One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2013 issue. Check out our entire People 2013 issue here.
The spirits of ancient Mexican deities may soon reside in Los Angeles, enticed across the border by chef Rocio Camacho.
Camacho's two San Fernando Valley restaurants, both name ... More >>
Los Angeles is turning into Mexico!
It's a racist old joke told by the likes of Adam Carolla and Jay Leno, to name a few. The problem is, it's just not true.
Sure, one out of every two of us in the county is Latino, but that's a far cry from a town turning into Mexico. Here's why:
Updated below. Um. Maybe she's not Latina after all. First posted at 2:04 p.m. Oct. 18.
Disney has a black princess (Tiana, from New Orleans -- yeah), a native American one (Pocahontas) and an Asian one (Mulan).
But, until now, America's largest minority group has been shut out of this me-to pagea ... More >>
At L.A.'s Mexican restaurants, the classic combination plate -- you know, the #5 or the "Macho Combo" or the "Pancho Villa Platter" that serves up a burrito, taco, tamale and chile relleno topped with yellow cheese along with refried beans, rice and flour tortillas -- tends to be ridiculed in this e ... More >>
Jimmy Shaw, chef-owner of Loteria Grill (three and counting), has long had a special place in his heart and in his kitchen for Diana Kennedy, the highly respected authority on Mexican cuisine and author of a long string of classic cookbooks on the subject. When Shaw was first getting into the ... More >>
Angel OrozcoSome are born into their calling, and some take time to find it. For Angel Orozco it's a little bit of both.
As a native of Guatemala who immigrated to the San Gabriel Valley with his family in 1982, Orozco fully discovered coffee during graduate school at ... More >>