“Eat Here and Get Gas”, continued…….


I wrote a post a couple of months ago about finding a full-on restaurant parked inside of a gas service station in Monterey Park.

Well, since then I’ve run across a few more. Check it out!…..dsc01250 This place was at a Shell station in Boyle Heights.

dsc01251 Tacos El Compita. Inside the service station between the Coke dispenser and the vitamin water.

dsc01252 You can even get a whole order of “Barbacoa” here. I did not try the food though. Porque tenia gánas!

Here are a couple more places I’ve seen & visited lately, these were in the westside…..

dsc01276 Frozen yogurt……..”Your Guéy!”

dsc01272 Here’s a very special place I discovered inside of a Chevron station on the westside. “CHRONIC TACOS“.

dsc01274 Pass that Taco to the Left-Hand side!…….

dsc01275 …And don’t Bogart that fatty!

chronic-tacos you can check out their website at www.eatchronictacos.com.

If anyone finds any other gas station eateries of note, Let me know! Happy Motoring & Buen Provecho!

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Al Guerrero, Artist/Humorist. Los Angeles, CA. Born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and raised in East Los Angeles from the age of two, Al Guerrero grew up just steps from the famous Chicano strip, Whittier Boulevard. His youth experiences include witnessing and participating in the 1970 Chicano Power demonstrations, cruising cars on Whittier Boulevard, and graduating from Garfield High School. After dropping out of UCLA (with honors), he drew upon his lifelong passion for art and cartooning and pursued a career in graphic arts. During this period, he traveled overseas and found artistic inspiration from the masterworks he discovered within the European Art Museums. His career blossomed when he was eventually hired by the Walt Disney Company in 1995, where he worked as a creative artist for a number of years. Although the artistic work was rewarding, he eventually grew weary & disillusioned with the bureaucracy of the entertainment business, and left to work briefly in the educational field. His credits include producing a feature film with actor, Conrad Brooks of Ed Wood fame, founding and performing with the Punk Rock group “The Psychocats” at numerous L.A. & Hollywood venues during the 1990’s, and in 1999 he founded and created a hell-bent puppet cabaret show aptly named: “The Puppets from Hell”. As a long time active member of the Los Angeles Cacophony Society, Al “Quaeda”, as he was known, was involved in countless Cacophony Society pranks and events throughout the city. He also produced the “Incredibly Strange Cinema” cult film series as well as themed events such as the now infamous “Pornothon Movie Nights” and the satirical “Mexican Night: Noche De Tequila & Putas” shows at local nightclub venues. Throughout his art career, he has exhibited his canvas paintings at various local galleries, and has also written & illustrated numerous comic strips and Graphic Novel stories. Today, he lives in Silver Lake, California and works as a freelance artist and writer with numerous multi-media projects under his belt and in the works. His personal hobbies include collecting vintage toys and comic books, cinema history and Los Angeles City history. Contact: alguerrero@earthlink.net Al Guerrero P.O. Box 29697 Los Angeles, CA 90029-0697 www.alguerrero.com Myspace.com/thepuppetsfromhell

4 thoughts on ““Eat Here and Get Gas”, continued…….

  1. that shell station is the one next to the 5 freeway and across the park.
    Interesting..i think i would go for the Subway, their breakfast sandwiches are pretty tasteful and satisfying.

  2. This is known as co-branding in the fast food industry. These places exist since it is quite well researched that 80% of the time someone eats any sort of fast food it is on IMPULSE and not premeditated. And since it seems that most Americans feel that their stomach is a gas tank and food is mere fuel, it makes perfect sense to combine a gasoline station with fast food.

    But we are not machines, but living beings feeding on other living beings (whether plant or animal), hence why I (now) never ever frequent these spots. Cook at home! Make time for the most important thing in your life!

  3. Potheads love talking about the weed, even when they’re talking about tacos. Oddly, all the chronic places are by the beach or way out in middle America. Are they cornering the market? I could be persuaded to try that veggie breakfast burrito, of course, only for research purposes!

  4. I hold my nose when I walk inside to pay to fill my tank at the Shell station on 4th and Cummings – it smells like Subway. I don’t particularly like the smell of Subway but some friends of mine do. This Shell station also has a welcome sign in Korean above the entrance/exit doors.

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