Chef Wes Avila has a simple New Year's resolution: open a Guerrilla Tacos restaurant in 2016. While he hasn't met that goal yet — the year is still young — Avila has taken a big step toward expanding the reach of his food, by adding a day of service to his schedule and by running his taco truck to different parts of Los Angeles.
Arts District residents previously had a near-monopoly on Guerrilla Tacos' farmers-market-fueled dishes, with the truck bouncing between third-wave coffee shops Blacktop and Blue Bottle four days a week, and making appearances at Cognoscenti Coffee in Culver City on Wednesdays and at Silverlake Wine on Thursday evenings in Silver Lake.
Back to that new year's resolution. “It’s happening this year, for sure. I can’t say where yet, but the flagship — the first one — will be on the Eastside.” In the meantime, Avila has other projects going, including the Guerrilla Tacos cookbook, due out in 2017.