Still miss Norman Fierros' dessert chimichanga, the tiny Hershey bar fried to perfection, served at Norman's Arizona, his last local gig in what is now the heart of the La Grande Orange empire? Then you are a true Phoenician. And you probably remember Fierros' many financial, um, issues here.
Squid Ink, LA Weekly's food blog, has a Q&A with Fierros, who has emerged quite successfully on the west coast. Read it and weep a bit. Or catch the next flight to Los Angeles.