George Yu Aims to Reinvent LA's Chinatown Restaurant Scene

Photo Credit: LA Times

Photo Credit: LA Times

As the plugged-in executive director of the Chinatown Business Improvement District, George Yu has a vision to shed new light on the area by ramping up its restaurant scene. With a strong sense of community, historic ties and cheap rent, he thinks the area is perfect for restaurateurs willing to transplant. And he's succeeding.

Kogi, Starry Kitchen and Scoops  have already relocated to the area, all restaurateurs and chefs of the establishments praising Yu for his help, even calling him the gangster of Chinatown - if gangsters were friendly foodies. Read More