Outside of China, Chinese food ventures far beyond Americanized dishes like chop suey and General Tso’s Chicken. This remarkably versatile cuisine – born of centuries of immigration, persecution, and scarcity – has been reinvented repeatedly as required by custom and circumstance. Here we explore the history of three very different cultural takes on Chinese food, and where you can find them in the Bay Area.… Read More
SAN ANGELO — Walking into this restaurant reminds you of your abuela’s house — the smell, the music, the hospitality.
A señora greets you and lets you get a taste of her fresh made tortillas or menudo to make sure the flavor is right.
“Tienes hambre?” she asks, because grandmas always make sure you have a full belly.
When you step through the doors of La Toxica, familiar scents of chicken tortas, pastor taco meat and charro beans can make you forget it’s not abuela’s house.