To Do Sunday: LA Taco Festival, Mariachi Plaza

To Do Sunday: LA Taco Festival, Mariachi Plaza

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LA Taco Festival 2011
1st Street & Boyle Ave
Metro Gold Line: Mariachi Plaza
12-8pm; Free

Come join thousands of people at the first annual LA Taco Festival and enjoy the best flavors of Carne Asada, Carnitas, Pastor, Birria, Fish, Shrimp, Potato, etc.

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Completely Random, Probably Outdated List of 10 Decent Tacos in Greater Los Angeles

Completely Random, Probably Outdated List of 10 Decent Tacos in Greater Los Angeles

The good people behind LA Taco, one of my favorite local blogs, are currently busy seeding their annual “Best Taco, Los Angeles” poll. [Open article]

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Laker Taco Tracker–Last Night’s Result: 110-99 Over Hornets,Tacos Secured

Laker Taco Tracker–Last Night’s Result: 110-99 Over Hornets,Tacos Secured

For the eighth time this season, the Lakers won at home while holding their opponent under 100 points–barely so–110-99 over the Hornets–a feat which, as everyone knows, means a coupon good for 2 free tacos from Jack in the Box to all fans in attendance. [Open article]

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Under $10: The Surfer Taco

Under $10: The Surfer Taco

Tacos de camaron! That’s deep-fried, right? [Open article]

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Under $10: Tortas Ahogadas Guadalajara Truck

Under $10: Tortas Ahogadas Guadalajara Truck

Tortas Ahogadas Guadalajara Truck

In Los Angeles, taco trucks have become so commonplace, like graffiti on overpasses and the occasional hooker j-walking the street at 9 am.  It’s hard to give it anymore attention than it already gets.  But driving down on Adams Blvd, I noticed this one particular truck out the corner of my eye by the “R” Ranch Bodega market on Adams, just west of La Brea.  Besides the usual tacos, burritos and quesadillas offered by most trucks, I was attracted by the words painted on this truck: tortas ahogadas.  I asked my coworker RM, who’s also my human, Spanish-dictionary, what that meant… “drowned torta”.   Drowned in what though?  I had to find out. [Open article]

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