I'm at Emperor of China in the middle of the afternoon on a Tuesday—it's empty (just me and one couple) but open—and that's a cool thing—people are working, bar is open—it feels okay. This place is dark, darkest restaurant in Milwaukee yet—also, it feels kind of old school Chinese restaurant. Moo Goo Gai Pan. Dinner prices okay—a lot of other stuff with white sauce I can eat here. Looks exactly how I remember—what?—ten years almost ago—really a good look and atmosphere. Good tea, too, heaviest teapot ever—iron. Food is good.
It's a weird day—warm out—but fog rolls in every day at this time—and now a thunderstorm is looming, already.