Project: Show Us What Los Angeles Street Food Means to You

Show us the most colorful, diverse, delicious reasons to live in L.A. and you could win two tickets to the LA Street Food Fest.

For decades Los Angeles has been celebrated for its plentiful, affordable cuisine served by vendors on the sidewalks of the city. Now, with hundreds of new food trucks hitting the streets, how has the L.A. street food scene changed? From the James Beard Award-winning chef who's now cooking in a mobile kitchen, to the family that owns a traditional taco stand, to the man with the quilted metal cart who has been selling you mango on that street corner since you were a kid, we want to see what you think of as quintessential L.A. street food—the most colorful, diverse, delicious reasons to love this city.

What says "L.A. Street Food" to you? Is it a deep-fried taco eaten in a parking lot in East Los Angeles? Is it a bacon-wrapped "danger" dog served from a cart outside a Hollywood club? How about a locally-sourced burger grilled in an old moving van? Artisanal gelato in a retrofitted ice cream truck? A pupusa from the farmers market? A frozen banana on a stick? We want to see it all.

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Tournament de Tortilla: Vote for L.A.'s Top Taco

March Madness has given way to a Final Four of Los Angeles tacos. Here's how to sample all four this weekend.

Asking an Angeleno about the best taco in L.A. is almost asking for trouble. But the blog LA Taco has gone there—and how!—creating a March Madness-style bracket pitting 32 local tacos against each other. Two salsa-strewn rounds later, the Final Four of tacos have been named, and it's about to get ugly. Voting closes April 4 at midnight, so why not spend this weekend sampling all four so you can make an informed choice? Here's how we would embark upon this trail of tacos.

Ricky's Fish Tacos: Start here since Ricky only operates his deep fryers during the day, slinging his Baja-style fish tacos in a hair salon parking lot in East Hollywood (seriously). Check his opening and closing times via Twitter—usually 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, or until he runs out—and prepare yourself for delicate, golden-battered deliciousness.

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