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!
4 days ago | Mexi Meals
At the next SanTana City Council meeting, city staff are expected to offer a strategy in how to legislate loncheras out of existence. Leading the charge is Michele Martinez, whose vision of street food in SanTana is to make it like Austin—BAR...
4 days ago | Food Reviews
Can you eat 2.5 pounds of luscious, superb prime tomahawk steak, dressed with just a couple of flecks of sea salt, in 29 minutes? That's what I did recently at the Butchery's newest location in Newport Coast, all for an OC Weekly video. I ate thre...
4 days ago | Drink of the Week
Time was when Weeklings would haunt Habana and its epic sangria and Cuban-Spanish appetizers. But we moved our Costa Mesa offices long ago, and...other things happened. But it was great to stop by the other day and see little has changed except be...
5 days ago | OC Media
Welcome to episode 17 of OC Speakly. On this episode we discuss the uptick in police brutality in Orange County. Gabriel San Romàn talks to Theresa Smith, a mother who's son, Cesar Cruz, was killed by police. Theresa is the founder of LEAN, the La...
5 days ago | ¡Ask a Mexican!®
DEAR MEXICAN: I asked my dad why the Mexican illegals don't just apply for citizenship instead of coming here illegally, and he told me they are not able to apply for citizenship. Is this true? Wondering in Wenatchee DEAR GABACHO: They ain't "ille...
6 days ago | Longform
Brunch and booze: Do you need more of an intro? Yes? Then let's shamelessly self-promote our annual Fresh Toast brunch festival, happening March 25 at Newport Dunes—buy your tickets TODAY! You'll find many of the restaurants on this list there, se...