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Mision 19

Mexican Food Los Angeles

Tacolandia: Turning Hollywood into L.A.’s Taco Epicenter

On June 23, the Hollywood Palladium, an iconic live music venue that dates to 1940, played host to Tacolandia, a first-time event from LA Weekly. Street Gourmet LA founder Bill Esparza curated the taco...
Taco Festival

Mision 19 Taco Fideo Tripa Yubre de Res (Food of the Week)

Several vendors brought their A-game to LA Weekly’s inaugural Tacolandia event at the Hollywood Palladium, including Mision 19. Chef-owner Javier Plascencia didn’t make the trek from Tijuana, but his able crew still crafted the...
Japanese Food Hawaii

Week in Pictures: Cacao, Queso, Ceviche + More

Every week involves a seemingly continuous stream of food, drinks and people. Of course not every taste or conversation is post-able, but the range of experiences is usually pretty amazing. Here are some of...
Chef Baja

Interview: Chef Javier Plascencia discusses Mexican Cuisine, Hiring Practices, Prized Proteins + Baja Culinary Fest

If the Baja dining scene were a meteoroid, then Javier Plascencia would inevitably be at center mass. Sure, some of his contemporaries are also producing exciting food using local ingredients, including Miguel Angel Guerrero...