When I first moved to CA, i was a devout reader/follower of this: coastal california by john doerper. i know i've written about him before. i'll find that when i have a sec.

ANYWAY - I explored Ventura & Santa Barbara this past weekend - with 1 main mission: eat a taco at the tacqueria that Julia Childs was psychotic* about. And so, of course, I did.

Diptych of meal. (please note, i wasn't that hungry - I was thirsty...

obligatory line around the block.

the trusty ol' miata - through the blinds

Tortillas are hand-pressed & fried right before you consume... (look beyond the couple at the tortilla gal.

*not really, but it sounds kind of funny to say julia is psychotic about tacos. :)