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Bill Esparza Strolls LA's Mexican Food Haven Mercado Olympic With CNN

The street food connoisseur takes the national news network along for the ride.

Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Mr. StreetGourmetLA himself, Bill Esparza, has been on a tear lately, showing up in the media mentions of prominent food world folks and earning some time in the national spotlight. Case in point: this CNN street piece, which has Esparza trekking through L.A. on the hunt for great Mexican cuisine, alongside anchor Nick Valencia.

Follow along as they down housemade (literally) birria and hit some of the highlights at downtown's Mercado Olympic.