Memo Torres is a multi-media taco journalist, a third-generation landscaper, host of L.A. Taco’s new Plant and Gardening column, Yerbalife, host of Apple Maps’ L.A. food guide on all iPhones, Director of Partnerships for the James Beard award-winning L.A. Taco, a finalist for the Ruben Salazar Award for Latino Journalists, a taco scout for numerous shows, can be seen on Netflix’s Taco Chronicles, Pressure Cooker, Mythical Kitchen, KCRW, and elsewhere.
Are Organic Gardening Products Safer? A Pro Landscaper Weighs In
We like organic labels on gardening products. They make us feel all warm and toasty inside because they imply that they are safer. But when you compare organic products to their non-organic counterparts, you might be shocked to find that organic products can be likely more toxic, even when compared to the scariest one of them all, glyphosate.
Five Common Plants to Avoid When Creating Your Green Spaces in L.A.
Almost every time I visit a property with landscaping issues, the problem starts with bad design: the wrong plants in the wrong place. Here's advice from a third-generation L.A. landscaper and noted taco expert.
The 13 Best Tacos Along L.A. Metro’s 33 Bus Line, From Santa Monica to Downtown
Is this the best bus line to hit all of LA’s classic tacos?
This Mar Vista Mother and Son Are Fighting Gentrification With Their Own Blue Corn Nixtamal
The Diaz family is exactly who blue corn was meant to help out. For thousands of years, the people of the sun survived and thrived off corn. Today in Mar Vista, it's still coming through for them.
Dirt Dog Serves L.A.’s Best Michoacán/D.F.-Style Carnitas, After Giving Its ‘Kitchen Mama’ a Shot at the Menu
The recipe and technique behind Yanet Vazquez's carnitas are straight from Michoacán. But she says the sazón is pure D.F.
From Puebla to Torrance: This Tamalero Makes LA’s ‘Super-Super-Duper’ Sized Tamales
From Puebla to Torrance, Valerio Campos started selling tamales from the back of his sedan until he found this brick-and-mortar in Torrance to rent. He thought to himself making bigger tamales would be better for business. His business idea has paid off, going through as many as 20,000 of his girthy stumps of masa during the Christmas season alone.
Inglewood’s Best Kept Secret for Somali-Style Goat
Follow L.A.'s taxi drivers to try the goat served at this low-key spot. It slides smoothly off the bone. It's tender and juicy, robust, and flavorful, with slightly roasted ends. It's not fatty or greasy, and the gaminess that goat is known for is tamed remarkably well.
The 12 Best Tacos in Van Nuys
Van Nuys is home to L.A.'s arguably best vegan tacos, but the neighborhood also holds regional Mexican guisado gems not found anywhere else in L.A., like Guanajuato-style birria and a rare Asado Duranguense. It's time to the head to the Valley for your next taco crawl.
Meet the Taquero Behind the Nayarit-Style, Crispy-Skin Suckling Pig and Mustard Salsa Competing at TACO MADNESS
Los Sabrosos al Horno stands out in L.A.'s highly competitive taco scene. Why? For their extremely unique mustard salsa that will astound you as soon as you take that first big bite. After all, a taco is only as good as its salsa.