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  • My Time as a Mexican Cop Made Me a Better Street Vendor in Los Angeles

    Despite the hundreds of taco and bacon-wrapped hot dog vendors in LA out on a nightly basis, street vending is 100 percent illegal there. Meet this passionate street taco vendor who used to be a police officer in Mexico but now makes some of the best...

  • This Is LA’s Most Authentically Inauthentic Mexican Food

    Ray Garcia says his LA restaurant Broken Spanish is "authentic in its own inauthenticity," serving whipped carnitas fat on its tortillas and foie gras butter on its pan dulce.

  • Chef's Night Out: Nopalito

    In addition to being the chef and partner of San Francisco's super-popular eatery Nopalito, Gonzalo Guzman knows where to get some badass carnitas.

  • Guadalajara's Tortas Ahogadas Are Better Than Church

    The people of Guadalajara know what they want in a sandwich. The torta ahogada—a pork-stuffed baguette swamped in so much spicy salsa that it must be eaten with a spoon—is a local hangover cure and a compelling reason to skip church.

  • The Best Mexican Grocery Stores Are Usually Hidden

    I'm a huge fan of secret grocery stores, piñatas, and Mexican food, which I was convinced didn't exist until reality recently proved me wrong. My friend, Mars Ostarello, guided me through a secret Mexican grocery store tucked inside of a deli.

  • Rapper Kool A.D. Tries to Stick to International Pho on Tour

    Musician Victor Vasquez has logged countless miles on tour, which translates to epic meals around the world. He talked to me about where to eat when I'm on tour, his requests from music venues (hint: Blade dvd's), info on his new album, and why...