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.
August 25, 2011
Osteria la Buca Rating: two stars Rating is based on food, service and ambience, with price taken into account in relation to quality. ****: Outstanding on every level. ***: Excellent. **: Very good. *: Good. No star: Poor to satisfactory. Location: 5200 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 462-1900, http://www.osterialabuca.com. Prices: Dinner antipasti, $8 to $16; salads, $7 to $9; pasta, $9 to $16; entrees, $22 to $26; pizzas, $13 to $16; desserts, $9 to $10. Corkage fee, $20. Details: Open for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, and for dinner 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 5:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday.