After 100 years, the San Francisco health department is shocked, shocked to find unsanitary conditions in Sam Wo’s kitchen.
Meanwhile, the SF Weekly ran a a story and a link with Conan O’Brien’s “commercial” for Sam Wo.
UPDATE II, 4/24/2012: Sam Wo reprieve!
More details on the hearing.
Below are some pictures from a 2008 visit. I will see if I can dig up some vintage ones. The most glaring omissions are the sign in front and the kitchen itself. I don’t think I have a picture of the kitchen, so these are from the article:
Looking out through the kitchen
What patrons pass by on the way to the stairs
Clockwise: Mike, David, Jan, Ron.
Jan on the 3rd-floor balcony at Sam Wo.
Rosa on the balcony.
The view east.
The view west.
The view up.
View of a bird and some Chinese gingerbread.
The three sentinels of the balcony. Who says they didn’t keep this place clean?