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East L.a.

  1. Endangered
    East L.A.’s Giant Tamale Could Be Your’s For $459,000The former site of Tamale Cafe hearkens back to an era when the city was dotted with roadside eateries shaped like our favorite foods.
  2. Street Eats
    Boyle Heights Street Vendors Finally Get a Safe-ZoneEl Mercado del Pueblo will keep Mexican and Central American cooking alive without police harassment.
  3. Health Concerns
    Can’t Liquor Stores and Health Food Just Get Along in East L.A.?Javier Cabral defends his East L.A. neighborhood liquor store as changes descend on a so-called “food desert.”
  4. Mediavore
    Roy Choi Cooking with Mark Peel at Tar Pit; Food Network Host Busted for RecipeThe Kogi chef clarifies, “we gonna wreck some shit…”
  5. Mediavore
    Smithsonian Receives 4,500 Historic Menus; Umami Burger Spreading SouthThe menus were donated by an agoraphobic collector.
  6. Reopenings
    Gold Uncovers a New Life for East L.A.’s Gallo’s GrillThe legendary Mexican steakhouse is reanimated seven years after going comatose in a fire.
  7. Mediavore
    Food Crisis Grows in Africa and North Korea; Eating Out Makes You FatThe rapper plans a U.K.version of 40/40 with soccer player Ashley Cole.