About

MISSION: To give the world a fresh perspective regarding Filipino-American food culture.

We are the only foodistas to provide stories, news, education and most importantly, appreciation and promotion of Filipino-American food and drink to enthusiasts and consumers, who want an introduction and/or connection to what defines and redefines the landscape of Filipino-American culinary culture today.

We are not a food truck, restaurant or catering company.

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Street Cred & Services & Stuff You Need To Know

What we’ve done:

  • Member, Edible School Yard Project
  • Guest Speaker, Restaurant Management, UCLA
  • Judge, LA Beer Float Showdown, Golden Road Pub, Los Angeles
  • Member, Women’s Beer Forum, Eagle Rock Brewery, Los Angeles
  • Guest, Kababayan Television Channel 18, Los Angeles
  • Host, First Annual Filipino Food & Beer Tasting, Los Angeles
  • Member, International Association of Culinary Professionals
  • Member, LA Food Bloggers MeetUp, Los Angeles
  • Restaurant and Commercial Kitchen Design, Butter Tart, Los Angeles
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Karena Higgins

Karena Higgins

ABOUT KARENA:

PP & B creator Karena Apollonya Ebora Higgins (it’s standard to have several middle names) shares her unique perspective when it comes to most things Filipino. Born to a Filipina mom and white dad, she was raised in Los Angeles.

Karena kicked it with lots of Filipinos, mostly her cousins and her cousins’ friends. She has fond memories of playing in her Koreatown neighborhood, “galloh-ban-ting” around the city with her friends and visiting her aunts for their home cooking. Picking up bags of fresh pan de sal for family parties and watching her ninang strain the custard mixture for leche flan are some of her favorite recollections.

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Haydee Vicedo

Haydee Vicedo

ABOUT HAYDEE:

As a 1.5 generation Filipino-American (kids born in the Philippines and grew up in America), Haydee Vicedo is the ideal co-blogger for Pig Parts & Beer. Migrating to Los Angeles at eight years old, she anticipated not only saying goodbye to numerous family and friends, but to her favorite foods (especially to her beloved tocino) as well. To her delight, Haydee was welcomed to America with not only hamburgers and hot dogs, but also regular meals that featured adobo and other familiar dishes from the homeland.

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Czara de la Llana

Czara de la Llana

At age three, Czara started her first piano lesson, and a love affair with music began. At age nineteen, she was introduced to Photoshop, and a love affair with design began. A couple of years ago, after biting into a Father’s Office burger for the first time, a love affair with burgers began. At age… Okay, you catch the drift. Hehehe. Anyway, when she is not busy lollygagging, Czara likes to watch Woody Allen and Wes Anderson flicks, exploring Los Angeles, obsessing over Mad Men and Breaking Bad, eating like a boss, being a crazy Lakers fan, and sleeping like a baby.

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Michael Milan

Michael Milan

Merchandise, Events, and expert Tweeter

Mike was born and raised in Hollywood. He has also lived in the Philippines, where he fondly remembers the late night street vendors yelling out “BALUT? BALUT?”.

He’s worked at some pretty fancy schmancy places (Geisha House, Star Shoes) and has managed several bars including The Verdugo and The Surly Goat.

He currently handles merch accounts for USC and loves Sinigang.

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