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Started From The Streets Now They Here: 5 Food Trucks That Made The Big Time

From halal in NYC to smoked meat in Austin
Jul 14, 2014 9:00 am

No longer quite the counter-culture statement they once were, food trucks have become a launching pad for ambitious restaurateurs. The most successful mobile kitchens end up settling down into brick-and-mortar locations. In New York alone, nearly a quarter of all food trucks upgrade to a restaurant. And the most popular concepts get tapped for widespread expansion, like these five food trucks that hit the big time

Roy Choi's Los Angeles-Style Double Cheeseburger Recipe

Double patties with an Asian twist from LA chef
Jan 9, 2014 3:00 pm
Photo: Chris Court

Food & Wine magazine released this cookbook in honor of the 25th anniversary of their "Best New Chef" awards (something we look forward to every year). This collection of the honorees' 100 best recipes is essentially guaranteed success in the kitchen, so acquire one ASAP and get started on Roy Choi's double cheeseburgers, Los Angeles-style.

Roy Choi Ketchup Fried Rice Recipe

Los Angeles chef shares his secret go-to rice dish
Nov 21, 2013 1:00 pm
Photo: Bobby Fisher

Ain’t nothing more ghetto than ketchup fried rice. This is a fiend’s meal. It’s like crackers and aerosol cheese spread. It’s like sugar on some white bread or frozen burritos. Roy Choi's recipe, after the jump.

The $4 Spaghetti Recipe That Tastes Almost As Good As The $24 Spaghetti Recipe

Roy Choi delivers a baller on a budget pasta recipe
Nov 19, 2013 3:00 pm
Photo: Bobby Fisher

Try out this simple spaghetti recipe from legendary L.A. chef Roy Choi, who writes, "I’ve always had this thing for Italians. And in a way they’ve had their thing for me, too. I went to Italy for a little bit after my dark days of gambling and replenished my soul in Genoa, Milano and Venice." More, right this way.

Roy Choi Is No One-Taco Wonder

Getting close to the L.A. chef in new memoir
Nov 14, 2013 10:00 am

The truth Roy Choi speaks during a recent 90-minute lunch at The Breslin in New York City is refreshing. It’s slightly exhausting, actually. Roy likes to talk, so our recorder was charged and had 15 GBs to spare. We hear a lot of truth in our lenthy interview with the Los Angeles chef.

Video: Roy Choi, Straight Talk And The Hunger Crisis In Los Angeles

It takes guts to feed the hungry in America
Sep 23, 2013 12:00 pm

At the MAD food conference in Copenhagen Roy Choi, a Los Angeles chef and food truck pioneer illustrates how a lack of food for many is impacting Los Angeles. “There are people who can’t even eat a horse carrot,” he says, adding that the food world (celebrity chefs down to the mom-and-pop corner bistro) are generally serving food to the same people. This video is worth your time.

Video: Is Roy Choi The Original Asian Hipster Chef?

Los Angeles chef is an original, that is for sure
Jul 10, 2012 12:01 pm

In this, the year of Asian hipster cuisine in New York City, it should be noted that Los Angels food truck pioneer, hurricane popcorn maker and early Odd Future supporter Roy Choi was the original Asian hipster chef. OK, that is a crazy debatable statement, but the guy is a true original in our book.

Los Angeles: A Hawaiian Picnic At A-Frame

Lunch with Roy Choi at his Culver City hangout
Jan 16, 2012 10:01 am

I couldn’t stop eating Roy Choi’s hurricane popcorn. I was over an hour into a late lunch at A-Frame in Culver City and a large mound of his corn pops, dusted with pineapple and furikake to name a couple things, was still in front of me, waiting to be conquered.


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