We are based in San Diego and are lucky enough to be able to fly our little airplane to our food fixes. We've just discovered that El Monte Airport is excellently situated to the San Gabrial Valley food scene (airport is on Santa Anita). We flew in for Din Tai Fung last weekend (4 mile cab ride from the airport) . And yesterday we hit Lu Din Gee for the duck (a 3.5 mile cab ride) (I'll post reviews asap). Both cost us around 15 dollars each way, so that is about the radius we are probably comfortable with.
Oh what fun, so many restaurants, so many reasons to fly. So, food friends, say you had access to a five mile radius of restaurants around El Monte Airport. Where besides Din Tai Fung and Lu Din Gee would you wander and what would you get?