Sam Wo Restaurant
Oil, Acrylic and Pencil on Canvas, 20 x 25, 2016
Sam Wo Restaurant is best known for employing the world's rudest waiter, Edsel Ford Fong. Edsel is no longer with us. The restaurant still exists in a new location but the old beloved location was shut down because it failed to meet health and safety standards. At least the neon sign has been restored and looks great. I never went to Sam Wo but heard all the stories about how you entered the restaurant through the kitchen and how it was one of the last places in the USA that used a dumb waiter. Plus there was a good chance that Mr. Fong would insult you or make you serve water to one of his other customers. Edsel made one of my friends set tables. Another friend reported that Edsel kissed the young women!