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In a quest for legendary mole negro The Monster heads out to Gish Bac, an unassuming Oaxacan restaurant off Crenshaw Boulevard in historic West Adams.  It’s a neighborhood of contradiction, stately homes gracing side streets and homeless men gracing street corners.

A narrow room with a few tables of hungry folk looking for inexpensive but authentic food and a soundtrack of Mexican pop music is the whole of the ambiance.  On this day The Monster is the only person speaking English.  Good sign.

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