KCRW and Gustavo’s Great Tortilla Tournament makes its triumphant return. An LA writer is working to preserve Salvadoran recipes and history. Sandwiches inspired by Japanese convenience stores are the main draw at Konbi in Echo Park. Plus: a SoCal fast food chain is reborn.
The return of the Great Tortilla Tournament
From this Episode:
KCRW & Gustavo’s Great Tortilla Tournament is back, bigger and better!
Last year, I approached KCRW with the most ridiculous idea, in a career admittedly built on them: What if we did a sports-like tournament, but centered on tortillas?
9 min, 54 sec
Writer Karla Vasquez strives to preserve Salvadoran food culture in L.A.
On a brisk, June morning in Silverlake, food writer Karla Vasquez stands in front of a shady backyard table, speaking to an audience of nine. She’s hosting her...
8 min, 3 sec
Konbi’s tribute to the Japanese convenience store sandwich
Konbi is a minimalist ten-seat lunch counter on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park. Last year, the restaurant made a splash on social media with its highly photogenic...
11 min, 13 sec
Okra finally gets some respect
Chris Smith is a UK native and author whose fascination with okra began when he first encountered it at a greasy spoon diner in Georgia. He’s now an expert on okra has...
11 min, 15 sec