El Cholo Cookbook

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LOCAL COOKING: We can call many LA restaurants longtime landmarks, but El Cholo would be way, way up on the list. The El Cholo on Western is probably starting to think about how it will celebrate its century birthday. Now blogdowntown.com is reporting that El Cholo, which has locations in Santa Monica, Irvine, and La Habra in addition to Western Avenue, is opening a new branch at the Liberty Grill building downtown. Happy days, downtown diners! Hot tortilla chips on a chilly afternoon. Now that's bliss. If you're a fan of the restaurant and want to celebrate the news, there is the El Cholo cookbook. Sonora Enchiladas for dinner, for breakfast, for any time. YUMMY HISTORY: In addition to recipes, the cookbook boasts El Choloian history, too. It's $16.95, at the El Cholo store.

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