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Mexican Food Los Angeles

Metro Balderas Costillitas en Salsa Verde (Dose of Vitamin P)

The time to go to Metro Balderas is clearly on weekends, when when the Mexico City-inspired restaurant features carnitas and tacos loaded with almost every imaginable cut of hog, including riñon (kidney), trompa (snout)...
Bottle Shop Los Angeles

In Your Neighborhood: Galco’s

If you have lived in Los Angeles for awhile, you start to know the local institutions. The best mom-and-pop establishments. The stores, shops and restaurants that are not in the travel guides. Galco’s in...
Mexican Food Los Angeles

Dose of Vitamin P: Antojitos Chilangos Gordita [CLOSED]

Highland Park is a hotbed for regional Mexican food, and Antojitos Chilangos specializes in snacks from Mexico City. The family-run cafe showcases Aztec imagery, including cactus-crowned pyramids and an Aztec warrior carrying a woman....
Food Tour Los Angeles

Bike Bender: Highland Park + Glassell Park

On May 30, I joined forces with Pat Saperstein from Eating LA to co-host the first-ever food-focused Bike Bender. About 30 people arrived by car, bike and rail at the Gold Line’s Heritage Square...
Food Tour Los Angeles

Food GPS & Eating LA co-host Inaugural Bike Bender

I’ve joined forces with Pat Saperstein from Eating LA to deliver the first Bike Bender, and we have fewer than 10 slots left, so reserve now. We plan to meet at 1:30 PM on...
Chef Los Angeles

Caribbean Dreams: “Holy Food” in Highland Park?

Chef Fausto Alvarez was dispensing Texas-style barbecue from a truck in the parking lot of his upcoming Highland Park restaurant, Caribbean Dreams. Alvarez used to own Tropical Caribbean Restaurant on South Lake in Pasadena,...