Phil Wong, from SF Shakespeare Theatre, led the Chinatown Tour. Other guides included fellow thebians Michelle Drexler, Melanie Marshall, and Josh Selesnick
At 10:30 AM Thursday, September 25th 100 corporate legal eagles suddenly appeared in Portsmouth Square. Were they investigating claims that MSG can cure Herpes? Were they seeking predictions on upcoming legal battles from the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie factory? No, they were going on Crooks Tours of Chinatown and the Barbary Coast. Four intrepid Crooks Tour Guides led the attorneys and staff on tours of Chinatown and the Barbary Coast. The tour guides were ably supported by highly trained “shepherds”, who protected the litigators from cars, patent infringement claims, and candy wrappers, while on the tours.
The tours ended with a banquet at the Oriental Pearl restaurant, followed by a presentation from Paul Drexler, “I Left My Crime in San Francisco”, and gift packs which included guides to Famous Drink Recipes from the Barbary Coast, Best Dive Bars of Chinatown, and Crooks Tours Trading Cards.