Happy Chinese New Year! This is the year of the dragon. I hope this holiday brings a plethora of business to the many Asian restaurants in Madera.
Personally, I miss The Village Restaurant. Every time I dine at a Chinese restaurant, the food fails to live up to the dishes prepared by the Wong family.
Willie Wong and his family set the bar by which many Maderans will forever measure Mandarin food.
During Chinese New Year they would have a dragon visit. The site of the dancing dragon, pitching lettuce around the room, made great front page art. Our former photographer, Mike Chin, told me that if you were hit by a piece of the flying lettuce it would bring you good luck for the New Year...