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2014 Stories by Gustavo Arellano

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  • How Can You Stop Montezuma's Revenge?

    published August 7, 2014

    DEAR MEXICAN: I'm a handsome exemplar of the bronze race living in the motherland. I'm... More >>

  • Tanakaya Has Soba Power!

    published July 31, 2014

    I might be one of the few people in OC, if not the world, who prefers soba noodles to ramen. Don't get me wrong—ramen is a wonderful... More >>

  • Why Can't Gabachos Learn Spanish

    published July 31, 2014

    DEAR MEXICAN: What is it about the many gringos/gabachos... More >>

  • Il Barone Bottega: Third Wave Italian

    published July 24, 2014

    Il Barone, in that section of Newport Beach near John Wayne Airport that's basically a laid-back Irvine, is great old-school Italian, the kind... More >>

  • Why Don't Mexicans Stand Up to Their Leaders?

    published July 24, 2014

    DEAR MEXICAN: I'm from an Arabic-speaking country. After my education is completed here, I'll be returning to my country, Kuala... More >>

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    'Bros, Stay Away'

    published July 24, 2014

    They were the kicks seen 'round the world: Rioters on Main Street in downtown Huntington Beach smashing news boxes into smithereens. No... More >>

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    COVER STORY

    Surf Bros Must Die

    published July 24, 2014

    I was in a shitty hotel in Amarillo, Texas, trying to get some sleep after 17 hours on the road, when I received a text from web editor Taylor... More >>

  • Front Porch Pops: Just Lick 'Em

    published July 17, 2014

    So . . . I'm getting married soon. I've picked some of my favorite businesses to help out with the catering—Taco Maria's Carlos Salgado... More >>

  • Why Do Mexis Tell Gabachos to Go Back to Europe?

    published July 17, 2014

    DEAR MEXICAN: During George W. Bush's administration, there was a lot of talk for and against comprehensive immigration reform (amnesty... More >>

  • Tamarindo Truck: Maestro de Meats

    published July 10, 2014

    Tamarindo Truck doesn't need this review. It's already a popular luxe lonchera, finding a loyal following with its twists on Mexican... More >>

  • Why Don't Mexicans Smoke?

    published July 10, 2014

    DEAR MEXICAN: I noticed that Mexican people don't generally smoke. Don't get me wrong—I'm not condoning smoking, but it's... More >>

  • Fa-Sai's Dawn of Thai-Mex

    published July 3, 2014

    Location, location, location! Restaurants live and die by where they set up shop. I wish someone had told that to the folks behind Fa-Sai Thai... More >>

  • Why Are More Mexicans Calling Themselves White?

    published July 3, 2014

    DEAR MEXICAN: The tragedy currently playing out on the U.S. southern border has reminded me to once again ask my... More >>

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    COVER STORY

    Aaron Kushner's Wrecking Ball

    published June 26, 2014

    They glumly marched into the third-floor newsroom of The Orange County Register's Santa Ana headquarters on June 9: editors,... More >>

  • Break of Dawn Is Back!

    published June 26, 2014

    After "3 months and 15 long days," reads the top of Break of Dawn's menu, the restaurant has opened its doors anew. And Orange County's... More >>

  • Can Gabachos Be Considered Mexicans?

    published June 26, 2014

    DEAR MEXICAN: I think I might be Mexican, but there are some people who might disagree. As you are the source of all knowledge... More >>

  • Little Saigon Night Market: Bazaar By Bolsa

    published June 19, 2014

    Last year, the Asian Garden Mall off Bolsa Avenue in Westminster hit gold with its inaugural Little Saigon Night Market. The premise was... More >>

  • Why Are Mexican Men So Flamboyantly Gay?

    published June 19, 2014

    DEAR MEXICAN: Why do some Mexicans expect us to learn Spanish instead of them learning... More >>

  • LA PALMA

    published June 12, 2014

    Other than the great dive bar that is Cliff's Hideaway (5442 Orangethorpe Ave., 714-521-7883), there is nothing to do... More >>

  • PLACENTIA

    published June 12, 2014

    Next to Aliso Viejo, no OC city is more forgotten than Placentia. It's a town usually more remembered for what it isn't (that is, it's not... More >>

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    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

    published June 12, 2014

    Okay, we admit it: we know next to nothing about Rancho Santa Margarita (RSM). We know it's the city that serves as a buffer zone between... More >>

  • OC's Best Aguas Frescas

    published June 12, 2014

    Bad news, ladies: As of this summer, I'm off the market. She's a real beaut, although one that doesn't accompany me in this column's escapades... More >>

  • Why Do White People Want to Tan Themselves to Look Like Mexicans?

    published June 12, 2014

    DEAR MEXICAN: If dark-skinned people are so "undesirable," unwelcome and put down by... More >>

  • Into the Indo at ABC Indomart

    published June 5, 2014

    When an immigrant community sets up an enclave, the first two businesses opened are for worship and to buy the homeland's foodstuffs, whether... More >>

  • Do Mexicans Start Small Businesses?

    published June 5, 2014

    DEAR MEXICAN: I'm a Mexican who owns a successful wholesale liquidation business, which happens to be an industry dominated by Jews and... More >>

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