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Where To Eat This Weekend: Oaxacan Pollo Asado, Turkish Shawarma, Diwali Parties, and Tokyo Fried Chicken in DTLA

A new carnitas contender in East L.A. is claiming to be "the best in Los Angeles" Plus, Monterey Park's famed Tokyo Fried Chicken opens a location in downtown L.A. to serve their juicy, ponzu-slathered fried chicken and Southern-meets-Japanese side dishes.

November 10, 2023

My East L.A. Upbringing Taught Me How To Grieve, Dia De Muertos Taught Me How To Live

The older women in my East L.A. neighborhood would invite me to see their altars with the familiar faces of kids who died due to gang violence. The entire block had paths of marigolds leading into their homes.

November 2, 2023

The Ten Best Panaderías in Los Angeles to Get Your Pan De Muerto For Dia De Los Muertos

Los Angeles has the best pan de muerto scene in the country, from a sourdough variation to others that have been passed down through generations. Here are ten panaderías around L.A. where you can find the fluffy, gently spiced, sugar-dusted seasonal pan dulce that is as delicious as it is important to the Dia de Muertos Mexican tradition.

October 18, 2023

The Six Best Cemitas Poblanas and Where to Find Them In Los Angeles

Named after the type of bread they are made from—an oversized sesame bun—a cemita is like the torta's cousin. It comes stacked high with milanesa, pápalo, quesillo, avocado, chipotle, and pickled jalapeño. Here's where to find the best from East L.A. to The Valley.

July 7, 2023

The Ten Best Tacos Along the Metro E Line, From East L.A. to Santa Monica

Metro's mighty E Line now takes you from deep East Los Angeles to the shores of Santa Monica. Pescado zarandeado with a view in DTLA, a 35-year-old birria de chivo OG in Boyle Heights, and a Mixe-powered al pastor along the way. Get that TAP card out and let's go eat some of the city's best tacos easily accessible by public transit!

June 29, 2023

The 6th St Bridge Taquerías: Meet the New Pop-Ups That Set Up Shop On Both Sides

On one side of the bridge you have a husband-and-wife duo making a fried tamal with meat and cheese already mashed into the corn. And on the other side, another married couple making old-school shrimp cocktails for traditionalists and a chorizo taco made with octopus.

June 23, 2023

Headlines: McDonald’s Working Conditions Protests Enter 6th Day in East L.A. Following Woman’s Death

Staff at an East L.A. McDonald's continue to strike over working conditions, entering the sixth day of protests following the death of Bertha Montes, a co-worker who was reportedly denied the right to go home when feeling ill, and then died weeks later.

June 7, 2023