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Tacos! Tacos! Tacos! East LA Meets Napa at Union Station

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Last Friday evening the three courtyards of Union Station exploded with a bounty of exciting tastes, both familiar and exotic. The annual "East LA Meets Napa" benefit for Altamed had transformed the space into one huge party,

As usual, we sought out Chef John Rivera Sedlar first. He had gone wild with his tortillas florales, taking them to the brink of intensity by pressing capers and olives into the tortillas and slathering them with a cumin yogurt dressing. Are we to expect a Middle Eastern and Latin fusion restaurant next?

Hugo Molina's Setá, a sort of Asian-Mexican-Streakhouse in Whittier, went upscale with two of the best offerings of the evening. Rich short ribs rested on a bed of an unbelievably smooth polenta and a shrimp dish in a diced tropical fruit salad. Yes, we went back for seconds.