Thursday, February 11, 2016

I'm Taking Over Galaxy Taco This Tuesday, February 16th to Bring Some Favorite Tacos From my Travels

My dear friends at Galaxy Taco are letting me have at their kitchen this Tuesday as part of their All-Star Tuesday Takeover series, from 5p.m. on to celebrate some delicious memories of Mexico from my family's hometown of Aguascalientes, the Rio Sonora and one of my favorite tacos to make at home. Plus, the bowl of Mexican street corn of you dreams!

I'm not a chef, nor am I an All-Star, but I've had tacos in 29 Mexican states, am the curator of LA Weekly's Tacolandia (which has sold out every year), am an Ellie nominated Taco editor (For LA Magazine's July Taco City issue), serve as taco guide to the stars on TV, work as a restaurant consultant and am the world's first tacorazzo.

Chefs Trey Foshee and Christine Rivera will be in the kitchen as my designated taqueros for the night, cooking up my favorite taste in all of Mexico, the Sonoran burrito de carne con chile (burritos are tacos, too), suckling pig tacos from my hometown, Aguascalientes, topped with a special pico de gallo made with chile manzano and a shrimp in peanut mole taco. I love mole, and am on a mission to share the wealth of Mexican moles with people, not just the 2-3 that are more commonly known.

Everyone loves street corn, so I've found a unique version in the state of Coahuila, perhaps the elite and esquire capitol of Mexico, that uses Mexican cream and yellow cheese! Yes, I said yellow cheese., and it's one of the best esquires I've ever had. Come join me for some lessor known tacos that are very special to me at Foshee's exciting new project in La Jolla, Galaxy Taco.

Galaxy Taco Tuesday Takeover @ Galaxy Taco, Tuesday, February 16, 5p.m., 2259 Avenida De La Playa (b/t La Jolla Shores Dr & Paseo Del Ocaso), La Jolla Shores, (858) 228-5655,

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Club Tengo Hambre is Heading to Ensenada on February 20th

There are so many ways to interact with people these days, and to think that when I began this blog in 2007 when all I had was this blog, and maybe a MySpace? Today, there are many who only know me from this blog, others from my Instagram, TV appearances and even though I've been writing for Los Angeles Magazine since 2010 (I was even nominated for an Ellie) I still get people emailing me about posts from this blog. It's great to see that Street Gourmet LA still is a source to people out there looking for the good stuff.

Recently I've received emails about tips in Latin America and even to meet up in Baja, well those carefree days of meeting random people (That was a mixed experiment) in Baja and taking people across the border have come to an end. Even finding the time to answer my work emails is non-existent. I've become in demand for work as a writer, consultant, on-screen guide and fixer for TV shows and now have a tour company, Club Tengo Hambre, based in 3 markets. I'm constantly traveling to Latin America for job related activities, and with all these commitments, my free time is rare and my weeks are spoken for; sometimes only allowing a few slots a year for family and dear friends. 

With that said, I'd like to direct you to Club Tengo Hambre, and the carefully curated tours I've developed, which are experiences you'd receive if you were to go there with me. We have a street food and craft beer tour coming up on February 20th where you'll sip on Mexican craft beers poured by the producers paired with legendary street food vendors. Yes, you'll be going to La Guerrerense. 

Our guides treat you like a good friend, and we take out all of the variables: transportation, directions,  being in the right place at the right time and knowing the menu, that can prove a challenge to even the most seasoned travelers. Get to know us on February 20th with tostadas and beer. Buen Provecho!

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