Wil, Viv, and Little Yu in Chinatown

February 26, 2012

in art/gallery/museums, dinner, los angeles area interests, movies, restaurant

Our friend Matt just launched his Furniture Design site, Black Star Projects! In celebration, he collaborated with German Street Artists Herakut at a gallery in Los Angeles’ Chinatown for “After the Laughter.”

IMG_0728

I was at the above gallery for about 10 minutes before I realized we were at the wrong reception! This little alley was confusing (and hard to find via GPS), but quite cool-looking.

IMG_0732

Finally arrived at the right place, with popcorn/cotton candy parked outside…

IMG_0736

…it actually felt like a carnival in there!

IMG_0739

IMG_0740 IMG_0749

Brian + Michelle + me = “Wil’s” family (Only “Ma” was missing!)

IMG_1018

If you don’t understand what in the world I’m talking about, then you have to see our movie “Saving Face,” which is available on DVD (yes, even Netflix) everywhere! Michelle and I found a second outside to announce our SFIAFF screening – both the reunion one and “Nice Girls Crew“…


…then we walked nearby for dinner…

IMG_0752

…Abe’s been wanting to eat at Chinese Friends for a while, since it’s often mentioned in Michael Connelly’s books.

IMG_0758

We ordered the Chinese Friends Special Fried Noodles, which came with shrimp/beef…

IMG_0762

…Lion’s Head Meatballs with Cabbage…

IMG_0770

…Sauteed Shrimp…

IMG_0769

…and Braised String Beans (for Abe)

IMG_0772

I filled my plastic plate thrice…

IMG_0764

IMG_0780

IMG_0774

…eaten with a bowl of non-sticky white rice

IMG_0776

Another meatball half too. Was kinda shocked at how moist and tasty these were.

IMG_0779

I could definitely picture detectives hanging out here. But it was also a great place to spend a Saturday evening with friends!

Chinese Friends on Urbanspoon

{ 2 comments }

1 chezjulie February 26, 2012 at 9:06 am

Sounds like a fun night. Love that little alley with the art galleries!

I haven’t heard anyone say “thrice” since John Kerry was running for President, LOL!

2 Michelle Krusiec (@michellekrusiec) February 26, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Thanks for coming. The SF family means a lot to me.

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: