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[dropcap size=big]O[/dropcap]ur friends at First We Feast are celebrating "LA WEEK", which you know is going to include lots of tacos. One article which stands out is L.A. Taco contributor Tony Chen's Rise of the Compton Taco. Chen takes you on a tour of the various taco stands, restaurants, and catering options in Compton that feature what he calls "organic cross-cultural pollination" between the city's Black business owners and the city's majority Latino population.

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Using his own visits along with photos from social media, Tony shows you

a rising crew of millenial entrepreneurs and savvy Instagram users has ushered in a new wave of “Black tacos,” with places popping up in Compton, Watts, and adjacent areas of South L.A. in the form of make-shift stands or catering companies. Along with asada and pollo, you’ll see additional proteins like deep-fried turkey, smoked chicken, and brisket. Barbecue sauce and remoulade might replace salsa roja. Cheese is a must.

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