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Roy Choi And Daniel Patterson Speak To Questlove About Their Fast-Food Venture

Talking 99-cent “healthy” burgers and nuggets
May 14, 2015 10:00 am

After launching a successful IndieGogo fundraising campaign, a power quartet consisting of food-truck entrepreneur Roy Choi, Coi chef Daniel Patterson, Noma chef René Redzepi, and Tartine’s Chad Robertson are gearing up to launch their fast-food concept, Loco’l, in L.A. and San Francisco this summer. Unlike a typical fast-food chain, Loco’l aims to emphasize quality ingredients and health — but in a sneaky way, to better reach people who prioritize taste and convenience. They recently sat down with Questlove to give the full scoop.

The LA Times Conducts A Blind Taste Test Of Hot Sauces. The Winner Surprises.

Sriracha, Tabasco, Cholula square off
Mar 3, 2015 1:00 pm

Two chefs, one restaurant critic and ten hot sauces. That was the scene at a ramen restaurant in Los Angeles recently, where three influential food figures came together to settle a simple question: Which hot sauce reigns supreme?

Rejoice, Travelers: Kogi BBQ Has Arrived At LAX

Short rib tacos and burritos now at LA's airport
Dec 5, 2014 3:44 pm

The food at major airports nationwide is certainly on the rise. High-profile terminal reconstructions headed up by major hospitality companies and big name chefs have become commonplace over the past couple of years. And now LAX is getting in on the fun. As of this morning, Roy Choi has opened up the latest outpost of his wildly popular Korean taco trucks at Terminal 4 of Los Angeles's airport. We've got the details.

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.


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