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Chinese Food in the 50's


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Chinese Food in the 50's

faulpelz | Nov 18, 2012 05:39 PM

The only place I ever ate at that left a indelible, beautifully etched memory, was George Joe's restaurant downtown San Diego. I was barely 10 when I first started seeing the wonderful, dark green interior of Joe's famous Chinese restaurant. The food at Joe's--nothing compared to it then or now. The service was always impeccable. The last time I saw George and his wife was when they came to dinner at our house in Chula Vista 1962. I miss that place that famous restaurant with all the autographed photographs of Gable, Garbo, Bogart, Fred Astaire, Kathrine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy that hung on the wall as you entered the restaurant. There were other signed photographs of Reagan and politicians. My favorite appetizer was a marinated thin slice of beef in a paper wrap. I've never had anything like it sense.

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