5.31.2011

Sion's Manhattan Beach


This little cafe has been there forever and is attached to the Seahorse Motel on PCH. They have AWESOME breakfast, comfy booths and old school Mexican cooking. GREAT service. They are so friendly and fast and inexpensive.

I like to go there alone and do a crossword puzzle while eating Huevos Rancheros, but their tacos are good too.

If you are anywhere nearby, give them a try.



Tofu Tacos and Episode #29

 



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My favorite kind of taco is a pastor off the spit (trompo) with grilled pineapple, BUT, these tofu tacos that we made live on Taco Talk Episode #30 were pretty darn GREAT.

For a link to the recipes check out our Taco Talk Facebook Page or go HERE

To recap, our favorite Tofu Tacos in LA so far are....

Las Anitas on Olvera St. (crispy soy taco)
The Calbi Taco Truck (Asian firm tofu taco)
Taco Spot on Colorado (In Eagle Rock - ALL their tacos are pretty light there)

Good for a change every now and then!

5.21.2011

Pulque


This mysterious drink has been taunting me. I first heard it mentioned at Cabo Baja Taco Grill and then a few more foodies threw it out there but no one could tell me where to get it, except in Mexico City. Not helpful!!!!

Well, now that I've watched this amazing video on this mysterious beverage I understand why it's impossible to find in LA.

It has about the same alcohol content as beer and is made from the fermented 'honey water' of the Agave plant. The same plant used to make Tequila and Agave Syrup. Such a plant this is! OY.

Even though this movie is in Spanish (it won an Emmy!) you can still get the gist if you don't speak Latin.

I find it all to be terribly fascinating!

5.20.2011

Taco Talk Episode #28 and El Puerto Escondido, Inglewood

For this episode we ate a LOT of seafood. Mmmmmmm (drool) seafooooood.



They don't have a website. WAH.

But they are open 24 hours serving GREAT seafood, tacos and even American food (which I didn't try). They also have plenty 'o booze including beer, micheladas and tequila!

Link to their YELP page (they have several locations) http://www.yelp.com/biz/el-puerto-escondido-inglewood

We particularly loved the crab plate (alot of crab for $10.99) and the crispy taco/chile relleno plate.


The restaurant is large and very comfortable. There are several booths that would seat at least 6 so it's a fun place to gather with friends.

Check out our video! Nom nom. Muy rico.

5.12.2011

Taco Talk Episode #27 & a Taco Crossword Puzzle

In this episdode, we go to the Yamashiro Farmer's Market and a great hidden spot on York called El Chapin. We also made our very own Taco Crossword. Answers are included. Don't look!

Only print page 1 at first if you don't want to be tempted.

LISTEN HERE

5.11.2011

Delicia Brasil

http://www.deliciabrasil.com/

Who are these amazing people???? Check out their website. Hire them as caterers. Their food is so good that I bought some frozen, defrosted it, baked it up and WOW. I only tried the chicken balls and the kibbeh but I would love to try more.

They aren't kidding about the delicious part.

5.06.2011

Loteria Grill

A cornupcopia of fun videos about Jimmy Shaw and his wonderful Trio of restaurants.

A Santa Monica location is coming soon!

Watch, enjoy, and eat.







5.05.2011

Taco Talk Episode #26 and Cinco de Mayo!


Yes it's true. Only Americans celebrate this holiday that commemorates a battle between Mexico and France on May 5th, 1862. Sure, Mexico won, but it was not the defining battle or anniversary which is  September 17.

It is however a day we celebrate here in the USA with revelry, mostly from beer! In this episode, we drink and love Sancha Beer from Skyscraper Brewery. We also talk about designer margaritas.

LISTEN HERE