We all eat for pleasure. Some of us also eat in pursuit of academic knowledge. "Food studies" is a burgeoning field where scholars consider food a potent tool for illuminating a vast range of topics and issues. Among L.A. colleges and universities, you'll find classes on "Animal Ethics," "Restaurant ... More >>
You're standing on the corner of Third and San Vicente in a silly hat on a Sunday morning, sipping a Bloody Mary from a blue Solo cup, ready for anything. You were told to bring a beach towel, a $2 bill, a vegetable and your favorite movie candy, among other things, but you have no idea why. This is ... More >>
Sure, you may think you know a lot about tacos, but do you really? Because however knowledgable you may be, Gustavo Arellano knows more than you do. Arellano -- OC Weekly editor, author of ¡Ask a Mexican! and of the forthcoming book, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, etc. -- has written ... More >>
Just how different can taquitos really be? Turns out there's a lot more going on with these Mexican delicacies than their "tiny taco" name would suggest. So how do three Olvera Street favorites stack up?
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