Local restaurant to be featured in new streaming series

By Emilie St. John

Contributing Writer

INGLEWOOD — A local restaurant will be featured in a new eight-part series on the streaming platform Hulu starting April 24.

Pepsi announced the premiere date for its first-ever streaming series, “Talking Sabor,” a food-focused collaboration with restaurateur and award-winning celebrity chef, Aarón Sánchez and Cocina, which he co-founded.

“‘Talking Sabor’ is a journey to the heart of what makes Latin cuisine so special — its ability to bring people together through rich flavors and stories,” Sanchez said. “Collaborating with Pepsi and Disney has allowed us to turn the spotlight on the vibrant traditions and diverse communities behind Hispanic-owned small businesses. Every episode, every dish, and every story is a testament to the beauty of sharing a meal and savoring the incredible tapestry of Latin culture.”

Inglewood-based LAX Tacos will be featured in the series, alongside three other local restaurants, that embodies the diverse communities they serve.

“We are so honored and excited that Pepsi asked us to be a part of “Talking Sabor.” We are immensely thankful for PepsiCo Juntos Crecemos and its continued support of our family business, LAX Tacos, along with many other Hispanic-owned businesses,” said Jesus Miranda, owner of LAX Tacos. “We can’t wait to open our restaurant to more L.A. residents and visitors from around the world.” 

LAX Tacos is located less than a mile from SoFi Stadium and the Intuit Dome at 543 W. Arbor Vitae St.

The other Los Angeles-based restaurants that will be featured are Birria Los Socios located at 3544 E. Third Place, Qusqo Bistro and Gallery located at 11633 Santa Monica Blvd., and Pocha LA located at 6101 York Blvd.

“Food has always been an important cornerstone of Hispanic culture, especially in its ability to foster connections, amplify celebrations, and create community,” said Esperanza Teasdale, vice president and general manager of the Hispanic Business Unit for PepsiCo Beverages North America. “We’re proud to work with such a renowned talent, Chef Aarón Sánchez, to showcase the richness of Latin cuisine, the vibrancy of our culture, and the stories of amazing Hispanic-owned small businesses through ‘Talking Sabor.’”

Emilie St. John is a freelance journalist covering the areas of Carson, Compton, Inglewood and Willowbrook. Send tips to her at emiliesaintjohn@gmail.com.