Sorry to be so "1995" in my use of language, but I just wanted to thank everyone on the board who has at one time or another toasted Grand Sichuan (both the city and the Bklyn outposts - I don't even know if they are related) because I finally found a GOOD Chinese restaurant.
I took my folks there on Friday night and was amazed by the seriously authentic flavors and actual spiciness!
The cumin beef was outrageous, and the ma po tofu had a fabulous spice with a kick of smokey cumin. Even the scallion pancake was delicious.
I've been so sick of the typical Chinese food places that americanize their food, so this was such a refreshing trip.
Chi Chi Ni (I have no idea how to spell that!)