If you want to explore the great writer’s life, you might want to enjoy some beer-braised chicken tacos. Pepper and Salt has a great post about some of Pynchon’s favorite food. Check it out:
As his friends’ memories, he was always seeking his next meal: “wearing an old red hunting-jacket and sunglasses, doting on Mexican food at a taco stand.” Throughout the late 60s and 70s, Pynchon became a regular at El Tarasco in Manhattan Beach (It’s still open today, if you want to follow in his culinary footsteps). Neighbors would frequently spot him chowing down—the notorious hermit, lured into public by a burrito.