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Recession Obsession: Delicious Pig Butt

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A Recession Obsession is, 1) a meal so great that it sticks in your mind long after digestion's end, and, 2) plays nice with your sensitive wallet. Is there a better place than Los Angeles to eat a wide variety of amazing food that so happens to be inexpensive? Probably not. We're as lucky as we are well fed. We last obsessed over Greasy Comfortable Nostalgia and Tweetin' Mobile Chinese Tacos. Today, we obsess...

Carnitas, Spanish for "little meats," are my favorite edible incarnation of pork. For me, they’re a dietary staple, best devoured when surrounded by the perfect tortilla. Oh yeah, these tiny meats are typically pig butt.

At best carnitas are juicy, fragrant, and a sensory party. I salivate a river if I see a swine that resembles J-Lo. It just so happens that SoCal-chain Poquito Mas has terrific carnitas, which are available in the best delivery system known to man: homemade tortillas. Plus, they're only a few bucks each.

So yes, sorry sippers of Chain Haterade, a semi-chain, is LAist's latest Recession Obsession.