Casa 0101 founder opens Mexican restaurant in Boyle Heights

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Josefina López, an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, activist and founder of Casa 0101 Theater is embarking on a culinary journey with Casa Fina, Restaurant & Cantina in Boyle Heights. (KABC)

Josefina Lopez, an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, activist and founder of Casa 0101 Theater is embarking on a culinary journey with Casa Fina, Restaurant & Cantina in Boyle Heights.

Lopez studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, a background not known to many. The Chicano activist decided to do more with those set of skills after her favorite Mexican restaurant in Boyle Heights closed.

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To help keep the Latino culture alive in the neighborhood, Lopez opened up Casa Fina, which serves up a lengthy menu of Chicano cuisine.

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