CALL ME SWEET POTATO PRINCESS - I was having dinner with my friend Hunter White the other day, explaining my family tree and he very seriously looked at me and said: “Oh. Yes. I know what...
Friday, November 30, 2012
Refinery 29's 60 Best Mexican Restaurants Gets Dipped into a Vat of Nacho Cheese in My Latest in L.A. Magazine's Digest
In case you missed it, I took a machete to Refinery 29's ridiculous list of the 60 Best Mexican Restaurants in L.A, in L.A. Magazine's Digest yesterday. I'm recommending their list as a where NOT to eat Mexican food in L.A., from an e-commerce Fashion site that doesn't seem to know MacArthur Park from Huntington Park.
This is Los Angeles, Califorrrrrrrrrrrrrnia, cabronas! We know better.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Chef Wes Avila, Guerrilla Tacos
For this week's installment of Vitamina T, I go deep into the urban jungle of DTLA to search for the comandante--Chef Wes Avila's Guerrilla Tacos--to get of a taste of high pocho cuisine. This is the most promising taco concept in Los Angeles by a non-traditional taquero to date. Viva la revolucion del taco!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Good news for Culver City residents; the Camaguey Meat Market has a new vendor, the Cantinho Brasileiro, serving up traditional Brazilian lanchonete fare. Go for the legit coxinha with catupiry, pasteis, kibbis, and the prato feito, a main dish with rice and beans in my latest for Los Angeles Magazine's Digest.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
In case you missed the great news--I've joined Los Angeles Magazine's new blogger team, where I'll be covering all things Latino. There will be a Tuesday feature called Vitamina T in which I champion those Mexican comfort foods the begin with the letter T: tacos, tortas, and tamales. I will also do reviews and events around town from the Spanish, Kriol, Native-American, Garifuna, and Portuguese speaking worlds.
Links to my latest stories on L.A Magazine's blog:
Rabbi-on-Board. Authentic Mexican tacos fit for a rabbi at the new Mexikosher taco truck.
Sweaty tacos at the El Faro Plaza in Vernon from El Atoron.
L.A.'s best Cuban restaurant just got new digs--La Caridad got its mojo working, mang!
And in my latest Tijuana Si Column for the OC Weekly, I take you on a San Ysidro border crossing food crawl--tips to survive the Copacalypse.