The Dish

Jin Yuan (Golden Garden): Pork Chop Rice

Taiwanese flavors in the San Gabriel Valley

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Jin Yuan sits inside a strip mall off the 60 freeway in a 30-seating restaurant space in Industry, CA serving up Taiwanese dishes. Chef Johnson Hu originally from Taiwan opened this casual Taiwanese eatery about a year and a half ago. The man has been cooking the same recipes for over 47 years. The Pork Chop Rice (Pai Gu Fan) comes with seasoned pan fried pork, pickled cucumber, rice topped with ground pork, a soy sauce braised hard boiled egg (Lu Dan) – and two sides that rotate weekly. This week they paired it with steamed broccoli and mapo tofu (tofu with mince pork and spices). Read More

‘Snack, Sip, and Surf’ at Pacific Edge Hotel’s The Deck

This Sunday

Join Pacific Edge Hotel’s The Deck restaurant in Laguna Beach, CA for the Snack, Sip, and Surf event on Sunday, March 11 from 2 PM – 5 PM as part of the four-day Laguna Beach a la Carte – A Food & Wine Experience. Providing an afternoon of fun, this event will host three competitions and proceeds go to Mauli Ola benefiting children with Cystic Fibrosis. Competitions include the contest for best taco – participating are Olamendi’s, Basement Table and La Sirena Grill, the signature cocktail competition – five local mixologists serve their signature cocktails to compete for the title and spot of Pacific Edge Hotel’s cocktail of the summer, and lastly is the paddleboard relay race. Winners for the taco and cocktail contests will be decided by guest votes. Tickets are $45 per person. Call 949-281-5709 to purchase. 647 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.

Half off at Coupa Cafe for March in Mondays

For the entire month of March, Coupa Cafe in Beverly Hills, CA is offering half off your entire meal on Mondays from 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. With reservations only, guests can enjoy Venezuelan fare including menu items such as the mini cachapas – mini corn griddle pancakes with fresh queso de mano, arepas – white cornmeal stuffed griddle delight served with a side salad, empanadas, house specials like the asado negro – slowly cooked beef, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, with mesclun greens and goat cheese, to a variety of Venezuelan drinks and coffees. 419 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. 310-385-0420.

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Aces & Ales to host ‘Sierra Nevada Can Vs. Bottle’ event this Saturday

Starting at 7 PM

Speaking of canned beers, this Saturday, March 10 at 7 PM Aces & Ales, a craft beer bar, in Las Vegas is hosting a can vs. bottle event featuring Chico, CA based Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. First 20 people that show up at the event will get a free beer. The event is to showcase the differences and/or similarities between canned and bottled beers in a side by side comparison featuring Sierra Nevada’s flagship brew, Pale Ale and Torpedo Extra IPA. Additionally, $3 Sierra Nevada beers will be available for purchase throughout the night. 3740 South Nellis Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89121. 702-436-7600.