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!
23 hours ago | Mexi Meals
Over the weekend, I ate my way through El Paso, Las Cruces and Tucson for...something. Oh, the stories I will tell, the photos I took, the people I met. For now, I want to talk about gorditas, what gabachos would probably call the Mexican pupusa a...
2 days ago | Indigestion
True story: about a year ago, a restauranteur (NOT in Orange County) asked me what I thought about their store selling raspados (Mexican shave ice) and paletas (Mexican popsicles) at their restaurant as dessert. I asked if it didn't make better se...
2 days ago | Orange Feathers
For this week's Orange Feathers, artist Bob Aul takes on the triple duty of trashing Tony Rackauckas, commenting on our wild weather, and this months swarm of earthquakes near the Salton Sea, with a dash of SoCal legend Lucy Jones. Take it, Bob! I...
5 days ago | 100 Favorite Dishes
Was it really any question who'd win? Burritos La Palma, after all, won Best Food Truck and Best Burrito in this week's Best Of issue. It won Best Street Taco in Tacolandia this past summer, after winning an award last year. It's gotten so mu...
5 days ago | Drink of the Week
I’ve said many times in these pages that I don’t like beer, but I’m trying, fam. I’m trying to broaden my palate, and I think I’ve determined that I like lagers. I do like Negra Modelo, and I just found another lager that I enjoyed: Golden Road Br...
7 days ago
Ever just want to get away from it all, steal a boat, and throw your luck in with the sea? Sure, the waves and typhoons and kraken will be ready to send you to the deep, but better water than Donald Trump, you know? Thankfully, we at OC Weekly hav...