Thug Consumption Tactics

Straight off the bat I’m going to tell you this spot is in the trap. But its worth is for the food. North African Tacos. Don’t lie to yourself and pretend you already know what that is, it’s too soon into 2016 to start lying again. This is a no frills spot which is what we all really want. Chic Beverly Hills lunches are so 80’s. Lets be thugs about our food and where we consume it. I really can’t deal with pretentious creeps looking at me when I eat, sizing up my fire jawnz to later ask me when I got my t-shirt. FAMGOD this t is way limited and way way sold out. Step off into next week.

Revolutionario: North African Tacos

Tip: have a friend drive so if their car gets broken into you still good.

Tip: CAN’T go wrong. All food is dope. Try a variety of things, it’s the sort of place meant for that.

When to come here: chill lunches and early dinners.

Where: 1436 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles

Sunday 11:30AM–9PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:30AM–9PM
Wednesday 11:30AM–9PM
Thursday 11:30AM–9PM
Friday 11:30AM–9PM
Saturday 11:30AM–9PM

phone: (424) 223-3526

What role does the law play in regulating taste? According to some aficionados, and plenty of hawkers the world over, the fewer regulations governing street-side food vending the better (or as one prominent LA restaurant critic told me: the best tacos in town are in Tijuana). Unregulated street food meccas like Rio de Janeiro and Mexico City certainly support this theory. But in places like Singapore and Portland, Oregon, where strict rules govern but encourage vending, the street food remains top-notch.

Laws can both help or hinder the business as well as the quality and diversity of the offerings, depending on whose interests are prioritized. Implementation and enforcement in different cities often fluctuates, too, depending on neighborhood, time of day, political climate, type of vendor, and the whims of authority figures. Even Chicago’s famous hot dogs are actually illegal to sell on the street (sausage-vending permits exist, but only for park grounds). Most vendors just ignore or remain unaware of the city’s arcane and largely unenforced laws governing the sale of cooked or prepared food on the sidewalks. Back in 1997, Windy City health inspectors ignited the “elote wars” labor dispute by cracking down and dousing bleach on the tropical fruit salads and barbecued corn ears of unsuspecting food carts in a random effort to clamp down on illegal hawkers.

Street food vending can be risky business, and the relationship between the law and street food is a complicated one. The chart here won’t necessarily clarify what sort of legislation allows for maximum tastiness. Rather, it demonstrates that what’s strictly legal (or illegal) doesn’t dictate the reality on the streets. Like heat-resistant microorganisms growing in a sunless hydrothermal vent, street food can persist even in the most seemingly inhospitable environments.

Lara Rabinovitch is a historian and writer living in Los Angeles. She’s working on a book about pastrami and the people who brought it to North America.  

Illustrated and designed by Helen Tseng

Different Genres of Music as Food
  • Pop/Top 40:Salad. Some salads are fricken' amazing, and some are not, but most are pretty darn okay. There's a formula, though, that is nearly always followed.
  • Classic Rock:A solid burger and fries. Delicious in its simplicity.
  • Classical:Caviar. Or Foi Gras. Something that rich people and the utterly pretentious enjoy, but everyone has the urge to try once in a while.
  • Punk/Alternative:Gourmet cupcakes. Hear me out. It comes in a variety of unusual flavors, and it doesn't take much to get you excited, but loving it seems to get expensive pretty quickly.
  • Metal:Marmite. Ya either love it or hate it, but if you love it, it is the BEST THING EVER.
  • Rap:Food truck tacos. Can range from being amazing in every way or literally making you shit your pants and cry from pain and embarrassment.
  • and....
  • Kpop/Jpop:One of those ice cream sundays that come with, like, half a cake, a bunch of bananas, brownies, and goddamn sparklers. It's delicious and wonderful but you know that everyone is judging you and thinks you're a freak.

Sambal Salsa & Black Bean Tacos

for the salsa:
  • 2-3 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • juice & zest of 2 small limes
  • 1-2 teaspoons sambal chile paste
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ginger, minced (optional)
  • pinch of sugar or a tiny bit of honey (optional)
  • chopped avocado
for the tacos:’
  • tortillas
  • black beans
  • cotija cheese (optional)
  • serve with extra limes


WINNING: The “Best Tasting Thing” at the LA County Fair is This Vegan Taco

For many of us, the county fair is a disappointing mixture of deep-fried cheese, meat, and more meat. Fortunately, that’s starting to change as more vegan food than ever is sold at fairs across the country.

In fact, attendees at this year’s LA County Fair can enjoy a savory vegan taco from one of Southern California’s most praiseworthy food trucks, Plant Food for People.

Famous and well-loved for its carnitas-style shredded jackfruit tacos and tortas, Plant Food for People has been bringing delicious plant-based food to the masses since 2011.

And according to Food Beast, these mouthwatering tacos are “the best tasting thing” at the fair!

But you don’t have to move to Los Angeles for a delicious vegan meal.

From burgers and pizza to ice cream and cheesecake, tasty alternatives to cruel animal foods are hitting store shelves all the time. And almost every city has incredible vegan restaurants or restaurants that can create fantastic vegan dishes.

For veg restaurants near you, click here.


Okay. I can get rid of her. But, uh, think about what you’re asking me. You want me to get rid of Hector’s Tacos, best Mexican food this side of Pico?” / … / “So what exactly do you guys do?” / “If you had to guess, what would you say?” / “Pornographers?” / “Wow.” / “Why?” / “You’re attractive, you do business in Miami, and he wants to know if they can handle a black man.”

Very Abridged Gifland 3.06: Jenny Tacos and the Not Pornographers


Smoked Pork Tostadas w. Avocado & Lime Cream

  • 4 corn tostadas
  • 1 can refried black beans
  • 2 cups smoked pork, chopped
  • 1 (8 oz) can pineapple tidbits, drained
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Handful cilantro, chopped
  • 1 c tomatilo salsa
  • Avocado & Cilantro Lime Cream
  • ½ c non-fat, plain greek yogurt
  • 1 whole avocado, chopped
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 T cilantro, chopped
  • Cilantro, for garnish


I just had the best carnitas tacos ever!!! It tasted so good and so… Sophisticated. Also, had the yummiest green corn tamale. It was an unforgettable meal. We found this small Mexican restaurant on the way to a festival. We saw their sign that they were selling green corn tamale and my husband just had to stop. I’m so glad we did. Best Mexican meal ever!!!