The New York Times' multi-page feature on the icon Michael Chow glitters with tales of mishap and melee, often involving celebrities, from London and New York to Beverly Hills and South Beach.

“Chinese food was supposed to be cheap,” said the bullet-proof Mr. Chow. “I changed all that. But it took me almost half a century.”

Step into the madcap world of Mr. Chow: http://nyti.ms/2dF5rRu.