I am always looking for new places to eat and drink in LA. Having been to Eastside Speedway before, I knew it was on my shortlist of places to try out. I was not disappointed. It was a perfect, early summer’s night and the racing was good too.
Located in the heart of Boyle Heights, it is a Mexican-American road course that gives you an intoxicating mix of adrenaline and spice, with plenty of food and drink to match. If you’re not familiar, it is home to the renowned King Taco, and they do an excellent job of taking California style cuisine and giving it an Eastside twist. It is a must-visit if you’re in the area.
The races were on and the air was thick with noise and excitement, when our table got the call that there was an urgent delivery for us. Our waitress who had been very attentive throughout the evening, came back with an empty plate and said, “Here you go, Mr and Mrs …” We looked at her confused and my wife asked, “Do I know you?” She replied in the affirmative and we slowly worked out that she was talking about us, our food and our orders. As a result of which, she had delivered all of our food and drink to our table moments earlier. The man behind the counter who took our order was so nice and apologetic, I felt bad for having doubted him. He told us that we were the only guests at our table for the next few minutes, as there was a wedding party across the way and they had ordered lots of food too.
What I liked most about Eastside Speedway is that it feels like a real community space. It doesn’t feel sanitized or contrived like some other places I’ve been to in L.A. The locals I saw around the track were busy doing their Saturday night thang, running some races, drinking and participating in the festivities. It was like being a fly on the wall at a real party. I wouldn’t exactly call it a family friendly space, but I didn’t feel like that was the case either. Families and kiddies seemed to be present and participating in the action too. The organizers must have heard me when I mentioned that the place was kid-friendly, because they came out with a photo album for us, which contained cute kid’s pictures and videos of the track’s events from the previous year. It was great and made the whole experience even more enjoyable. The food was a perfect mix of Mexican and American influences, with some traditional Spanish dishes thrown in for good measure. We started off with some sort of ceviche, which was very fresh and light. This was followed by some enchiladas which were stuffed with a mix of chicken, pepper and onion and served with avocado, tomato and chili pepper. The burrito that we ordered was stuffed with ground beef and cheese, so it was big enough to share and served with potato and tomato wedges, fire-roasted corn, black beans and crema. It was all very tasty and filling. I particularly liked the fact that the portions were generous and that there was a good variety of food and drink available. If you’re a fan of Mexican cuisine, you’ll find that most of the venues in Los Angeles serve it very well, but there is something uniquely special about a place that serves it with a twist.
Pablo’s Pizza and Pasta is another restaurant that I’ve been to, that serves Italian food and has an outdoor space, where you can sit and eat. It is a very quaint Italian place and was very popular with the locals, with its colorful mural on the wall and its outdoor seating. The pizza was very good and authentic, but I personally think that their pasta dishes are superior and offer a richer taste. The place is very close to my house and I often walk past it when I’m driving home from work. There are several reasons why this place is on my list: the food is great, the atmosphere is cool and calm and it is very kid-friendly. The restaurant’s outdoor seating provides a pleasant setting for families and friends to get together. This is one of those places that feels like a real find and I would recommend it to anyone who’s looking for an authentic Italian experience in LA. The only thing I didn’t like about it was the cost. Their pasta is around $15 and their pizza is $22, which is a lot for a family of four.
El Sabor Mexican Restaurant in North Hollywood is another place that provides a mixture of Mexican and American cuisine, with a focus on street food, made using only the finest ingredients. What I love about this place is that it serves the food quickly and efficiently. You won’t find a lot of tables and chairs around, because they want your business and your money as much as they want your food. Our meals arrived quickly and the portions were very generous and filling. We started off with some sort of seafood starter, which was served with rice and beans. This was followed by some delicious carnitas tacos and enchiladas. The restaurant also does a really nice job with its plantains, which is a type of banana, offering a rich texture and taste that is difficult to emulate. One of my favorite dishes at El Sabor is their torta de boda, which is a Mexican wedding cake. It is a tortilla, stuffed with coconut and topped off with a fluffy icing. It is a combination of Spanish and Mexican influences and is extremely versatile, since you can choose to have it inside out or regular style. The cake is served in a massive portion and is great for sharing. I have never had a torta de boda before, but it sounds like something that I might find appealing. It may not be the most traditional cake, but it is definitely unique and worth trying out, especially if you’re looking for something a little different.
What Is The Difference Between Food Stereotypes And Food Trends?
Having been raised in Pennsylvania, I have always associated the Northeastern part of the country with hearty meals and large families. When I moved to California, I was surprised to see how many people perceived Mexican and Hispanic cuisine as “health food”. Instead of getting a pizza or taco from a fast food joint, many people turned to organic foods, natural foods and healthy eating habits, especially in the Bay Area. This trend continued in 2018 and even people who live in Southern California, where the food is very different, have gotten on board with it. What this has resulted in is a great deal of misinformation about Mexican and Hispanic cuisine, as well as a lot of stereotypes.
These negative connotations have caused a lot of confusion when it comes to food. While there is no denying that there are many health benefits to eating natural, healthy foods, this is certainly not always the case. For example, did you know that many types of cheese are bad for your bones and cause osteoporosis? Or that too much red meat causes cancer? To say that these food items are bad for you is not exactly true. So while some people are turning to healthier alternatives, this does not mean that they are completely eliminating the food groups or the foods within them.
Why Is It Important To Look At The Reviews When Ordering Food?
You can find almost any restaurant review online, but why should you believe them? There are many reasons why you shouldn’t trust every review that you come across and one of them is that not all reviews are created equal. You need to look for reviews that are trustworthy and have stood the test of time. You can start by checking out the restaurant’s Yelp page to see if any of their reviews match the same theme: low quality food, bad service or both.
If there are no reviews that match this theme, then it is a safe bet to assume that the reviews that you’re about to read are either paid ads or sheerly fictitious. Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between the two and this is why you should always be suspicious of any reviews that you don’t see immediately posted on a reputable site, such as TripAdvisor, where they are required to give their customers a good experience, every time they visit the restaurant. This is also why it is important to read reviews from previous diners, to get an idea of what to expect, as opposed to taking the word of the restaurant, whether you’re a walk-in or a guest.
The Importance Of Researching Restaurant Equipment And Ingredients
When you visit a restaurant, you are often presented with a menu that is full of intriguing sounding dishes, that you have never heard of before. It is then that you have to do your research and figure out what they are, before you can decide whether or not you want to try them out. The same goes for ingredients too, when you read about a restaurant’s menu, you often don’t know what some of the items are, unless you’ve seen them before. This is why it is important to do your research and find out what precisely these items are, before you get started, so that you do not end up at a loss, when you encounter something you’ve never cooked or tasted before.