• The Central Valley Is the Heart and Soul of California

    4 monthes ago - By Eater

    A dispatch from Highway 99 and the underappreciated wonderland of Mexican food that stretches from Bakersfield to Sacramento I didn't know what to expect as I merged from Interstate 5 onto Highway 99, the 425-mile road that serves as the scruffy spine of California's Central Valley. As someone who prides himself on knowing the Golden State as the former editor-in-chief of OC Weekly and a columnist for the Los Angeles Times , I had visited the region just twice before: 15 years ago, when I took my girlfriend at the time to see a rock en español show in Fresno, and a couple of years ago back...
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  • Where to Eat Mexican Food in California's Central Valley, Mapped

    Where to Eat Mexican Food in California's Central Valley, Mapped

    4 monthes ago - By Eater

    It's one of the best Mexican food scenes in America The Mexican food of California's Central Valley rivals anything that LA or San Francisco have to offer. Gustavo Arellano - the author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America - crawled up State Route 99 to seek out the region's finest taco stands, mulita specialists, enchilada masters, pan dulce shops, and more. Read his magnificent journey , or for just the highlights, here's a map to his favorite stops.
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