Archive for: food


Oaxacan street food offers unique hand-made varities

By Cortez Cruz Serrato Standing on the side of a liquor store parking lot in Echo Park is the Oaxacan Quesadilla Cart assembling quesadillas that are a little different from the one’s that our mothers used to cook up for us. Pulling up to the quesadilla cart anyone will be instantly amazed by the aroma [...]

El Chamizal delivers great Mexican cuisine

El Chamizal delivers great Mexican cuisine

By Miguel Maceda El Chamizal “La Casa de Las Parrilladas” is one of many restaurants that serve Mexican food. The smell of fresh cooked food awaits as people enter inside. The restaurant hostess waits by the entrance to seat customers. The wooden tables and chairs shine and reflect the green and blue lights on the [...]

Rancho Grande delivers a taste of Mexican cuisine

Rancho Grande delivers a taste of Mexican cuisine

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 [...]


Boba Bear Packs in New Flavor

By Nguyet Tran Combining three different ethnic concepts into one small package, Boba Bear in El Monte is quickly attracting attention. Located off Baldwin Avenue, the compact lounge offers Asian fusion teas, coffee and boba; as well as hookah and crepes. With a seating capacity of 45 customers, the décor is simple yet inviting. The white [...]


Quality food at Bollini’s

By Joshua Inglada Not too far from campus is Bollini’s Pizzeria, an Italian restaurant that succeeds in both quality and quantity. With several authentic recipes handed down through tradition, their goal is to satisfy customers with the freshest ingredients California has to offer. The menu offered pizza, both in small and large sizes, but also [...]


Elizabeth’s Bakery Provides Sweets and More

By Marisol Perez “Elizabeth’s Bakery” is a popular local bakery located in the City of South Gate. The sweet and appetizing fragrance of bread baking at “Elizabeth’s Bakery” draws customers every morning. The scent fills the air and once in the bakery its hard not to want to try everything they have to offer. They [...]


Hotpot, Hot Deal

By Derek Venegas “Szechuan Hotpot & BBQ” is a clever fusion of Taiwanese style hotpot and Korean BBQ paired with the explosive and pungent properties of Chinese Szechuan style cuisine. Hotpot is a traditional Chinese way of cooking soup that promotes family style interaction. Usually a large portion of broth is cooked prior to a [...]


A Different Kind of Taco Spot.

By Janet Garcia Family owned “Tacos el Negro” is a popular taco spot among locals looking for something different. It is very well known for its appetizing their authentic Mexican flavor of “al vapor’’ or steamed tacos. This is the place to go to when you are craving tacos and are looking for friendly fast [...]


’88 Tea Bar’ Worth the Wait

By Jade Inglada Patience goes a long way for generous servings at a fair price over at the 88 Tea Bar. Conveniently located across the street from East Los Angeles College in a small shopping center, this Asian café offers a variety of delicious meal plate items, snacks, a wide selection of boba tea drinks [...]


Students should support fundraisers hosted by clubs

By Raymond Madrid Clubs at East Los Angeles College struggle to finance their events as well as bringing awareness of what they are about to students in campus. There are many ways to raise money.  One method is to ask the Associated Student Union (ASU) and hope they will help finance the club.  Another technique [...]