Updated, 3:05 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Ricky Piña says that we're all going to have to wait a few more days for his already long-awaited taco truck. Ricky's Fish Taco truck will be rolling out this Friday, Dec. 20, as opposed to tomorrow. Same time, same place, same everything else -- you're just going to be two days hungrier. If it makes you feel better, Piña says he'll be giving out free aguas frescas on Friday to help you wash down all those tacos. Cheers, in advance.
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First published Monday, Dec. 16. If you love truly excellent fish tacos, and you should, you've doubtless spent much of the last year following Ricky Piña and his traveling tent, as he moved from an East Hollywood parking lot to one in Chinatown, setting up to make the best fish and shrimp tacos in town. He's like our pied piper of Hamelin, his tacos as compelling as any music, and we followed him from one concrete universe to another, happy to sit at his portable picnic tables wherever he chose to put them.
As of 11 a.m. this Wednesday, get ready to follow Piña back to 1400 North Virgil Avenue -- but this time, finally, Ricky's Fish Tacos will be setting up shop not under a tent, but out of a fancy new food truck. Yes, the truck is finally here, a diesel vehicle outfitted with four fryers, an outdoor-access refrigerator and a 58-inch griddle. Imagine. Now we can follow Piña pretty much anywhere. More »