Pink and Boujee: The All-Pink Taqueria in Boyle Heights

A new Latina-owned brunch and taco restaurant has officially opened its doors in Boyle Heights, and it’s all about the color pink! Pink and Boujee, owned by Yesenia Castro, started as a food truck in LA’s fashion district and has now grown into a full-fledged restaurant. “I feel very excited, very honored to be able to open in the community I grew up in,” Castro said.

Pink and Boujee became famous on social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram, thanks to its signature pink tortillas, pink pancakes, and pink chilaquiles. The restaurant also features pink nachos, among other menu items. Even the decor, from the front entrance to the tables and couches, is pink. “It’s definitely a big accomplishment to be able to provide something for young Latinas. To inspire and to basically have this be a safe space for them,” Castro said.

The Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce’s Miriam Rodriguez said that it’s inspiring to see people return to the community they grew up in to share their talents. “We grew up here, we have proud roots here, and we want to make sure that we are supporting our family and honoring our family,” Rodriguez said.

Pink and Boujee is located at 1908 1st St. in Boyle Heights and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Experience a Unique and Powerful Production of “Death of a Salesman” at CASA 0101 Theatre

CASA 0101 Theatre’s production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman is a rare and exciting opportunity for the Boyle Heights community to witness this timeless play performed by a primarily Latino cast. Written in 1949, the play follows the Loman family’s struggles with the declining mental health and diminishing career prospects of Willy Loman, a traveling salesman. Death of a Salesman is regarded as a classic of American theatre and a commentary on the elusive American Dream. It explores themes such as the value of hard work, the pursuit of success, and the importance of family and relationships, while also delving into the complicated relationship between fathers and sons.

The decision to cast primarily Latino actors for this play was made to provide opportunities for underrepresented actors, while also showcasing the diversity of talent within the Latino community. By bringing this classic American play to a predominantly Latino neighborhood like Boyle Heights, CASA 0101 Theatre highlights the significance of representation and inclusivity in the arts.

The Producer of the show, Emmanuel Deleage, expressed his excitement for this production, noting that the play explores universal themes that are relatable to everyone. The play’s themes of the struggle for success, the challenge of facing reality, the importance of family, and the desire to control one’s fate will resonate deeply with audiences of all backgrounds.

Don’t miss this six-week run of Death of a Salesman at CASA 0101 Theatre’s newly dedicated Gloria Molina Auditorium. The show will run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. from June 9 to July 16, 2023. For more information, please visit