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A Taco Truck Crawl, with Sparkling Wine, in LA
By JULIE H. CASE

W

e're standing at Mariscos Jalisco, the seafood-only
taco truck that's been parked on East Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles for 18 years. A few yards away,
Karen Moneymaker, our LA tastings editor, is pulling
a brut rosé from a cooler full of ice. It's noon on a Saturday, the sky
threatening rain, and the Wine & Spirits team has descended on
the City of Angels, preparing for our first ever Southern California wine-and-food event, WSLA. But first, sea creatures. We're just
south of Boyle Heights, kickstarting an exploration of the city's
legendary taco trucks, hoping to find the right kind of refreshment
in some of our favorite sparkling wines. We've brown-bagged the
bottles, only to be blind to the authorities, convening our tasting

around a cooler and camp chairs.
And we've packed lots of fizz. If you're headed for Mariscos
Jalisco and thinking wine, what choice do you have but bubbles?
Sure, sparkling wine pairs with everything from saline oysters to
fatty foie gras to fried chicken, but what about Poseidon tacos,
some of the ultimate LA street food called out by the late, great
Jonathan Gold? We wanted to drink American bubbles. And eat
tacos. Together.
Tacos launched the American food truck revolution, after all.
So, we pulled together some of our top-performing American bubbles (see "Year's Best Summer Sparklers" on page 40) and piled
into Moneymaker's late-model Toyota SUV to hit the streets.
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