NiBi Pho brings quality to the table

By Alex Lopez Outstanding hospitality and great food keeps loyal customers coming back to NiBi Pho Bistro, which serves the best Vietnamese home-made soup in the City of Commerce. NiBi Pho’s Bistro is set in the Citadel Outlet Mall food court where a variety of restaurants are also found. Being the only Vietnamese restaurant in the court, this place stands out from the rest promoting loyalty to all incoming customers daily. The…

November 28, 2011
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East L.A. Farmers Market promotes healthy eating

By Kritsida Adisakkitti The East Los Angeles Farmers Market celebrated their 5-year anniversary on Saturday at East L.A. Civic Center, keeping to their roots of bringing the community back together. Fresh buttery kettlecorn popping with the strong scent of roasted peanuts reminds the community what it means to be “organically grown.” With more than 40 vendors selling a variety of items from vegetables, fruits, jewelry and artwork, there’s always something to…

November 28, 2011
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Dine like Ghengis Khan

By Xavier Morales Shabu Shabu House restaurant, a local Japanese style eatery in Little Tokyo usually has hordes of people eagerly waiting to enter its warm ambiance for dinner. Shabu-shabu (literally, “swishswish”), the Japanese art of cooking thinly-sliced beef and vegetables by dipping them in a pot of boiling water, is said to have been created by Genghis Khan in the 13th century as a means of rapidly feeding his…

November 23, 2011
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Homegirl Cafe provides homey atmosphere

By Keyla Lopez Located on the corner of Alameda Street and Bruno Street, who knew Homegirl Café is little gem right in the backyard helping our community. If you can look past the few cons that it comes with, it is definitely a place you should check out and eat in at least once. Homegirl Café provides a homey atmosphere to grab a bite. Homegirl café is branch of Homeboy…

November 23, 2011
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Mr. Burrito eats the competition

By Fernando Luna  If you are looking for some good old fashioned Mexican cuisine and happen to be in the city of South Gate, head over to Taqueria El Paisano. This Mexican eatery is owned by the Ortiz brothers: Roberto and Israel. It has been in business for the last four years, established in 2007. They are the miracle workers cooking behind the walls of the kitchen for their loyal…

November 23, 2011
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Lupe’s food earns customers’ loyalty

By Lindsey Maeda Serving up an array of affordable Mexican dishes, Lupe’s #2 has built a loyal customer base that keeps locals and foreigners coming back for more. Lupe’s is located on one of East Los Angeles’ main streets, 3rd St., but it can be easily overlooked.  Its obscure location, sandwiched between two automotive shops, is probably the reason why community-goers may fail to notice it. The lot where Lupe’s is…

November 3, 2011
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Food truck caters to Elans’ appetite

By Lindsey Maeda It is about time ELAC had a food truck that was truly accommodating to its customers. The food tastes even better knowing that the people serving it put in additional tender love and care. Serving up a variety of satisfying dishes, the About Time food truck provides accommodating service with a smile to East Los Angeles College students.  Around noon, the truck brings-in ELAC’s hungry lunch crowd, but…

October 20, 2011
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‘Teresita’ serves big flavors

By: Erik Luna Just up the street from Obregon Park in East Los Angeles, a quiet little restaurant brings traditional Mexican spices to their menu with an authentic taste. Teresitas Restaurant has been opening its doors since 1983 and making people smile with their flavorful menu and welcoming environment. The first thing a customer will hear when entering the establishment is usually a friendly greeting. Once a waitress gets a…

October 13, 2011
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Big dishes fill small ‘Cocina’

By Amanda Mayberry Big portions and big flavor are what separates Mama’s Cocina on Mednik Avenue from other Mexican restaurants. They give students that are on a budget more for their money. Students could easily get there by train, car, or even walking, though the latter might take a little longer. The walk is about 15 to 20 minutes. The area is becoming increasingly popular thanks to the Gold Line’s Civic…

September 28, 2011
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Clubs help families for Thanksgiving

By Jane Fernandez Thanksgiving is more than two months away, but some Elans are already working to help collect enough food to feed many low-income families. The Feminist Club and the East Los Angeles College Students for Political Awareness, ESPA, joined together on Friday to host a canned food drive for low-income families for Thanksgiving. “Children are waking up hungry and going to sleep hungry, the only food they get is…

September 22, 2011
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