EmaiL from Papi

I just wanted to share this with y’aLL because I couLdn’t have expressed this any better.  HopefuLLy Papi doesn’t mind too much that Imma discLose the contents of his pretty on-point emaiL he sent out to the KoGi crew this morning.

These past 5 days have seriousLy been a trip — from being mentioned in Food & Wine for Best Dish of 2009 to the CIA WorLd FLavors conference and having KoGi be the center of attention to having our faces on CBS morning news on Sunday.  It’s stiLL kinda hard for me to process it aLL, but Imma try to start in the next post.  In the meantime, enjoy the teLL taLe whispers of the shape of things to come.

Love and tacos,


Hi Fam!
I just wanted to let you know that our Blackjack Quesadilla just came out in Food and Wine Magazine in December issue as the top restaurant dish of 2009!!!! Congratulations to you.
All this attention is overwhelming and a bit embarrassing.  It takes a toll on your soul and can be quite nerve racking.  But……it is also truly amazing, remarkable, and a true credit to all your hard work and commitment to our philosophy.
So, go and party and celebrate and enjoy the merits of being lableled best dish 2009 in all of America.
Do they know they gave this honor to a bunch of hooligans??? LoL
On another note, there has been a lot of attention given to me lately by the media.  Words like “brainchild” “genius” “innovator” “spirit” have been used to describe me and Kogi, as if I was the only one….
Kogi is ALL of us and the city and its residents too!
Just know that I cannot control what the media writes or how they process things.
Like I’ve said before, it’s like Prince 1984.  It’s easier to focus on the outfits and the dirty words in “Little Nicky” than it is to focus on the brilliance behind the music of the man.
I want to thank all of you for everything that you do and for trusting Mark, Caroline, and myself with your lives.
If the media thought 2009 was big, wait til we hit them over the head in 2010.
We Koreans say “fighting”!!!
Also, the CIA conference was another level. Wu Tang Clan level y’all.
Kogi rocked the house and the world definitely knows about our movement.
Much Love,

kogi familia


0 Responses to EmaiL from Papi

  1. SLEEPYHEAD says:

    Papi & Kogi!!!

    so much love, appreciation and shy mumblings are given for the
    last year or so of KogiKingdomness!!!

    Which way to LA? Just follow the Kogi my friend, just follow the
    Kogi….uh, but don’t tailgate.

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