Ho Ho Ho Garden [Split from S.F. thread]
Ernie's sweet and sour pork sounds exactly like the Chinese place (called Ho-Ho-Ho Garden) in Rhode Island that I went to with my grandparents 10 years ago. The entire menu was a list of Chinese American classics, and I went with the sweet and sour pork. The sauce included maraschino cherries and pickles (the sliced bread and butter pickles with the serrated edge found in delis).
re: Gary Soup
No, not in Providence. It's in one of the small towns west of there. I really can't recommend it though. The food wasn't that good at all. I found it funny because my grandparents oohed and aahed over the "authentic Chinese food."
I just found the info on it (I had the name slightly wrong before):
Ho Ho Restaurant in Greenville.
The review in the link is kind of scary. Especially near the end. I'm bummed that I don't remember the cole slaw and French fries that apparently came with the meal.