Peking Mandarin has spots available for me.
The spot where my cousin celebrated his graduation.
My family needed 12 chairs
like they needed family-size bowls.
The Brown bus person checks us in,
but the people in charge always check us out.
The spots in the front after mass
at the church on Kedzie and Montrose.
The spots are on the counter
after a long day of driving the Zamboni.
Fried rice, crab rangoon,
the spicy fried chicken wings,
Dum Dums style,
are the hype.
Peking Mandarin is the go-to spot.
Header image by Phoebe Nerem