We live just East of downtown, and at least three times a week we drive to the Quality Hill YMCA so that I can feel a little better about all the eating out I love to do. Last week construction forced us to change our normal route and we drove past the Red Dragon House on 8th, which I had to admit I had never even laid eyes on.
We stopped in last night for dinner and it was like stepping back into the Chinese restaurants of my childhood. From the script on the menu to the paper Chinese Zodiac placemats, this Dragon and her date, an Ox, had a dinner heavily steeped in nostalgia.
The food is good, basic Chinese-American fare. I had to order Sweet and Sour Chicken simply because it is what I would have done as a child - I wanted to eat the memory. We the Sweet and Sour Chicken, Chicken in Garlic Sauce, Crab Rangoon and Egg Rolls and our meal, with tax, was less than $25. It is the perfect place for a downtown lunch - they have all the standard lunch specials from Monday to Sunday 11am to 3pm.
Red Dragon House
312 W 8th Street