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!
2 days ago | 100 Favorite Dishes
Mercado Modern Cuisine, Danny Godinez's bold, successful attempt to take on all the states of Mexico in just one restaurant, is already such a part of my regular eating schedule that I'm going to pick a chair and put a plaque with my name on it, s...
3 days ago | ¡Ask a Mexican!®
DEAR MEXICAN: I have seen black people and white people being homeless. How come I have never seen a Mexican or a Chinese person being homeless? Get a Trabajo, Bum DEAR POCHO: I can't answer for chinitos because the most Celestial thing about me i...
3 days ago | Food Reviews
The South American milanesa a caballo was food porn before Instagram: a massive cutlet of breaded beef topped with two fried eggs. It got its name (milanesa on horseback), not just for the visual of an anthropomorphic egg straddling the meat, but ...
3 days ago | 100 Favorite Dishes
There is hummus, and then there’s the dish at Ishtar Mediterranean Grill—one of Little Arabia’s newer restaurants—called msabaha. It has hummus, yes, but topping it is cooked chickpeas. And yogurt. And parsley. And lemon. All surrounded by a sea o...
3 days ago | Crime-iny
For this week's Orange Feathers, Weekly contributor Scott Feinblatt took on the murder conviction of Daniel Wozniak, the creepy actor who butchered his friend and his girlfriend to steal money for Wozniak's wedding. Take it away, Scott! It ca...
Hollywood's Obsession With Narco TV Shows and Films Is Not Only Unsurprising, But It's Also Necessary3 days ago | Film and TV
Originally, I was going to devote this essay to trashing Hollywood for its ever-present Latino laziness. I was going to focus on the current fad of networks and streaming services approving anything and everything narco-related, rip apart clueless...