alright so maybe i'm on a jag about chinese [american] restaurants. whatevah. these rock. some of these were inherited to me by my grandpaw, who was... kind of a collector of ephemera. sound like anyone we know?
charlie low's forbidden city
. DARN CLEVER THESE CHINESE! lol. classic ~ that chop suey font is so universal... where does it come from? of course they didn't call if font back in tha day.
shanghai inn. OO SOUP!!!1
china doll is a beautiful cover. i think i bought this in pennsylvania. note the lack of area code - it's ci - 5 - 8981. new york's only chinese nite club!!! i bet there was some hardcore dragon lady bizniss goin on.
rice bowl shangri-la is my favorite vintage chinese restuarant matchbook. the inside is supreme ~ my very cautious grandpaw snipped off the flammacious parts, and in the process axed some of the entrees etc. listed on each individual match *sigh*... check it out: "VEAL & LAMB CHOP" - "[SOUT]HERN FRIED CHICKEN" - "[CHAR?]COAL STEAKS" - "[?] FOODS" - "[?] MIGNON SHEE" - "[?] SUAN YUK" - "[?] DIP HAR" - "[MOO] GOO GAI PAN" - "[CHO]W MEINS" - "[CHO]P SUEYS" - "[CAN]TONISE DISHES" - "[MIX]ED DRINKS" - "[COC]KTAILS" - "[POL]YNESIAN DRINKS." have you ever seen a matchbook with such loving detail? i needs me that time machine to go drink me a scorpion
at rice bowl shangri-la.
tres cool, i got a link on the wired blog
. i'm eccentric! sweet!