All good things must eventually pass, and so it came to be that by the end of the 1920s, the power of the Ku Klux Klan in Brea was on the wane. They had a good run, having set up in 1922 as part of the original KKK in Orange County and weathering the jihad that District Attorney Alexander P. Nelson ... More >>
Dave, Edwin, Shuji and I have written so much about Alebrije's that we could publish a book about it (or--cue Oscar Bluth--am I?). It's all about the food: Mexico City-style favorites like pambazos, quesadillas and alambres, and the legendary taco acorazado, that monster of milanesa and masa that ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This Costa Mesa coffeehouse can convert anyone into the cult of coffee
It is amazing (and hella disturbing) how most people even bother to scan, let alone read a story anymore before spreading it around the Internet. Sign of the times, I guess. But when the offending organization is the Huffington Post (which carries my ¡Ask a Mexican! column), such a rush for web ... More >>
The SanTana chattering classes are, well, chattering over news that an anonymous letter is calling on artists and musicians to not play at the Yost, the historic theater that's proving to be the Chavez Ravine of the city with its epic tales of poor-man's paradise, city-father usurping, and pathet ... More >>
I'm not the only one writing books on the history of Mexican food in the United States. Just this week, Kaleta Doolin released Fritos® Pie: Stories, Recipes, and More via Texas A & M University Press. Doolin is the daughter of Charles Elmer Doolin, founder of Fritos. We're going to interview ... More >>
This Corona del Mar spot looks yuppie, but makes doughnuts worthy of Anaheim
Between the start of our epic Final Pho tournament and news of quizzes that we can actually win, it was quite the week here at your favorite infernal blog. Highlights after the jump!
We went with the purple can.Web Editor Vickie wanted one of us in the office to drink something called Four Loko, some energy drink with 12-percent alcohol that's making schools nervous, that was just banned in Michigan, and makes students excited. No one on our staff is stupid enough to waste th ... More >>
I've done quite a few media interviews, both on and off the record, over the past month about the Loretta Sanchez-Van Tran congressional race, and I always answer the inevitable question about Tran's chances thusly: no. No way. No how. Screw the polls: the demographics (both political and ethnic) ... More >>
Flickr user lol-itaSuch a busy week at this infernal, tasty blog, as usual. Click after the jump to read some of the highlights!
From the free-for-all that is my Facebook page: Where is a good Ecuadorian restaurant in OC? Preferably CM or Santa Ana. I watched Anthony Bourdain's show about Eduador and I'm more than ready for some yummy soups, stews and ceviches. I'm sure your friends know all the best places, right? THANKS! ... More >>