If you were walking on Main Street in downtown Los Angeles on Friday night, you might have heard a velvety soprano belting out traditional Mexican tunes accompanied by a mariachi band that was just as loud and boisterous as she was. You'd hear the prominent strums of the guitarrón mexicano and maybe make out the faint chatter of the crowd beneath the stage. You'd think it was a concert of some sort, but if you took the time to really investigate, you'd notice that the musicians were secondary: The true performers were on plates.
Clarissa Wei Yuca's tacos
The third annual Taste of Mexico event was held this past Friday at the LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in downtown Los Angeles. Nearly 25 restaurants surrounded the perimeter of the grounds underneath a canopy of stringed lights, handing out bites until an hour before the clocks struck midnight.More »