It's that time of year again: Hatch chile season is right around the corner. And while expat New Mexicans have always lined up for green chile to assuage their homesickness, the peppers have started to worm their way into the hearts of non-New Mexican Californians. Here is a running list of this yea ... More >>
[UPDATED Aug. 1] See the latest updates to the list at the bottom of this post.I'd never had a Hatch chile until I moved to California and married a girl whose family used to live in New Mexico. Now I can't get enough of them. Chile verde, stuffed chiles, hot sauce, rajas con crema, stewed with pota ... More >>
LB Lobster Festival website Another season, another Festivus (if it has a Wiki page, does it really exist?) for the rest of us. What is there to celebrate after Labor Day, yet before Oktoberfest? Lobster Fest!. . . at least, according to our friends in the LBC.This weekend-long devotion to the cl ... More >>
If you're sticking around this Labor Day weekend and firing up the grill, do yourself a favor and go to Bristol Farms in Newport Beach this weekend. As they have for the past couple of years, Melissa's Produce will be selling and roasting Hatch chiles, the manna of American chile heads.
Dave LiebermanIt's Hatch chile season! If you've never had the long, green, hot cousins of the Anaheim chile that grow in southeastern New Mexico, now's the time to try them. They make awesome green chile, of course, fantastic Ortega burgers and they're sublime stuffed with cheese, battered and d ... More >>
It may seem disingenuous to have a Maine lobster fest in Long Beach. But it's a tradition going on 14 years. So if you can reconcile that La Habra holds its annual Corn Festival without even a single corn field in the city, then you can deal with Long Beach's annual crustacean celebration.
Got this one from an amiga on Facebook:Where can I get Hatch chiles in Orange County? Not the canned stuff, but fresh from this year's harvest?The best option is to make the 12-hour trek to Hatch this weekend, when the Hatch Chile Festival will bring thousands to the tiny town and the scent of fr ... More >>
Picture to come once my chica updates her blog...Maybe there's really nothing to do in La Habra. Maybe Newport Beach was too drunk already tailgating for the USC game to care. But, boy, was there a hell of a difference at the county's two public Hatch chile roasts.The first one occurred August 22 at ... More >>
Hopefully, gentle readers, ustedes need no introduction to the glory of the Hatch chile; if you do, read this. Salivating yet? Save it, and drive to La Habra this weekend--specifically, Albertson's, where they will be selling 30-pound sacks for $28.99 and roasting them for gratis from eight in the m ... More >>
Beat it . . . please.
Not full of hot air
. . . And the gifts you'll actually get!