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Los Angeles Tacos: Birria for the Hollywood Masses at Cactus Taqueria

Among the late-night Hollywood set, there's a quiet war being waged on the streets. As you pile out of whatever expensive social experiment you spent the evening in, do you choose tacos or bacon-wrapped hot dogs? Both are delicious, widely available and an essential source of Vitamin-Sober. But for all the consistent greasy goodness that a street dog provides, it is no match for the wondrous highs of a perfectly executed taco. Particularly if it's the birria taco from Cactus Taqueria on Vine. More

Austin, Texas: Birria (Goat Meat) at El Borrego de Oro

Birrierias are Mexican taquerias that specialize in birria (goat meat). Until I moved to Austin, I had never been to one. But as soon as I arrived and started poking around, I heard about a little hole-in-the-wall called El Borrego de Oro ("The Lamb of Gold") that apparently served the best birria in town. With an extensive menu of traditional taqueria fare, El Borrego doesn't qualify as a true birrieria, but the goat tacos stand up to anything you'll find in the state of Texas. More

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