Alhambra blends rich California history from the days before statehood with a vibrant, diverse community, resulting in some of the most delicious dining in the west San Gabriel Valley. Soda fountains and diners with Hollywood-style leather booths and long soda counters serve up classic mid-century American foods from homemade ice cream sodas and floats to burgers topped only with pickles and onions - hold the cheese. Nearby are restaurants specializing in several types of Asian cuisine. Bring a crowd to share spicy seafood served family-style or Korean barbecue cooked at your table. Alhambra also boasts several classic Chinese, Taiwanese and Vietnamese restaurants ranging from simple storefront locations to large food palaces devoted to elaborate meals.