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Jul 25, 2013 02:12 PM

I've Been Invited To 利園 in Monterey Park

Which restaurant am I going to?

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    1. re: suvro

      I think you have to say "What is Lee Gardens"?

    2. Guessing it's this

      利苑海鲜酒家 (12.72 miles)
      Monterey Palace Restaurant 地址: 1001 E Garvey Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91755
      电话: 626-571-0888

      苑 = villa
      園 = garden

      Both are pronounced "yuen" in Cantonese and have very similar to virtually identical pronounciation (in different contexts one's an uptone, the other a mid tone).

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      1. re: K K

        Thanks. I hate it when they say "We'll send you the English name later."

        1. re: Chandavkl

          Wait, Chandavkl, there's still a Chinese restaurant which you'd *not* been to? ;-)

          1. re: klyeoh

            Nah. I've been there plus the three predecessor restaurants at that location (at least, restaurants with different English names). But somebody invited me there without disclosing the English name, only saying it was in Monterey Park.

            1. re: Chandavkl

              I think they presumed that since you knew so much about the Chinese restaurant scene already, you'd automatically know where their cryptic invitation came from :-D

              BTW, taking over a location where 3 previous (Chinese?) restaurants had been just seemed like bad 'feng shui' to me!

              1. re: klyeoh

                Actually because the Chinese name (and logos etc.) remained unchanged I wonder if there was really any change in operation.

        2. Which brings us to this bit of news:

          My first thought was: "SIc transit gloria mangia" but the ordinance refers to the modern latin alphabet, not language.

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          1. re: New Trial

            While they are at it, there should be an ordinance prohibiting the use of "fortune cookie" font in any form.

            1. re: Tripeler

              Agree. It's the only a font, and yet I find its existence offensive.

              1. re: J.L.

                Yeah, J.L., far more irritating than even Comic Sans!