This past summer to fall I've been back and forth between LA and Visalia. The summers in LA are no doubt some of the best times any red-blooded American can experience, with great weather, beaches, mountains and an event list that spills outta LA Weekly. But this year I had a longing to be back in Visalia, closer to family and friends, and mountains and rivers that I've grown to love. Seriously, there's not much better than kickin it at the river on a hot summer day throwin back cans of beer with friends. Only problem, LA has tacos...Visalia has tacos, but not like LA. It's different, the variety and quantity of tacos in LA is vast, almost immeasurable. Visalia, yeah, I can count how many places on my hand that are "worthy" of scoping out for a first time. Point is, when in LA, I ALWAYS check out new spots. This last time was El Chato Taco Truck, a drunken favorite of many bar and club goers on their way home from a night of partying.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
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Thursday, October 8, 2009
Even though I've neglected this blog, I still eat tacos. I'm still fat and I'm still unemployed. Not much has changed. I still love tacos, but a new love I picked up this summer is backpacking the beautiful Sierra Range. Ahhh, now if only I can incorporate the two...you know, spend about five days in the backcountry, somehow bring some asada or pastor and grill it over an open fire. Yeah, that shit will never happen...but till then...
Posted by Brown Dolphin at 2:21 AM
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I ate 8 tacos total. Yeah, they were fuckin good.
Posted by Brown Dolphin at 9:18 PM
Monday, August 31, 2009
Posted by Brown Dolphin at 9:23 PM
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Posted by Brown Dolphin at 11:47 AM
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I hate being a noob. Especially when it comes to experiencing new restaurants I'm not familiar with. There's awkwardness, ignorance and plain out tomfoolery when it comes to simple things such as standing in the right line to ordering your meal correctly. I'm sure some of you, or at least the two of you who are reading this, can attest. You just gotta swallow your pride and jump into the unknown, and hope you come out the other side a better person, or in my most recent case, walk out with a full stomach and a wallet that's not empty.
Friday, May 8, 2009
I found out about this westside favorite from a taco informant over at Yelp.com. I read the reviews, checked the menu and was a bit wary about the quality of taco. First off, the front sign says, "Taco Plus.... Fresh All The Time." Uh oh, is this another westside, "fresh-mex" taco joint? I've encountered a couple and more often than not, left less than happy. Second, tacos cost $2.35. That just makes me shake my head. Will this trip be worth it?