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Taco Task Force: Los Angeles Potato Tacos

The Taco Task Force previously tackled Baja style fish tacos and birria. With some hope, and more than a little trepidation, Bill Esparza of Street Gourmet L.A., Javier Cabral (The Glutster) and I reconvened...

Top Yam Dishes in Los Angeles

You can easily find sweet slabs of candied yam at soul food emporiums like Flossie’s, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with those versions, but other L.A. chefs have taken the versatile tuber to new...
Food Event Los Angeles

Top 8 Tastes from 2009 East LA Meets Napa

On July 10, a record crowd converged at the Union Station courtyard to enjoy the fourth annual East LA Meets Napa. The event benefited AltaMed Health Services Corporation, which has been providing health care...
Mexican Restaurant Los Angeles

La Casita Mexicana: 17-Course Feast in Bell

Javier Cabral (“The Glutster“) coordinated with La Casita Mexicana chef-owners Jaime Martin del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu to organize an epic feast designed to dispel misconceptions about Mexican cuisine. Jaime and Ramiro not only...
Chefs Los Angeles

La Casita Mexicana Expansion Update

Last September, Jaime Martin del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu were hoping to open a second branch of their highly-regarded Mexican restaurant by year’s end. A lot can happen in seven months, as evidenced by...
Best Food Of The Year

2008 Top 15 Meals in Los Angeles

Here are the 15 standout meals I ate in Los Angeles in 2008, regardless of cuisine or price level. Every meal at Elena’s Greek Armenian Cuisine, El Mar Azul and La Casita Mexicana could...