New coffee shop offers distinct taste

By Christian Horta B Twentyfour is a new coffee shop that offers a wide selection of coffee, tea and food. The Affogato is a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It may seem plain and simple, but once it’s served with a warm espresso shot on the side, it changes the dish. It creates a distinct flare to the taste buds. If the Affogato is consumed with espresso over the ice…

March 8, 2017

Pokiholics creates buzz among ELAC Community

November 23, 2016

By Christina Rodriguez Pokiholic is one of the most recent restaurants to make its appearance in the ELAC community and has caused quite a buzz since its grand opening in September of 2015. Like most traditional poke places, the restaurant tends to those who have a palette for seafood, savory and scrumptious meals. The poke phenomena has definitely found a home at ELAC. Pokiholic is located on South Atlantic Ave…


School cafeteria’s effect on the Freshmen 15

November 23, 2016

By Felipe Rodriguez East Los Angeles College’s new cafeteria structure brought more food on campus and although it is a great addition, they lack in providing enough healthy options for students. College students usually find it difficult to find time to eat right and keep a healthy lifestyle when they are surrounded by junk food. Many of these unhealthy food options are relatively cheaper than their healthy counterparts and are…


Eating habits developed early on

By Gil Milanes  Poor food options in public schools lead to Americans developing bad eating habits by adulthood. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than two in three adults are considered overweight. Statistics show that more than one-third of children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are considered obese. The Department of Health and Human Services linked the problem to genes, eating habits, location, attitudes,…

November 3, 2016

Caffé offers healthy choices for customers

By Daniela Jalteco Eating healthy has never been so tasty. Urth Caffé is known for serving health-conscious organically sourced meals, desserts, coffees, teas and smoothies. Urth Caffe was founded in 1989 by Jilla and Shallom Barkman originally selling non-toxic health conscious natural products for the home. After meeting an organic coffee farmer they branched out selling Heirloom coffee. The Heirloom coffee plant is extremely rare, never being genetically modified. This is…

May 26, 2016

Los Angeles Cookie Con offers tastey sweets.

by Megan G. Razzetti Local bakers and business owners shared their sweets and pastry products during the Los Angeles Cookie Con and Sweets Show on Feb 6. In its second year, L.A Cookie Con moved from the Pasadena Convention Center to the Los Angeles Convention Center to better accommodate the sold out event more effectively. Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” winner, Cream by Crystal, offered samples of its original recipes that…

March 14, 2016

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 of fresh handmade blue corn masa being warmed up on the stovetop and the small…

March 4, 2015

El Chamizal delivers great Mexican cuisine

December 8, 2014

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 walls and the red light from the ceiling. A large painting of two men and…


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…


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 walls are decorated with fun and quirky hand-painted murals of cute bears smiling and laughing…

November 27, 2013