Video maven, Allison and I were walking up to the Golden Gopher (my favorite downtown LA faux-dive) one night to check it out for a potential after party place about two years ago and we were not thrilled that there seemed to be a line out the door on a weeknight. We soon discovered it wasn’t for the bar, but for the Kogi BBQ truck parked outside. At this point Kogi was still a brand new concept and was funny to see Louboutins and Manolos in line for it that night. Kogi is still all the rage and the way you find out where they are is to follow them on Twitter. @kogibbq or their website - http://kogibbq.com/ Kinda reminds me of my favorite street meat in NYC (Halal on 52/53rd and 6th Ave), I've stood in the rain and snow for that myself. Props to @WhereLA Magazine Editor Katie McCarthy who coined "Tweeting meets eating" - for this month's Where Magazine (my bible when I come to any city) the article is all about food trucks and curbside eating and is great.
Kogi is damn awful good and definitely part of the zeitgeist of LA, along with tons of other fun, quirky purveyors, I'll let you know where we end up this week and who we try....
What are your favorite street vendors or trucks... in any city - love to know!
Happy Late Night Curbside Eating y'all!
About Heather Newman, Owner & Head Maven, Creative Maven Inc.