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 | ¡Ask a Mexican!®
DEAR MEXICAN: In Jared Diamond's DVD for Guns, Germs, and Steel, he mentions the classical Spanish form of horsemanship, jimeta. I have not been able to find this word used anywhere else. Can you help? Bronco Baboso DEAR GABACHO: While Diamond's b...
3 days ago | Food Reviews
Let us now praise the local sushi joint, the restaurant genre in which Japanese chefs throw away any pretense of authenticity in the name of pleasing Americans. They're all over Orange County, almost rarely patronized by actual Japanese (who head ...
4 days ago | OC Media
I've said time and time again to people who hate OC Weekly that the worst way to hurt us to not bother with us. Don't click on our links, don't pick up a dead-tree edition, do confuse us with the Orange County Register—all of those are shots to ou...
5 days ago | Gunkist Memories
Today marks Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, when the worldwide diaspora commemorates the systematic slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire. The civilized world recognizes those massacres for what they are: genocide, an event t...
8 days ago | Food Reviews
Regional chains continue to open in Orange County, drawn by our weather and bucks and Instagram-ready foodies. Some (Raising Cane's, the Habit) have proven better than others (Can someone tell JimBoy's Tacos that, while its Parmesan-crusted hard t...
9 days ago | Chronicle a Mexican
In 2008, I began to take ¡Ask a Mexican! questions on YouTube as part of a companywide effort to make videos. They were fun, and got good views, but I stopped the first run because I didn't like my boss at the time forcing us to do new things with...