If I wasn't busy doing…something, I'd be writing this from beautiful Tijuana, where the Baja Culinary Fest is going on now. The annual showcase of everything wonderful, culinary-wise, in Baja is a four-day fest of great lectures, cool demos, and non-stop gluttony–and affordable AF.
There's a lot of awesome events scheduled for the weekend, but if you can only spare a day, go to Saturday. In the morning, OC's own Carlos Salgado is part of a panel, "Alta California Meets Baja California" that also includes fellow chingones Chicanos Eduardo Ruiz (Corazón y Miel), Ray Garcia (Broken Spanish), Wes Ávila (Guerilla Tacos) and is moderated by our own Bill Esparza. Also on the panel: legendary Tijuana chef Javier Plascencia, who'll gather the panel that evening to cook at his Caesar's (yes: the restaurant that invented the Caesar's salad).
For more information on the Baja Culinary Fest, visit their website. And if you still think Tijuana is dangerous, get thee to Taco Bell, ignorant pendejo.