Celebrating the 20th Anniversary designation of Historic Filipinotown at the Temple-Beverly Corridor near DTLA this year, it was a great turnout last Saturday morning with KmB / Pro-People Youth, Los Angeles at our joint Historic Filipinotown Los Angeles Photo Walk Tour with special guest speaker Carlene Sobrino Bonnivier, author of ‘Filipinotown: Voices from Los Angeles.’
Bonnivier describes how she, her sister and mother made the transition from Bunker Hill to Historic Filipinotown from this Public Matters video in 2011.
We also had the honor to have Joseph Bernardo, Ph.D. and his students from his class, “APAM 4453: Filipino American Experience” of the Asian and Asian Pacific American Studies Department at Loyola Marymount University join us!
At the end of our photo walk tour of Historic Filipinotown Los Angeles, we stopped over for lunch at the neighborhood staple, The Park’s Finest.
I had my favorites – Mt. Mahaal Tanok (Chicken), a gluten freed crispy, seasoned, smoke-roasted half chicken, and the gluten free/vegan, Ligaya Veggie Medley (below).
Many from our photo walk tour were their first time dining at the restaurant.
Please support independent restaurants and small businesses such as The Park’s Finest (established in 2009 in the Historic Filipinotown/Echo Park/Los Angeles neighborhood) as they are the backbone of local economies and communities.
And again, thank you Johneric Concordia, chef and co-founder of The Park’s Finest for your hospitality.
Review by Edwin A. Santos
Sunday, November 6, 2022