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Spain may have its tapas bars and Japan its izakayas, but in Vietnam, there are quán ôcs. Literal translation: snail eateries. Quán ôcs are often informal street-side stalls with nothing… More >>
Have I told this story before? I'm sure I have, but it's so important that I'll repeat it. There's a prominent Southern California food critic—whose name I won't reveal so… More >>
Though its Open Table page says Selanne Steak Tavern's dress code is casual, you'd feel severely underdressed in anything less than a collared shirt or the latest couture. Despite being… More >>
For this column, I've reviewed restaurants based out of the loading areas of grocery stores. I've written about spots in gang-infested neighborhoods, in soulless South County cities, in shabby strip… More >>
Few foods have a higher enjoyment-to-effort ratio than the grilled cheese sandwich—it's a fact as true as the sun rising in the east. As any college freshman knows, you don't… More >>
For the past year, as I've traveled across the United States promoting my Taco USA book, I've always told the audience how to become a millionaire: sell tortas. This always… More >>