my favorite burrito place is closing
the LA Times said so yesterday in a feature so big it’s gotta get prominence in the Food section on Saturday or my name isn’t HR Puffnstuff.
the writer did a good job on talking to the owners and getting some good stories out of them but she didn’t say much about the neighborhood, the food, the vibe, the movie that was shot there or what it was like pre-pandemic.
it was a wild mix of every culture, sexual background, type of fashion, and level of sobriety. it is exactly what you’d want in a spacious big city taqueria where the prices are reasonable and sometimes the food is outstanding.
anyway i was working on one thing, trying to get another thing done before today, and worrying about a third thing when i read about this and i spent the rest of the night working on it.
shout out to Apple Photos who lets you search things by where they are on the map. I have over ten years of pictures from that place.
something i left out of the piece but maybe i should toss in there but nah is this
sometimes i would take dates there to see how they reacted. it’s a divey joint. freaky at times. despite the signs, occasionally shit goes down there. it’s nice to know who you’re dealing with and a place like that will elicit responses, let me tell you.
but ultimately the food wins you over every time.
LA has maybe 10 million taco joints. but losing this one hurts.