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johnny dollar's vault

retro pop culture and various local observations and ramblings.

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Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
johnny dollar's vault resides in the basement of stately dollar maisonTM, amongst the wine cellar, tiki bar, and finicky electrical panel. from time to time i will unearth various artifacts from either there or from the random crevices of my mind.

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NOTE: this blog will NOT deal with any recent pop culture (i.e. since about 1990) or topical issues, so if you're looking for discussion about britney baracko jacko flacco, look elsewhere, lol

Monday, May 07, 2007

maybe i should rename this blog 'i am obsessed with vintage chinese restaurants'

peeped on 406 park ave
this is one of the coolest ghost signs i've seen, if for nothing else, its color palette.

get yourself some yum yum chinese food - call LEXington-7982 right now! looks like this block or two was an old school chinatown. gotta investigate further.

ADDENDUM: the baltimore chinatown project. 'tsokay, i wish the photos were less vaseline-smeared lookin'


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That area was, indeed, Baltimore's Chinatown, such as it was, back in the day. There's another restaurant on Park Ave. called Chinatown Cafe that had the most authentic "chinks" available before the owners who preserved the tradition of the place sold out a couple years back. Now it's ok, but not quite so good. They still have the live fish in the murky water hanging out and waiting to get plucked out and eaten by the front door though, so that's something.

12:20 PM  
Blogger johnny dollar said...

thanks for the info sc. i'll have to see if i can find any historic photos of this block.

1:41 PM  

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