December 2016 in Photos

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This month’s photos are from San Francisco Chinatown. It makes me happy to be in Chinatown. I love hearing the language I grew up with, even if I can’t understand everything, and seeing the elders in their pattern-mixing outfits, and people hustling hard the way immigrants do. Also, the tasty treats. 1) Eastern Bakery, an old bakery in Chinatown, and its utilitarian coffee counter, brightened with plants. 2) The owner of Eastern Bakery is from Peru and his brother owns rival Golden Gate Bakery. Eastern’s dan tats (egg tarts) are creamier than Golden Gate’s. 3) The most popular dishes at Capital, one of my favorite hole-in-the-wall restaurants in Chinatown.