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22 Star Starred
Esotouric Bus, at The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial Street Los Angeles, CA 90021
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33 events
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23 ratings
3.7 average rating
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22 events
13 reviews
3 stars
attended May 10 2008

I really learned a lot while on this tour. I work in the El Monte area (which was heavily featured during the tour) and was fascinated by all the local lore in this area. As well, the dumplings were 2 die 4!! I wouldn't say that it's worth the...continued

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7 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 13 2008

This tour was disjointed and boring. The hosts were very full of themselves; their overall purpose seemed to be sheer self-aggrandizement and self-promotion. The videos and photos they shared were extremely poor quality. And, there was far too...continued

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4 reviews
6 stars
attended Sep 13 2008

Love the tour! Loved the stories! Mostly love the dumplings in the park! This is my 4 tour with Goldstar and Esotouric and will definitely go to more! Thanks Goldstar!

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A criminal and gastronomical excursion into the San Gabriel Valley with the award-winning Esotouric team, Blood & Dumplings rolls through Alhambra, Temple City, Monterey Park, Rosemead and El Monte, revealing dozens of weird, forgotten crimes and oddities from the valley’s past. Highlights include the lesbian couple whose bickering over spending cash resulted in one pumping the other full of downers until she died, the young bride who spent her wedding day buried under her parents’ house, the battling neo-Nazis of El Monte, Phil Spector’s spooky castle and the little bar where James Ellroy’s murdered mother Jean had her last drink. Tour snacks include a complementary selection of dumplings from one of the San Gabriel Valley’s best Chinese restaurants, the Jonathan Gold favorite 101 Noodle Express.