If you are interested in more recent "history" Zhang Li wrote a wonderful book:
In Search of Paradise: Middle-Class Living in a Chinese Metropolis
ZHANG Li, who is originally from Kunming and now a professor of anthropology at UC Davis, offers a quite interesting analysis of the real estate market in Kunming and puts it in a larger context of other trends
Sounds like Jianxinyuan (建新园) on Baoshan Jie (宝善街). But that is closer to Nanping Jie pedestrian mall than Jinbi Guangchang.
Though technically part of a chain, this one is far and away the best (and original, I believe) though I think waiting 2 hours is clearly an exaggeration. Tiny seating area so at meal times there is long lines and no where to sit. I often go mid-afternoon with no wait and plenty of seats. Or if you get Across the Bridge Noodles you can eat up stairs.
1) Keep doing what you do best - local content that is useful and of interest to the local expat and English-speaking Chinese community.
2) Offer more systematically local resources relating to the needs of the local expat and English-speaking Chinese community both the tools (like maps, directions, how-to-guides of short trips) and perhaps more "official" reviews of clubs/restaurants/university language programs.
3) Perhaps clean up/consolidate the menus so that it is easier to go deeper into the site faster (with the minimum of clicks)
The overland border has opened and closed for individual tourists during the past year with it currently being closed but could be open again soon. There are direct flights to Yangon and Mandalay with those to Rangoon being slightly cheaper (mid-$500+/rt range). Kathmandu while a lovely city, besides not being in Myanmar, it is no easier and currently more expensive than either.