Lexington Market ~ Baltimore


Lexington Market ~ 400 W. Lexington St. ~ since 1782 ~ Baltimore ~ MD



R.B.I. ~ Gardena

Redondo Beach Inn ~ 1912 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. ~ Gardena

Apaseo El Alto ~ Mexico

Apaseo El Alto ~ Guanajuato ~ Mexico

Faces And Places ~ Los Angeles

El Pipila ~ San Miguel de Allende


El Pipila ~ San Miguel de Allende ~ Mexico




Born here; known everywhere

BBQ Street Chickens ~ Los Angeles


Courtesy of Mike Zahir


Courtesy of Mike Zahir


Ever wonder about those chickens you see grillin’ on the street when you are driving around?  Not only are they delicious but they are also pretty cheap… 2 whole chickens freshly grilled, tortillas, beans, rice, salsa for about 20 bucks.  You can find them mostly on the east and down to the south.  Exact locations are irrelevant since they move around quite a bit.  When you are driving around checking out the taco trucks, don’t forget these guys!

1994 ~ Tibet


The Barkhor ~ Lhasa ~ Tibet

These photographs were taken in Tibet, 1994. Two good books about Tibet are In Exile from the Land of Snows: John F. Avedon, and The Open Road: Pico Iyer.



Rebuilding Ganden Monastery.




Taco Visits Rio de Janeiro ~ Brazil


Rio de Janeiro ~ Brasil

Taco takes you to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the run up to Carnavál 2009. In the words of Bob Marley, “Sun is shining, the weather is sweet. Make you want to move your dancing feet.” Heads up for Los Angeles’ own Brazilian Carnaval 2009 at the Hollywood Palladium, Feb. 21. See this sight for additional Brazilian events around town. Here’s how Cariocas celebrate the taco lifestyle.



DJ Ácaro is an outstanding human being and one of Rio’s top DJs. He’s turned us on to some soul stirring & ass shaking music with his encyclopedic knowledge of rock ‘n’ roll music.  DJ Ácaro runs this book/record store with his beautiful wife and a friendly staff of knowledgeable locals. Baratos da Ribeiro is a tribute to the heart and soul of rock ‘n’ roll. Once a week they host live music and DJ Ácaro spins vinyl. They also host a book club, and a record club. Check out their website to practice your Portuguese. Habitually selling and acquiring second hand books and LPs, Baratos da Ribeiro has a very choice selection of LPs. And the book store is not your common dog pile of unwanted pulp fiction and lousy cook books. Someone here has a keen sense of organization, and they’ve taken special care to showcase a diverse and juicy array of world literature. The sound system is booming and the books perfectly insulate the sound of live music as you browse the collections with a beer in hand. If you are mining for gold, here’s a good place to start.




Saloon 79 ~ Rua Pinheiro Guimarães, 79 – Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro


Banda Like a Rolling Stone



Coletivo Home Grown ~ 19H – Maria Quiteria 68, Ipanema

This place hosts in-store graffiti demos and sells spray paints, skate videos and street fashion. Eye popping graffiti color is dripping from every other wall of this epic city. What we have to show you is just the trimmings. Desfrutar!


From LAX TO NYC and back ~ Aerial photo essay


Steel Wheels ~ Highway 14



SUB RTH – 455ER L.A.~ San Diego