Chinese Takeout Day

You know that stereotypical image. The tacky Chinese restaurants with that wedgy brushstroke-y font. The silly name: China Palace, Panda Buffet, Oriental Feast, Wong's Eats. The food that is all sweet and sour, deep fried, and served with that funky red sauce, finished off with the oh-so-NOT-Chinese fortune cookie. Ching chang chong.

Just recently, I read about a local artist, Indigo Som, in the SF Chronicle. She went on a interstate trek to find these elusive Chinese icons. I think it's fantastically interesting! Eventually, all this data -- menus, photos, stories, impressions, experiences -- will be compiled into a great work. For instance -- got this from Indigo's blog -- did you know that February 21st is Chinese Takeout Day?