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The Chinese Food & Movie Theatre Guide to Christmas in L.A.
A quiet, but cinematic, if you will, night in Chinatown (Photo by R.E.˜ via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
Since there's nothing better than a cliché at Christmastime, we turned to Twitter on our @LAist and @LAistFood accounts to see where our readers suggest going for Chinese food on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. But it's not really a cliché unless you follow up (or precede) your meal with a movie, so in order to help you plan your non-traditional traditional Chinese Food & Movie Christmas outing, we've paired your suggestions for Chinese restaurants with info about the nearest movie theatres.
San Gabriel Valley-area
"Newport Seafood in San Gabriel hands down!" raves @BitebyBiteLA . Luscious Dumpling in San Gabriel is @estarLA's pick, while @shopeatsleep suggests going for Dim sum at Captial Seafood in Monterey Park. Then again, @PinkFoodieLA endorses Elite when it comes to getting some dim sum.
Yang Chow in Chinatown was recommended by several people. "Hands down best Chinese food ever," says @snacktive, but don't forget to order their "Slippery Shrimp!" says @IrishHoodlum. Full House was suggested by @hsaranglao. "Sam Woo on Broadway is my spot" @wenzworld tells us. @TrippyFood says if he's not picking from spots in San Gabriel, his choice is Hop Woo in L.A.
A&W Seafood in Northridge "they're open 365 days!" says @Cemaraphoto.
Mandrette was the choice for @Sidgrauman (who knows a thing or two about movie theatres!).
The Foundry on Melrose is doing a special Chinese Food & a movie night on Christmas Eve ($39/person; movie at 8:15PM). On Saturday, you can head to The Comedy Store for "A Very Merry Jewish Christmas" where they'll have Chinese food, and, of course, comics and booze! (8PM/$20).
We may have missed your favorite spot...that's what happens when you don't talk to us on Twitter! Happy Chinese Food and Movie Day to one and all, and thanks to our Twitter followers for your help.