We absolutely love traditions but we what we love more to get
those traditions, throw them out the window and create something
completely brand new.
Who could think of that?
That's what we do in your neighborhood, from the east to the
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You know, I see you so stay right there.
You really should keep this episode of what's good in your
We out here we are in Santa Ana.
Now one of my favorite spots Michoacan where they make authentic
Michoacan style, they're gonna be delicious.
What's good in your hood lives at the intersection of Deliciousness
Avenue and Happiness Street.
I'm having the cheesecake and blackberry pops.
This is like exactly what cheesecake tastes like.
And today we're visiting the epicenter of Joy in Santana provided
by the, this is serious business with over 60 flavors of and
that's setting the bar for Mexican ice cream in the region
And while the family has been doing this for years, it wasn't
until nationally syndicated writer Gustavo Arellano wrote
about the and the OC Weekly that things really got moving,
did a small articles up there, amazing Michoacan style.
I always try to promote the small local Latinos.
You know, people doing good stuff.
Jaime made inroads as being one of the first to open a Michoacan
So making him the godfather of it all traces back to a little
town in Michoacan, Mexico.
The in the most famous are from a pueblo called Michoacan so
famous that there's actually a 50 ft tall concrete statue
of a, so that name Michoacan, it's like what Kentucky is suburban
That's what Michoacan is for.
And of course, uh you know, Jaime, the owner, he's from Michoacan
So he has to represent and of course, we love traditions.
We absolutely love traditions, but we, what we love more to
get those traditions, throw my window and completely brand
You have all these amazing creations like a, you could think
This is a, this is what happens when a mango and a chili fall
in love and make a baby.
What the heck is a, we got pork skin going in there, pork skin
So part of our family, we have Oreos, we got strawberries.
We're in heaven after the OC weekly article, Michoacan blew
up and became a hub for a whole new clientele, New York.
We're coming through for the but the road to be on top was never
planned, stepped up when his father became ill and solidified
himself as the godfather of soul.
You gotta have a, if you're gonna have a, it's not just about
the Jaime and Marta are also serving up Mexican street food
I come here with my mom pork skin sitting in brine.
We're gonna taste it.
We're gonna get in there.
See all the flavors.
It's sweet spicy sour.
People of all ages revel at the sight of a colorful from Michoacan
Can you see what I say?
I've got all the flavors.
Tell me a little bit more about Santana the most Mexican big
city in the United States.
This city is 80% Latino, mostly Mexican and a lot of people
But now you have the millennials so they're opening up their
own businesses, but it's no longer gonna be the, you know,
the swap meets or the of our parents generation.
There's a lot of controversy about that called gentrification
or some people call it gentrification, gentrification.
This idea that Latinos like you and I, we go back to our communities
our neighborhoods and we try to, you know, we try to open up
businesses that appeal to us, but at the same time, we're not
gonna be like some evil bearded idiot from Portland coming
in and says you changed to me.
No, we come in and we're like the, this is still a Latino neighborhood
but now we're gonna have a different element of, you know,
It's still a gentrification.
But with a happy face, Gustavo got me thinking, how can I come
up with my own piece of and what the hip is love more than anything
I'm gonna challenge Jaime and Marta to come up with a never
before seen unicorn.
So we're getting the grape flavor going.
So they got mango puree.
They made it fresh this morning.
They got strawberry puree.
I'm not gonna lie to you.
This is exciting for me.
Sprinkles because you can't have a unicorn without the sprinkles
Now it's done the big reveal.
Mm That's the strawberry one.
And, and the bubble gum.
While I love the authenticity of the.
What impressed me the most was Jaime Marta's testament to
the American dream, this hard working immigrant family,
changing their community for the better and that's what's
No one knows how to make ice cream better than Mexican.
But yeah, they're gelato.
Yeah, maybe you're from the east coast.