My friend Evan at Hot Knives pointed this out to me: in light of the recent legislation that could potentially punish taco truck owners with jail time if they linger in one location too long, tonight’s been dubbed Taco Truck Night. The organizers at saveourtacotrucks.org hold forth thusly:
“As mentioned in The Los Angeles Times, to celebrate this year’s May Day we’re announcing Taco Truck Night. Take your family, your friends, or anybody else who loves tacos. Go out, get some carne asada or al pastor and support your local hard working taco vendor.
While you’re there be sure to hand out some posters and tell your fellow Angelenos what’s happening to our beloved Taco Trucks. We’re looking to raise awareness in the community as well as provide a nice cash infusion to the hard working men and women who labor into the early hours to keep our bellies full.
Below [click here for map] are some suggestions for taco trucks throughout the greater Los Angeles area. This list is by no means exclusive so strike out and explore a little. Know a great truck? List it on our petition. You can also try the venerable Great Taco Hunt for more suggestions.
Aaron and I will be stuffing our faces with Asada and Carnitas at the La Estrella on York and Ave 54 around 8 PM. Hope to see some of you there!”
I heard a discussion of this on indie103.1 this morning, and they mentioned how the brick-and-mortar restaurant lobby may be behind much of the legislation push. What do you guys think? Should the landed restaurants get a break in the form of this legislation? Or are you of the mind that “if they served better tacos, we’d go to their restaurants, but they don’t, so we’re going to the trucks.”…?