Bill Esparza

El Rincon Usuluteco's yuca con pescaditos; Credit: B. Esparza

El Rincon Usuluteco: A Review of Salvadoran Cuisine's Most Harmonic Trio

When three incongruent but powerful forces come together, the end product can inspire awe. The legendary band Cream lit up the stage with the '60s jazz drumming of Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce's haunting vocals and melodic bass lines and Eric Clapton's Delta blues-inspired guitar playing. It's not just about finding......
Bill Esparza samples the offerings of a tamale stand on Seventh and Alvarado; Credit: PHOTO BY ANNE FISHBEIN

I Am a Reverse Coyote: Smuggling Food Tourists Into Tijuana

It's after 11 p.m. on a Friday night and I've just arrived at Tijuana's Mision 19 to meet with Damien Cave, a New York Times writer and former Iraq War correspondent, for a weekend food tour of Tijuana (his write-up was just published in Food and Wine). Cave and his......
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