’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 and more importantly a $4.99 student special. The moment customers enter they are greeted with…

November 27, 2013

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 is to write a proposal and go solicit funding from companies or organizations who can…

May 19, 2013

Narai Thai serves tasty food

By Jesus Figueroa Narai Thai serves up visually stunning and delicious Thai style food at a costly price. Their prices are expensive but the portions could serve two people. The walls are well-decorated, with few distractions over the red paint. A bar, tables and booths are readily available for dining.  The location is perfect for an intimate dinner. Each table is decorated with a solid white tablecloth, a plate with…

November 13, 2012

Oasis’ pupusas satisfy taste buds

By Danny Vasquez Despite the tasty pupusas, Oasis Pupuseria disappoints customers with greasy and scary food. The small, hole-in-the-wall restaurant, Oasis Pupuseria, serves interesting types of pupusas that are fresh and homemade. The pupusas are filled with cheese and an assortment of meats and vegetables, such as the mouth-watering, tender, pastrami and cheese pupusa. The restaurant also serves vegetarian-friendly pupusas, such as the broccoli with cheese and spinach with cheese…

October 20, 2012

Pho 87 serves Vietnamese dishes

  By Amanda Mayberry Teetering right on the edge of Chinatown and Lincoln Heights is Pho 87, a restaurant that serves amazing Vietnamese food at affordable prices. The restaurant serves 25 different flavors of pho with the choice of beef, pork, or chicken, as well as appetizers, rice, noodles and other soups. The entire menu consists of 106 numbered items. As simple in décor and menu as it is in…

October 10, 2012

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

Baja conquers seafood

By Summer Gomez  For those who are seafood lovers and really enjoy Mexican food at a favored price, Tacos Baja is the perfect place to gorge at located across the street from the Commerce Center on Whittier Boulevard, . This Ensenada inspired restaurant serves nothing but the finest Mexican seafood platters around. Having been open for fifteen years, Tacos Bajas is famous for its fish tacos. When taking the first…

May 16, 2012

Sausages for all tastes at local German restaurant

By Maria Gonzalez Located in the heart of the Arts District, fancy sausage restaurant Wurstküche bursts in flavor. Wurstküche, which in German means kitchen that serves sausage, has a variety of 21 different sausages.  When entering the restaurant, customers go into a small room where they are greeted by host and given a thin, two-sided menu. As you wait in line to order, a display case of all the sausages…

May 9, 2012

Al & Bea’s attracts with taste and price

 By Franz Galvez If you’re looking for an affordable fast meal in Boyle Heights,  then Al & Bea’s Mexican Restaurant is the place to go. This small individually own restaurant is owned and operated by Albert and Beatrice Carreon. The restaurant was established on November 15, 1966 and it has been a local resident favorite since it first opened its doors for the public. “I have been coming here for years, since…

May 9, 2012

Culture doesn’t define who you are

  By Brian Villalba If you are not having an identity crisis while you are at East Los Angeles College, you probably should be. The old way of identifying which group you were supposed to assimilate to was race and culture. If you still use those things to determine your identity, then it is time to evolve beyond the race/culture mind set. ELAC is a cultural melting pot, which is a perfect…

March 14, 2012