The Coffee Cup Cafe – Good Morning Long Beach

by Franklin on November 19, 2015

I wouldn’t call myself a morning person, but man do I love breakfast. Something about meetings friends and family and having a nice big breakfast/brunch is just perfect. Maybe its the first sip of coffee or the amounts of egg and cheese, but mornings are swell. The Coffee Cup Cafe in Long Beach is just my type of spot. Good portions, bottomless coffee, and classic breakfast is all I need to be satisfied.

I went a bit asian with the brown rice, but this still worked very well. The chicken chili verde omelette was flavorful and hearty. With brown rice, the dish almost reminded me of what I would eat at home when I was broke. Rice and eggs is the name of the game, and the chili verde acted as like gravy. Loco Moco without the patty? Maybe. The dish was comforting and delicious. Oh, and the chili verde was quite delicious.

The breakfast enchiladas were great as well. The red sauce with the tortillas and egg and cheese filling was a great mix. With potatoes and your choice of hot sauce, you are good to go.

My breakfast was classic. Some call it boring, but I say nothing beats it. Bacon, eggs, and french toast is simple and delicious. Their bacon was nice and thick, had a great chew, and not salty at all. The French toast was quite nice. The bread was cooked nicely with a gooey center and crisp outside.

With my hot cup of coffee and my classic breakfast, I was happy. Thanks Long Beach. I will be back.

Coffee Cup Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Amor y Tacos – Mole Tots Got Me, Like Whuh?

by Franklin on November 12, 2015

Amor y Tacos was a great surprise. “Cerritos got nothin’ on good Mexican food,” so I thought. After checking out the lady making fresh tortillas and the cool decor inside, my pessimistic views were quickly crushed. The food at Amor y Tacos was spectacular and exciting. The flavors were definitely bold and delicious.

Chips and salsa was complimentary of course and quite good. The chips were thin and crispy, and the salsa was tasty.

We had the Tour de taco which included tinga de pollo, short rib, rajas con queso, carne asada, and carnitas. The freshly made tortillas mad all the difference and all of the tacos were on point. The classic carne asada was my favorite as it had a nice amount of guacamole and topped with cotija cheese. Instead of the taco tour, I would just opt for the carne asada and short rib tacos.

I was excited that they had Brussels sprouts on the menu. The charred brussels sprouts were perfectly cooked and had a nice side of roasted garlic aioli on the side as a sauce. The aioli was superb and gave a nice flavor the dish. The flavor kept coming with the lime, cilantro, and cotija. Topped with pepitas, the dish had great flavor and a nice crunch. This is a dish I always order.

Mole on tater tots? It’s like my two favorite things in a bowl. The mole tots had crispy potato tots and was topped with their 21 ingredient house made Amor mole. The queso fresco and sour cream gave a nice richness to this dish. Cilantro and onion made sure everything was balanced out. I could eat this dish for days!

Enchiladas are so simple, yet so delicious. The red and green sauce cheese enchiladas with rice and beans was perfectly executed and classic. The sauces were great and flavored the dish perfectly.

Amor y Tacos is my kind of spot. The food is exciting and has everything that I like. The vibe here was great too with a nice bar and interesting decor. Don’t let the location fool you. The food was spectacular and the flavors will satisfy.

Amor y Tacos Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Mendocino Farms (Fairfax) – Not Fried Chicken

by Franklin on November 3, 2015

Fried chicken is good. Everyone loves fried chicken! I mean, don’t quote me on this, but even vegetarians love fried chicken. People even put it between two slices of bread and call it good. Putting fried chicken in a sandwich is a good idea, but I would rather have my fried chicken sans bread. Mendocino Farms does a sandwich called the “Not So Fried” chicken sandwich. It has shaved roasted free range chicken, but it’s rolled in Mendo’s krispies. With herb aioli, mustard pickle slaw, tomatoes, and pickled red onions, the sandwich is quite delicious for not having fried chicken in it. All on a toasted ciabatta, the sandwich really has the qualities of a friend chicken sandwich without being fried chicken. What’s better than this sandwich? Fried chicken, obviously, but the sandwich will do if a sandwich is what you are looking for. Did you count how many times I wrote “fried chicken?” FRIED CHICKEN!

Check out the post here for the Mendocino Farms of Marina Del Rey. I got the Kurabota Pork Belly Banh Mi of course.

Mendocino Farms Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


LA Weekly’s Brunch at the Races was quite a treat. Brunch is my all time favorite — I love breakfast, and adding the lunch element heightens the experience. Having never really been into the horse racing scene, I can confidently say the only times I went to Santa Anita Park was for food events. Arriving to the back of the park, I got my coffee mug and was ready for some great eats.

Squid ink bread with lox and yogurt. #sundayfunday

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My first bite and one of the best bites of the event was Status Kuo’s squid ink bread with lox and yogurt. It was so flavorful and a nice play on the classic bagels and lox.

The waffles at the @ggetLA booth was insane!!! #sundayfunday

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Go Get ‘Em Tiger’s waffles with berries blew my mind. The waffle was so light and crispy. I have never had a waffle like this before. It did feel a bit more eggy than flour-y. It was so nice and delicious.

This donut and coffee cream from @superbafoodandbread was bomb. #sundayfunday

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The donut and coffee cream from Superba Food + Bread was something else! The shot of donut and coffee infused cream tasted was great.

This Hainan chicken was superb!! Thanks @senor_gionni

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Johnny Lee killed it with his Hainan chicken dish. The chicken was perfectly tender and moist and the rice was seasoned just right. The ginger and the sauce all mixed to make a perfect bite each time. Full of flavor indeed. Better than Savoy? I think so.

Poppy + Rose had my favorite dish of the event. I know its just a chicken sandwich, but each and every part was perfect. The biscuit was light and fluffy/flakey. The fried chicken was flavorful and juicy — and the pickle was perfect and balanced this whole thing out the best way possible.

Fluffy pancakes & donut muffins from @SweetButterLA with the best display #Brunch at the races #sundayfunday

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The buttermilk pancakes from Sweet Butter Kitchen was a surprise. I tried making pancakes a number of times, and mine never come out this soft and fluffy. Simple and delicious is the name of the game here, and went well with my cold brew from Jones Coffee Pasadena.

The event was quite nice, and seeing the horses at the end was special. It kind of reminded me of LA Weekly’s previous event, Pancake Breakfast. The outdoor venue was refreshing and of course, spacious. Brunch is served!


Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival 2015

by Franklin on October 21, 2015

The Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival was honestly my first proper Orange County food festival. The inaugural event occurred last year, and the second event was even better. Held at the Newport Beach Civic Center, the space was perfect. All of the vendors did a great job in creating wonderful dishes. Some of my favorites are below.

Short ribs from @selannesteak #NBWFF #NEWBFEST

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The short ribs from Salenne Steak Tavern was wonderful. As a matter of fact, they pretty much stole the show with their different offerings.

The foie gras mousse #NBWFF #NEWBFEST

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Their foie gras mousse was stellar. Topped with a huckleberry compote, the cornets were bites of deliciousness.

A gang of Reese's Pieces #macarons #NBWFF #NEWBFEST

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And their Reese’s Pieces macarons were on point. It tasted just like Reece’s Pieces. It didn’t taste like peanut butter chocolate macarons, nor did it taste like Reese’s peanut butter cup macarons. They were just on point with the candy.

Best presentation of #NBWFF #NEWBFEST from Stonehill Tavern

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Another favorite was tuna tartare on nori chips from Stonehill Tavern. Their presentation stole the show.

First bite of #NBWFF #NEWBFEST

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My first bite was the perfectly braised octopus from Studio at Montage Laguna Beach.

The Clobster roll from @SlapfishSeafood

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Slapfish killed it with these “Clobster” rolls. The part crab, part lobster filling filled on a buttery bun was just delicious.

Rainbow cake bites ???? #NEWBFEST #NBWFF

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B Candy got the sweets covered for the event. This sprinkles covered cake with the rainbow goodness inside was ridiculous! They offered cookies, amazing cup cakes and mini ice cream cones. They could basically hold a sweets/dessert fest on their own altogether.



California Chutney is a fast casual Indian spot in Pasadena that leaves you full and feeling good. Often times, you come out from eating Indian food feeling overly stuffed and full — with lots of bold flavors and rice with meat (my comfort food), one can’t help but stuff their face. California Chutney really hones in on the flavors while keeping the meal sensible and nutritious. That’s their philosophy.

Executive Chef Sunil Lad really takes his creativity to action and produces some wonderful dishes. With multiple tandoor ovens on site, they are able to produce fresh naan every time. I saw the process of making these — the cooks had to be delicate and needed a bit of finesse.

Here we have a naan taco. The naan is a perfect vessel to add almost anything. The Indian flavors in the chicken tikki was bold and fresh. The naan was perfectly warm and balanced — crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. You can tell they’ve been working on the perfect dough and hit their mark.

The lamb and rice was off the menu, but I can totally see this on the menu in the future. The lamb was perfectly seasoned and had a nice texture. It was soft and flavorful — just a hint of that lamb gamey flavor gave this cut a nice complexity. My weakness is meat and rice, and this dish really hit the spot.

The shrimp skewers in preparation for the shrimp dish was a sight to see. Perfectly cooked in the tandoor oven, the edged were charred nicely and gave a nice flavor to the shrimp. Mixed with red bell peppers, onions and green onions, the dish was a complete success. Spritzing on the cooked lemon made everything perfect. Each bite of the shrimp was satisfying. None were dried out or flavorless. The dish was so healthy and flavorful — I could probably eat this dish with their rice alone and feel very full and still feel good about myself.

The food at California Chutney really delivered what they believe in. All of the dishes were flavorful and healthy. Their ingredients were of the highest quality and you can tell the chefs really take care of the food. Even their chutney bar (not pictured) had a lot to choose from. While other spots nickel and dime you for the specialty sauces, theirs was just out in the open for patrons to enjoy. The interior is fresh and new — it is almost reminiscent of the food — clean, fresh, and colorful.


LA Times The Taste 2015 – Dinner With a Twist

by Franklin on September 17, 2015

Dinner with a Twist was the Saturday night event, and it had a lot more memorable bites and dishes. The flavors were a bit more packed and delicate. The night started around sunset and as night time set in, the event was packed!

Grilled peaches with cheese. #TasteLA

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Love and Salt’s grilled peach was stellar. The addition of dandelion greens and duck salami was great.

First bite for the night is ceviche! #TasteLA

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Coni’seafood made a nice shrimp ceviche marinated in tamarind. The shrimp had a nice texture and flavor that was like no other.

The ricotta cavatelli with Chianina beef. #TasteLA

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The ricotta cavatelli with chianina beef was great. The sauce had a nice depth of flavor and was rich in flavor.

Tuna Crudo from Scarpetta. @ConantNYC your team is killin it!

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Scarpetta’s Tuna crudo with sea urchin sauce was a great bite. The addition of fried garlic and bonito gave it a nice delicate saltiness to the dish. The fish was very fresh and candy like.

The falafel taco from top chef @KatsujiTanabe #TasteLA

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The falafel taco from Top Chef’s Kasuji Tanabe was masterfully prepared. The falafel was crispy and full of deep flavors. I wasn’t a fan of the taco idea, but the taste was definitely there.

I just made sure the last thing I ate was the fresh made mozzarella from @pizzaprova #TasteLA

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Provo Pizza was my all time favorite of the night. It wasn’t because of the pizza, but the mozzarella ball they gave out. It was warm, silky smooth and eating it was just pure pleasure.

Other notable dishes came from a plethora of chefs. Kris Morningstar of Terrine made a great salade landaise with foie gras torchon, gizzards, and shallot vinaigrette. The Raymond 1886 came out with a great scallop dish. I would say 10e Restaurant’s lamb chops were the star of the night. Everything just tasted better at night. Maybe it was the lack of heat and sun. The event at the night events were a lot more packed and lines were quite long. The Taste was such a fun event and always look forward to it every year!


LA Times The Taste 2015 – Field to Fork

by Franklin on September 17, 2015

The LA Times’ The Taste event always follows right after LA Food & Wine and also is during the Labor Day Weekend. This weekend is never good for my diet and is always filled with delicious food and a barbecue on Monday. Field to Fork was the Saturday daytime event. I made my way around and tasted all that the restaurants and chefs had to offer. Some of my favorites are below.

Matcha Donut with cognac apple filling. #TasteLA

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Hinoki and the Bird’s matcha donuts were quite nice. The hint of green tea matcha was subtle but noticeable, and the cognac apple filling was prominent and tasty.

Solid burgers from BOA Steakhouse

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Boa Steakhouse always makes a great burger at these events. The brie in the slider gave a nice creaminess and the fried onions, a nice texture.

These Brussels sprouts… #TasteLA

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The Ingo’s Tasty Diner Brussels sprouts were great. It proved that not all Brussels sprout dishes are the same. The goat cheese and Marcona almonds were a great match.

Vegan stuff..

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Freshology Anson Mills polenta pudding. It had vanilla bean and candied Fresno chile. The texture and flavor was like no other.

Cookin down.. See you again in a few hours! #TasteLA

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Of course, I like the end things with some ice cream. Amorino of Beverly Hills was serving their gelato (not in flower form). It was still good in and cold in the summer heat.

Other notable dishes were Quenelle’s graham cracker Thai tea ice cream. I also liked the fried olives prepared by The Gadarene Swine. Another notable dish was East Borough’s Vietnamese fish sauce wings — it had a salty spicy and fishy taste that was a bit off and addicting at the same time. Everything was very tasty and well prepared. The heat wasn’t unbearable and the food/drinks kept flowing. For me, the overflow of ice cream was all I needed to keep me cool.


5th Annual LA Food & Wine – Lexus Live on Grand

by Franklin on September 9, 2015

The 5th Annual LA Food & Wine Lexus Live on Grand was the highlight of the weekend. Last year, Questlove graced the main stage with his DJ skills. This year, he brought along his band, The Roots with him and put on an awesome concert. The food was definitely happening this night. Good food, wine, and music was the recipe for a great party atmosphere of gastronomic proportions.

Hudson Valley Farms foie gras. Best of tonight's #lafw #lafoodwine

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By far, my favorite of the night, and I think everyone’s night was the Hudson Valley Farms foie gras. Each bite was fatty and smooth, and the tartness from the blueberry and sweetness from the white chocolate was so perfect.

Went for this twice! Doesn't look "pretty" but so flavorful. #lafw #lafoodwine

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Another favorite that I think was underrated was the Guajillo chile crusted baby back ribs. They were wrapped in a roll and dipped in nuoc mam cham which gave it a nice tart and saltiness that was so delicious.

The cowboy sushi was too nice! Having #lafw withdrawals already #lafoodwine

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The most interesting bite would be the cowboy sushi. The raw beef on top of the rice served nigiri style was stellar.

This whole pig bbq display #lafw #lafoodwine

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This whole pig picnic from Barrel & Ashes was a true display of deliciousness.

Other great bites came from Union’s Bruce Kalman. He made a roasted beet tortellini sauced with lemon, poppy seed, and wild fennel. The citrus marinated hamachi with purple potato from chef Patrice Martineau of Montage was unforgettable. Another foie dish was the seared foie gras and pig ear crisp from Hot’s Kitchen. After all of the great dishes, I enjoyed The Roots kill it on stage. The guy with the beat machine was great too. After the concert, I grabbed one more Hudson Valley Farms foie gras and an ice cream for the road. It was such a great night!!!


The Lexus Grand Avenue Night Market hosted by Tyler Florence was a success! With 30 chefs whipping up their special dishes and an overflow of wine and cocktails, the night went on with the tunes of a mediocre DJ. I like to believe the DJ was just “opening” for The Roots the next night.

#lafoodwine First bite of the night is porkbelly!!

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My first bite, which was the pork belly above set the mood of the night. A lot of chefs were doing pork belly, and for a good reason. It was delicious! Topped with a zesty sauce and atop a nice crunchy slaw, the dish was a great start.

Hotdog at #lafoodwine?? Banh Mi style.. 'Twas pretty good.

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Another stellar dish was the banh mi hot dog. It had all the great flavors of a banh mi sandwich, with the humbleness of a hotdog. Great combination, and very gutsy to serve hot dogs at LA Food & Wine!

Yuhhhhh… #lafw #lafoodwine #badass

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Another porky dish I liked was Badmaash’s rice and pork dish. The spiced mango pork belly went perfectly with the Bacon Biryani. Pork and rice is indeed my weakness.

Other great dishes included arroz caldo from Eggslut’s/Rice Bar’ Calvin Dunn. Chef Tin Vuong of Little Sister had a great dish of a vermicelli noodle salad with tender lemongrass beef and spices galore. Other favorites included:
- Hamasaku’s Jewelry Box Chirashi bowl
- Superba’s nitrogen candy
- Seoul Sausage’s Chinese Spiced Lamb Belly
- Patina’s Chef Paul Lee’s Dungeness Crab Cone (pictured below)


A.O.C. – Still one of my Favorites

by Franklin on August 23, 2015

A.O.C. continues to be my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. The food price is right around my budget, new space is larger and has so much character. Suzanne Goin is a legend in LA, and A.O.C. stands on its own. I still remember the day I went to their first location. The food was still memorable, and left me wanting more from the city. Here is the link to the older A.O.C., and back when I was starting this food blog.

The farmer’s plate was so vibrant and hearty. It is exactly what I imagine a farmer would eat. Whatever there was plenty of, grill it, pair it with some nice bread and call it a meal. The summer vegetables included squash and eggplant. the chicpea puree, muhammara, burrata, and grilled toast gave the dish the added flavor and vibrance. I am a meat-eater at heart, but this vegetable plate made me a vegetable lover.

Another healthy and flavorful dish was the grilled peaches, ricotta, and pistachio aillade. The ricotta and grilled peaches were so good together. Adding the pistachios and greens just gave it a nice balance of crunch and bitterness. This was my favorite of the night.

The arroz negro is a classic here and I always get this dish. The squid was cooked so perfectly tender and the saffron aioli rounds out the whole dish perfectly. The green onion gives a nice balance to the rich squid ink and rice.

The halibut dish was spectacular. Paired with tomato, dungeness crab, and horseradish creme fraiche, everything was creamy and fresh. Seafood done simply is all that is required. The acidity from the tomatoes gave the dish a nice bite and contrast from the buttery fish and sea salty crab.

The location is so perfect and steps upon steps better than their last location down the street. The outdoor seating is some of the best in Los Angeles, and the Spanish architecture is prevalent throughout the restaurant. The food is always consistently perfect here and I always come back. I hate going to the same restaurants over and over, but at A.O.C., I don’t mind it much.

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2015 LA Street Food Fest

by Franklin on July 23, 2015

It was my first time covering the LA Street Food Fest, and I gatta say, it was a pretty awesome food festival. Being held at the Rose Bowl, it gave me a chance to literally go around the perimeter and try all of the food samples. Never having been at a football game or on a football field, it was kind of awe-inspiring to stand on the field.

The food selection was really great. The cool thing about the LA Street Food Fest is that the food was really down to earth and simple. Donuts, poke, ice cream, and burgers were some of the samples that vendors had. Some of the stellar items were from Bachi Burger, with their short rib and kimchi burgers. One of my top picks for the event was Free Range’s chicken sandwich. I was quite impressed with Colorado Donut’s display and donut selection. They killed it with all of their specialty donuts and flavors.

The event in all was a success and was glad to have been part of it! I heard in past years, the crowds were unbearable. It looks like the crew at LA Street Food Fest worked out the kinks and made it even better this year. The Rose Bowl is a perfect venue for this kind of thing. The ring shape lets vendors spread out and hungry eaters can eat and drink as the go around the bowl. You can even go on the field and enjoy some food and drinks picnic style.

I can’t wait for next year’s LA Street Food Fest!


Tacolandia 2015

by Franklin on June 14, 2015

If any city is going to have a taco festival, Los Angeles is going to do it. If any person is going to spearhead this task, it would only be Bill Esparza. This was my first time attending the taco themed food festival, and I was in awe of all the different kinds of tacos everyone presented. The 4,500+ participants got to try food from over 80 vendors.

The Venue:
The event took place at El Pueblo de Los Angeles, just next door to the historic Olvera Street. This was the perfect venue for this type of event. Closing off the streets for the masses of people, everyone had a chance to bounce from station to station. The lines moved quickly to enter the event. Being out in the sun in the middle of the street is the only way to eat tacos.

The Food:
I think we ended up eating about 12 – 15 different kinds of tacos. Some of the stellar and interesting tacos came outside of Los Angeles. I was surprised to see some vendors coming from Mexico and Baja California. The seafood tostada from La Guerrerense from Ensenada was quite memorable. Bar Ama’s pork belly taco and nacho chili cheese sauce was stellar. The most interesting taco has to go to Corazon de Tierra’s duck pate taco. I was sad to have missed Kraken Taco’s grilled octopus taco. As a matter of fact, I was looking for any of the various octopus/squid tacos, but all were gone. Food ran out quickly, and I think that would have been one of the best of the bunch.

The Good:
Other than the delicious tacos, participants were able to drink and over-drink Jarritos! Tacos and Jarritos is just a perfect combination. The venue was perfect. It brought the historic Los Angeles essence into the whole event. Another good is that the lines moved quickly to get into the venue.

The Bad:
Though the lines to get into the venue was relatively quick. Some lines to the actual food was quite unbearable. This was usually caused by food not being prepped fast enough, or fans taking pictures with Danny Trejo :) I know these vendors are producing some quality tacos, so the lines are understood. Though the event was supposed to last until 8PM, most of the vendors ran out of food by 5PM. Respect to the vendors who were still serving food until the end!

On a side note, food events such as these need to serve water. Eating tacos by the dozen and being out in the hot sun, you sometimes just need ice cold water. Jarritos is great, but you can’t beat ice cold water when you are parched.

The End:
This was my first Tacolandia event, so I don’t have past events to compare it to. As far a Los Angeles food events go, it went quite well. The food was quite diverse and the quality was exceptional. Tacolandia 2015 was fun and memorable. I can’t wait for next year’s event!


Remember when Mexicali Tacos used to be on 1st and Beaudry in downtown? Those were the good ol’ days. Things have definitely changed, for the better. Their permanent location on Figueroa is kind of at a hidden spot, and the parking sucks, but the flavors of 1st and Beaudry are still there.

The catchetada is my go to item. With each bite, you get the crisp and crunch, the juicy meat, the melted cheese, and the smokey chipotle aioli. It is all flavor and no messing around. I usually get it with an egg on top, but uhh, cash was an issue. The vampiro quesadilla was all flavor as well. That garlic sauce they put in there is addicting and hits the spot every time. The al pastor taco is leaner than most other spots, but the addition of the sauces gave it a nice flavor. The green is my favorite as it is surprisingly spicy.

Mexicali Tacos remains one of my favorite Mexican spots in LA. The thing is, when they were on the corner, they used to have this charm. Eating al fresco in the LA night, the tacos were more delicious then — parking was definitely easier. Now as the years have gone by, newer and better taco joints are popping up. Mexicali, which was once hot and new is now a classic. It is funny how time flies.

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Scoops – A Little Brown Bread and Some Sugar

April 10, 2015

Scoops really started it all. I’m obviously not saying they were the first ice cream shop around, but they were around before or during the whole gourmet flavors stage in LA. It’s hot. It’s summer. Why not treat yourself to some Brown Bread Ice Cream? The ice cream shop isn’t really fancy. This somewhat hole [...]

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Hula Dog – Stuffed Bun Hot Dog from Hawaii

March 26, 2015

Oh, I miss Hawaii. The soft ocean breeze, the relaxed attitude, and beautiful coastal scenery — I love it all. When I saw Hula Dog at Newport Beach, I was instantly intrigued. They sell Hawaiian style hot dogs, lemonade, and shaved ice. I came in for a quick snack and drink. They basically get their [...]

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Newcomb’s Ranch – Canyon Ride and Pancakes

March 22, 2015

The roads are clear, and the roads up Angeles Forest are asking for some action. One morning, some buddies and I decided to take our cars up the mountain caravan style. With some spirited driving, we made it to Newcomb’s Ranch, a biker and car enthusiasts stop up the mountain. Most stop by to have [...]

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LA Weekly’s The Essentials

March 16, 2015

The LA Weekly’s The Essentials event was a first time for me. I love going to food events because you can try a number of things from many different chefs and restaurants. The Essentials was held at California Market Center in downtown LA. More than 40 restaurants participated and fed the masses of people. When [...]

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Señor G’s – Carlito’s Way in Playa del Rey

March 10, 2015

Senor G has everything you want in a Mexican joint. It had some good chips and salsa, a huge burrito with fresh ingredients, and is right next to the beach. Located in Playa del Rey, the location is quite nice and the small space was perfect. The tortilla chips and salsa was awesome. The chips [...]

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Smashburger – A Classic is a Classic

March 7, 2015

The first time I had a Smashburger was in La Jolla at La Jolla Cove Beach. This was year back, before any locations made its way near Los Angeles and Orange County. It was delicious then, and it is delicious now. The fast casual experience from a burger joint was new and exciting. The fresh [...]

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