How chop suey took L.A.
A single shop in 1860 started the path to the serious food of today's Chinese restaurants. Even Cary Grant played a role.
OUR first Chinese restaurants, probably opened in the 1860s, when L.A. was a cow town of about 5,000 inhabitants, didn't have all the rare ingredients available now.
In the newspaper of record for LA, the website headline phrase "a single shop in 1860" - a very definitive statement is clearly contradicted by the article saying, "probably opened in the 1860s".