Mexican

Vaya Con Diego: A Deep Dive into the Mexican cuisines of San Diego

Vaya Con Diego: A Deep Dive into the Mexican cuisines of San Diego

by Zach Mann January 10, 2016

Cocina Roulette — Feb 11, 2010 The praises of San Diego’s Mexican food, when shared with me, have always fallen on deaf ears. I’m from LA, after all. Taco trucks saturated the mise en scène of my childhood, family restaurantes set the scene for most […]

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1 Minute Meal: Sandwich Dreams, The Perfect Muffin, and Life-Changing Cashews

1 Minute Meal: Sandwich Dreams, The Perfect Muffin, and Life-Changing Cashews

by James Boo November 18, 2013

Episode 09: Tortas Neza I’ve told the life story of Galdino “Tortas” Molinero at every possible opportunity, leading to pieces in Serious Eats, New York Magazine and Edible Queens. So in setting up the shoot for 1 Minute Meal, I gathered 11 friends to capture […]

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Single Serving: Tortillas and Salsa at Casablanca in Venice, CA

Single Serving: Tortillas and Salsa at Casablanca in Venice, CA

by Zach Mann April 1, 2013

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, Casablanca Restaurant is the most conflicted. The parking spaces are named after Bogey, Bergman and costars. A sign in the lot welcomes all comers to “Casablanca, Venice,” but another by the door […]

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Single Serving: Street Tacos at Tacos San Buena in the Mission District, San Francisco

Single Serving: Street Tacos at Tacos San Buena in the Mission District, San Francisco

by Zach Mann January 18, 2012

I moved from Los Angeles to San Diego, then to Los Angeles, then to San Francisco, and I drove into this city with a promise to myself: when it came to Mexican comida, I would keep an open mind. I would allow for the possibility […]

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Neveria Again

Neveria Again

by James Boo December 9, 2011

I have never seen a Michoacan ice cream parlor off of Interstate 5. Now that I know of one that sits in the shadow of US-101, I see little reason to drive along the 5 again. There are, of course, other reasons for choosing US-101 […]

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Single Serving: Lomo Torta at Senor Mango's in University Heights, San Diego

Single Serving: Lomo Torta at Senor Mango’s in University Heights, San Diego

by Zach Mann August 10, 2011

Fact: Delis and butchers serve good cold cut sandwiches. Fact: Produce markets serve good vegetarian sandwiches. Probably. They should. Fact: Smoothie shops that are next door to produce markets serve good sandwiches. Confirmed. Senor Mango’s may not look like much, but success in the smoothie […]

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Los Trucking Angeles

Los Trucking Angeles

by Zach Mann June 9, 2011

“Street food” is a misleading term, at least in this country. A hot dog stand in suburban Chicago probably has more square footage and seating than three San Francisco Thai restaurants. Mariscos German and Mariscos El Pescador in San Diego are theoretically taco trucks, but […]

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Poc Chuc, Tres Chic

Poc Chuc, Tres Chic

by Zach Mann May 6, 2011

Burritos are pregnant with meaning. They are pregnant with lots of things, and some are even called pregnant by name, but others tell tales between the sheets of tortilla. El Porvenir’s carnitas burrito contains a San Diego origin story; the wet burrito at Berkeley’s La […]

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Lifestyle of the Super Rica and Famous

Lifestyle of the Super Rica and Famous

by James Boo February 1, 2011

At what point does distance transform from cost to craving? The moment one reaches the counter at La Super-Rica offers an appetizing example. It may be more than an hour’s drive from West L.A., and it may take twenty minutes to get through the line […]

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California Love: Gone Pescando

California Love: Gone Pescando

by James Boo January 24, 2011

For the next week, I’ll be writing short posts on the meals I enjoyed during a two-week vacation in my native California. Every time I’m handed a bowl of chips at a Mexican restaurant, I get the feeling that my life is a series of […]

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