By Andy Tarnoff Publisher Published Oct 12, 2009 at 3:44 PM

October is the third annual Dining Month on All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, delicious features, chef profiles, unique articles on everything food, as well as the winners of our "Best of Dining 2009."

Yen Ching
7630 W. Good Hope Rd., (414) 353-6677

Back in the day, hungry North Shore diners would think nothing of taking the short trek to 76th Street and Good Hope Road for a good meal. But as dining options in the area thinned, only Yen Ching still packs 'em in, with outstanding Chinese cuisine than stands the test of time.

Menu: Chinese.

Price: Moderate.

When to go: Unless you pick an insanely busy night, like Christmas Eve, you should be able to get seated almost immediately.

Dress: Casual.

Don't miss: The best Mongolian Beef in Milwaukee ($10.75). Other favorites include Ming's Beef ($10.75) and Budda's (sic) Delight ($9.50). The sizzling rice soup ($4.50) for two is superb, too.

Parking: Ample-sized parking lot. Except for busy holidays, it's never a problem. Even then, you'll find a space.

Andy is the president, publisher and founder of OnMilwaukee. He returned to Milwaukee in 1996 after living on the East Coast for nine years, where he wrote for The Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau and worked in the White House Office of Communications. He was also Associate Editor of The GW Hatchet, his college newspaper at The George Washington University.

Before launching in 1998 at age 23, he worked in public relations for two Milwaukee firms, most of the time daydreaming about starting his own publication.

Hobbies include running when he finds the time, fixing the rust on his '75 MGB, mowing the lawn at his cottage in the Northwoods, and making an annual pilgrimage to Phoenix for Brewers Spring Training.