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Where to get your holiday tamales this year

Have you ever plowed through a plate of hot uchepos? Not unless you’ve spent time in Michoacán, I’m guessing, or at least visited Birrieria Apatzingan up in Pacoima. Uchepos are like tamales caressed by an angel, clouds of sweet, fresh corn steamed in corn husks, tasting like nothing but themselves....

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For Hanukkah, a celebration of olio nuovo, or new olive oil

From at least the 14th century, Jews have celebrated Hanukkah by deep-frying pastries — Iraqi zengoula, Indian jalabi, Spanish and Mexican buñuelos, Italian frittelle, Israeli sufganiyot — and, since the 19th century, pan-frying potato latkes. But it’s the oil — specifically olive oil — and not...

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The most amazing Christmas light displays in America

The most amazing Christmas light displays in America

'Tis the season for decking the halls, and while some families focus on trimming the tree, others are all about the twinkling lights. America has a reputation for going big, so it's no surprise that holiday lights displays across the country amp up the Christmas magic with lots of megawatts. ...

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Looking for more craft beer in the South Bay area? Head to the new State Brewing Co.

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