A few weeks ago I posted something about a favorite pastime of transplants from the East Coast (and elsewhere) called “Everything Was Better Where I Came From” (you can read it here). The game is simple, someone moves to Los Angeles and then pines for food from wherever city they came from. I have played this game but I rarely do it any more because after nine plus years LA feels more like home than anywhere else.
As I pointed out in the earlier post, this game can work both ways. I’m sure that if I was ever forced at gunpoint to leave Los Angeles (because that is what it would take) I would lie awake in some other city missing the food, especially the tacos. I’ve been to many cites and tasted many dishes but there’s nothing I enjoy quite like a taco in Los Angeles and I know I’m not the only one who feels this way.
Recently, one of our own packed up and moved to New York. I’m not sure why they did this, but I’m sure they had a very good reason. Whatever the reason, they discovered something very important when they arrived: New York City has many wonderful dining options but very few of them involve tacos. Now if this happened to you or I, we might just quietly dream of tacos and wait for a chance to get back home, but this person decided to take action and create:
Since the beginning of the month they have been traveling the New York City looking for tacos. So far they have had mixed results but they say they will keep trying until they find THE BEST taco that town has to offer. I admire their courage, plus they get bonus points for their shout out to The Great Taco Hunt.
On behalf of LA Metblogs and the city of Los Angeles I wish Lost Taco good luck.