Hopefully, gentle readers, ustedes need no introduction to the glory of the Hatch chile; if you do, read this. Salivating yet? Save it, and drive to La Habra this weekend--specifically, Albertson's, where they will be selling 30-pound sacks for $28.99 and roasting them for gratis from eight in the morn until two in the afternoon--or, they run out (and they will). Address is 1800 W. Whittier Blvd., and the phone number (562) 697-6442.
However, if you don't want to take Beach all the way up to the Tierra de Fuego of O.C., you can go to the Bristol Farms in Newport Beach (810 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, 949-760-6514) the weekend of September 5. No time or prices, scheduled yet, but nevertheless go. And, while you're roasting, argue with any native New Mexicans to give us back our Anaheim chile!
Here's the Hatch chile festival (scheduled for Labor Day weekend this year):
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