Bang for your Burger Buck: Hawkins House of Burgers ~ Watts.


Our very own burger master in the land of tacos, Ali Khan, travels all over L.A. to find you the best burgers you may have missed, the burgers that won’t get written up on the fancy blogs and in L.A. Magazine, the hamburger sandwiches that give you bang for your burger buck. 

It has taken me a few days to recover from the burger onslaught that took place in the house that Hawkins built. While I normally always go for a double, at Hawkins House of Burgers, it was a miscalculation of epic proportions. As much as it pains me to admit, this was the first burger I failed to finish since an 8 year old boy named Ali Khan waived a white flag over the plate of a 1lb burger.


Money Saver’s Meats, Inc. ~ Hyde Park


Money Saver’s Meats, Inc. ~ 3233 W. Florence Avenue ~ Los Angeles, CA 90043

Welcome and thanks for visiting the “home of the best chicken sausage” in Los Angeles. For more than 17 years, Money Saver’s Meats, Inc. has been supplying families, restaurants, hotels, caterers and institutions with premiere chicken and turkey sausage products.



Murals by Joseph Giri

The Crab Pit ~ Inglewood


The Crab Pit ~ 1220 N La Brea Ave. Inglewood, CA 90302 ~ (310) 673-1677

Driving to an assignment up one of my favorite alternate north-south routes through the megaopolis, I spotted The Crab Pit and its banner promising “tacos with a lot of soul!” At that moment, I knew I would have to cover it for LA Taco. With so much in the news about Hispanic v. Black tension in our beloved Southland, could it be that food might be something that we could agree upon? To paraphrase and extend the logic of a well-known angeleno, “Can’t we all just sit down together, eat some tacos, and get along?” Maybe it would be too much to ask of The Crab Pit to unite working class interests equipped with only its Mexican/Cajun/Sea Food/Soul Food fusion menu items. While a turkey “Killer Taco” alone might not enable us to overcome our differences, I had all the faith in the world that it would allow me to overcome the hunger in my belly.