Can intrepid POCHO Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano and OC Weekly colleague Nick Schou make it through the Nuke Burger, said to be the hottest/spiciest hamburger in Orange County?
How spicy is it? The OC Weekly’s Charles Lam reports:
The Nuke Burger [at Bombburger in Huntington Beach] is quite possibly the spiciest burger in Orange County at the moment, featuring a who’s who’s list of hottest peppers in the world (Scorpion and Reaper for you pepper heads, as well as Ghost Pepper Jack Cheese).
POCHO’s Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano dons traditional garb to esplain How REAL Mexicans Should Celebrate Cinco de Mayo. [Mas…]
POCHO’s Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano has just returned from a weekend trip to Tijuana.
“Is it safe again in Tijuana, Gustavo?” someone asked him when he got back. “It’s safe — and it’s amazing!” he replied. [Mas…]
(Left to right) Lalo Alcaraz, Victor Payan, Sara Inés Calderón, Dennis Wilen.
Not pictured: Al Madrigal, Celina Martinez, Elise Roedenbeck, Eres Nerd, Gustavo Arellano.
POCHO’s Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano answers the pregunta “What part of ‘illegal’ don’t Mexicans understand?” with his own question for pinches Know Nothing gabachos. [Mas…]
Dear POCHO Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano:
Why do Mexicans play the pinche radio so damn loud? [Mas…]
Here in Los Angeles, we like breakfast burritos. We like the breakfast burritos so much that breakfast burritos can be enjoyed in Jewish delis, Chinese restaurants, Greek diners, burger stands, sushi joints, lunch trucks, Mexican restaurants, old-school coffee shops and fancy places near the beach.
LA.Eater, for example, just published a list of three dozen breakfast burrito destinations, which includes Mid-City 24/7 Lucy’s Drive-In (Gustavo Arellano’s go-to place for chile relleno burritos), Anthony Bourdain pick Tacos Villa Corona in Atwater Village (photo, above) and ∼$12 burritos at the The Farm in Beverly Hills which are filled with aged cheddar cheese and applewood smoked bacon.
But breakfast burritos are an anomaly in some parts of Texas, where breakfast tacos are the norm. [Mas…]
When POCHO’s Associate Naranjero, the esteemed Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano, watched the video of BuzzFeed feeding Taco Bell to actual Mexicans (photo), he knew he needed to set the record straight regarding the yellow cheese that tops lots of Mexican-American food. Because queso, k no? Yellow cheese, says Gus, has an honorable history — and pocho cred. Also, BuzzFeed, FYI: Burritos, white rice and flour tortillas ARE “Mexican food,” doh!
Gus wrote the book, you know. Literally. It’s called TACO USA (How Mexican Food Conquered America).
And now, prepare your device and your mind will follow.
Why do Mexicans hate yellow cheese so much? (the video)