Philippe stands test of time

By Victor Borja Philippe the Original is one of the oldest and well known restaurants in all of Southern California, established in 1908 by Philippe Mathieu himself. Mathieu claimed to have been the creator of the “French Dipped Sandwich.” In 1918, he cut a French roll and inadvertently dropped it into the roasting pan filled with juices still hot from the oven. The patron said he would take the sandwich…

December 7, 2011
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‘Hamlet’ actors pull through to end

By Erik Luna Great physical talent, along with amazing acting made last Friday’s opening of “Hamlet,” a success for the Department of Speech, Theatre Arts and Broadcasting. Despite cold weather conditions and the East Los Angeles Christmas Jazz celebration being held the same day, “Hamlet,” opened up with a good turnout. The play had a few twists and turns from the original play written by William Shakespeare. Instead of being set…

December 7, 2011
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Blanco depicts life through music

By Yesenia Martinez Anthony Blanco is a Salvadoran-American rap artist who talks about his life’s struggles in his music. Blanco started writing music at the age of 15. He grew up listening to Hip Hop and he said that he just picked up the art along the way. Blanco attended the South Gate Educational Center, but started dropping his classes to pursue his music career. “I couldn’t even start with the…

December 7, 2011
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Alondra Hot Wings shoots for mobster theme

By Giselle Carrasco Serving dish after dish of mouthwatering hot wings, Alondra Hot Wings has been able to sustain there reputation of living up to their motto of having “the best wings in town.” For those individuals who are wing lovers, Alondra Hot Wings is the place to be. The wings are made the delicious and incredible way wings are supposed to be made: fried and incredibly moist and juicy in the…

November 29, 2011
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Tofu house tantalizes taste buds

By  Cindy Luong While some people are spending their days and nights slaving away to homework, others are spending their time at the warm, quiet and delectable Korean Restaurant named A Ri Rang Tofu House. In July, they had a grand opening and have attracted a large amount of customers ever since. As they swarm in, they are pleased to find a warm greeting and a bright smile from all of…

November 29, 2011
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Tamales Liliana’s fills customers cravings

By Robert Ortega For those craving real authentic Mexican food made by hand, Tamales Liliana’s is the place to stop and get your grub on. The all natural mouth drooling restaurant is the place to be. It is very convenient for East Los Angeles College students, just three minutes away from the ELAC campus. Sr. Juan Santoyo, the owner of Tamales Liliana’s, opened the restaurant in 2007. Liliana’s offers over 50…

November 29, 2011
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Cook’s Tortas impresses with flavorful sandwiches

By Ningke Song For a cozy place to sit and a delicious dish to eat, try the wonderful Mexican restaurant Cook’s Tortas, which specializes in different types of sandwiches in a coffee-shop setting. The place has a really great vibe, with chalkboards for walls. The menu and specials are written across two walls, which leads customers to believe that they like to change up their menu once in a while. The staff…

November 29, 2011
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Aztec dancers keep tradition alive

By Sarah Rivero Aztec dancers and community members gathered at Belvedere Park on Saturday to commemorate “La Despedida de las Animas.” It was a ceremony that has been celebrated throughout the years to farewell souls of the departed who arrive at the altars on “The Day of the Dead.” Aztec dancers came from far and near to be part of this important celebration that dancers from Mexico D.F., Puebla, San Bernardino…

November 29, 2011
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Boiling Crab offers a delicious mess

By Victor Borja If one is looking for an experience of messily eating without utensils, then look no further because the Boiling Crab on Main Street and North Garfield Avenue offers just that. Having nothing other than the smooth surface of the booths to rest your elbows on, eating with one’s hands can be messy. However, the taste is unrivaled. One may go through about a dozen napkins in one sitting. It…

November 28, 2011
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NiBi Pho brings quality to the table

By Alex Lopez Outstanding hospitality and great food keeps loyal customers coming back to NiBi Pho Bistro, which serves the best Vietnamese home-made soup in the City of Commerce. NiBi Pho’s Bistro is set in the Citadel Outlet Mall food court where a variety of restaurants are also found. Being the only Vietnamese restaurant in the court, this place stands out from the rest promoting loyalty to all incoming customers daily. The…

November 28, 2011
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