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  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Eat this Now: Capirotada at Taqueria Zamora

    It's Lent right now, which means some of the best food in Orange County is popping up at Mexican restaurants every Friday, when faithful Catholics eschew meat. Out comes the seasonal specials: tortas de camarones (ground shrimp reconstituted as fritters), chile rellenos in a potato soup, potato taco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    The 5 Craziest Things Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel Ever Said

    Now that the proper time of mourning has passed, we can stop with the respectability game and report the truth: while Calvary Chapel founder Chuck Smith, who passed away from cancer last week at 86, was a titan of American Christianity, he was quite often a raving lunatic who seemed better suited to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Another Mexican Culinary Conundrum Opens: Tacos Jerez in HB

    And can you play some tamborazo, too???​A couple of weeks ago, I wondered out loud why a tortas ahogadas place would open in SanTana given Anaheim has a huge population of Jalisco natives. The only logical explanation is that SanTana is basically Mexico, so why not?!This weekend emerged an even st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    A Tale of Two Chimayós: The Real Deal and the HB Travesty

    ​I'm currently in New Mexico to research for my coming book on the history of Mexican food in the United States. One of the chapters will deal with the Southwestern cooking phenomenon that spread across the country during the late 1980s and early 1990s and has now largely disappeared to the point ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Hugh Hewitt Says "Tit" on the Air?

    Sorry for not reporting as diligently on O.C. conservative yakmouth Hugh Hewitt as I did last year, but got a gem for you: yesterday, I do believe Baby Hewie said "tit" on the air!!!The context: Hewie was interviewing former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich near the 3 p.m. hour, mostly so the two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    The Sad State of Southern California Religion Reporting

    After reading the rewritten press releases offered by the Los Angeles Times, Daily Pilot and Orange County Register on the appointment of the Diocese of Orange's latest pedo-priest-protecting bishop, Cirilo Flores, it's become clear that the worst casualty in Southern California's dying newspaper in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    God Answers Our Prayers! (Baby Huey Edicion)

    Throughout this election cycle, conservative blabbermouth Hugh "Baby Huey" Hewitt has insisted that the polls were skewed, that the Republicans would not lose control of the House, that the MSM was lying as they always do to protect the Dems. Well guess who's conceding defeat. Rather than us gloat, ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 24, 2006

    !Ask a Mexican!

    Special New Mexico Edition

  • Columns

    January 5, 2006

    !Ask a Mexican!

    Why is a Dirty Sanchez called a Dirty Sanchez?

  • Unknown

    April 7, 2005

    A Moral, Abject Failure When It Mattered

    Pope John Paul II, 1920-2005