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Chabelita story

Mr Grub | | Apr 30, 2001 12:07 PM

Recent postings about Chabelita (Western/20th St, just N of 10 fwy) bring back a bittersweet memory. During the 1992 arson attack on our community, the Grubster lived a few blocks from Chabelita. Virtually every business surrounding Chabelita for blocks was torched, looted, or both. During the riot's second day, looters were wheeling their shopping carts laden with liquor, shoes, tapes, et al to Chabelita, waiting patiently in line, paying for their tacos & burritos, then scurrying along the way to their homes, dropoffs, or whatever. A high, if surreal, tribute to the power of splendid chow.