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
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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
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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
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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…

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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…

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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
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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 listed pasta, salad and other appetizers. They had main courses, too, like roasted chicken and…

November 27, 2013
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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 specialize in cakes for all occasions such as, weddings, birthdays, graduations, and even bachelor’s parties….

November 27, 2013
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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 meal. Once everyone is seated, the broth is poured into a large bowl in the…

November 27, 2013
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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 service. Not only are they healthy they also don’t use any oil to cook them….

November 27, 2013
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