Get Your Taco On at LA Weekly’s Tacolandia

It’s officially my FAVORITE time of year! No, I’m not talking about bronzing my buns at the beach during summer, or summer travel, for that matter. I’m talking about the most deliciously exciting, tortilla-filled event OF THE YEAR: LA Weekly’s fourth annual Tacolandia, THIS Saturday, June 11th!

Picture this: over 100 of the tastiest taco vendors from LA curated by none other than the world’s first Tacorazza Bill Esparza, all gathered in one place, feeding YOU their signature tacos. Now, add booze and live mariachi, and you’ve got yourself one heck of a great Saturday evening, in my humble and always-hungry-opinion.

Vendors include Corazon y Miel, Guerilla Tacos, Bull Taco, Mariscos Jalisco, Loteria Grill, Petty Cash, Puesto, Slapfish, Taco Madera, and many more. You can check out the entire line-up, HERE. 

The event is taking place at El Pueblo Historical Monument, a Downtown Los Angeles park boasting bragging rights of the spot where the City of Angels was established back in the late 1700’s. Doors open at 3pm, close at 7pm and is strictly a 21+ event with valid ID.

VIP tickets are sold out, however general admission tickets are still available for only $50, and can be purchased HERE through Friday, June 10th. A limited amount of tickets will be available at the door, however I strongly suggest purchasing now, before they sell out.

I’ll be sharing all my favorites live on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, so be sure to follow along with all the deliciousness from the day! LA Weekly has graciously invited me to attend as part as media. All opinions, like always, are my  own.

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You're probably wondering what the heck is a "Roaming Bean"... Given that I am clearly not a Bean, and my name is Jen, what gives with this Bean thing, right? A friend of mine called me JenBean as a child, and it kinda stuck. Actually, it really stuck... even my license plate says Jenbean. And seeing as I have this grand lust to wander the world, The Roaming Bean seemed suitable. I've changed my career path more times than I have my underwear (minus all the times I've gone commando).... from animating, to forensic pathology, to international business, to fashion marketing and even to my wonderful and favorite of the bunch, degree in culinary arts, nothing kept my attention. Nothing was fun enough to do every day for the rest of my life. I mean, even though I cooked for celebrities in the heart of Hollywood, CA, why the hell would I want to sweat my ass off in a ridiculously HOT kitchen for most of the day and go home smelling like beef and onions? And the chef hat?? Do you know what that did to my hair?? Enter traveling.... The rainy day I descended down the tower of Notre Dame in Paris, gripping on to the railing for dear life so not to slip and tumble to an early death from the torrential down pour that was causing a small flood in the stairwell, my life changed. When I safely made it to the ground, legs shaky from an apparent lack of fitness it requires to walk up and down 387 steep stairs, I realized my hands were stained a delightful copper color from the rusted hand rail I had so dearly clung to. Desperate to get the icky stuff off my supple hands, and no running water in sight, I did what any other hopeless idiot would have done: I washed my hands in the nearest Parisian gutter. It was that moment that changed my life... I threw away my hair dryer, my rolling luggage and my dignity. I let my hair go natural, I bought a back pack and I CAMPED through Europe for a month and a half. Yes my friends, I crossed over into a savage traveling beast. Ok, a lot of people travel that way. But I didn't. And I'm so incredibly thankful for that rainy day in Paris that made me realize the world is a pretty sweet place. That realization led me on a quest; a quest to get out there, see things, soak up some local culture and eat my way around the world (with minimal food-related illnesses, such as but not limited to raging diarrhea).

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