• Columns

    August 14, 2014

    Is the U.S. Kinder to Legal or Illegal Mexicans?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And should everyone hate Murrieta?

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    This Week In Food: Hatin' on Pliny, Cute Things Made of Cookies, and Good God - Not Expensive Limes!

    Hi guys, I hope you enjoyed St. Paddy's Day! Let's see what happened the rest of the week... Edwin went to Boathouse on the Bay for our print review. He told us to try the leche frita at Cafe Sevilla, and announced that HB's Hyatt Regency has a new restaurant.

  • Calendar

    February 13, 2014

    Tijuana Panthers

    Glass House

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Caffe Sospeso: Third-Wave Coffee Comes to Tijuana, No Sugar, No Milk

    As a general rule, coffee in Baja is a disappointment. I don't mean the actual plants or the seeds that come from them; there's some truly amazing coffee coming out of states from San Luis Potosí all the way south to Chiapas. No, I mean that by and large, finding a good cup of coffee in Baja is j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Summer 2013 in the Valle de Guadalupe: The Year of the Campestre

    As all things in the Valle de Guadalupe, progress has been slow--the kind of slow that makes food taste great, that refines Port and Highland Scotch, the kind of slow that makes a ballad sung by Ron Isley flow like honey dripping from each carefully placed syllable just behind the beat--laid back. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Fonda Santa Fe: A Market Stall Made Fancy and Imported to Avenida Revolución

    I'd always known that food in Mexico was both fantastic and cheap, but I'd never really thought about it until I added up all the costs for food that my friend Weston and I ate during a week in Jalisco last year, so we could square up before heading back to our respective cities. We spent more on on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    This Week In Food: Racist Whole Foods, the Best Carne Asada, and Semen the Superfood

    This week was the release of our Summer Guide to Orange County, and we decided to tell all of our favorite summertime stories in comics form. Let's take a look at the culinary comics and the rest of our blogs this week... We learned that Edwin, along with being our super-secret food critic - is an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    This Week In Food: Craft Beer Week, Bluth's Traveling Banana Stand, and MTV Being Dumb

    Well howdy-do, and welcome to another week in food. This time around, Edwin reviewed Black Trumpet Bistro in Huntington Beach, and then he gave us the restaurant roll call for April. He announced the opening of Tootsie - a cute ice cream shop in Santa Ana. And last, he told us that MTV will soon ha ... More >>

  • News

    February 28, 2013

    Tod Brown's Perpetual Pedo-Priest Parade!

    Documents released by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles shows again how the Orange diocese is still not telling the full story of its sex-abuse scandal

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    LA Archdiocese Document Dump: The First-Ever Known Tijuana Victim of Pedo-Priest Eleuterio Ramos

    I've spent nearly a decade writing about Eleuterio Ramos, the most notorious pedophile priest in the history of the Diocese of Orange, a monster who admitted to molesting "at least" 25 boys, a ghoul who church officials--including current Diocese of Boise and Diocese of Sacramento bishops Michael Dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Leyva's Liquors: Always, Always Your Last Stop Before Heading for the Border

    Three weeks ago, Bill gave what may be the world's first quasi-comprehensive guide to the vendors swirling around the mass fustercluck known as the northbound border crossing at San Ysidro; it's only quasi-comprehensive because the vendors change occasionally.Today, Tijuana Sí! covers what should a ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 15, 2012

    Why Do Mexicans Love Ska?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And why are Mexican Indians so poor?

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Birria de Res, Estilo Baja California: It's What's For Breakfast

    Birria is something you'll find in every part of Mexico, and the most famous versions come from Jalisco and Zacatecas (where our jefe comes from). In those states they roast the goat in a natural or conventional oven, using the drippings to make a rich cumin-laced stock and serve every part of the g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Mariscos El Cholo: Clamming It Up On Sixth and Madero

    One of my father's cardinal rules of life was that the police always eat where there's good food at a good price. New to town? Look to see where the uniforms are eating. It could be a luncheonette in New Jersey with the best Taylor ham, egg and cheese on a hard roll, a little shack in Iowa servi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Tostilocos Gets Their Day in the National Sun

    ​For seemingly ever, tostilocos have governed the diet of Mexis in Orange County yet proven almost impossible to cross over to gabachos--even those of the hipster set. Not sure why: the concoction of chips topped with fruits, peanuts, onions, salsa--really, whatever the hell you want--is like Frit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Is a Road Trip From OC to Mexico Safe?

    ​Flaccid_Leper wants to know. The Canadian transplant, now living in Costa Mesa, wants to know, and he has posted the following questions at Is it safe to drive in Mexico? Any idea of good party places somewhat close to the border that are also tourist friendly and relatively safe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Mexico As Imagined By the Washington Post

    Flickr user yarhargoat​It gets fatiguing reading the same articles on travel to Mexico that parrot the U.S. State Department over and over again. Precious few of those people have ever actually been to the places they're writing about, but they turn the fear dial up to 11, the result being that Am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Recipe of the Week: Fun With Empanadas

    Dave Lieberman​Last week, I talked about how easy it was to make panisses, and the photo (taken with my old iPhone, yeah, yeah, haters gonna hate) had some empanadas in the background. Empanadas are, with about $10 worth of equipment you might not already own, the easiest appetizer to make.

  • Music

    October 13, 2011

    Get Mobbed Up With Mafia Rusa

    [Locals Only] Spanish-language hardcore ska: What could be more Orange County?

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Baja Culinary Fest to Take Place Oct. 5-9

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Have Americans Been Drinking Tequila Shots the Wrong Way All These Years?

    ​It's a rite of passage for the college crowd, for girl's night out, and for gabachos who want to play Mexican for a night: the tequila shot. Salt your hand, lick it off, down the shot, then suck a lime slice. One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, FLOOR! Mexicans do it, too, although not as muc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    This Week in Food: Luxe Loncheras, More Luxe Loncheras, and Even More Luxe Loncheras!

    Photo by the Elmo MonsterOur requisite mention of Piaggio for the week!​We went luxe lonchera crazy this week, and even crazier in other departments. The bedlam after the jump!

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    UPDATED: Pee Wee's Famous Hot Dogs and Hamburgers Rips Off Picture of its "Mexican Hot Dog" from Legendary Tucson Chain El Güero Canelo

    ​Updated, with a comment from Pee Wee's and the Tucson Weekly at the bottom...I've been hearing good things about Pee Wee's Famous Hot Dogs and Hamburgers in Surf City, but had to roll my eyes when the Orange County Register announced this morning they were introducing "real Mexican hot dogs" to i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Teens Smoke More Weed, Drink Less, Study Says

    Flickr user twodolla​According to a recent study by the University of Michigan and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, pot use is increasing among American teenagers, while drinking is on the wane. This is apparently bad news, at least according to a group calling itself the Community Anti-Drug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Five Current Food Trends That Need to Die in 2011

    Dave earlier this week gave us a list of food trends that most of us can agree reached their innovative end in 2010, if not earlier; this list is different. The following trends are still raging, will probably rage throughout the coming year--but they need to die for the reasons I'll explain. The vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Racist OC Register Reader Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: Two Men Injured When Shot Outside Church PartyComment by CADRE77: Go figure, another shooting in little mexico.Comment by TOMNORANGE: Let's just put a fence around Santa Ana. They're shooting each other at a CHURCH!Penal Colony, Channel IslandsComment by SCAFI53: Looks like Tijuana !!!! ... More >>

  • News

    November 18, 2010

    Shock the Junkie

    A hallucinogen called ibogaine has helped addicts kick heroin, meth and everything in between. Is it the trip that does the trick?

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Four Ways to Make Mickey Mouse More Mexican

    The title says it all...​Mickey Mouse was at SanTana's Mexican Independence Day Festival yesterday, wearing a costume of imperceptible ethnicity and a sarape. That's the best you can do, Disney, to Mexicanize the Mouse? Even Minnie wore a baile folkórico dress, for chrissakes.Disney should've con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Racist OC Register Reader Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: Report: Illegal Population to Soar if Birthright Citizenship RepealedComment by WRESTLER76: So basically anyone that came over with Christopher Columbus and after him are illegals and none of there descendents have a right to be here, only native americans ... so i agree, lets start wit ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 26, 2010

    It Ain't Easy Being Mexi

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] The chaotic life of Mexicans who hike

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    Eating Tijuana, Part One

    Dave Lieberman​"You're insane." "You're going to die, you know." "Are you stupid?" "Can I have your car?" Such were the reactions I got when I mentioned that I would be taking part in a culinary tour of Tijuana given by Bill Esparza of Street Gourmet LA: total certainty that I would never ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Racist OC Register Fustercluck of the Day

    ​ Headline: Grand Jury Says OCTA Fails Low-Income Bus RidersComment by rufus1: Transportation welfare...OCTA is the original Tijuana Taxi Service...What a  waste.

  • Music

    April 29, 2010


    In honor of Cinco de Mayo, this is your Mexican regional music on drugs

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Racist OC Register Fustercluck of the Day

    ​ Headline: Huntington Beach Fires Police Officer Accused of Rapes, AssaultsComment by surf714: I admire the HBPD. They've kept our city safe for many years. HB used to rank either #1 or #2 in the nation as the safest city (over 100,000). Of course, then parts of it started to look like Tijuana, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    It's a Quick Read Two-Two

    Orange County Register: The Catch restaurant and sports bar that had been in the shadow of Angel Stadium for 32 years before closing in February 2008 will reopen even closer to the Big A. . . . While noting highway deaths dropped nearly 10 percent locally and nationwide, the Reg unveils a map s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Hey, Federales: Don't Forget the Pedo-Priest Protectors from the Diocese of Orange!

    When I heard late that the United States Attorney's office is investigating Archdiocese of Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony for his role in covering up the rapes committed by his priest, I attributed it to a hallucination brought on by last night's episode of Lost. But here's the Los Angeles Times ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2007

    Flower Punk's Sonic Bloom

    Black Lips Give Garage Rock a Sloppy Smooch of Vitality

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines & Surprises: Dirty Cop Sting

    Catch a crooked cop: Nope. Sorry. Not here in the USA. No way. But in Mexico, authorities want a no corruption zone for the the five-mile road from the Tijuana border south to the beach. Officials are “installing cameras to catch extortion attempts, publicizing that people can pay tickets with cre ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2005

    King of the County Pedophiles

    The life, death and final escape of Eleuterio Ramos

  • News

    December 15, 2005

    King of the County Pedophiles

    The life, death and final escape of Eleuterio Ramos

  • Music

    April 28, 2005

    !A Todos Bailar el Cover!

    Seven terrible Mexican remakes of American songs

  • Culture

    August 26, 2004

    California Dreaming Gone Seriously Sour

    Kem Nunn on environmental apocalypse, surfing subcultures and his new novel, Tijuana Straits

  • Features

    October 30, 2003
  • Food

    January 30, 2003

    Surfin Chicken Safari

    Old pals, piquant poultry and memories a-plenty at San Clementes Bird Nirvana

  • Columns

    September 12, 2002
  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Dont Drink and Drive

    Let a teenager do it for you

  • Features

    May 23, 2002

    Live Like an Illegal Immigrant!

    Secrets of the Good Life from OCs Undocumented

  • Music

    June 21, 2001
  • Music

    December 21, 2000

    Ill Communicado

    Manu Chao rocks the universal barrio

  • Columns

    August 20, 1998
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