1) San Gabriel: Beijing Tasty House has found a new home on Valley Blvd. The non-Sichuanese restaurant decided to buck the trend a couple of months back —instead of closing down the previous unfortunate location, it took over an inauspicious location which hosted at least 3 restaurants in as many years. So far, it seems the Chinese ex-pats mostly approve of the food, but not the service. 172 E Valley Blvd
2) Alhambra: Pizza Studio is coming to Main Street. The venture capital-backed conveyor-belt baked
round flatbread pizza chain has signed the lease to an old photography studio. This build out might take a while. Of interest, Blaze Pizza has also signed a lease in an unfinished plaza directly across the street from Pizza Studio. Summer of 2015 will be a war of assembly pizza concepts in downtown Alhambra. 6 W Main St
3) San Gabriel: DNA 818 Shaokhao is no more. X Nightclub, which replaced Area DNA, has consumed the front of the restaurant that hosted the Chinese BBQ skewers drinking/ establishment. 250 W Valley Blvd, STE P
4) Temple City: The inimitable Chuan's has finally begun performances of the long-awaited "2 face' Sichuan opera. Shows are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays from 7:30 to 8:00 P.M.
5) Industry: Taste Guizhou landed at the old Mimi's in November. Guizhou province borders Yunnan, Hunan and Sichuan, so expect spicy cuisine, but with an accompanying sour profile. This is LA's first restaurant dedicated to Guizhou cuisine, and may be the only spicy Chinese restaurant with tablecloth. 17919 E Gale Ave