How To Get a Taste of Chinese Szechuan Cuisine in San Francisco, Of Course, To-Go

The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled racism against Asians — especially Chinese — even here in SF, with one of the most populous Chinese populations outside the East Asian country since the 1800s. After all, San Francisco is the city that popularized Chinese food in the Western world. Virtually unparalleled, except maybe by India and Mexico, […]

Chinatown Pretty Brings The Stylish Elders of Long Loved Districts To The Forefront Now in Book Form

Who said the elderly are not stylish? Chinatown Pretty has combed the alleyways of San Francisco’s Chinatown (and beyond) to interview the unseeingly dapper and classy elder individuals of this famous district. The brain behind the belly, Andria Lo and Valerie Luu, are two friends who share their love for dim sum and chasing after […]

Inspired By Chinatown: MANDO Clothing

As children of Chinese immigrants growing up in the Bay Area, cousins Andrew and Aaron Mando were constantly influenced by an intersections of cultures, an overlapping of worlds. Upon entering the workforce, they found jobs in tech, that uncompromising new legacy of our city, but often wondered how they could marry their business acumen with […]

Styled SF: Chinatown Romantic

Inspired by the suspended lanterns embellished throughout the quarters of SF’s Chinatown, a winsome romantic has blossomed between the wake of vulnerability and valor.  From the enchanting shades of red in a box pleated ruffle dress and rose satin palazzo pants to charming details like 3-tiered flutter sleeves and playful pompom trim, we couldn’t help […]

“Birth Of A Dragon” Is Set In The Early 60′s Chinatown & We Don’t Know How To Feel About It

Update: San Francisco native Bruce Lee was honored yesterday afternoon with a plaque at the Chinatown hospital where he was born, presented by the makers of a new movie about him. Presented by director George Nolfi and actor Phillip Ng, who is set to play Lee in Birth of the Dragon, the plaque commemorates Lee’s birth […]

Steap Tea Opens In Chinatown And Their Founder Is Bringing Taiwan’s Version Of Boba To Your Soul

A post shared by STEAP Tea Bar (@steapteabar) on Apr 14, 2017 at 3:04pm PDT And Emil DeFrancesco, founder of Steap Tea, is serious bae goals. Transplanted from New York, the new owner wants to bring his balls of Taiwan taste to the residents of SF but more specifically Chinatown. After conceptualizing his own bubble […]

Made in Chinatown Celebrates 25 Years of Community Service

41 Ross, it’ll be open to the public for viewing until September 4th. The exhibition is comprised of photographs, a short documentary and a model of Chinatown made entirely out of Legos. It focuses on four notable arenas of youth engagement in Chinatown: Adopt an Alley (AAA), which holds monthly and annual events to clean […]

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