Sometimes a restaurant's vibe can inspire neighborhood actors and producers.
Ms. Craig originated the first Korean-American character in a Broadway musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and currently plays “Shelley Ng”, TV’s first Southern Asian character on CW’s hit Hart of Dixie.
After dining, Craig approached Palace owner, Toni Li, about the possibility of using the restaurant as a location for a video production inspired by Jeremy Lin, the basketball star.
Tony Li believed in the pitch, acknowledged his love of comedy, and offered to act in the video as well.
Featuring Los Feliz actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Spartacus: War of the Damned) as a sexy and funny patron, the comedy follows her and a gilfriend who come for the Chinese food and meet two Asian-American men suitors.
As Ms. Craig told PATCH:
The significance of Jeremy Lin’s success and presence extends far beyond the world of sports. Asian-American dudes just don't get a fair shake with the ladies. Then Jeremy Lin came along. Suddenly the ladies are paying attention. Jeremy Lin has changed the perception of Asian American ballers forever. This video is about how Jeremy Lin has changed the game...again.
The Palace is a family-owned and operated restaurant serving authentic Chinese cuisine. The Banquet room is available upstairs for special events; including live traditional Chinese music every Friday and Saturday nights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Happy hour drink specials and small plates of food are served Monday - Friday from 3 p.m to 7 p.m.
The Palace is located on 2112 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027.