Two no name places from me:
One is a taco table that sets up on Friday night’s right by the East LA Food 4 Less parking lot (3654 Olympic Boulevard)
This table has ladies patting out fresh tortillas, taco and burrito size, and believe the men wear t-shirts with “El Carbon” or “El Carniceria” on the back. The suadero is my favorite. Next to this stand is ususally a tiny churros cart.
The setting sounds grim, but the lighting is surprisingly flattering, and the food is so goddamn good, I fall in love with LA every time.
The other has a name, but I can’t remember it. It’s a Viet place in the SGV for the chicken pho with that fantastic ginger dipping sauce. I got the place from the long chicken pho thread on this board, and in addition to getting a bowl of the very excellent soup, I’ll probably try whatever special is on their chalkboard, too.
That’s the thing I miss most–trying new things at places I love.