Aloha, friends and fiends,
Let us start the week off right with a little mood music. My ears are bleeding joy and disco-colored rainbows and fun when it comes to M.I.A.’s 8 minute Kenzo mix. Looks like she is getting into gear for her new album drop which has been getting some flack from people at her label for being “too positive.” I say, bring on the sun showers, machine-gun cultural mashups and break beats.
Lots of happy announcements and check-ins this week for Kogi/Chego!
First of all, I want to say thank you, thank you to everybody who voted for us at LA Hotlist’s Taco Truck Tournament at LA City Voter. It really is an honor to be in the company of La Estrella, Leo’s and Border Grill when it comes to fun and games.
ALSO, a fist bump to last week’s news in that Kogi made LA Weekly’s 99 Essential Restaurants.
A solid list, and we’re proud to be a part of it.
And, since we’re still on the topic of Kogi, WE BRING YOU NEW SPECIAL THIS WEEK. (This photo shall have to stand in until I get an official picture from my little brother.) I know. It’s been about a hot minute — and by hot minute, I mean 6 months — since our last Kogi special. So enjoy the changing lineup.
Kimchi Spam Sliders. Caramelized kimchi and a hot Spam slice accompany two toasted slider buns, melting jack and cheddar cheeses, grilled onions, salsa Naranja with a schmear of sesame mayo. 2 sliders for $6. Yes, we love you. And you’re totally welcome.
As for Chego, we had a lot of fun just 2 days ago at the LA Weekly Plate Event. Thank you to everybody who came out on behalf of the city of LA. Amazing Anne Fishbein photos can be found HERE and THERE of the LA-Food-Bank-fundraising festivities. Unfortunately I didn’t have the opportunity to check out each and every tent, so I’ll just have to use these slideshows to EAT WITH MY EYES.
And why yes, yes it is official. Just off the coattails of Chinese New Year, we’re officially announcing that we are coming into Chinatown and that Chego shall be sitting pretty in the Far East Plaza this spring. Hell YES, we’re coming to the Eastside. So all you folks from downtown, Ktown, Hollywood, Echo Park and Silverlake — don’t ever tell us that we never show you any love!
I just love that now people have a new option to accompany them to their Dodger games. YES, Chego Chinatown shall be taking takeout orders, so feel good about phoning it in and picking it up before heading out to Dodger’s stadium, and YES, our truck is still open on Overland. Make sure to stop by and give us a fist bump in the meantime.
Much love and tacos,