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Recession Obsession: Taco Crawling in Highland Park

Chicken Taco, Pastor Taco at The Taco Table on York & Ave 56
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The Official Recession has enveloped us for seventeen official months. It’s still no reason we can’t enjoy life. This is LA -- we have a ton of inexpensive options! A Recession Obsession is truly fantastic, whether you've recently been downsized or are about to cash a large commission check. We last obsessed over Tacomiendo's meaty tacos, and Phillippe's classic french dip sandwiches. Today, we obsess...

Heading east on Highland Park's York Boulevard, The Girlfriend and I did something difficult. Sweat beading on our brows, we wiggled away from the tractor beam-like pull of El Huarache Azteca. This magnetic Recession Obsession has stolen our stomachs and hearts time after time (at only a few dollars a steal.)

A mere block from the huaracheria, standing hungry, we reached the first destination on the night’s To Eat list. A normal-looking taco truck called El Pique. To a non-Angeleno, driving to a seeming-roach coach in a self-car wash parking lot might seem three feet beyond absurd. Any Angeleno would suss out a mission for great friggin' tacos (or possibly score one’s next hit.)

A mile stretch of York Boulevard, featuring more than a handful of Taco Trucks and "Taco Tables" (taco stands on folding tables, a term used by the excellent blogger at Eat, Drink, & Be Merry,) comprises a wallet-friendly culinary zone some call Taco Town. It's a most LA experience, and the tacos run about $1 each. That’s why Highland Park’s Taco Town is LAist’s latest Recession Obsession.