| Oct 30, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Taco Bell is giving out free Doritos Locos Tacos nationwide Tuesday afternoon in honor of the World Series, which the San Francisco Giants won in a four-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers.
The Mexican-style chain, a sponsor of Major League Baseball,...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 2:56 PM
Metro Balderas, named for a Mexico City subway station, is well-known in the tacovore community for the D.F.-style carnitas it serves on weekends – carnitas made from not just the usual pork shoulder, but from ears, snout, stomach, tongue and...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 6:45 PM
It’s 3:30 in the morning and you have no particular destination in mind, and you’re at J&S because you’re in Montebello and everywhere else is closed, and J&S kind of exists to be the place to go when there’s no place else to go....
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:49 PM
Taco Bell is trying to color outside of the fast-food lines, launching several new items designed to compete with higher-end restaurants.
On Thursday, the Irvine-based chain will officially launch XXL Steak Nachos, which it calls “restaurant-...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Taco Bell doesn’t serve wake-up calls quite like anyone else – the fast food chain has added a soda and orange juice mix to its breakfast menu called Mtn Dew A.M.
The Mountain Dew and Tropicana concoction – think a non-alcoholic...
| Sep 1, 2012
I remember the stories -- L.A. chefs renting fast cars and and doing a Michelin three-star restaurant blitz through France. Ten restaurants in five days. Wallowing in foie gras, truffles, baby lamb, Brittany lobsters and newborn vegetables. Not to mention...
| Jun 2, 2012
First of all, Black Hogg, the name of the new Silver Lake gastropub, doesn't refer to a heritage pig or even a plain old hog or wild boar. According to the staff, it takes its name from the alternative definition of hogg, which the Oxford English...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 11:57 AM
We don’t know what Subway ever did to Pizza Hut, but the quirky pizza chain is attempting a “takeover” of the sandwich giant’s market with its new P’Zolo concept.
Pizza Hut? Making a sandwich? Coming from the company that...
| Jul 1, 2012
Ventura County piers (south to north)
Port Hueneme Pier
Overview: A pier that feels away from it all. It was opened in 1968 and is one of the few in the state that doesn't prohibit bicycles. Neighborhood kids seem to make the 1,400-foot span a...
| 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...
| 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...