Ambassador Shabazz, Malcolm X’s daughter, came to my restaurant, Revolutionario North African Tacos, in the West Adams part of South Central L.A. We spoke for over an hour. She told me to bear witness like James Baldwin and Yuri Kochiyama. She told me to keep doing what I already know is right. Bear witness.
They’re certainly the best in South Los Angeles. They’re in my top 5 in all of Los Angeles. What: The pupusas and baleadas at El Ranchon Restaurant and Pupuseria Where: 3564 Normandie Ave, 90007, a couple of blocks south of Jefferson Blvd on the east side of the street. They have a tiny parking lot. […]
I originally wrote this piece for KCET in 2015. In 2003, L.A. City Council voted to rechristen South-Central Los Angeles — a sprawling 16-square-mile area approximately bordered by the 10 freeway to the north, Inglewood and Culver City to the west, Gardena to the south, and Alameda Street to the east — as South Los […]
I originally wrote this piece for the LA WEEKLY in July, 2015. There were a few editorial changes made that I did not agree with. First of all, Golden Lake Eatery is not the only Khmer restaurant in Chinatown. At the time, there were at least two others. New Kamara is still open. The menu and […]
This article was first published on KCET. I plan on exploring all of L.A.’s neighborhood in depth, beginning with Koreatown, Chinatown, Boyle Heights, and South Central L.A. I have a special fondness for these neighborhoods. I’ve lived in L.A. since I was five years old. Although I’ve traveled extensively, L.A. is my favorite city in […]