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Taco News Round Up ~ May 8th, 2007

2:48 PM PDT on May 8, 2007

Jesse Katz. Taco Truck Writer

Taco Truck Scribe Gets Beard Award
Congratulations to L.A. Mag's Jesse Katz (pictured above) for winning a prestigious MKF Fisher Writing Award from the James Beard foundation for his piece, Wheels of Fortune, about LA taco trucks and more specifically about Tacos Jeesy. LA's writers on our city's tacos now include J. Gold and J. Fisher, who's next? Bandini, time to break out the 2500 word essay on Carne Asada.

500 Tacos for Information on Thief
A restaurant in Utah is taking the next logical step in the coming Taco dominance of our planet-- tacos as currency. Rather then offering a cash reward, the enterprising owner of Melina's is offering 500 tacos for information leading to the arrest of someone who swiped the till last week. Tacos are already in use as a currency in several office buildings in downtown Los Angeles as well as in at least one California prison.

Bandini Returns With Chain Review
Bandini took a break but returned last week with a review of a fast growing taco chain. Unlike Bell, John, Wahoos, Rubios, etc., this one actually has good tacos.

Tacos: Healthiest Fast Food
According to LA Times columnist Steve Lopez, two tacos are much better for you (lowest calories, and also lower in fat and cholesterol) then the other common fast food items eaten in our great city. Lopez, time to do more items on tacos if you really want to get cred and potentially win a Pulitzer or Beard award. Hop to it!

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