Friday, August 30, 2013

The Retirement of Linda Chung

Today there is cause for both celebration and mourning. Linda Chung above, the owner/manager of Henry's Hunan Restaurant, is retiring. Linda is the daughter of the famous founding couple Henry and Linda Chung, who opened their first spicy Hunan restaurant on Kearny Street in the 1970s. After the 1989 earthquake knocked that building down, the restaurant moved to 874 Sacramento Street between Kearny and Montgomery, and they have been feeding me healthy, delicious food for over half my life.

The constant work and stress finally got to Linda, so this Labor Day Weekend is her official retirement, which is good news for her and unsettling news for her customers since she was the heart and soul of the place. Thanks, Linda, for decades of kindness and great food.

1 comment:

Hattie said...

It's too bad when people get burned out. Two of our best vendors at the Saturday Market have retired. One grew strawberries year round and the other made excellent Italian and vegetarian food that was what we ate on the weekend.
But they were tired and needed a change.