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KPCC Underwriter Profile: Bricia Lopez



Fernando Lopez, left, his children Elizabeth, Bricia, Fernando, and Paulina Lopez, and wife Maria Monterrubio own Oaxacan restaurant, Guelaguetza.
Fernando Lopez, left, his children Elizabeth, Bricia, Fernando, and Paulina Lopez, and wife Maria Monterrubio own Oaxacan restaurant, Guelaguetza.
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Fernando Lopez, left, his children Elizabeth, Bricia, Fernando, and Paulina Lopez, and wife Maria Monterrubio own Oaxacan restaurant, Guelaguetza.
Bricia and a podium. Good combo.
Bricia Lopez


Last week, we introduced you to KPCC member Donna Van Allen. We are grateful and proud to count on people like Donna as members of the KPCC family. We trust she is out there right now enjoying that nice ride of hers (with the AC on blast, stay cool out there Donna, it's going to be really hot this week!)

In addition to our members, we are also very grateful to count on the support of our underwriters.  Today we feature one of them, Bricia Lopez.  She is currently a partner at Guelaguetza, a Oaxacan restaurant in Los Angeles that earlier this year received the prestigious James Beard America's Classic Award. Bricia spearheads all operations alongside her three siblings. 

I have had the privilege of personally knowing Bricia for about four years. Not only is Bricia a successful entrepreneur and influential taste maker, she is a delightful and warm human being (a trait she shares with the rest of her family). Her unique perspective has added a valuable voice to many L.A. conversations, including a live event we produced last year on 5 recipes to make mom happy this mother's day.

Why Bricia Lopez loves KPCC

Below is a very serious Q & A we conducted with Bricia over email:

What’s on your night stand?

Two books, my journal,  breast pump, spare change, a jug of water and a diaper caddy

What’s in your pockets?

My monedero (I can’t call it a wallet, and I can’t find a direct translation to what a monedero is), my car key and my phone on my back pocket

Favorite LA restaurant?

ChichenItza

Dream vacation?

Laying out on a warm beach all day, eating good food, reading a good book and getting 2 hour massages everyday.  

Last museum you visited?

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

In-n-Out – regular or animal style?

Isn’t Animal style the regular way to order?

Cats or Dogs?

DOGS

Dinner at 6 pm or 8 pm? 

Why? 6 pm… because I’m a new mom and my bed time is now 10pm

Favorite public radio personality?

Terry Gross.  I can listen to her interviews all day

Who would play you in the movie of your life?

Salma Hayek, all day

What is something nice that happened to you today?

I received flowers in the mail out of the blue, totally unexpected… the best!