Restaurants & Bars 43

Downtown old Chinatown

justanotherpenguin | Dec 13, 2010 10:19 AM

I would appreciate some input. Many years ago (mid 50's) my uncle began dating a young lady who became my aunt. I was about 6-7 years old and my aunt-to-be and uncle used to take me many places. My parents were older and never went out, so this was a huge treat for me. One of my earliest memories is going to Chinatown. My aunt ordered some fried shrimp from a stand, and we ate it standing at the wishing well. I had never had shrimp before and to this day (50+ years later) still remember how good it tasted to me.

So now my uncle has passed and my aunt has serious health issues. She has a milestone birthday this week and on Wednesday I am taking her to lunch. For the sake of memories we will be going to Chinatown. I have not been there in ages and have no idea as to whether or not they still have shrimp stands and whether there are any decent restaurants either there or in the very near vicinity. I know that if this was purely a food situation, we should to the San Gabriel Valley, but the memory card trumps the food card this time. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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