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These Places Are Giving Churros A Hipster Twist And We’re Actually Not Mad About It

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If you’re in Los Angeles and you’re craving churros, you won’t have much trouble finding ’em. You can get them from street vendors, local mercados, and – if you feel like paying premium prices – even places like Dodger Stadium and Disneyland. In an effort to stand out in this sea of churro goodness, there are a few spots in L.A. that are adding their own twists to the churros we all love. Check ’em out.

Churro Borough

This Los Feliz dessert staple is adding a new spin to Mexico’s unofficial national dessert. Make your taste buds go ? after trying these little churro wheels sandwiched around ice cream flavors like spicy hot chocolate, horchata sorbet and matcha green tea.

Ridges Churro Bar

One visit to Ridges Churro Bar and your childhood will thank you. You can get churro sticks coated with kid-friendly flavors, such as strawberry shortcake, Fruity Pebbles cereal and, if you’re feeling more grown up, Nutella.

Tacos Tu Madre

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This Westwood taco spot is raising the churro bar by creating a brand new churro from the inside out. These red velvet churros filled with cream cheese frosting are a sweet contrast after a few savory tacos. ¡Esta para chuparse los dedos!

Horchateria Rio Luna

Horchateria Rio Luna’s churros are pretty traditional: Churros are sprinkled with sugar and get drizzled with syrups like cajeta or chocolate. Step inside the Horchateria Rio Luna, and you’ll find stuff like “Anything for Salinas” balloons and El Diablito loteria match books.

Mr. Churro

If Mr. Churro was a real person, we would be at his door step all the time to have churros rellenos filled with syrups like cajeta, chocolate, custard and, for all our Cubano friends out there, guava. ?

Churros Calientes

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Churros Calientes has all of the churros you need to make your heart feliz. This Santa Monica cafe and food truck cater to both fusion enthusiasts and traditionalists. The churros are reminiscent of your favorite $1 churro man or lady, but they can either be dipped in Spanish-style chocolate, eaten with a side of gelato, or drizzled with syrups like guava and dulce de leche.

Pasteleria 3 Luceros Bakery

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This bakery in Downey goes by the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Handwritten signs greet customers into a churro haven where a buck can go a long way. Carry out your crispy, doughy churros in a brown paper bag or a bright pink box, but be careful! The pink box will make it hard for your co-workers to resist a peek inside.

Did we miss any of your churro hot spots? Did you discover any new churro places you want to try? Let us know in the comments below!

Anti-Trump Protest In Orange County Got So Chaotic 17 People Were Arrested


Anti-Trump Protest In Orange County Got So Chaotic 17 People Were Arrested

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Donald Trump had a rally in Orange County, Calif., this week and things got wild, weird and violent. As Trump addressed thousands inside the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, hundreds of protesters raged outside, causing some serious traffic and damage to police cruisers parked outside the venue. The protest escalated so quickly that authorities seemed to be caught off guard.

The protest started with scenes we are already too used to seeing from Donald Trump rallies.

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You either really love Trump or you really hate Trump. There doesn’t seem to be a middle ground forming in this campaign.

Both sides were clearly heated and willing to scream and yell to get their point across.

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And, tbh, it isn’t a Trump rally if the candidate doesn’t overly exaggerate the turn out.

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According to Trump, 31,000 people showed up to Pacific Amphitheatre for his rally. Google “Pacific Amphitheatre capacity.” We’ll wait.

And someone finally decided to call him out on it.

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That person was Matt Pearce, a national reporter for the Los Angeles Times.


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And he even included a picture.

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Dale, bro!

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Maybe Trump thought the protesters were there for his rally?

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It wasn’t long till things started to get a little wacky, as protesters started line dancing.

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It low key looked like someone’s tío turned on “Payaso del Rodeo” by Caballo Dorado, and the crowd responded.

And not one…

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…but TWO people did doughnuts in the middle of the protesting crowd.

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That seems pretty unsafe…

It wasn’t long until the protesters took to the streets and blocked traffic heading to the freeway.

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And they even ended up attacking motorists.

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“Rallies that take to the streets are usually led by a group, and are not wild and all over the place like tonight,” David Villanueva, a member of Chicanos Unidos in Santa Ana, a group associated with the anti-Trump demonstrations, told LA Times.

As the protest went on, the violence and anger escalated, resulting in damaged police cruisers

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…and some physical altercations.

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In the end, 17 people were arrested as a result of the protest, but no major injuries were reported.

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READ: Los Angeles Latinos Give Trump A Piece of Their Mind

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