Oh Dear

(Breathe in, breathe out. Composure.)

Over at LA Eastside, I mentioned that I’m not a huge fan of the works by ALZA but noted that his aesthetic basically defines the look of Northeast LA, and increasingly, some of the Eastside. Waltarrrrr of 90042 doesn’t care much for his signs, and is fuming over the decidedly stupid “care” fix on some mural tagging. Considering that these types of aerosol murals and my preferred painted signs are considered illegal, I would still rather see this type of impromptu artwork instead of the blank walls the paperwork process of the city bureaucracy practically imposes.

But still, when one of my favorite places to eat gets ALZAfied, that’s not easy to stomach.

I recently mentioned that this eatery had made it on to the “best of” list for Los Angeles Magazine, as the choice spot for a Mexican breakfast. One of the servers said that because of the mention they’ve had a spike in business. I sure hope this new sign doesn’t put a damper on that inflow of customers. Above, the giant-fingered, soda drinking, torta eating lady.

That ALZA placa on the upper right hand side definitely needs some work. As does the pig nosed cow with horns. But the cholo looking Mexican dude, he’s authentic.

There’s probably more to say about this new addition to the Broadway landscape, but I’m just gonna bite my tongue now.

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8 Responses to Oh Dear

  1. chimatli says:

    And I used to think Peter Quezada was bad! Then again, I can do without the sexy Betty Boops…

  2. matt lucas says:

    how do you say ugly in spanish?

  3. Jesus Quiroz says:

    This mural looks like some kind of warped Mexican Garden of Eden. It’s too lush with greenery. It’s better than nothing, I guess, but I can’t figure out what that red figure above the pig is. Is that Mick Jagger’s tongue?

    Anyway, love the (real) rose bushes. One suggestion to the landscaper: mulch – just to dress it up a bit.

    Laredo, TX — out.

  4. EL CHAVO! says:

    The floating red thing is suppossed to be a “huarachito” but done in the despicable colors of the Chivas futbol team, booooo!

  5. Julio says:

    I saw this recently too. I’m at a loss for words as to what I think about it. I mean, it catches the eye, that’s for sure.

    I don’t know. I’m just glad it doesn’t affect the food inside.

  6. rolo says:

    1-whats ALZA? sorry for my ignorance.

    2-Chavo, que traes contra las chivas ehh? best watch out homeboy.

    3-I thought the huarache was the homie’s bluetooth. Parece que hicieron el mural con las patas.

  7. chini says:

    … this site RRRROQUEES …. mil gracias, I’ve been sharing with friends and family… chini, Echo Parq and sometimes Highland P….

  8. R20 says:

    Alza spotting in Compton: a few stores along Rosecrans near Willowbrook Ave. Homeboys’ prolific.

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