For those of you who don't check out the "Elsewhere in America" board, there's a way-interesting
thread going on over there titled "Chinese Nirvana in San Gabriel Valley, CA", and it's incorporated several tangential topics of
interest to chowhounds.
Sorry that this darned message board software is so unwieldy (there's nothing
better out there for less than megabucks), but it's worth
the effort to read through the whole shebang