I'm craving numbing hot, and have a large group of people who want to follow my lead to the SGV tomorrow for dinner. I've been sifting through the various SGV/Sichuan threads, but it's difficult to sort out which Gardens and which Chong Qings have been closed or renamed or are "in decline..." Then cross-referencing to Yelp for amenities just makes me angry, because I have to read Yelpers. So I'm gonna run my specs up the flagpole and see who salutes.
Coming after the races at Santa Anita, so let's keep it north of the 10. (FYI, visited Chang's Garden in Arcadia recently, and found their Sichuan dishes not hot enough.)
Been to both branches of Chung King and what's now Yunkan Garden several times. Love both, but keen to try something new.
We'll have a largish group at 7:00ish on a Friday, so space will be at a premium. Reservations would be a plus; there'll be 8-12 of us.
Beer must be had, either from the menu or brought-in.
Must have: sichuan peppercorn dishes, plenty hot. Water boiled fish/beef, wontons in chili oil, cold bar, fried chicken cubes, etc.
Thanks in advance!