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Introducing the L.A. Taco Burger at The Oinkster: The Burger-Taco Hybrid Of Your Dreams

12:11 AM PDT on May 1, 2018

    The L.A. Taco Burger. Photo by Javier Cabral

    [dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]hey can make a movie about you, they can write a book about you, they can write a song about you, but there is no better way to be immortalized in this world than to have a burger named after you.

    Introducing the L.A. Taco Burger, a limited-edition hamburger inspired by this web site and created by The Oinkster. The special burger contains two whole carne asada tacos con todo (marinated, sliced, and grilled in-house) on corn tortillas tucked into their signature ⅓-pound burger patty made from fresh Nebraska Angus, house-pickled jalapeño escabeche, cilantro, onions, salsa roja, and glued together with their line cook’s secret recipe for taqueria guacamole.

    We invite you to try this beautiful, delicious monstrosity of a burger only available for the month of May at both Hollywood and Eagle Rock locations of The Oinkster. It is their official burger of the month. Starting today!

    The Oinkster reached out to L.A. Taco to inform us about their creation, and invited staff over to Eagle Rock to conduct a rigorous taste test before the burger's unveiling. 

    And we are happy to announce that the burger actually delivers on taste and technique. The carne asada? Juicy and better than your average street taco. The salsa roja? Smokey and spicy. The guacamole? Zesty and refreshing at the same time. The escabeche? Tangy and crunchy.

    “When we went to try out the L.A. Taco Burger prototype, honestly I was expecting to feel disgusting afterward — two tacos in a burger?!” Daniel, our fearless editor, said about the taco/burger hybrid. “But the team at Oinkster have concocted a tremendously good-tasting and cohesive burger that makes a lot of sense after the first bite. It's a huge honor to have helped inspire its creation with the stories we're trying to tell about our city on L.A. Taco.”  

    L.A. Taco adds to The Oinkster’s lineage of great collaborations for their burger-of-the-month series. Past muses have been Marc Maron, Nick Offerman, the late Meltdown Comics, and The Hundreds.

    We recommend having it with The Oinkster’s horchata shake, which is also returning for the month, to complete the only-in-L.A. experience.

    The L.A. Taco Burger is only available for the month of May at both the Hollywood and Eagle Rock locations. For more information, visit The Oinkster’s website. Thanks, Oinkster!

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