Welcome to Meanwhile, In SGV a regular feature in which TC, our fearless leader in all things San Gabriel Valley, brings word of restaurant openings, closings, and other unsung, curious neighborhood goings on.
1) Monterey Park: The previously reported 101 Noodle Express flagship at Atlantic Square will open shortly. Furniture is in place and the restaurant is hiring staff. This will be 101 Noodle's first "grill" concept, which means BBQ skewers are coming. It's impossible to separate skewer eating from beer drinking, hence a Type 41 ABC license has been filed, though not yet approved.
2) Rosemead: Lunar Feast Veggie Cuisine grand opened, replacing a dilapidated Denny's. According to reports on Chow, this is from the old owners of Supreme Vegetarian in Arcadia. 3643 Rosemead Blvd.
3) Monterey Park: 100 Dumpling House has been replaced by Pan Pan Xian. Purportedly, 100 Dumpling's chef sold the restaurant to focus on Peking Tavern in Downtown. Peking Tavern held a second menu tasting at 100 Dumpling House last month. 331 W Garvey Ave., Ste D
4) San Gabriel: Jackpot Hot Pot launched on February 12. The restaurant replaced a Crazy Crab, which replaced My Friend Oyster Bar & Grill. 523 San Gabriel Blvd.