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Recession Obsession: Fish Tacos, Fish Tacos, Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos at Best Fish Tacos in Ensenada | Photo by Caleb Bacon for LAist
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The Official Recession has now been upon us for fourteen official months. It’s still not a reason we can’t enjoy life. This is LA -- we’ve got plenty of inexpensive options! We last ate delicious cheap banh mi. Today's Recession Obsession comes from the sea -- via the deep fryer.

Wallet-friendly meals are quite a hot topic as California unemployment nears 10%. However, let me assure you fine folks, a Recession Obsession is not simply cheap eats. A Recession Obsession is a meal, or activity, that is worthy of patronizing when times are good, because it's that damn good.

When the market is up, I still love the Grand Central Market, and the Koreatown Galleria Foodcourt. But when the market is down, thoughts of such wonderful places quickly move to the front of my mind, producing itches which can be scratched with a few measly George Washingtons.