District Tustin Legacy
I know, I know: where the hell does a born-and-bred Mexican from California get off telling the rest of the world about the glories of Tex-Mex cuisine? But hear me out, world: I am Tex-Mex's most arduous non-Texan defender. I've crisscrossed most of the state doing research for my Taco USA: How Mexi ... More >>
Tustin's new restaurant bakes traditional Czech pastries with fillings that are all-American
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And what's the difference between Tex-Mex and New Mexican food?
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And do Mexican driver's licenses work in the United States?
Former Orange County Republican state Assemblyman Chuck DeVore has today published a new book--"The Texas Model: Prosperity in the Lone Star State and Lessons for America"--that compares Texas government policies with other large states.Spoiler alert: Texas has a superior climate because its politic ... More >>
For all our obsession with Mexican food in Southern California, I gotta hand it to Texans--they're even more obsessed. They're the people, after all, who historically have contributed more to the combo plate of Mexican food in this country than any other region--including the combo plate. In San Ant ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Chicano Studies professors always wear guayaberas?
Spare Parts for Broken HeartsSpare Parts for Broken Heartshttps://www.facebook.com/sparepartsforbrokenheartsA little late with this review, perhaps -- the EP's been out for nearly a year, for a start. But Long Beach's Spare Parts for Broken Hearts have been revving up a bit for the journey to ... More >>
Oh Texas, you're a real buzzkill. We just heard Snoop Dogg was arrested in Texas on Saturday for a misdemeanor drug charge, after a real snoop dog (oh, the irony) sniffed out the marijuana on his tour bus. According to TMZ, agents claimed they found a red prescription bottle with several joints ... More >>
© Bravo Did you watch last night's first episode of Top Chef Texas? Episode summaries are usually Edwin's beat, and he usually weighs in toward the end of the season after we've learned which cheftestants to root for. I'm going to take a different approach at the head-end of the season and make ... More >>
John GilhooleyOnly a keystroke away...So long and thanks for all the tweets! Former California Assemblyman and OC Weekly cover boy Chuck DeVore announced today he's not only dropping out of the race for the Orange County Board of Supervisors, but he's also dropping out of the state of California. ... More >>
Ah, enter the OC Fair. It's a grand old time when a psycho 9-year-old spills his double scoop ice cream on your leg and your pupils dilate because there's so much visual stimulation and you have no idea what to turn your attention to and you snake your way through the ginormous parking lot ... More >>
Long Beach's very own Cold War Kids just announced the second leg of their fall North American tour in support of their latest release, Mine Is Yours (Downtown/DGC/Interscope Records).
ProfessorSalt.comThus far on Grill Marks series we've talked about ways to use a Weber kettle grill to do some light smoking. In advance of this weekend's OC Barbecue Festival, let's talk today about heavy-duty smokers and the way a particular place in the middle-of-nowhere Texas cooks the best bris ... More >>
ProfessorSalt.comThe brick pits at Kreuz Market Lockhart, Texas There's nothing wrong with propane grills, but if you ask a barbecue purist, only charcoal or hardwood will do to impart a deeply smoky flavor to your food. This week on Grill Marks, we take a look at the fuels needed to cook real sl ... More >>
The Coach House
Texas, what the hell happened to you? You used to be, you know, Texas: a proud stretch of state, a country unto its own that didn't need the rest of us to tell you how to live. Where Tejanos, African-Americans, Czechs, Germans, Poles, and a hella lot other people created one of the great regional ... More >>
Teens who want that dark, leathery glow may soon have to get it the old-fashioned way--with a bottle of Crisco and some aluminum foil. Twelve U.S. states have bills pending that would put age restrictions on commercial tanning salons, reports The Huffington Post. California is among them.&n ... More >>
CNN, USA Today and other media organizations got fooled
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And what's one thing Mexicans are good for?
[Locals Only] A Big Star sensibility from a Lone Star State transplant
For Sunday's Superbowl XLV, which pits Pittsburgh against Green Bay in Dallas, I bring you a Texas dish made with Wisconsin cheese. "Queso" is a Tex-Mex dish served everywhere in Texas, but almost never seen outside the Southwest.ProfessorSalt.com
Because I just finished interviewing Robb Walsh, the dean of Texas food writers and a guy who attended the same Anaheim elementary school I did, here is a plug to his magnificent blog, Texas Eats (and buy all his books for Christmas, to boot). And because far too many people will eat turkey mañana ... More >>
Constant traveling across the United States from John Wayne Airport has taught me that the main connecting hubs for flights out of our fair county are Phoenix, Denver and Dallas. I try not to spend any cash while on layover, the cheapskate that I am, but one booth always draws me in: Cousin's Bar ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Where to get Mexican food in NY and how Mexis take their coffee
Safety-Kleen System Inc. is a national distributor of cleaning solvents. Their products have names like Ecopower motor oil, Icebreaker windshield washer fluid, Khameleon antifreeze and KleenMist II wastewater treatment. They say they are green, well, they better be made of it, because they owe $1 ... More >>
Is this over-reliance on her family a cultural difference?
'Do certain clothes determine your Mexicanness?'
Belmont Shore Chili Cook-Off
Bobbi Humphrey struck by lightning
Mr. President, we have an alibi
Punk rock parking lot
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Inside Americas most ostentatious, alternative music fest
Survey says: Many, many great discs produced in past decade!
And Gatemouth Brown is some kind of man