In his new book, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, Gustavo Arellano, the scribe behind the syndicated column ¡Ask a Mexican! and editor of New Times' sister paper, OC Weekly, says there's no known etymological origin for the word, burrito -- even where it was created is a mystery.
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Gustavo Arellano, the scribe behind the syndicated column ¡Ask a Mexican! (and also editor-in-chief of New Times' sister paper, OC Weekly), is on a quest to find out just how Mexican food got to be el norte's most American one. He's explored the Aztecs' contribution to world cuisine, the latest str ... More >>
Tom Tancredo and Gustavo Arellano spar over immigration in a debate held Tuesday night.Tom Tancredo, a one-time Republican presidential candidate and former candidate for governor of Colorado from the "Constitution Party," has a certain Russell-Pearce-like (ahem) charm about him when it comes to ... More >>
OCWeeklyJoe Arpaio, extremist Barbara Coe, and loser Bill Hunt in NovemberIt's official: Joe Arpaio's endorsement is worth squat beyond the confines of Sand Land, particularly when we're talking about California.All of the politicians Arpaio plugged, campaigned for, raised money for, or just had a k ... More >>
Gustavo Arellano has some fun with Joe about 29 seconds inDespite horrendous mismanagement of his department, corruption, a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into his office, and a federal grand jury looking to indict his sorry self, Sheriff Joe remains popular in some quarters outside of Mar ... More >>