Here he is, the original Chopstick Charley.

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I did not know, when I first published my story about Chopstick Charley’s, the oldest Chinese restaurant in the city, that it was his birthday. On August 18, 2017, John Ming “Chopstick Charley” Cheung would’ve turned 99.

Mai Hoo Cheung emailed me on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, solving mysteries and saying, “I knew the original Chopstick Charley. He was my father.”

One response to “Here he is, the original Chopstick Charley.

  1. So cool. Thanks for this. I used to drive past Chopstick Charlie’s and The Joe every weekday back in the mid-eighties. They looked almost abandoned and even a little scary back then. I used to wonder what those places were like in their heyday and imagined the stories that could be told. Film noir indeed.

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