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Recession Obsession: Highland Park's El Huarache Azteca

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Dear Recession -- With leading economists recent declaration that our great nation has been in one of you since December 2007, our emergence into December 2008 can only mean one thing. It’s time to celebrate your first birthday. Happy Birthday Recession!

From your ballooning unemployment figures to your skyward-reaching bailout figures -- my how you’ve grown! Let’s celebrate this epic first year with a meal. I know we’re pinching pennies, but don’t worry, I’ve got the perfect spot. C’mon, this is Los Angeles. We’re home to The $1,000 T-shirt, the Trophy Wife and The World Class $6 Meal. We’ll spend less than the cost of a movie ticket and feast on the cheap.

--Your friend, Caleb Bacon

Throw a stone from Eagle Rock and you’ll hit LAist's latest Recession Obsession: El Huarache Azteca. This well-loved Highland Park eatery draws its name from the beach footwear whose shape and name it shares with its signature dish. Good news -- these huaraches (which look like anorexic Stouffer’s French Bread Pizzas,) are adorned with meat, cilantro, cheese and crema. They're only $2.50 each!