Golden State celebrates 2nd anniversary with Mexicali Tacos (which means vampiros and craft beer)


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Monday marks the second anniversary of Golden State cafe, and co-owner Jason Bernstein says he’s celebrating with the help of Mexicali Tacos. From 6 to 10 p.m. Mexicali Tacos ‘will be doing their thing at our place,’ Bernstein says. ‘Their thing’ is tacos, cachetadas (sort of like a tostada, with a crisp grilled tortilla), vampiros (juicy grilled meat and garlicky cheese folded into a flour tortilla) and Zupermans (three kinds of meat and melted cheese sandwiched between two tortillas) -- normally available Wednesday to Saturday at their stand at 1st Street and Beaudry Avenue (one of my favorite places to eat a taco with a view of the 110 Freeway and downtown skyline).

‘We think it will be a fun idea to pair these tacos and vampiros with really excellent California craft beer -- a combo we don’t often see around town,’ Bernstein says.

The celebrating continues throughout the week. From Tuesday to Saturday, Golden State will be tapping a different rare keg -- Lost Abbey Angel’s Share, Lost Abbey Deliverance, Deschutes Jubel 2010, New Belgium’s La Terroir and Craftsman Lavender Sour. According to Bernstein, Golden State is the only place in Los Angeles where these will be pouring.


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-- Betty Hallock