Dim Sum in Chintown NOT Empress Pavilion?
A bunch of us are running the Chinatown Run this Sunday and the tradition has always been to head for dim sum at the Empress Pavilion afterward. Last year, the decline in food quality was too palpable to be ignored -- I am aware of the change in ownership that may be the reason for the change. So two questions:
1. Has anyone eaten there recently and if so, how is the food and atmosphere?
2. What are other dim sum options in the immediate area? I work in Monterey Park so I know about all the great dim sum there, but with a bunch of people we may not want to drive anywhere, so walking distance in Chinatown is a requirement.
Thanks for all suggestions!