Tea Barrel offers affordable treats

By Jane Fernandez There are many tea places students can go hang out at, but there are not many boba tea bars like Tea Barrel. As the name describes it, tea barrel is a small family-owned restaurant that will make customers feel like they are inside of a pirates’ ship. The small space is decorated with tables that resemble barrels and the walls are also wooden. The lights are dimmed…

June 1, 2015

Doomie’s takes vegan approach to fast-food

By Megan G. Razzetti Doomie’s Home Cookin gives a true comfort food experience through classic vegan recipes. Located in Hollywood, this restaurant gives a unique blend of vegan and vegetarian options that anyone would enjoy. The menu includes anything from traditional cheeseburgers to seafood dishes, giving even the pickiest of eaters a chance to order something delicious, free of any animal products. Vegan food refrains from using any animal products,…

May 7, 2015

Szechuan Impression stands out from the rest

December 10, 2014

By Cortez Cruz Serrato Located in the city of Alhambra, Szechuan Impression serves up Chinese cuisine that firmly separates itself from other restaurants in the area. Szechuan food is a style of Chinese cuisine that comes from the province of Sichuan in China. Szechuan cuisine is known for using an abundant amount of garlic, spices and chili peppers. The restaurant opened in September and has generated a lot of buzz…


Rancho Grande delivers a taste of Mexican cuisine

October 8, 2014

By Jade Inglada Hidden at the end of a small shopping center stands Rancho Grande, a family-owned Mexican restaurant that’s been serving its community since the early 1970s. Upon entering the restaurant, the entire menu, as well as photos of some of its popular dishes, are posted on the left wall. Rancho Grande has a variety of options available on its menu from burritos and tacos, to heaping portions of…


Greek grill offers less than extraordinary dishes

By Amanda Rodarte Less than a twenty minute drive from East Los Angeles College, and located at one of the latest sites in downtown Los Angeles; George’s Greek Grill offers “fast, fresh, food” at a decent price. The restaurant is located at the newest shopping center in downtown. Located at the first level of the shopping center, George’s Grill creates a very fresh and clean feel environment with its impeccably clean…

May 8, 2014

Asian Fusion serves up great deals

By Desiree Lopez  Located in south side Montebello, The Chicken Bowl Asian Fusion is true to its motto “no MSG,” giving its customers a meal with no regrets. “MSG,” Monosodium glutamate is a non-essential amino acid, also known as a flavor enhancer. Although the Food and Drug Administration has recognized MSG as “generally safe,” it is still question. The Chicken Bowl Asian Fusion offers a great variety on their menu,…

May 7, 2014

The Sandwich Smith sells overpriced simplicity

October 30, 2013

By Mannie Miguel Despite the freshness and simplicity of their sandwiches, The Sandwich Smith does not give the customer the “bang for their buck” with their overpriced sandwiches. About 6.5 Miles from East Los Angeles College, it sits in the heart of Little Tokyo and is a place that diners can grab a nice, simple sandwich with the freshest ingredients. Upon entry, diners will notice vast amounts of natural lighting…


Armando’s Restaurant delivers traditional taste

October 24, 2012

  By Max Perez   Armando’s Mexican Restaurant is a great place to eat Mexican cuisine. It is traditional Mexican food made at its finest. The restaurant holds a maximum capacity of about 35 to 40 people. There are two entrances designated on the side and front of the restaurant. On weekends they have homemade tortillas and pozole. Their breakfast deals are amazing. For only $5 a meal includes your…


Japanese restaurant gets an “A” for food

October 2, 2012

  By Max Perez   The food will grab your attention more than the intimate setting that is the first thing noticed from the second customers arrive at the Open Door Japanese Izakaya restaurant. Upon entering the restaurant, traditional Japanese art is the first thing that catches the eye. A large wall painting covers one entire side. It depicts a traditional Japanese setting in a restaurant where men are sitting with women enjoying their…


Cities adds international variety to its menu

By Daniella Molina New taste has been added to the city of East los Angeles. A two minute drive from East Los Angeles College, Cities Restaurant has a very different menu from Taco Bell, Carls Jr., or any other restaurant located on Avenida Cesar Chavez. Matter of Fact, they like to change their menu every month. A revolving menu theme has been designed to bring flavors from around the world…

May 23, 2012