Month: June 2014

  • Tacolandia 2014

    Tacolandia 2014

    LA Weekly‘s and Bill “Street Gourmet LA” Esparza’s sophomore Tacolandia food festival took place on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in the Plaza Park at El Pueblo de Los Angeles, adjacent to historic Olvera Street, a change from the parking lot of the Hollywood Palladium last year.  Anticipation had been building recently, with the inaugural event […]

  • Guerrilla Tacos

    Guerrilla Tacos

    “That guy could turn me vegetarian!”  I uttered, or rather, typed, these unlikely-if-you-knew-me words on Chowhound last night.  The “guy” in question is chef Wesley Avila of Guerrilla Tacos, who will apparently be serving a vegetarian taco with mushrooms and hazelnut “dirt” at Tacolandia 2014 (happening mañana at the time of writing).



    From the people who brought you Piccolo Venice and Hostaria del Piccolo, CiBOTECA (I’ll stick to the way they capitalize it, at least this once) is ostensibly a market for Italian and international foodstuffs that also sells pastries and sandwiches made with imported Italian meats, but across multiple visits, I have yet to see anyone […]

  • San Francisco 2014: An Index

    I had a pretty epic six days in San Francisco the first week of June 2014.  I still can’t quite believe the number of places I got to try and the amount of food I ate.  I also can’t believe that I pounded out nine reports covering the entire trip, with most posted the same […]

  • Hà Nam Ninh, Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous, Boccalone (San Francisco: Day Six) and Wrap-up!

    Hà Nam Ninh, Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous, Boccalone (San Francisco: Day Six) and Wrap-up!

    I was in San Francisco this week for WWDC (Apple‘s Worldwide Developers Conference). I found out a few months ago I’d be able to attend, so of course, I made a list and asked for advice beforehand. Now that I’m here, I plan on posting a report as quickly as possible for each day, to […]