June 21, 2010

The Cantina Breakfast Burrito: A Bitter College Memoir (Santa Barbara)

by Kayoko Akabori

It’s no secret: I fucking hated college. Or at least the first two years of it. I was already pretty cynical to begin with, but with each day I spent at the gorgeous, sparkly, oceanfront campus of UC Santa Barbara, I just became more and more bitter. Like Daria bitter. It was all that sun. […]

December 10, 2009

El Barrio Love: Las Cuatro Milpas (SD)

by Kayoko Akabori

The day after the epic Fish Taco Crawl, Nate asked me, “Do you want to get lunch at one of the best Mexican joints in San Diego?” Uhhhh… I was still stuffed to the chin from the holy trinity of fried fish, cabbage, and tortillas, and had absolutely no plans to consume a bite of […]

November 18, 2009

burritoporn: Juanita’s Taco Shop (SD)

by Kayoko Akabori

Years ago, Kristi took me to Juanita’s for a burrito and to this very day, I still fantasize about it. So of course it was the first place I asked her to take me as soon as I landed in San Diego. They put fries in the burrito!!! Reason #1 to move to SoCal. You […]

March 11, 2009

PELLET EATS SAN JOSE: Taqueria Eduardo #4

by UM Guest

Pellet is an extremely imaginative, hilarious artist who is making his way to NYC from lil’ ol’ decrepit San Jose. Bright Lights, Big City!!! Having just left the city myself, I am extremely excited for him to branch out of California and tackle NYC head on. There ain’t no other thrill like it, is there??? […]

May 26, 2008

Chino’s for a Burrito in the Outer Richmond (SF)

by Kayoko Akabori

They say that NY is the dining capital of the world- but what is the glory of that if you can’t even find decent burrito here? Mexican food in NY is so pathetic it makes me want to cry. So when in San Francisco, you must get your burrito on whenever you possibly can- yes, […]

May 8, 2008

umamichatter: “The Burrito Ain’t Broke, Motherfuckers!” (NYC)

by Kayoko Akabori

10:44 AM Amy: Lady–STOP THE PRESSES! I found Mexican food in New York yesterday and it was off the fucking hook! 10:45 AM me: omg where Amy: KIOSKO PIAXTLA258 Graham Ave.Brooklyn NY.Tel. 718 388 29 57Open Lunch & Dinner11 am to 9 pm so fucking good 10:46 AM the carna asada and the carnitas are […]

March 6, 2008

California Soul: Casa Vicky (SJ)

by Kayoko Akabori

Jamie is always taunting me about these deep fried burritos he gets near his place in downtown San Jose- sounds like the best invention ever, right? (Second to a fried calamari sandwich). So of course he took me to his spot, Casa Vicky, when I got into SJ. It’s literally a little house on the […]