Golden Dragon

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Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant -- Albuquerque

 The interior of this quiet, inexpensive Chinese restaurant is actually quite small, but the owners have managed to pack in an impressive number of tables anyway. Ornamental arch-shaped wooden screens herd visitors inside, ushering them toward a young hostess waiting to seat the guests. The screens are carved with intricate oriental patterns and scenery, and prominently feature proud golden dragons at the top. Colorful paper lanterns hang from the ceiling of the restaurant, and the walls are painted a bright, lucky red. Some inexpensive but pretty Chinese brush paintings hang framed on the wall, featuring birds and trees and text white people can't read.

 Everything in the restaurant is clean and tidy, but it seems to have seen better days. Some of the paint on the pagoda facade out front is fading and peeling, and the menus look like they were probably produced sometime in the mid nineties. The menus are in Chinese as well as English, but the food is not from any particular single region of China and seems catered to American tastes. You're in New Mexico, what do you expect?

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Romantic Table:

A small table for two, with a romantic red candle in a small glass candle holder. It's tucked into a corner away from the other tables, perhaps to spare other customers from the PDA which may occur there.

Dimly lit Booth:
This booth is dimly lit because the lightbulb of the lantern above is flickering and failing. Instant mood lighting!

Lotus Table:
Someone with a sharpie drew on this table a long time ago -- but the graffiti is surprisingly lovely. An intricate repeating pattern has been marked along the entire edge of the table like a border, with lotus flowers drawn to embellish each corner.

Window Booth:
A large booth, set close to the window facing the street. It is the duty of anyone sitting here to look like they're really enjoying their food, thereby luring in new customers from outside.

Round Table:
A round table in the center of the room, ready to seat a large party. A lazy susan is placed in the middle of the table, ready to spin around that family-style feast so that everyone can partake.