Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2008-07-24 09:14 am  Permalink|
One thing I find fascinating about Bob Lee's in particular is the fact that it does not contain one inkling of decor by either Witco, Oceanic Arts, OR, (which would have made sense because they were THE Chinese restaurant outfitters on the East Coast) from Orchids of Hawaii. Every bit of the decor seems to have been custom made, also judging by the repeating masks and patterns on the moldings. Nowhere else did I ever see the Paul Marshall mug design used for Tiki poles. This place seems to have been a complete "inside Boston Chinatown" job all done by Bob Lee's cronies (just like the menu), which makes even more sense when reading his history:
On 2008-07-23 22:02, Dustycajun quoted:
"....Bob Lee who was very popular in Chinatown and had the title of "The Unofficial Mayor of Chinatown", got into a lot of very serious financial trouble. As a result of his many business and personal ...."
What a fate to have to go back to China after owning all this Polynesian paradise splendor. Maybe he shared Hop Louie's weakness for gambling? And why are so many Chinese Poly pop joint operators named "Lee"?
[ This Message was edited by: bigbrotiki 2008-07-24 09:39 ]