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.