Chinese Telephone Exchange
California's earliest adopters of advanced technology weren't Silicon Valley programmers but Chinatown switchboard operators. This...
The 41 historic alleyways packed into Chinatown's 22 blocks have seen it all since 1849: gold rushes and revolution, incense and opium,...
The colorful murals lining Ross Alley hint at the colorful characters that once roamed SF’s oldest alleyway, which has been known...
Vintage red neon promises evenings worthy of WWII sailors on shore leave. Drink in the atmosphere, but stick to basic well drinks and...
Z & Y
Graduate from ho-hum sweet-and-sour and middling mu-shu to sensational Szechuan dishes that go down in a blaze of glory. Warm up with...
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Li Po information
Beat a hasty retreat to red vinyl booths where Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac debated the meaning of life under a golden Buddha. Enter the 1937 faux-grotto doorway and dodge red lanterns to place your order: Tsing Tao beer or sweet, sneaky-strong Chinese mai tai made with baijiu (rice liquor). Bathrooms and random DJ appearances are in the basement. Cash only.