Whew, Mother's Day is over and the rush for goodies and presents can die down until well, whenever that paternal holiday is. Let's take a look at what the week after had to offer... Edwin reviewed the South County chain, Inka Mama's. Then he told us that Layer Cake Bakery is opening a second locati ... More >>
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 >>
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
Valentine's is over and now we can get back to the good ol' regular food stuff. Let's take a look at what this week brought us... Edwin reviewed the crepes at Thahn Ha in Westminster. He told us about the most expensive drink made at Starbucks so far, which involved 48 shots of espresso (why world? ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This Santa Ana collection sells Chinese, Vietnamese, Turkish—and, of course, Mexican food
The holidays are almost over, and you can return to spending your money on more selfish things. Let's take a look at some favorite food and drink from this year, as well as new places on the horizon. Edwin's weekly food review covered the cozy Attic in Long Beach that serves creative Southern, Caju ... More >>
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 >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why are Mexican Indians so poor?
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why might a Mexican family hate a wealthy Mexi-and-white couple?
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 >>
Does methamphetamine now come in 22-lbs. bundles?On Wednesday, two Orange County men were among five people arrested in Kern County after authorities seized about 22 pounds of crystal methamphetamine.That's the same amount of the drug Border Patrol dogs sniffed out of a minivan at the San Clemente c ... More >>
Flaccid_Leper wants to know. The Canadian transplant, now living in Costa Mesa, wants to know, and he has posted the following questions at Reddit.com: 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 >>
Flickr user yarhargoatIt 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 >>
Dave LiebermanLast 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.
[Locals Only] Spanish-language hardcore ska: What could be more Orange County?
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 >>
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!
OC WeeklyLos FabulocosDos(Delta Groove Music)Let time take its path, and simplicities start falling away, at least for the most part. We know there are people out there who use the phrase "Latin music" as if that explains everything because there are people who similarly think that everyone south ... More >>
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 >>
Flickr user twodollaAccording 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
BinnieA former Santa Ana plastics company is being dragged into the U.S. Senate Republican primary race in New Hampshire.William Harrison "Bill" Binnie is self-funding his campaign for the seat held by Republican incumbent Judd Gregg, who is retiring from the upper house. Binnie currently serves ... More >>
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 >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] The chaotic life of Mexicans who hike
You people, I swear: I can answer non-Mexican related food questions! But I like this one from reader John:Hey Mexican critic: What's the name of that Mexican dessert that's basically the Catholic host? Isn't it sacrilegious to eat it?Sacrilegious? You mean--with all apologies to Homer Simpson--s ... More >>
Headline: Grand Jury Says OCTA Fails Low-Income Bus RidersComment by rufus1: Transportation welfare...OCTA is the original Tijuana Taxi Service...What a waste.
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And everybody has a different, not-so-endearing nickname for the Brown Menace
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, this is your Mexican regional music on drugs
Where bird is the Eternal Word...Recently, a reader wrote to complain about my choice of Aloha BBQ as the best restaurant in Mission Viejo for my book, Orange County: A Personal History. Her choice of Capriccio's wasn't better--really, Aloha's main competition is Hatam. But the email got me think ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Anaheim burger titan Carl Karcher died on Friday (look for our obit in this Thursday's edition of your favorite fish wrapper), and how does the company he founded honor the man? By unveiling a stupid commercial for its breakfast burrito. Hey, pendejos: the long lines on the United States-Mexico bord ... More >>
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Noche de Trova
The life, death and final escape of Eleuterio Ramos
The life, death and final escape of Eleuterio Ramos
Kem Nunn on environmental apocalypse, surfing subcultures and his new novel, Tijuana Straits
Old pals, piquant poultry and memories a-plenty at San Clementes Bird Nirvana
Julieta Venegas is Latin alternatives reigning reina
Let a teenager do it for you
AmeriCAA reflects a darker twist on Culture Clashs already edgy vision
Manu Chao rocks the universal barrio
The Brothers Calderon return to the streets
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