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Downtown’s Aguascalientes-Style ‘Flying Gorditas’ Sell Out On The Street In Three Hours

The family behind this stand also owns a Mexican chile and spice import company , so their guisados taste remarkably fresh. Their gorditas have been so popular that they are opening a brick and mortar restaurant in East L.A. this Saturday.

May 23, 2024

What To Eat This Weekend: An ‘Adobada Pizza,’ Eid Mubarak Mocktails, Jerk Chicken, and a New Ukrainian Smokehouse

Plus, a cemita shop in East L.A. gets a new food truck and new spot to get jerk chicken and curried goat in Long Beach. Here are the most delicious things to eat this weekend.

April 5, 2024

Tacos Before Vatos: 13 Tacos In L.A. That Will Make You Forget About Him

For L.A. TACO, love is always in the air, and it smells like charcoal burning on a sunny day, carnita asada, tortillas hot off the comal, vibrant salsas, caramelized onions, and thick guacamole. Forget him, and spend time with things that matter in life: tacos, forever. 

February 13, 2024

The 8 Best Tacos Along Metro’s 18 Bus Route, From East L.A. To KTown

Connecting East L.A. to the rest of Los Angeles, Metro's 18 bus is a legendary mainline to spectacular tacos, including curbside tacos de canasta, famous Baja fish tacos, insane tlayudas, and the most taco-y plate of vegan barbacoa pasta you've ever seen.

February 1, 2024

Where To Eat This Weekend: Pig’s Feet Carnitas, Sugar-Free Edibles, New Menudo In Downey, and a Plant-Based Sushi Omakase

Plus, a pizza shop that's great with puns and a Peruvian pop-up inside of a Van Nuys Mexican restaurant.

January 19, 2024

For L.A.’s Snappiest Handmade Chile Relleno Sausages, Head to the Top of City Terrace in East L.A.

The pitmaster at A's BBQ makes smoked sausages based on the chile relleno burrito at La Azteca, tamal rojo sausages in honor of his mother's tamales, and al pastor sausages studded with pineapple.

January 16, 2024

The Dark Origin of Rosca de Reyes and Where to Find the Best Ones in Los Angeles

The holiday's origin is a wild biblical story that involves the murdering of infants. In many ways, it is an extension of the holiday season into the new year. Here are the best places to find some in L.A., including vegan options, and recipe-tested versions to bake at home.

January 5, 2024

California’s Ban on Cruising Has Been Lifted, And Other New Laws L.A. Drivers Should Know

A crush of L.A. car clubs celebrated with a New Year's Day cruise along Whittier Boulevard in East L.A. yesterday, in which over 200 lowriders rallied over the reversal of anti-cruising laws enacted on the first day of 2024.

January 2, 2024

The 12 Best Tamales In Los Angeles Accessible By Metro

Car-free in Los Angeles but need to pick up a dozen or so tamales this holiday season? We got your back. From tender banana leaf-wrapped tamales to CDMX-style guajolotongos tamales stuffed with chilaquiles, go Metro to attain your masa fix.

December 12, 2023

Where To Eat This Weekend: Sugar Plum THC Gummies, A New La Azteca Tortillería in East L.A., and Westwood’s Own 99 Ranch

L.A.'s best chile relleno burrito is opening a second location deeper in East Los Angeles! Plus, Turkish Tacos, a new Royal Lobster Roll shop, and a new bar co-founded by Woody Harrelson.

November 17, 2023