Opened in Sherman Oaks, CA, in 1956 by Rafael Vega, Casa Vega has long been enthroned as an L.A. dining landmark. Over the years, Casa Vega’s esquites, enchiladas, tacos and margaritas have attracted crowds of diners from all over the world, and its dining room has become a well-known celebrity hangout. Rafael’s daughter Christy now oversees daily operations, and she’s determined to keep the doors open for another 60+ years despite the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic. We’re also joined by Irish-Iranian songwriter-producer Sam R. Tinged who performs as Glassio, and brings us new wave / dream pop by way of Queens. Performing since 2015, Glassio’s played with the likes of Electric Youth and Fujiya & Miyagi. Mothers Jones wrote that their 2019 EP, Age of Experience, was “proof that electronic music and great storytelling are a perfect match.” Sam R.’s hard at work on Glassio’s debut full-length album, and will donate a portion of sales to the Black Mental Health Alliance.

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