FROM Cathy Chaplin
Where to get a great Chinese brunch in LA Weekends are made for brunch: eggs benedict, french toast, breakfast burritos... But why not mix it up a little this weekend by taking cues from how the Chinese do brunch? Dim Sum, Hong Kong- style cafes, and Taiwanese breakfasts are top contenders to break up your Saturday or Sunday routine here in LA.
Where to get the best Vietnamese food in El Monte's Little Saigon If you want great Vietnamese food, your first instinct might be to head for Little Saigon in Orange County. But there’s another Little Saigon in El Monte that’s serving up equally delicious regional cuisine. You can find all the classics at the restaurants lining a mile-long strip along Garvey Avenue.
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