comments or via email/twitter/facebook about what you liked, didn't like, and hope to see more/less of next year.

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