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Seafood Taco Specialist Mariscos Jalisco Asks Twitter Where to Park New Truck

Plus, San Pedro’s The Grinder, a bar for every mood, and one specifically for breakups

A tostada from Mariscos Jalisco taco truck in East Los Angeles
Mariscos Jalisco tostada
Mona Holmes

Los Angeles’ famous seafood specialist Mariscos Jalisco hinted on Twitter yesterday that a new taco truck is imminent, and asked its followers where the rig should park. Mum is the word on the Mariscos Jalisco Twitter account’s official consensus, but the post is causing a stir on social media.

Last night, a mysterious Tweet asked “What city should we stop by first ? NEW LUNCHTRUCK COMING SOON.” The account seems to be taking temperature on a few things, asking if fans would appreciate a permanent new location, or pop-ups in different cities. They provided no firm answers, but re-Tweeted followers suggestions for locations in California and throughout the country. Eater reached out to owner Raul Ortega, who did not share any details. Yet.

In other news:

—Feeling unromantic, lazy, or cheap? There’s a bar for that. LAist compiled a list of bars to visit on Valentine’s Day, according to mood.

—Sad news on the South Bay front, according to the Daily Breeze. The 40-year-old diner The Grinder closes today, as owner Bert Blender is retiring.

Le Petit Chez Mimi opens in Santa Monica this March, according to Toddrickallen. This is a decade-long effort from Micheline Hébert, founder of the original Chez Mimi which operated for 13 years before closing in 2010.

—Earlier this week, Eater LA reported the Grand Italiani closed on February 9. But there’s a new and familiar twist. Owner Aron Celnik shared on Facebook about a new effort to keep the Canoga Park restaurant alive, and is still open for business.

So I'm sitting in an office with three attorneys... You think I'm a little nervous? The good thing is these lawyers...

Posted by Grandi Italiani on Monday, February 10, 2020

—Here’s a literal mouthful, L.A. Taco published a tacos de canasta guide featuring 21 spots throughout Southern California. Don’t know about tacos de canasta? Get educated.

—Vancouver-based pickle merchant Kaylin & Hobbs opens today at the Original Farmers Market. Their specialty pickle flavors range from vinegar brined to fermented, including traditional, horseradish, jalapeño, spicy dill, and honey mustard.

—It’s the final weekend for the annual Breakup Bar. This pop-up resides next door to Severance Wine Bar, with anti-Valentine movies, cocktails, plus a wall of broken relationships art installation from 7 p.m. to midnight today through Saturday, and Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

An assortment of cocktails for the annual Breakup Bar next to the Severance Wine Bar in Los Angeles
Breakup Bar cocktails
Courtesy of the Breakup Bar

Mariscos Jalisco

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