Letters From OC Weekly Readers

‘Take Him to Taco Bell and Make Him Clean the Toilets’

Come on [Gustavo Arellano, Edwin Goei and Lesley McCave’s “The World On Your Plate,” Aug. 7]! In this county, there are two Bolivian places, a pretty decent showing of Peruvian, a Chilean place here in the Heim of Ana, a Colombian place on Bristol, several Argentine places and even Ecuadorian places. But that’s okay. I don’t really want lines at those places anyway.

Next, you’re gonna tell me Quebec food isn’t a defining characteristic of OC. Sheesh!

Seriously, I get it. You can’t have a huge article detailing a “noahbites”-style trip around the world then highlight just three continents. (Are there any Australian places here anyway? I wonder what differentiates Perth-style food from Brisbane-style food. More roo, maybe.)

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Das Ubergeek, via ocweekly.com


Where are South America and Africa?

Confused Consumer, via ocweekly.com


Mexico is 14 percent of the world? What about the Southern Hemisphere?

Kermit Neville, via ocweekly.com


Philly’s Best is superior to other cheesesteak places in California because they import Amoroso rolls and use white American cheese (much, much better than yellow). When I get homesick, this is my go-to comfort-food place. However, when I go back to Philly, I forget how much more cheesesteak you get for less money. C’est la vie!

Philly Girl, Santa Ana, via ocweekly.com


Thanks for nothing. Now I’m going to eat more than I should.

Sandra, Lake Forest, via ocweekly.com

I haven’t read reviews by all the food writers in America, but I have to believe that Edwin Goei is right at the top of that group [“Guacamole With SOL,” Aug. 7]. He always conveys the complete dining experience in clear, creative prose. His current review of SOL Cocina makes me want to skip Julie & Julia and go straight to Newport Beach!

I can only hope the Pulitzer committee is aware of Mr. Goei’s great talent.

Tom Van Huss, Tustin, via ocweekly.com

Yes! I am definitely going to see LMFAO at Honda Center [Amanda Parsons’ “Fear of a Party Planet,” Aug 7]. I went to school with Stef, a.k.a. Redfoo, and he has always been a hard-working, goal-oriented, creative and extremely funny guy. He and Sky deserve any success in this time of economic and social depression because they make good, danceable music that brings a lot of people together for a good party time. I’m not sure why you wrote about Stef’s father. He never played that card at school. . . . LMFAO have earned their own success and popularity—who cares who their parents are?

Foo Fan, Pacific Palisades, via ocweekly.com

No one wants to sit on the bus and listen to some old fart’s anti-Mexican comments [Hey, You! “Yet Another Reason to Hate the Bus,” Aug. 7]. You did the right thing. I bet you 50 bucks that if you would have opened two bottles of Corona and given him one, the old fool would have taken it. The next time that happens, tell him to shut his toothless mouth, or you’ll take him to Taco Bell and make him clean the toilets. I’m a white guy, and I really don’t like it when I’m called a cracker, white bread or Kentucky Fried Chicken. Every time it has happened to me, a demented old fool was doing the talking. I’ve ignored it. Racism is disgusting.

Johnny Transistor, Boston, via ocweekly.com

Holy crap, Batman! Luckily for surfboard thief Mike Hynson, only one out of every million people in California know the actual facts about the events Hynson has become desperate enough to talk about in public [Nick Schou’s “The Surfer Who Came in From the Cold,” July 10]. This is weak journalism at best. Hynson’s version of Hynson’s place in the overall scheme of things is sad—plain, fucking sad. Helped to bankroll Mystic Arts World!? Delusions of grandeur, thy name is Mikey. Shame on Hynson for talking shit about Bruce Brown! Think before you open your big yap, Mikey.

Thomas Dean Calhoun, North Shore, via mail

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In our Aug. 7 cover story, “The World On Your Plate,” the item on Iva Lee’s restaurant was mistakenly credited to Lesley McCave; it was written by Edwin Goei. Sorry, Edwin!

Letters may be edited for clarity and length. E-mail to letters@ocweekly.com, or mail to Letters to the Editor, c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill Ave., Ste. 150, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Or fax to (714) 550-5908.  

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