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Teddy’s Red Tacos Opens in Downey, Mariscos Jalisco Expands, and a New Tripita Taco Enters the Fight ~ TacoWire

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

Our Rogue 99 Won Best Single Interactive Digital Food Project 

Congratulations to Tien Nguyen and Katherine Spiers who wrote and organized The Rogue 99 for L.A. Taco with support from Daniel Hernandez, our Editor at the time, with contributions from Sarah Bennett, Andrea Galdamez, Azucena Hilario, Valentina Guevara-Hernandez, and Noemi Pedraza of the Boyle Heights Beat. Also, shout-out to Brian Feinzimer who undertook the project of collecting and editing all the food pics for our list with help from the whole L.A. Taco staff. It was an ambitious undertaking and we are humbled by the award and recognition from the Association of Food Journalists. The Rogue 99 “is a compilation of 99 restaurants, food trucks and stands we consider essential to Los Angeles—places that capture the energy and beat of the city and its environs.” 

Teddy’s Red Tacos Is Opening Up in Downey

Teddy’s Red Tacos, who is considered a pioneer in the L.A. birria scene with his deluxe plate of vibrant red vampiros, tostadas, and quesatacos of national fame, announced yesterday via his Instagram that they will be opening up a new location in Downey. This will be their 4th location after Venice Beach, Echo Park, and the original located in the Slauson railroad tracks in South L.A. that started it all. He’s spreading those Birria wings across our great city and we’re here for it. The address is 7665 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241. They are hoping to open up in the first couple of weeks in July of next month.

Photo by Erwin Recinos

Donut Man Opens at Grand Central Market

Donut loving Homer Sapiens, San Gabriel Valley residents, and Vegas-bound road foodies are no stranger to Donut Man’s fresh strawberry filled glazed donuts covered in their own thick and sweet strawberry syrup. They are to taste buds what a bouquet of roses is to eyes and if you claim to be a donut fiend and haven’t had one of these, then make your way to Grand Central Market and get ready to paint your cheeks red as you dig into this legendary donut. Happy National Donut Day!

Mariscos Jalisco's Poseidon
Mariscos Jalisco Poseidon

Mariscos Jalisco Expands to Five Locations 

Jonathan Gold's Favorite taco and winner of Taco Madness is bringing his famous shrimp taco to new parts of the city. From Gardena to West L.A., and from Downtown to Pomona, you can find all five locations in this latest Instagram post. Some are cash only so make sure you stop by the ATM on your way. Also, congrats to Raul, the owner on his American citizenship this past weekend. To celebrate his growth and accomplishments with a Poseidon Tostada and a couple of shrimp tacos. 

The 'Nashville Hot' Tripita taco from Rojo's. Photo by Memo Torres.

The ‘Nashville Hot’ Tripitas Taco You Need To Try

From the guys who created the Mexican Hot Chicken Sandwich by using Mexican chiles and oils on their chicken and putting it on a bolillo with nopales, Roland Rubalcava has yet again created a masterpiece. While other celebrity chefs lazily smash the bread and fold the sandwich to create a hot chicken taco, Roland keeps it true and showcases his brilliance with this one of a kind taco. He fries chopped tripitas to an enjoyable crisp, covers it in the chiles and oils he uses for his sandwich, puts it on a tortilla topped with his slaw, diced nopales, and minced pickles. This is one taco you do not need salsa for and it is, as the food world likes to say, straight fire. You have to try this taco. You can find Rojos Hot Chicken inside their partner’s restaurant, Los Tacos Amigos in Anaheim. 

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