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2014 Tacolandia

Disclaimer: LA Weekly is comping me 2 general admission tickets. Do you like tacos? Yes? I do too. That’s why I will be at Tacolandia in June. Who: LA Weekly Tacolandia What: 40+ Taco vendors. Where: El Pueblo de Los Angeles (DTLA) When: 3-7pm on June 28th Why: Because tacos are delicious. Some of the [...]

Ricardo Zarate Does Vegan at Crossroads

The dearth of upscale vegan restaurants in LA should have been a reason for me to visit Crossroads earlier, but I got put off by the distance and price.  Since we mostly go to omnivore restaurants when we want cloth-napkin food and so far, they’ve been stellar (Providence, AOC, n/naka), I didn’t want to take [...]

SnowLA Shavery Serves Vegan Shaved Snow

Poor Will has to accompany to places like Class 302, Fluff Ice, Blockheads and Pa Pa Walk and watch me eat delicious shaved snow.  Because he’s vegan, places like those don’t have much in the way of cold desserts for him. That’s why when I read about Snow LA Shavery, I knew we had to [...]

El Pollon

Sometimes, what you’re looking for is right in your backyard. In this case, what I was looking for was right in my parents’ backyard and had been for years.  Since the winter heat wave, I’ve been craving the refreshing acidity of good ceviche.  An internet search yielded El Pollon, a Peruvian shack a stone’s throw [...]

Vegetarian Caldo Verde

Disclaimer: I have never had the traditional version of this soup, so I don’t know if this tastes legit or not. What I do know is that it tastes good and is a welcome spin on the usual kale and potato stew that I’m a little sick of having. With a few hours gained back while [...]

Gracias Madre

Will and I had our first experience with Gracias Madre in San Francisco.  At peak dining time, the restaurant was packed and we had to wait fifteen minutes for a table in the chilly outside patio.  When he read that the restaurant opened a location in Los Angeles a few months after, we decided to [...]

Food Event: The Essentials

Who: LA Weekly What: A food tasting event Where: LA Mart in DTLA When: 12pm-5pm on March 9th 2014 Why: Because you love food and/or you read the LA Weekly The Weekly event formerly known as PLATE formerly known as the Gold Standard is taking place in early March. If you’re interested in going and [...]