I love tacos. It’s one of these things that is so simple in its purest form: Corn tortilla, meat, cilantro, onions, salsa. But, this basic idea of a taco then spawns a near endless array of different varieties and flavors: Carne Asada or Al Pastor? Or how about Chorizo? What about a fish taco? Maybe Baja Style? Salsa roja or salsa verde? And don’t even get me started on white boy tacos with ground beef. We could go on for days. Point is, tacos are awesome. Finally tacos receive the respect they deserve with the beautifully illustrated La Tacopedia. Currently available only in Spanish, we should all take this as an incentive to improve our hablo español. I think we owe that much to the noble taco.
Los Angeles I’m Yours just posted an interview with Eric Nakamura of the amazing Giant Robot. Of the many inspirations I had in my life (and for dapp), GR always had a special place in my heart. The article title perfectly sums up why: The Ability To Do Everything. But this is not a mere matter of self-indulgence. It’s the idea that everything in life is connected to a larger system. When we isolate things, we miss the wonderful whole. GR is a magazine, brand, restaurant, gallery, design studio and many things more. But none of those things just float around in empty space - they all integrate with each other. OK, maybe I’m even a little bit jelly. But not in a negative way. Giant Robot is just that cool.
A few weeks back, I stumbled across this great NY Times photo story about Hardwood Restaurant on the Yucatan Peninsular. There was something magical about those pictures that kept me day dreaming. Luckily, I just discovered an extended photo set on Edible Selby. These are some of the most beautiful pictures of food I have ever seen. I love how the restaurant space, like a tropical technicolor dream, seamlessly extends the warm hues and rich textures of its food. Time to plan my next vacation!