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8 Alhambra discoveries revealed

We asked readers and contributors about unique and under-the-radar places and events that make Alhambra special. Their responses found a lot beneath the surface in the town that Phil Spector once called "a sleepy hick town." Some responses were downright poetic: If you close your eyes and listen to the traffic of the 10 Freeway you can hear the ocean or the serenity of early morning Tai Chi as the sun rises over Almansor Park. Most though, not surprisingly, had to do with food.

Alhambra's Central Park – with Tai Chi
One respondent said the pond at Almansor Park is a natural reserve in the middle of the city, free of charge. Another described the serenity of early morning Tai Chi as the sun rose over Almansor Park…
Bowling, beer – and dumplings?
All this and more at the old school Alhambra Bowling Center. What more could you want? Just if you're going to take leek and fish dumplings from Mama's Kitchen you'll have to go incognito…
The original Korean taco?
One respondent alleges Burrito Kingdom may just have created the "original Korean taco," an honor currently claimed by a certain, hugely popular food truck phenomenon.

Sing your heart out at Applebee's
On Thursday nights at Applebee's, be prepared to stand back as karaoke singers duke it out in intensely competitive sing-offs. Newbies are also welcome, according to another respondent.

Top tiles – and a donut
A contributor writes that the New Metro Tile Company will appeal to anyone with a discerning eye for interior design, as it offers up "one of the widest selections and best prices on nice, unique tile that you will find anywhere in LA." And on your way out, grab a free donut.
Alhambra's own time trove
The Alhambra Historical Society museum is the best place to get the scoop on Alhambra lore and how things have changed. And have they ever. The respondent should know: Her home was once a landing strip.

Super-duper Store
Make sure to also check out the small selection of videos for rent when making a run at Super Store, a family-run 99 cents liquor store.

At the 10 Freeway or the beach?
If you close your eyes and listen to the traffic of the 10 Freeway you can hear the ocean. Or so we hear.

We plan on investigating some of these tips in the coming weeks at See|Hear|Do. And we know there are more. Tell us what's missing on this list and we'll add it to the map.

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2 thoughts on “8 Alhambra discoveries revealed”

  1. daniela.gerson

    Sounds like a good assignment for @sgvforlife, no? 

  2. this piece should have had some video content… just sayin