“Eat Chinatown.” a community-sourced paean to beloved Chinatown restaurants of the past put together by Andria Lo and Valerie Luu opened last night at 41 Ross Alley, the art space supporting the Chinatown Community Development Center. It’s a fun and instructive exhibition of oral histories, memorabilia and photography which will be in place until April 9. 41 Ross Alley is just across the street from the Chinatown Fortune Cookie Factory. [Disclaimer: there’s a story by/about me on the back wall, which, as Valerie pointed out, was the only contribution by a guilao.]
You may know Andria from her food reviews and photography at East Bay Express and Valerie as co-founder of Rice Paper Scissors, the oldest established permanent floating Vietnamese food pop-up in San Francisco. The two are also collaborators on the Chinatown Pretty website and project.