Richard Auffrey does some research, concludes the restaurant usually cited as the first probably wasn't, and introduces us to a Chinese band leader who may have opened the first, but then closed it because he liked touring with his band more.
thinking that the 1st Chinatown restaurant wudda been Bob Lee's Islander.
Thanks, Adam. That was a great read about one of my favorite cuisines. Now I'm jonesing for some.
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