Save the Date – April Chinatown Crawl

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Save the Date!

The Minty invites you to join her as she hits 5-8 spots in LA’s Chinatown on Sunday, April 29 at 11 AM.


11 AM – Family Pastry vs Yum Cha Cafe

We’ll start at Family Pastry and then go over to Yum Cha Cafe. The plan is to get similar items for a dim sum battle.

  • Family Pastry: 715 N Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 – (213) 622-5255
  • Yum Cha Cafe 638 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012 — (213) 617-8698

11:45AM – shopping at Wing Hop Fung Ginseng

Get all your Chinese dry goods here

  • 727 N Broadway, Ste 102, Los Angeles, CA 90012 — (213) 626-7200

12:30PM – Hoan Kien & Kim Chuy

Find your favorite noodle – will it be the Vietnamese banh cuon at Hoan Kien or Chiu Chow noodles at Kim Chuy?

  • Hoan Kien: 727 N Broadway, Ste 130, Los Angeles, CA 90012 — (213) 617-3650
  • Kim Chuy: 727 N Broadway, #103, Los Angeles, CA 90012 — (213) 687-7215

1:30PM – Homeboy Bakery

Coffee and pastries from former gang members.

130 W Bruno St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 — (213) 617-0365

2:30PMPhillipe the Original French Dip

Phillipes and Cole’s has dithered about who came up with the French dip. We’ll tackle that debate head on – perhaps someone would be kind enough to run off for Cole’s take-out for us?

  • 1001 N Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 — (213) 628-3781

3:30PMSpring Street BBQ

All that crawling! All that food! Time for BBQ and a beer.

  • 640 N Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 — (213) 626-0535

These are general times for the stops. I will also be taking the crawlers through more of Chinatown pointing out the highlights such as the hospital the Minty was born at (exciting! yes, really!), back alleys and describe the history of Chinatown. There may even be ghost stories!

Please bring cash! You are welcome to join us at any point. Please check my twitter feed that day to for the latest updates.

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