Tag: El Coyote

Green corn tamales: now is the time to enjoy peak season

Green corn tamales: now is the time to enjoy peak season

| June 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

Tamales, little packages of corn masa stuffed with savory fillings and steamed in dried corn husks, are a common menu option in Mexican restaurants throughout the southland. Far less common are sweet corn tamales, where freshly shucked and ground kernels are mixed with cream and butter and sweetened with sugar, then encased with cheddar cheese […]

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Resilience, staying connected in 2020

Resilience, staying connected in 2020

| December 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

It’s been quite a year, what with a once-in-a-century pandemic and a presidential election like no other in recent memory, or maybe ever. There were shining moments too, some surprises and glimmers of hope. When the lockdown came, religious leaders probably said a quick prayer before moving their services outdoors and online. Programs online Wilshire […]

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70-, 80-, 90-plus years…  Restaurants

70-, 80-, 90-plus years… Restaurants

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles is not known for preserving its history. The restaurant scene isn’t much different. If you own an eating establishment that lasts more than five years, you’re considered a smashing success. Sadly, the demise of many of Los Angeles’ most treasured restaurants, such as Chasen’s, Perino’s, and the Hollywood Brown Derby, have left holes […]

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El Coyote celebrates with yesterday prices

El Coyote celebrates with yesterday prices

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

El Coyote, one of the city’s most venerable and beloved Mexican restaurants, is honoring its 85th anniversary this month with 85-cent menu specials and a daylong celebration, replete with giveaways, a Mariachi band and cake on Sat., March 5. On that date in 1931, Blanche and George March opened the original restaurant at First Street […]

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Chicken pot pie, steak Diane were favorites on 1960s menus

Chicken pot pie, steak Diane were favorites on 1960s menus

| October 3, 2013

Food has become an obsession in America. Cooking channels. Foodie blogs. We buy five kinds of sea salt and frequent farm-to-table cookeries. But it wasn’t always so. In 1963 when this newspaper began to chronicle our neighborhood, the food scene was quite different. We were a meat-and-potatoes nation. Pot roast suppers, Swanson’s TV dinners eaten […]

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‘Gourmet Ghosts’ by James Bartlett tells tale of city’s historic past

‘Gourmet Ghosts’ by James Bartlett tells tale of city’s historic past

| November 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

James Bartlett happened on the idea for his new book “Gourmet Ghosts” at a bar, which, he was told, has a ghost. He hasn’t exactly seen a ghost since he’s published the 274-page historic look at the city’s mysterious past. But he’s heard some good stories, sampled L.A.’s eclectic fare and sipped assorted beverages at […]

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