10 days ago | Chinese Cuisine
The amount of attention paid to the boom of Sichuan-style cuisine in the San Gabriel Valley over the past two years has left other Chinese regional cuisines out of the conversation. A stellar example of a non-Sichuan regional restaurant worth visi...
1 month ago | Chinese Cuisine
When Chengdu Taste opened in Alhambra in 2013, it ushered in a new era of San Gabriel Valley restaurants featuring the spicy, numbing peppercorn-laden dishes of Sichuan Province. More specifically, it shifted the focus of Sichuan dishes from those...
1 month ago | Vietnamese Cuisine
Beloved regional Vietnamese restaurant Ha Tien Quan is closing for good on Sunday. If you’re familiar with the little San Gabriel restaurant and its distinctive dishes, this is sad news. If Ha Tien Quan isn’t familiar to you, you’ve got until Sund...
2 months ago | Ice Cream & Gelato
Some of Los Angeles’ most interesting ice cream flavors can be found in a San Fernando Valley strip mall located behind a 7-Eleven. La Reyna de Michoacan would be unique just for the variety of tropical fruit flavors, but what makes it truly one-o...
2 months ago | Restaurant Openings & Closings
When Rangoon Kitchen opened at a new location, it was a welcome return for one of the few restaurants in the area that serves Burmese cuisine. The relocation comes with something new: a weekend lunch and dinner buffet with a comprehensive selectio...
2 months ago
If mornings become eclectic on KCRW, then Mondays from midnight to 3 a.m. become downright esoteric. That's when Eric J. Lawrence, the station's music librarian, combines that rich resource with his own musical sense and knowledge for a weekly, we...