American Soulfood meets New York Chinatown
Its the mid 1970’s…..On the 5th floor of a high-rise office building on Canal Street, in the middle of Chinatown, New York, there were two loft apartments. One was occupied by Jon Moressi, the Creative Director of some fashion magazine and the other was a mysterious office where on the door it said “Homey Chow- Private Detective”.
It was not really known what was went on inside, but when Mr. Moressi looked out his peephole at 5 in the morning he would see people like Andy Warhol, Miles Davis or Bruce Lee going into this mysterious Private Detective office….. And the smell that came out was a heavenly mix of Chinese dumplings, fried chicken and strangely enough, waffles……
After doing a little research, I found out that the door where it said “Homey Chow – Private Detective” was part of a film set that was left there from some low budget Chinese movie that was shot there in the 1950’s.
Inside was actually a late night restaurant run by an African-American woman from Alabama named “Big Betty” and a real Ex-Chinese Mafia boss named “Bing-Bing” that liked to cook…How cool is that!