Yes, that was Gov. Jerry Brown standing in front of the Burrito King at Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street on Wednesday afternoon. The governor’s press secretary, Gil Duran, posted the above photo on his Twitter feed and noted that the Echo Park burrito stand, which was the first of what became a small chain of Burrito King restaurants, had been Brown’s “favorite since 1967.” The same stand was featured in a 1977 Dutch documentary that included rock music performer Warren Zevon singing the praises of the Burrito King.
What is in the brown paper bag the governor is holding? Is it a machaca burrito?
* Update: That governor did indeed order a machaca burrito, said Duran via email. “He lived in the area in the late sixties, on Laguna Avenue in Echo Park and on Lucile in Silver Lake.”