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Some of the San Gabriel Valley’s Most Prominent Restaurants Reopen Today

And a slew of other reopenings across the city, as life starts to look familiar (sort of)

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Great news for diners eager to get a taste of the San Gabriel Valley’s sprawling Chinese-Taiwanese food scene: Some of the most prominent restaurants in the 626 are coming back online today. Per Kristie Hang, prominent SGV food writer (and Eater contributor) both Chengdu Taste and sister noodle shop Mian are coming back today for takeout, in all their Sichuan spicy glory. So too is Golden Deli, the iconic San Gabriel Vietnamese restaurant. Luscious Dumpling (along with related Mason’s Dumpling Shop) is back today as well, meaning there’s more reason than ever to get back to greater LA’s Asian food mecca for a weekend bite — particularly because the region has been so far ahead of the rest of LA when it comes to closures, safety protocols, and know what comes next.

And in other news:

— Connie & Ted’s is reopening today for all those warm pre-summer seafood needs. Meanwhile, Salt & Straw is reopening several local scoop shops, including West Hollywood, Abbot Kinney, Studio City, and Larchmont. Cassell’s Hamburgers has reopened in Downtown for delivery and pick-up, as well.

— Chef Thomas Ortega is reopening all three of his restaurants in time for Cinco de Mayo next week: Amorcito, Amor y Tacos, and Playa Amor.

— LA icon Joan’s on Third is back and doing Mother’s Day package deals, including wine, cookies, flowers, and more. Don’t forget the famous Chinese chicken salad.

— Some prominent Los Alamos restaurants (that small Santa Barbara city that has become a culinary destination) are now delivering food down to Los Angeles on Tuesdays. That means bites from Bob’s Well Bread, Bell’s, and Full of Life Flatbread.

— Severance Wine Bar is now selling bottles directly to consumers out of the Melrose space.

— Taco Bell’s Orange County headquarters is turning into a free drive-thru for frontline workers to get meals, reports TimeOut LA.

— The still brand-new Sightglass in Hollywood’s Media District reopens today as a provisions shop and takeaway coffee option. That means beer, wine, market vegetables, pantry staples, and beans of course.