• Taxes Are Done, Now Let's Go Have Some Dim Sum at Elite Restaurant 名流山莊 in MPark

    With taxes done on the 15th, let's celebrate with a dim sum brunch at one of LA/SGV's top dim sum restaurants, Elite. Pricing and quality are about on par with Lunasia. Dim Sum Menu: http://www.nbcrestaurant.com/dimsum.html Yelp Reviews: https://www.yelp.com/biz/elite-restaurant-monterey-park?osq=dim+sum EVENT INFO: • We will meet in front of the restaurant shortly before 10:e0 am to queue up for a table. • Family-Style Dining: Dining for this event has been designated as Family-Style. The food bill will be split evenly among all attendees. Attendees will be responsible for paying for their own beverages. Please note that flexibility is an important part of family-style dining, and if you want to take a chance on attending, you have to be amenable to what the group/AO will order. You don't have to eat everything that is ordered, but everyone pays equally, whether you eat everything or not. Most of the dishes we order will be at least moderately spicy. If this definition of Family-Style Dining doesn't feel comfortable, this may not be the right type of event for you. In addition, if you have ANY dietary restrictions or ingredients you do not wish to consume, then you may want to skip this event. Ordering dishes modified to fit someone's dietary needs or personal tastes will alter the true flavors of those dishes for the rest of the group. • Cost per person is expected to be about $25 - $30, depending on how much food we order, plus any beverages, tax and gratuity. Please bring at least $40 in CASH (small bills preferred) to settle your portion of the bill. • Parking is available in their lot and the lot for the strip mall next to Elite. Do NOT park in any of the Dollar Tree spaces, or your vehicle will be towed. Street parking is available. Be sure to read the street signs for any parking restrictions. AS A COURTESY TO THE ORGANIZERS, Please... 1. If you need to cancel your RSVP, please do so 24 hours of the start time of the event. 2. New members to the group who No Show to their first event will be banned from the group. That's not the 1st Impression we want from our members. 3. If you are on the Wait List, then it is YOUR responsibility to monitor your status on the Wait List and update your RSVP accordingly, if necessary. and not me. I am NOT your personal assistant.

  • Mini-Food Crawl: Sichuanese Noodles at Mian 滋味小面 & Dumplings at Little Shanghai

    The owners of Chengdu Taste in Alhambra opened a noodle-based restaurant in San Gabriel called Mian. It instantly became a success. Now that more Chinese are living in the eastern part of the San Gabriel Valley, branches of established restaurants in the western part of the San Gabriel Valley are opening a location east of the 605 Freeway. And Mian recently joined that trend with a location at Pacific Plaza. Here, we will order about 2 to 3 types of noodles to try, as well as their Wontons in Spicy Oil. Afterward, we head next door to the Food Court and hopefully be able to grab a table for the 2nd half of our lunch at Little Shanghai. We will order their Xiao Long Baos (soup dumplings), Pan Fried Pork Buns, Leek & Egg Pockets, and perhaps one more item, depending on how full we are by this time. PLEASE BRING CASH! I will collect $25.00 from each member at the start of the meal at Mian. At the end of the meal at Little Shanghai, I will figure out the total per person. If it's less than $25, obviously, you'll get change. If it's more than $25, then I'll collect additional funds from everyone. So please bring at least $40 in small bills, just in case. If you like a beverage, please order separately from the group and pay at the time of ordering. Mian Yelp Reviews: https://www.yelp.com/biz/mi%C3%A0n-rowland-heights-6 Little Shanghai Restaurant Reviews: https://www.yelp.com/biz/little-shanghai-restaurant-rowland-heights IMPORTANT EVENT INFO: • We will meet in front of Mian shortly before they open at 11:00 am. Please don't be late so that we can get our order in before it gets busy. • Family-Style Dining: Dining for this event has been designated as Family-Style. The food bill will be split evenly between all attendees. Attendees will be responsible for paying for their own beverages. Please note that flexibility is an important part of family-style dining, and if you want to take a chance on attending, you have to be amenable to what the group/AO will order. You don't have to eat everything that is ordered, but everyone pays equally, whether you eat everything or not. Most of the dishes we order will be at least moderately spicy. If this definition of Family-Style Dining doesn't feel comfortable, this may not be the right type of event for you. In addition, if you have ANY dietary restrictions or ingredients you do not wish to consume, then you may want to skip this event. Ordering dishes modified to fit someone's dietary needs or personal tastes will alter the true flavors of those dishes for the rest of the group. • Cost per person is expected to be about $25 - $30, depending on how much food we order, plus any beverages, tax and gratuity. Please bring at least $40 in CASH (small bills preferred) to settle your portion of the bill. • Parking is available in the parking lot of the mini-mall where they are located. Mian is located on the east side of Pacific Plaza, so park in the lot on that side. Street parking is available. Be sure to read the street signs for any parking restrictions. AS A COURTESY TO THE ORGANIZERS, Please... 1. If you need to cancel your RSVP, please do so 24 hours of the start time of the event. 2. New members to the group who No Show to their first event will be banned from the group. That's not the 1st Impression we want from our members. 3. If you are on the Wait List, then it is YOUR responsibility to monitor your status on the Wait List and update your RSVP accordingly, if necessary. and not me. I am NOT your personal assistant.

  • Let's Have Another Spicy Sichuan Dinner at GuYi 古亦廚房 in Brentwood/West LA

    Let's head back for a return visit! AS A COURTESY TO THE ORGANIZER, Please... 1. If you need to cancel your RSVP, please do so 24 hours of the start time of the event. 2. New members to the group who No Show to their first event will be banned from the group. 3. If you are on the Wait List, then it is YOUR responsibility to monitor your status on the Wait List and update your RSVP accordingly, if necessary. 4. If you do not provide me with your contact number at the time of signing, and I do not know you, then your RSVP will be canceled. We enjoyed the dinner we had the last time, and after 8 months, let's go back and sample other dishes on their menu. Yelp Reviews (https://www.yelp.com/biz/guyi-restaurant-los-angeles-3) IMPORTANT EVENT INFO: • We will meet in front of the restaurant shortly before 6:00pm. • Family-Style Dining: Dining for this event has been designated as Family-Style. The food bill will be split evenly between all attendees. Attendees will be responsible for paying for their own beverages. Please note that flexibility is an important part of family-style dining, and if you want to take a chance on attending, you have to be amenable to what the group/AO will order. You don't have to eat everything that is ordered, but everyone pays equally, whether you eat everything or not. Most of the dishes we order will be at least moderately spicy. If this definition of Family-Style Dining doesn't feel comfortable, this may not be the right type of event for you. In addition, if you have ANY dietary restrictions or ingredients you do not wish to consume, then you may want to skip this event. Ordering dishes modified to fit someone's dietary needs or personal tastes will alter the true flavors of those dishes for the rest of the group. • Cost per person is expected to be about $25-$35, depending on how much food we order, plus any beverages, tax and gratuity. Please bring at least $50 in CASH (small bills preferred) to settle your portion of the bill. • Valet Parking is available in the parking lot of the mini-mall where they are located. Restaurant will validate for 90 minutes parking for $4.00. Street parking is available. Be sure to read the street signs for any parking restrictions.

  • Grilled fish & pig brains at Greedy Cat Taste 饞貓麻辣燙 in Rowland Heights

    AS A COURTESY TO THE ORGANIZERS, Please... 1. If you need to cancel your RSVP, please do so 24 hours before the start time of the event. 2. Cancellations with less than 24 hours, or not showing up at the event without contacting the Organizer ahead of time may result in your being banned from the SGV Meetup. 3. If you are on the Wait List, then it is YOUR responsibility to monitor your status on the Wait List and update your RSVP accordingly, if necessary. and not me. I am NOT your personal assistant. 4. If you do not provide me with your contact number at the time of signing, then your RSVP will be canceled. We will get the grilled fish at this Sichuanese place and we will also try the pig brains, and maybe the pig's feet, too. Plus I myself want to try a duck head, a delicacy Fuchsia Dunlop enjoyed in China. YELP REVIEWS: https://www.yelp.com/biz/greedy-cat-taste-rowland-heights • We will meet at the restaurant shortly before 5:45 pm. Please be on time as they will not seat us until the entire party is present and they don't take reservations. • Family-Style Dining: Dining for this event has been designated as Family-Style. The food bill will be split evenly between all attendees. Attendees will be responsible for paying for their own beverages. Please note that flexibility is an important part of family-style dining, and if you want to take a chance on attending, you have to be amenable to what the group/AO will order. You don't have to eat everything that is ordered, but everyone pays equally, whether you eat everything or not. If this definition of Family-Style Dining doesn't feel comfortable, this may not be the right type of event for you. In addition, if you have ANY dietary restrictions or ingredients you do not wish to consume, then you may want to skip this event. Ordering dishes modified to fit someone's dietary needs or personal tastes will alter the true flavors of those dishes for the rest of the group. • Cost per person is expected to be about $30 - $40, depending on how much food we order, plus any beverages, tax and gratuity. Please bring at least $50 in CASH (small bills preferred) to settle your portion of the bill. • Parking is available in the mall where the restaurant is located.

  • Szechuan Brunch at Best Noodle House 重庆小面 in Rosemead

    We enjoyed our meals here last year before they closed for a month long vacation. When they returned, news got out that then entire kitchen staff has returned from China, except for the one chef, who was the one preparing the entree dishes. That was a shame to hear because some of their strongest dishes were the entree ones. However, that shouldn't mea that we can't go back for noodles and dumplings. So, let's revisit and see what we can order. Yelp Reviews: https://www.yelp.com/biz/重庆小面-best-noodle-house-rosemead • We will meet in front of the restaurant shortly before 11:30 am. • Family-Style Dining: Dining for this event has been designated as Family-Style. The food bill will be split evenly between all attendees. Attendees will be responsible for paying for their own beverages. Please note that flexibility is an important part of family-style dining, and if you want to take a chance on attending, you have to be amenable to what the group/AO will order. You don't have to eat everything that is ordered, but everyone pays equally, whether you eat everything or not. Most of the dishes we order will be at least moderately spicy. If this definition of Family-Style Dining doesn't feel comfortable, this may not be the right type of event for you. In addition, if you have ANY dietary restrictions or ingredients you do not wish to consume, then you may want to skip this event. Ordering dishes modified to fit someone's dietary needs or personal tastes will alter the true flavors of those dishes for the rest of the group. • Cost per person is expected to be about $20 - $25, depending on how much food we order, plus any beverages, tax and gratuity. Please bring at least $40 in CASH (small bills preferred) to settle your portion of the bill. • Parking is available in the parking lot of the mini-mall where they are located. Street parking is available. Be sure to read the street signs for any parking restrictions.