Friends who live in Pasadena have been driving to the Westside, to Hu's Szechuan for their Chinese fix.
Madness! They are intimidated by SGV, can't figure out where to go (and are not Chinese).
I have my favorites - Mei Long, New Concept, etc., most of which I learn about from Chowhound. Where should I take these newbies who think Hu's is the ne plus ultra?