Baja California is one of the great surf-and-turf states of northern Mexico, renowned for its unique carne asada; in Mexicali, there's more of a Sonoran influence, and in Tijuana where an original style with a southern touch has spread down the peninsula all the way to Cabo, and has n ... More >>
Remember that 18 wheeler chase scene in License to Kill, the rather clumsy James Bond flick starring Timothy Dalton? The one where 007 gets the truck to tilt on its side to avoid a rocket shot by the film's villain, Robert Davi, who is better known as the guy that tried to kill the Goonies? Subseque ... More >>
Every culture that distills alcohol infuses it with the local fruits, herbs and flowers available. In Italy, there's Benedictine and Galliano and a million amari; in Germany, schnapps is made with everything from tree bark to rare mountain flowers gathered by virgins in dirndls. They started off as ... More >>
If your vehicle was sturdy enough to get you to this year's Punk Rock Picnic at Oak Canyon Ranch (aka the middle of nowhere) -- meaning your car didn't overheat during the uphill slaloms or get stuck in the makeshift loose-dirt road parking lot -- then you experienced what was probably the best Punk ... More >>
All right, beer hipsters, this is it. Anyone can get great beer in Orange County and San Diego, but the best-kept secret is something you'll have to head south for--south past that weird traffic light that says "México".
The Mexican beer we get up here in the States is like having sex in a
boat--f ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB, 24, 8:18 A.M.: See Time's response at the end of the post. ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 23, 12:09 P.M.: This week's Time magazine cover boldly declares "Yo Decido. Why Latinos will pick the next President." The accompanying story by Michael Scherer explores how the rising force that ... More >>
A huge column of smoke rises from a charcoal grill set into a counter; the air fills with the scent of beef grilling and the sound of fat spattering onto the fire below. It takes just a minute or two, and I'm fascinated. My rapt gaze is lost on the taquero, for whom this is not new. He hacks the ... More >>
Photo by Kevin LaraThe Mexicali burger comes highly recommended by chef Jared Cook, because it's insane. Tell us what you think as he shares everything (but the secret sauce) below. To view Parts One and Two of our interview with St. Roy Chef's Pub at Vine, you can click here, and here.
Photo by Kevin LaraOur second installment of this week's On The Line has Jared explaining who what St. Roy is named after. We also learn just how much he admires Julia Child. To catch up on Part One, you can click here. Stop by Thursday for a juicy recipe.Hardest lesson you've learned:No matter h ... More >>
Joseph Carillo takes the prize for this week's ugliest police mug shot. But even uglier are the crimes the 23-year-old is accused of having committed.Working in concert with authorities from the States, Baja California State Police in Mexicali captured the California native on Nov. 22. He was wan ... More >>
There is a sweet new way to predict earthquakes and it's making waves throughout Southern California.
Many scientists believe that predicting earthquakes is still impossible, but the Mogi Doughnut seems more credible than the Quake Quack's theory. Colorful charts do not a seismologist make.
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Cachanilla is also a plant...I've always enjoyed the shrimp and fish tacos at Baja Cachanilla in SanTana--each juicy, plump, on handmade tortillas and topped with one of the thicker, sweeter fish taco creams you'll find. It's better than Baja Fresh just a couple of blocks down Bristol, and Wahoo' ... More >>
A magnitude 7.2 earthquake (initially reported as 6.9) hit Baja California at 3:40 today, with shaking and rolling felt throughout OC. Aftershocks have continued both in Mexico and Southern California, according to the United States Geological Service.
A certain music festival and conference held annually in the sleepy hamburg of Austin, Texas announced their initial slate of performers this year, and there's not an Orange County or Long Beach band among them. We had several acts in last fall's CMJ Music Marathon, so this is kind of a bummer. Keep ... More >>