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Té Para Tres con Tacos

Dear Diary,

This past Taco Tuesday, I enjoyed myself more than usual thanks to #VidaLexus & my former work buddy, Pili Montilla… the charming TV host of Té Para Tres.

We celebrated the season finale with a concert series featuring LA’s finest… Ozomatli and company.  When I say company, I mean.. Grammy winners La Santa Cecilia, los enmascarados desmadrozos de la cumbia El Conjunto Nueva Ola, the 1st lady of Los Angeles Alternative music María del Pilar, The Songbirds singer Erica Canales and celebrities like Justin Baldoni from the Golden Globe award winning show “Jane the Virgin”. I got to take a photo with Justin, but the music was so loud, I failed to mention how much I value his efforts to help the people of Skidrow.  For more information please click here or follow him on Instagram @JustinBaldoni.

I was having such a good time, I threw myself into the crowd while shooting and left my heart and soul on the dance floor.  Luckily, Carlos Santos was there to break my fall, and I was able to walk gracefully out of the event.

The night wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t enjoy a taco or 2 on my way home.  I made a quick stop at Leo’s Tacos on La Brea & Venice Blvd to help me heal my ankles.

It really was a blast to see so many familiar faces from my LATV days.

Hopefully next time gravity will be kind.  Enjoy the shots!

xoxo,

Claudia

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Tacos and Beer 5K Festival

Workout, eat and drink! I love it.

Workout, eat and drink! I love it.

Dear Diary,

Life is good when you can enjoy the finer things in life;  tacos, beer and fresh air.  I haven’t been this excited since my mothers last green mole!

Here’s the deal:  The event is being held Saturday August 15th at the LA Waterfront in San Pedro.  The highlight of the event is, you guessed it… 2 Tacos, a Beer (21+), shirt, medallion, costume contest and a party that includes a mechanical bull and hopefully a Donald Trump piñata.  Prices increase as we get closer to the race, so save your money and buy it today for $35 on GroupOn.  The taco gods have spoken.

Thank taco heavens for tacos and beer!  See you at the finish line!

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Tacolandia is SOLD OUT!

SOLDOUT

Dear Diary,

Tacolandia is coming soon and it’s officially SOLD OUT!  The delicious taco fest that started 2 years ago has and exciting selection of more than 80 of the best taco creators curated by el mero mero pachanguero Bill Esparza from LA Weekly.

It’s all happening, Saturday June 6th from 3pm-8pm at El Pueblo de Los Angeles with LIVE mariachi music, cocktails and every taco you can imagine.  You must be over 21 to relish!  Taco lovers please #tacodiaries to share photos with us!  ENJOY

PS: Watch out for the #tacologist judge Patricia Lopez, she likes it hot!

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Vista L.A. & tacologist Patricia Lopez share their favorite tacos in L.A.

Dear Diary,

I am so happy to hear and see my dear friend Patricia LopezVista L.A. recently visited El Taco Nazo, one of our best rated taco spots in Los Angeles.  Now enjoy this video of them visiting their favorite taco places, discover more about our city, it’s tacos and the tacologist up to no good.  #InvitaCabrona

Taco Destinations in this post:

Follow Patricia via twitter for more: @patylonglegs

Follow me @tacodiaries

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Tacolandia!

Tacolandia!

Dear Diary,
I am looking forward to going with my friends to LA Weekly’s first annual Tacolandia, celebrating Los Angeles’ favorite food – tacos! The sensational taco fest includes a selection of over 30 taco creators from LA/OC and even Baja Californication – curated by Bill Esparza.

Come join us on Sunday, June 23 at the Hollywood Palladium from 12-5pm for music, food, a tequila garden and more.

LA Weekly’s Tacolandia
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Noon
Hollywood Palladium Parking lot
6215 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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April 26, 2013 · 6:19 pm

Taco Diaries goes live from Danny’s Tacos

Dear Diary,

Last night I had so much fun at the Calle 13 show, I continued the party with some of my favorite tacos.  I asked my friends to send me their favorite taco joints and shared tickets and one of my favorite places in Downtown Los Angeles.  Danny’s Tacos is a taco truck located on the corner of Grand Avenue and Olympic Boulevard, across from the Shell Gas Station.

My friends enjoyed asada and al pastor burritos while I ate my favorite tacos: asada, al pastor and chorizo. I love this place because they make handmade tortillas and they make a spicy green tomato salsa. I love salsas with tomatillos, tangy and spicy mmm… I also love love love that they fry serrano chiles and onions for that extra kick. Patricia and Milton were working the truck and did not reveal any culinary secrets but they did mention that their style of cooking originates from the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico.

Enjoy the video, it was shot live with the help of my sister Ale.  Thanks Ale.

This is the first of many Taco Diaries on video, so please follow Taco Diaries on Qik  for live webcasts or subscribe to Taco Diaries on Youtube.

And please keep suggesting tacos, I’m always hungry.

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Cycling Safety

Dear Diary,

When I decided to go to my ex’s birthday party, I knew I wanted to make a good impression. I wanted to be mature, caring and reasonable. In the city of Angeles that translated to good tacos, true friendship and bicycle safety.

Choosing what to wear was a challenge because I had my heart set on riding my bike since the party was so close and I was trying really hard to be conscience of my commuting. The question was, “Do I wear something comfortable or something cute?” If you had asked me that in 2002, I would have said “comfortable”. But over the years I have, with the help of all the crazy women in my life, been putting more effort into being feminine.

So I decided to wear something cute with comfortable shoes. Reasonable I thought in the world of fashion influenced cycling. I was cutting edge. But instead what I decided to wear eventually left me half naked on the sidewalk of Centinela Avenue and Washington Place with my lovely dress wrapped and tangled into my back tire. There I was in broad daylight pulling my dress out of my bike in my primary blue tube top and neutral granny panties. I didn’t look up to see a teenage boy and his dad in the car pulling out across the street or the woman watering her front yard until after I put my dress back on. She was nice enough to ask if I was OK… I laughed, shook it off and said yes.

Most mature reasonable people would of gone back home and changed into something else at this point since I was only half way there but, not me. I opted to tie some knots in my dress and felt confident about moving forward to the party. Good times and tacos were full steam ahead; I just needed to keep my clothes on. So I show up flustered from the bike ride and the incident to open arms. I started greeting everyone and next thing you know I’m holding a margarita and telling my story. And then the kicker… I begin walking up the stairs and a true friend whispers in my ear… “There’s a hole in your dress”.

I have really done it this time… Universe I am your fool. What was I thinking! Maturity and reason were far from my reality. The only thing I could do was submit to my ridiculous predicament and swallow my pride. That’s when I knew I was in a Woody Allen film. I wasn’t trying to call attention to myself, I wanted to ride my bike for all the good reasons and wear something cute to spin my world upside down.

The word embarrassing is a buffet of uncomfortable humor. The possibilities are endless but the opportunity rare. Lucy Ricardo was on my shoulder pushing me to the limit, “There’s no turning back now Lampshade girl. It’s all or nothing.” After another margarita and a few silly ways of hiding the hole in the back of my dress, I stopped caring and started having fun.

The tacos were a godsend, literally. My ex is cool and everything but the truth is… I’m just like my mother, I went for the food. The food was a delicious fusion of meats and sauces elaborated none other than by the Takosher king himself, Mr. Lowell Bernstein. I remember my first food moment fondly because when I tried the tangy red salsa, I described it to a T. It was fresh, sour, thick and not too spicy. It reminded me of the house salsa at El Pollo Loco and Tito’s Tacos but better! Then I found out the food was so delicious it came with good news. When I realized I didn’t have to wait for another party to relish in kosher tacos again I was ecstatic because my friend was going public!

Takosher

La Carne Beef and The Chosen Chicken

Takosher is now the first 100% glatt kosher taco truck serving 5 specialty tacos: The Original Brisketaco (Slow Cooked Specialty), La Carne Beef, The Original Latketaco (Crispy Potato Blend), The Chosen Chicken and Fujitas (Fajita Tofu). My favorites are the steak tacos with their juicy tenderness and tangy kick. If you like’em hot just ask for their spicy red salsa and you might want to hug the cook like me! They take their certification very seriously and even have a sink to wash up. It is 100% too legit to quit. Thank goodness for another respectable taco place that can represent the Westside! The official taco tasting followed and now they are well on their way to mobile food success.

When the night fell, I gave the bike a break and hitched a ride with my best Fufi friend. But the opportunity to enjoy comedy, tacos and friends duro y directo desde la cocina is a blessing. Lejaim Lahaim (A La Vida, Por La Vida, Para La Vida)!

– I followed the Takosher taco truck to Pico and Doheny, for more info visit takosher.com, on Twitter @takosher, or on Facebook.

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