The Find: Antojitos Carmen Restaurant
When authorities shut down the not-quite-nightly Breed Street food fair in Boyle Heights some months ago, vendors were forced to accept a more itinerant existence. Where there was once an unrivaled concentration of street-food specialists is now a diaspora of barbacoa masters and pozole purveyors dispersed across several Eastside blocks. Veteran vendor Antojitos Carmen, meanwhile, found a permanent place for its movable feast.
Photo caption: Carmen Antojitos with alambre, a dish she prepared at Antojitos Carmen Restaurant, located on Cesar Chavez Avenue in East Los Angeles. Owned by Carmen Antojitos and her husband, Salvador Ortega, the restuarant is a result of the sucessful street vending the family operates near the restaurant. (Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times)