Scotty’s in Vallejo opens its doors — and some of its seats

Landmark eatery owner, customers elated.

May Ung knows about financial struggles. She escaped the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia in 1975, arriving broke in the United States.

“I didn’t have a penny. There was nothing worse than being over there,” Ung said.

And 45 years later, Ung found a new challenge. As co-owner of Vallejo’s landmark restaurant Scotty’s for 19 years, the pandemic shutdown was a hardship, yes, but when you’ve escaped genocide, you keep it in perspective. .

“To me, given this opportunity, no matter how much life knocks you down, you get back up,” Ung said. “It’s hard … it’s part of life. You go through challenges and you have to get through it. You can’t call it quits. I came to this country with nothing.”

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