CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER
CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER
In the Green Room

Reporter Antonio Olivo

I’ll Say It: Chicago Has Better Mexican Food Than Los Angeles

Antonio Olivo

Reporter Antonio Olivo covers immigration, housing, and development for the Chicago Tribune. Before moderating a panel on what immigration reform would mean for Chicago, he admitted in the Zócalo green room that despite being a native Angeleno, he thinks the Windy City’s Mexican food is superior to his hometown’s.

Q:
What profession would you practice in your next life?

A:
Ooh, wow. I would be an actor.

Q:
What inspires you?

A:
The people I meet in my job.

Q:
What do Chicago and L.A. have most in common?

A:
They both have great Mexican food.

Q:
Whose is better?

A:
Chicago’s, I’m sad to say as an Angeleno. But it’s true.

Q:
What do you love to hate?

A:
Hypocrisy.

Q:
How did you get into trouble as a child?

A:
[Laughs.] I don’t know if I want to go there. Let’s say I had my fair share of trouble as a kid, and luckily never got arrested.

Q:
What did you eat for lunch today?

A:
A Cobb salad.

Q:
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

A:
Stay true to yourself.

Q:
What’s hanging on your living room walls?

A:
I have a painting of a jazz violinist named Leroy Jenkins.

Q:
What do you do to clear your mind?

A:
I go for a long run.