Gustavo Arellano is the editor of OC Weekly, author of the syndicated column "¡Ask a Mexican!", and Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. He started at the paper with an angry, fake letter to the editor and went from there—only in Anacrime!
11 minutes ago | Mexi Meals
For the past three months, Carlos Salgado has repaid the public for his three spectacular years at the brick-and-motor version of Taco Maria with pop-up dinners featuring of the best chefs Mexico has to offer. October brought Baja-Med king Javier ...
1 day ago | OC Snitch Scandal
For this week's Orange Feathers, artist Algae took on the California Court of Appeals' stinging rebuke of both Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens in their pathetic snitch scandal. Take it away...
4 days ago | OC Media
For this week's edition of our podcast, OC Speakly, I talked to Weekly art director Dustin Ames about the lay of the OC food land. Don't believe his doubting ways: Dustin is a big-time food man who knows the L.A. dining scene as well as OC. I...
4 days ago | Drink of the Week
“I am an orange-soda SNOB!” I roared to Contra Coffee co-founder Julie Nguyen as she was serving drinks at the recent Patchwork Arts & Craft Festival in SanTana, and I was just declaring the truth. Really, I’m an orange-drink snob, given I’ve ...
6 days ago | Food Reviews
Soon after it opened about six years ago, I visited Tandoori Fresh. Nothing about the shopping-plaza restaurant impressed me: bland food, bad service, bad prices, bad date—it was an unmitigated disaster. I rarely gave it a second thought as ...
6 days ago | ¡Ask a Mexican!®
DEAR MEXICAN: What's up with pochos and their disrespect for their origins? I'm a Mexican, born and raised in Mexico, a proud chilango, and, well, I gotta know why do pochos—Mexican-Americans or whatever—try to make our reputation as bad as possib...