Although the taco is king, the burrito has gotten a lot of play this year with the FiveThirtyEight.com search for America’s Best Burrito and many other roundups of burritos from across the nation and even here in L.A. It makes sense. After all, the traditional burrito filled with a stew or braise, as you’d find in Mexico’s northern states of Chihuahua, Sonora, Coahuila, and Nuevo Leon among others, is a type of taco, a taco with a flour tortilla. In the U.S., we like our burritos big, abundant in ingredients, carbo-loaded, and even wet; there’s a burrito for all walks, and burritos even have their own holiday.
Today is Burrito Day in L.A. KXLU will host a concert with free burritos (even better than free beer) at Pehrspace in Westlake at 9 p.m. tonight. Just $5 gets you four bands and a complimentary burrito from Benny’s Tacos and Chicken Rotisserie, which recently moved from Venice to Westchester and is known for serving its burritos wet and wild. KXLU has celebrated the burrito as an important part of Los Angeles culture for 31 years.
Why not make a day of it? Have a breakfast burrito at Lucy’s Drive-In, make it an executive lunch at El Tepeyac, or hit Lupe’s #2 for some authentic flavors of classic L.A. Mexican. Then head over to KXLU’s Burrito Day in L.A. at Pehrspace for an observance of the beloved burrito, the original West Coast wrap.