Browsing All posts tagged under »Los Angeles«

Do You Know the Way to East LA?

May 16, 2011


Do You Know the Way to East LA? by AnneLise Sorensen While it aimed to skewer stereotypes, Cheech and Chong’s bong-fueled 1980 “Born in East LA” lingers in the minds of some as synonymous with the neighborhood. (Cheech: I was born in East LA. Chong: Oh yeah…? Let`s see your green card. Cheech:  Huh? Green […]

Ay, ay, ay, ay! Mariachi in Los Angeles

March 16, 2011


Ay, ay, ay, ay! Mariachi in Los Angeles by AnneLise Sorensen Pass by during the week, and Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights (Metro: Mariachi Plaza) can look forlorn and empty, as if tumbleweed might come skittering through. Pay a visit on an early Saturday afternoon though, and the plaza lives up to its name. Mariachi […]

Eat Your Way through East LA

February 10, 2011


Eat Your Way through East LA by AnneLise Sorensen This story captures my philosophy about living as a “global local” – and traveling in your own backyard. I wrote it for New York Magazine this month – click here. And, now on my blog I’m including the longer, “unabridged” version – starting with the food. […]