In Los Angeles, you can’t throw a rock without hitting a taco stand. But Norteño Mexican-style tacos are a little harder to come by. In Frogtown, a 34-year-old chef from Mexicali is trying to change that with his new restaurant, Salazar. One flour tortilla at a time.
Once southern food was hard to find north of the Mason-Dixon line. Now restaurants all over the country are serving grits, collard greens and waffles piled high with fried chicken. A strip mall in LA’s Chinatown is drawing crowds with boxes of bright paprika-colored, mouth-numbingly hot Nashville-style chicken.
Children of the ’70s and ’80s, unite! Now that you’re old enough to drink beer, you can sip on a pint while chasing ice cream with Charley Chuck at this old-school video arcade in Echo Park. Plus, spicy wings, vegan tofu balls and popiah to boot. Get your tokens ready.