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First of all, thank you THANK YOU for coming out to Chego for our grand opening.  (And thank you to the people who plan on moseying over this season to welcome us into Chinatown.)

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Just wanted to drop a few photos of our new digs and the happy.

Massive thank you to Raymond Guzman the III — for not only making it out to Chego the moment we opened that Saturday morning, but also being die hard enough to enter and win our Twitter contest the day before.

If none of y’all know who Raymond Guzman the III is, here is a short, avant garde-looking, blurry vertical sideways video of the big moment.

If you have no idea what’s going on in the video, you are not alone in this. But if I could give it subtitulos, it would go something like this:

“There’s something wrong with my tres leches.”
“Nah, just relax.”
“No, seriously, what is this.”
“It’s a ring.”
“A what?”
“I wanted to ask you — before the gods, the Chego Man and this creepy guy filming us with his iPhone: will you marry me?”

She got a ring, he got a tat (see below) and it’s all pretty much happily ever after in the land of all things Chego.

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Second of all, I just wanted to let y’all know that Chego! is going to be offering DELIVERY starting May 21st.

map deliveryIf you’re as geographically-challenged as I am, this map is about as helpful as the suggested serving size on the side of a chip packet.  You look at it, you know it’s meant to help you out in the all-American fight against diabetes/obesity/high cholesterol, BUT IT MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO YOU.

So, for people like us, this might be a little more helpful:
Most of Downtown LA, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, the Echo Park area that borders Dodger’s Stadium and Silverlake will be our Chego-deliverable areas — and note that this may be subject to change. $15 minimum applies. And sorry, loves. No call-ins.

KOGI WEBSITE TUTORIAL OF THE WEEK

How To Ask the Kogi Truck To Come To Your Hood.
Why? Cuz it’s the most commonly asked thing on Twitter.

Where you’re at:  “Please come to my neighborhood >___<!”

Click HERE and scroll down.

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Here’s how it works: Enter your email and the neighborhood you want us to go to and have it entered into our jellybean jar/goldfish bowl of potential Kogi neighborhoods.  If enough people suggest a neighborhood, it goes to our team who tries to find a spot.

Estimated Time for Kogi to Come Through: 2-3 months, maybe longer.

Where you’re at: “I CAN GIVE YOU THE TIME, PLACE AND MY LEFT ARM. JUST PLEASE, COME TO ____”

Click HERE for the official Truck Stop Request Form.

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Here’s how it works:  Since you’ve so lovingly done the legwork for us (scouted an actual parking location, given us good reason why it makes sense, suggested the best time of day for us to mosey on over) WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU before the end of the week and actively (permits and state lines notwithstanding) make an effort to get it on our schedule.

Estimated Time For Kogi to Come  Through: 3 weeks – 3 months, assuming that we have clearance in terms of parking, permits and neighborhood blessings.

And let’s change tracks, now(it’s soooo kewt for people who love 90s Bollywood and recent masala hits that grenade you with nostalgic throwbacks like Om Shanti Om did so eloquently.)

CHEGO WEBSITE TUTORIAL OF THE WEEK

YES, isn’t our new Chego website a bionic version of itself?  To give you an idea of what you used to work with, here’s a shot of our old site:

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And here’s Chego v 2.0.  A galaxy of difference, we know.

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How To Put In A Big Ass Order or Order the entire Motherfrugging Chego Truck
Chego Big Ass Order or Chego TruckWhere you’re at:
my office, WE’RE HUNGRY.  my pool party tomorrow, WE IS GOING TO BE HONGRIES.  Most ideal for a party of 15-30 peoples.

What To Do: tap that catering tab, click on “Large Pick Up Order Form”, fill it out and you’re pretty much set. And expect a confirmation email within 24 hours.

Where you’re at:  I WANT THE FRIGGIN CHEGO TRUCK TO COME TO MY BIG ASS WEDDING.

What to do: What To Do: tap that catering tab, click on “Chego Truck Service Form”, fill it out and you’re pretty much set. And expect a confirmation email within 24 hours.

 IN OTHER NEWS: NEW SPECIAL FOR CHEGO THIS FRIDAY.  YAYYY!

While I don’t have pictures yet, I do have the goods on what’s innit: green coconut pineapple rice with charred pork, heirloom tomatoes, herbs, and baby bok choy. $9

What is it about pineapple and pork that makes me so friggin happies?  Put a little green coconut and mahalo on that and I’m almost not resentful that Hawaii’s so far away… ::reaches::

IN RELATED NEWS: CHEGO SPECIAL IN HONOR OF JAMIE OLIVER’S FOOD REVOLUTION DAY this Friday, May 17th.  

Is it just me, or is it missing a fist of determination? It just doesn't feel uber revolutionary without the requisite fist, you know? Pfft! Leave it to the dashing-and-earnest Jamie Oliver to make revolutions pleasantly likeable.

Is it just me, or is it missing a fist of determination? It just doesn’t feel uber revolutionary without the requisite fist, you know? Pshaw. Leave it to the dashing-and-earnest Jamie Oliver to make revolutions pleasant and likeable.

Some context:
On Friday, May 17th, celebrity chef and food activist Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day will happen in kitchens, homes, and communities around the world, sparking conversations about real food. It is a day to inspire people to share their food and cooking knowledge and resources to help others take steps toward healthier lifestyles.

I think if there’s one segment of the revolution that I wouldn’t mind being televised, it’d be a revolution of the cafeterias at public schools.  Oh, wait, that’s been done before?
Kudos to Jamie for trucking on and fighting the good fight.  What I love is that he’s earnestly doing his best to provide tool kits to help us make a few changes from the ground up.  In other words, we’ll see you this Friday at Chego Chinatown, yeah?

Much love and tacos,
Aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiice

P.S. I am just loving this blog. Its wider margins make for a much more sumptuous experience for all photos and vids. Siiiiigh!
P.P.S. Lastly, this is because I love you:

3 Responses to NEWS and HOUSEKEEPING

  1. Jams Frrever says:

    THANK YOU TO ROY FOR REQUESTING LIVE DJ’S AND A BIG THANK YOU TO GEORGE YU (FAR EAST PLAZA MANAGER) FOR CALLING FREEMAN AND I, YOUR MUSICAL HOSTS FOR THE CHEGO CHINATOWN OPENING WEEKEND! WE HAD A BLAST. CHEGO IS AN OLD FAVE OF MINE (WAAAAAY BACK WHEN IT FIRST OPENED IN, MY HOOD AT THE TIME, PALMS), AND BEING THERE TO BE A PART OF THE OPENER (AND PROVIDE THE JAMS!) WAS A PLEASURE. THANKS & SEE YOU SOON!!

  2. Tim says:

    All caps is bleeding eyeball painful to read for anything more than a short screaming rant 🙁

  3. raymond says:

    thank you miss alice, our big day is next saturday.

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