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 | Drink of the Week
Fortune has always, rightfully smiled on Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen, which celebrated a decade in Old Towne Orange this year. The place has been slammed ever since it opened, and Chef Gabbi Patrick was a pioneer in OC in making eaters enjoy Mexican f...
3 days ago | ¡Ask a Mexican!®
DEAR MEXICAN: Sooooo . . . your boy René Redzepi is moving to Mexico. I'm curious to hear your thoughts. From Lagos DEAR LOCO: Unless the acclaimed Danish chef behind the world-acclaimed Noma is into tamborazo and Antonio Aguilar, he ain't my comp...
3 days ago | Bong Blotter
For this week's episode of OC Speakly, we take on the legalization of marijuana and what that means for Orange County. I disclose to staffer Mary Carreon I've never smoked the stuff in my life, she interviews longtime activist Diane Goldstein abou...
4 days ago | Mexi Meals
A century ago, tamale wagons rolled through the unpaved streets of Orange County, manned by Mexicans selling their steaming treasures to hungry gabachos. Pendejo councilmembers eventually legislated them out of existence, claiming tamaleros sold d...
5 days 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 ...
6 days 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...