Topic Magazine: How Chinese Food Fueled the Rise of California Punk

In the late 1970s, Chinatown restaurants started booking some unlikely dinner entertainment: the rowdy young bands of the nascent West Coast punk scene.

Words by Madeline Leung Coleman

China Wagon Sacramento, California

The Hong Kong Café Los Angeles, California

Madame Wong’s Los Angeles, California

Mabuhay Gardens San Francisco, California

Kin’s Coloma Sacramento, California

Dianne Chai, bassist of the band the Alley Cats, at the Hong Kong Café, 1979. Photograph by Louis Jacinto.

Outside the Mab, at 443 Broadway in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, late 1970s–early ‘80s. Photograph by Bobby Castro.

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