What do we really mean when we call a dish “authentic”? The fact of the matter is that every single food we eat is a fusion of some sort—and no place exemplifies that more than SoCal and its seemingly endless spectrum of cuisines. Brian Addison and Sarah Bennett sit down with a master of fusion, Chef Beeline Krouch of Chinitos Tacos, to talk about his Mexican-meets-Asian grub, growing up in Long Beach, and stepping into the wild suburb of Lakewood.
Context for this podcast:
- This one goes to 11: The best new restaurants in Long Beach
- Long Beach’s most underrated places to eat: 2019 Edition
- Essential tacos in Long Beach: Pretty much every good taco, 2019 Edition
Some previous episodes:
- PODCAST: Mexican cuisine’s complexity—and what it means for the food we experience in Long Beach
- PODCAST: How The 4th Horseman carved its own drunk-pizza-shaped niche in Long Beach
- PODCAST: Cold brew, canning coffee, and the third wave w/ Wade Windsor of Lord Windsor
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