Metromix dining editor Jiyeon Yoo is fired up about a NYT article on LA's beloved taco trucks: "In drawing upon predictable stereotypes, Steinhauer presumes that food is not in itself political. While we stupid Angelenos fail to notice real issues like architectural blights on our skyline or the mismanagement of municipal funds, the food-obsessed have rallied around something as inconsequential as taco “carts.” Steinhauer at once minimizes the gravity of the issue and the accompanying call-to-arms while also failing to recognize that food plays a significant role in dispensing culture. And in a place as complex as L.A., food is the first, if not only, ambassador that enables communication between disparate and varied communities." Sing it sistah. [Metromix; previously]
It's Taco Truck, Not "Cart"
by Lesley Balla