April 21, 2012
Wang Xing Ji The first American branch of a popular dumpling house in Wuxi, a city just outside of Shanghai, offers giant pork dumplings bursting with flavor, as well as smoked fish, crab and pork buns, and spare ribs LOCATION 140 Valley Blvd., No. 211, San Gabriel, (626) 307-1188 PRICES Dumplings, wonton and cold dishes, $4.95-$8.95 DETAILS Lunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, dinner 5 to 9 p.m. daily. Credit cards accepted. No alcohol. Lot parking. Takeout.
July 7, 2011
515 W. 7th St., Los Angeles (between Olive Street and Grand Avenue), (213) 985-4332. masmalo.restaurant.com . PRICES Soups, salads and tortas, $7 to $14; tacos, $6 to $12; entrees, $4.50 to $5.99; entrees, $14 to $60. DETAILS Open for lunch and dinner 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight Friday; and for brunch and dinner 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. All major cards. Valet and street parking.
July 21, 2012
Mo-Chica Ricardo Zarate has moved Mo-Chica. What was once a modest lunch counter east of USC is now a stylish eatery in downtown Los Angeles, but the deconstructed Peruvian dishes remain artful. LOCATION 514 W. Seventh St., Los Angeles, (213) 622-3744, mo-chica.com. PRICES Small plates, $7-$18; desserts, $6-$7. DETAILS Open Monday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to midnight. Credit cards accepted. Valet parking after 7 p.m.
December 23, 2010
LOCATION 11521 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles; (424) 248-3890. PRICE Churros, $3 to 3.75; churros with cup of chocolate, $5; soups, $5 to $7; salads, $6 to $9.50; sandwiches and daily specials, $8 to $12. DETAILS Open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Credit cards. No alcohol. Metered lot and street parking. Evening parking free in Bank of America lot.