Today is Fat Tuesday friends. What better way to celebrate than with tacos. Today, from 4 pm until ?, there will be tacos at the Cafe, morphing into a dance party with the Vida Girls. I have a certain nostalgia for Fat Tuesday, under another name, el “Coso”, from the Carnaval de Tenerife, in the Canary Islands in Spain. My favorite day, though, is on Ash Wednesday, with the Burial of the Sardine, a long and arduous parade of mostly men in black, many in drag as nuns and widows in mourning, following a fairly large effigy of a sardine, filled with explosives, and held aloft by mourners. Why so Sad? Because the Carnaval is officially over and Lent begins. In Plaza de Espana, they light the sardine, and flaming projectiles shoot out everywhere, sending people scattering. That’s aught to do with tacos, but it’s certainly 2nd Level Kevin Bacon.
Gettin’ Sick of these Mutha’s Yet?
Andrew Zimmern and Rick Bayless get together to eat tacos and in Chicago. Don’t pay attention to the poser fest, especially Rick. Keep your eye on the tacos. clickety click for vid.
Wall Street Journal Says Taquerias at Gas Stations are a New Trend. Not True.
Anyone who has been anywhere between Salinas, Ca. and San Mateo, Ca. since the mid-1980′s will call balderdash on the gist of this Feb 26, 2011 article in the WSJ. Thing is, those taquerias are in real gas stations, not nostalgic remakes devoid of the fumes, stench and freakiness of urban and suburban mostly corner lots. My favorite was always El Grullense #5 at the corner of Spring St. and 5th Ave.
Andrew Zimmern and Chris Cosentino Eat Crisped Pig Intestine Tacos
Another vid of Mr. Zimmern eating tacos. Kinda fun.
Bill Esparza Eats Killer Birria for Breakfast in Guadalajara
Here you can see a birria de chivo scene being run out of the back of a pick up truck that’s in it’s 26th year, according to Bill Esparza, author of the StreetGourmetLA blog. Looks like a dandy breakfast. Way up north, I was happy merely to get some awesome spicy chicken tamales in a parking lot in Medford, Oregon last Sunday. So good and moist. No salsa at all necessary.
Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg Eats Chicken Tacos
Rather than eating diamonds and gold dust, Mark Zuckerberg chose to eat chicken tacos for lunch recently, actually going out and ordering AND eating the tacos all by himself. Without any concubines, succubi, cherabim, nor seraphim that his billions of dollars could obviously buy him.