| Jul 3, 2012
| 10:28 AM
As far as customer service stunts go, this one was pretty epic: A helicopter sent to a remote Alaska town bearing a Taco Bell truck, itself bearing ingredients for 10,000 Doritos Locos tacos.
The 6,200 townspeople of Bethel in the distant western...
| Jan 19, 2012
When food truck fatigue finally set in among the Twitter-equipped some time last year, the mobile movement all but stalled. Gone were the throngs that waited for hours, their attentions shifted instead to newly minted food artisans and itinerant pop-up...
| Jan 19, 2012
Check tacomaria.com and twitter.com/tacomaria for the latest locations and weekly schedule.
Tacos, $2.50 to $3; burritos, $6 to $7; specials and desserts, $4 to $7.
Credit cards accepted.
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Coming off a rough year, Taco Bell is approaching its 50th birthday hoping to think less and live more, ditching its old “Think Outside the Bun” motto for a new slogan: Live Más.
The Irvine chain plans to make a big show out of the switch,...
| Mar 1, 2012
I once had a friend in Paris who assiduously followed neighborhood bistros' plats du jour (daily specials) around town. And when I first moved into the arrondissement, he presented me with a scribbled crib sheet of his favorite dishes, which night they...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 10:00 AM
This year's L.A. Taco Festival was a great excuse to take a subway, explore Mariachi Plaza, and listen to live banda music, while supporting the Jovenes Inc. foundation in its efforts to help at-risk Boyle Heights youth. The tacos, as you'd expect, were...
| Mar 10, 2012
Once every four years, always on Feb. 29, the downtown L.A. restaurant Border Grill becomes for an evening a reprise of City Restaurant, the La Brea Avenue dining room that launched its chefs, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, to fame 25 years ago....
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:03 PM
Is it the Doritos Difference? A breakfast-based boost? The days of slumping sales seem to be over for tortured Taco Bell, which helped owner Yum Brands Inc. haul in a 73% income increase in the first quarter.
The Mexican-style fast-food chain appears...
| Apr 21, 2012
Long before Rick Bayless, the Too Hot Tamales and even Diana Kennedy, there was another teacher and cookbook writer who introduced authentic Mexican food to a wider American audience. Though she is all but unknown today, at the turn of the 20th century...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:36 AM
If you should be poking around the industrial byways of Montebello, looking for a stray lonchera or tamale cart on a weekday afternoon, you may run across Sergio’s Tacos, one of a small Eastside chain whose best-known outlet is probably the one near...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 12:15 PM
If you are in South Gate, and you have commanded a table at Tacos DF, you are probably here for the Mexico City-style antojitos, which is to say the broad huaraches piled high with chicken, the quesadillas stuffed with squash blossoms and melted cheese,...