Friday, March 27, 2015

Latinoamérica en Manzanilla on March 28 in my Latest for OC Weekly Food's Tijuana Si!

This is where I will be on Saturday, Latinoamérica en Manzanilla for the opportunity to dine at Colombia's Criterion; Argentina's Pura Tierra, Cafe San Juan and Floreria Atlantico; Guatemala's 7 Caldos in one place, along with host chefs Benito Molina and Solange Muris. Read more about the event on my post here at OC Weekly Food's Stick a Fork in It.

Latinoamérica en Mazanilla, Saturday March 28, 8p.m. @ Manzanilla, Recinto Portuario, Teniente Azueta 139, Ensenada, $1600.00 MXP ($105.00 USD), for reservations call 011-52-646-175-7073 or email:,

Thursday, March 19, 2015

What The Economist Got Wrong About Latinos and Chilies in This Week's Los Angeles Magazine's Digest Blog

While maybe were offended, I just found the recent cover of the Economist just plain ridiculous, and another sign that we need other voices up in the mix at publications like this misguided magazine. All those muy, muy caliente Latinos and their hot peppers! But, it gave me an opportunity to share the truth about chiles and Latinos--check out my latest post for Los Angeles Magazine's Digest and find out which Latinos like it hot.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Cuy Alert! Chef Walther Adrianzen's "Fried Peruvian Cuy" Pop-Up is Tomorrow, Sunday, March 15 in Rosemead

Andrew Zimmern is always ready for some cuy

Cuy (guinea pig) was a ceremonial Andean dish that's now available for the common folk of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia--tomorrow it will be in Rosemead for a special Fried Peruvian Cuy pop-up by Chef Walther Adrianzen of C-v-chē Restaurant.

You'd have to head to South America, or jackass all over the Ecuadorean community haunts in New York to find this, but it's a rare treat in Los Angeles--something you'll not want to miss.

The details

Cuy is a cultural dish in Peru, Ecuador too, and it's fine dining at Astrid y Gaston by chef Gaston Acurio

Cuy in Peru, and on Sunday, March 15, 2015, it's coming to Rosemead, CA

Cuy Pop-Up with Chef Walther Adrianzen of C-V-CHE, Sunday March 15, 9061 Marshall St., Rosemead, Starts at 2pm, reservations:, prices: $25-$60 cash only

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tacolandia Pre-Sale Starts Now Until March 8--Get Your Tickets Now!

I'm happy to announce L.A. Weekly's the 3rd Annual Tacolandia on June, 16, 2015 at El Pueblo de Los Angeles (Olvera Street), to you all,  and I even have a pre-sale code to share with you that you can use now until March 8th. This year we'll feature 80 of the best taco and street food vendors in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, and 3 states in Mexico: Baja California, Sonora and Nuevo Leon. 

This year, the Vendy's Cup will be at Tacolandia, and yes, lot's of great tequila, beer and more to enjoy with your tacos.

Go to this TicketFly link and use the code: TACOBILL to unlock the ticket types, yes, that's right, TACOBILL.  

We've sold out our previous 2 years a week before the event, so, I recommend striking while the plancha is hot. Can't wait to taco with you on June, 6th.