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Police Caught on Video Removing Taqueros in Highland Park, Plus Where to Find Black ‘Al Pastor Sausages’ ~ TacoWire

2:45 PM PDT on May 15, 2020

Welcome back to the TacoWire, here are the most exciting things to eat and know about in L.A.’s Taco Life this week.

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Taco Madness is down to the final four

Don’t forget to vote for L.A.’s top taquero! It’s down to Macheen vs. Tacos Estilo Guadalara and Leo’s Tacos vs. El Taurino. Voting ends on Sunday at midnight. And then we enter the final round to declare L.A. Taco’s 11th Annual Taco Madness champion.  

Evil Cooks collaborates with A’s BBQ for rare “black al pastor” sausage

Two of the [real] eastside’s taco youngbloods are teaming up to create a stunningly black sausage made with Evil Cook’s famed recaudo negro adobo that goes into his “goth” black trompo. A’s has been perfecting his sausages and this is a limited-time run, available to pick up tomorrow. Slide into their DMs to place an order. 

Police caught on video removing taqueros in Highland Park

The neighborhood watchdog account @InformThePeople recently posted a video on Instagram that appears to show two police officers standing by as one of La Güera’s taco stands on Figueroa Street is seen putting things back in their vehicle. L.A. Taco confirmed that the neighborhood taqueros have not returned this week.  

Tacos Don Cuco Estilo Tijuana expands to Compton this weekend

East L.A.’s popular TJ-style asada specialists have announced they are expanding to Compton, which is actually their original location. The address is 2100 N Long Beach Blvd. 90221.

Salvadoran food cooking classes for the culture, online 

La Pupusa Urban Eatery and Lil Libros are teaming up to bring L.A.’s quarantined masses “mini-cooking classes” centered around Salvadoran cuisine, in collaboration with Salvies Who Lunch. It is to celebrate the publishing of the new VAMONOS: San Salvador children’s book and the rise of Salvadoran American culture in Los Angeles. If you’re hankering for even deeper culinary classes on Salvadoran gastronomy, make sure to also follow @SalviSoul on Instagram, who has announced an exciting full schedule of online cooking classes.

Mazapan ice cream, home churned in East Los Angeles

Ever wish there was an ice cream version of everyone’s favorite crumbly peanut candy? It now exists and is available to order from East LA BBQ Company. Just in time for heat. It was a sleeper hit during their residency at Xelas and now, it is available in pint form to take home and get down. L.A. Taco recommends having a fresh mango split with it!

While cops are shutting down street vendors, they are also refusing to wear masks at Chipotle

A video has been making the rounds online showing two police officers at a Chipotle restaurant without any face coverings, despite the new order passed this week requiring all Angelenos to wear face coverings while outside. The source claims this occurred in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw location.

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