Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Chop Suey

I've got to be honest, it was the fabulous neon sign that drew me in. I'm a sucker for an old restaurant with history and the Chop Suey Cafe has been here for ages...since 1935 to be exact. Located in Little Tokyo, the Chop suey Cafe is a little slice of Los Angeles history, it is said that during World War II, the restaurant owners allowed Japanese Americans who were ordered to internment camps to store their possessions here for safekeeping until after the war was over. Not sure if that's 100% accurate, but if it is it makes the whole place that much better.The food was great, perfect flavoring and nicely portioned. But what really stood out was the Far Bar.
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Located in the alleyway beside the restaurant is a hidden enclave that is what is known as the "Far Bar." Nothing fancy, but plenty of twinkle lights. And there is something really wonderful about having a Singapore Sling in a dolled up alleyway. It was the type of place I could spend all night in...and I recommend it completely.

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