'If you dont like him, dont listen to him, you fuckin moron'

This week's This Hole-in-the-Wall Life finally made me decide to write you. I live around the corner from Chicago Pizza, and it is the worst pizza in the world. In the six years I have lived here, once a year, I give them a shot. It's always the same Mexican dude there, so no reason to think it will be any different. It is always bad. I have talked to neighbors of mine, and they all agree. We have no idea how they stay in business. That awful crust is like a friggin' sponge. So seeing you write about this place after a couple of others I thought sucked prompted me to write. Did you really try the pizza? The Round Table the next block over has a whole crew of Mexicans that have been there for years, and it's a way better pie.

Also, a while back, I tried eating at New Panda in Santa Ana [Chris Ziegler's "Battle of the Strip-Mall Chinese Restaurants," May 2, 2002]. That was the worst Chinese food I have ever had. It's like it had sat there all day. I actually only got through some of the rice and just left the rest because it was so bad. I left it right there on the table and walked out. It is even worse than the Chinese place next to Chicago Pizza.

The last one I want to mention will make this whole story come back around to the beginning. I'm from Mexico—I grew up in the D.F. I love tortas. I'm always looking for decent Mexican places to eat. You've written about Q-Tortas [Gustavo Arellano's "Construction Cuisine," Jan. 2, 2003] a few times. So one day, I grab my brother, and we head down to this joint. Dude, if this is your idea of a good torta, then you don't know good tortas. Bad bread, cut down the side and filled like a taco. . . . It was just lame. A total disappointment. So here I am today, and I come across today's article and think, "Oh, man, he's writing about another crappy place."
"Johnny Gourmet"
via e-mail


The following addresses R. Scott Moxley's March 16 "Andy Get Your Gun," about an OC arms dealer who escaped prosecution despite AK-47s, rocket launchers and several other weapons and ammo found in his Irvine home.

You call this article about a licensed dealer's inventory news? So fucking what? You Californians are so very paranoid of guns it's ridiculous.
Wayne Hildebrant


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