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Plans for Kogi BBQ Truck in NYC on Hold

New York Erin Zimmer 1 comment

The kimchi quesadila you almost could have had. Back in June when the West Coast-based Kogi team was in town for the Citymeals-on-Wheels fundraiser, the mobile kitchen's head chef Roy Choi said he'd launch here in a heartbeat. He... More

Kogi BBQ Truck and Dessert Truck Team Up for Citymeals-on-Wheels

New York Robyn Lee 2 comments

As we reported earlier, the Los Angeles-based Kogi BBQ truck teamed up with New York City's Dessert Truck in Midtown today to serve kimchi quesadillas and cups of chocolate mousse. About 200 portions of this Kogi and Dessert Truck... More

L.A.-Based Kogi BBQ Korean Taco Truck in Midtown on Monday

New York Erin Zimmer 1 comment

For only one hour, from noon to 1 p.m., the Kogi BBQ truck will set up at 55th Street and Lexington Avenue to sell $4 plates of food. See what Los Angeles is drooling over when the truck debuts for the first time in New York City. More

Kogi Taco Truck Serving Korean Burgers Tonight

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 2 comments

@kogibbq says that the Los Angeles-based taco truck will be serving a burger special tonight: Korean Burger with Chile Salted Watermelon! If you go, let us know how it is.... More

The Sincerest form of Korean Taco Flattery?

Adam Kuban 1 comment

California Taco Trucks has a roundup of links showing how the CalbiBBQ truck has copied the Kogi taco truck from logo and menu right down to its Twitter marketing strategy. Chicanery or just a happy case of "more Korean tacos for everyone"? A very interesting post from the Kogi team gives further insight.... More

In Videos: Los Angeles Taco Trucks on KCRW's 'Good Food'

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Good Food is a radio show on KCRW hosted by Evan Kleiman which just launched an online video series. In the first episode, Kleiman looks at Los Angeles taco trucks—the emblematic foldable food of the city. She starts at El Pique in Highland Park for some al pastor, the gold standard for tacos on wheels, but needs a radish palette cleanser before heading to Venice Beach for kimchi quesadillas, short rib tacos, and other Korean-Mexican fusion at the Kogi truck. "Taco truck culture is about being part food critique and part political activist with just a little bit of hungry thrown in." The video, after the jump.... More

Things I Learned While Working on the Kogi BBQ Taco Truck

Alice Shin 5 comments

Editor's note: We continue our Kogi BBQ Taco Truck coverage with this insider's look from Kogi team member Alice Shin. You already know that a day on the Kogi truck is a long one, but Alice dissects the day even further, revealing the good and the bad. Photograph from Eric Shin on Flickr After adopting a 4-star chef into the family and renting out a humble little truck, we’ve been on the road in search of bellies hungry for our K-town homage to Mexican taco trucks. Here are some of the things I learned along the way. Fasten Your Seatbelts Riding around at 55 mph in a creaking, hulking Korean taco truck feels a lot like surfing. It’s also the... More

Kogi Taco Truck: The Howard Dean or Barack Obama of Street Food?

Adam Kuban 1 comment

Photograph by Eric Shin from Flickr From a Newsweek story on L.A.'s Kogi BBQ Taco Truck: In many ways, Kogi's rapid rise reflects the same cultural moment that produced Barack Obama; youthful, urban, multiethnic, wired and communal, both brands resonate with a grassroots generation that distrusts top-down messaging and prefers to learn from peers, often online. The question now is whether L.A.'s Twitter-fueled Korean taco truck is merely a fad (more like, say, Howard Dean)—or, as the Kogi copycats are hoping, a model for the future of fast food. Related A Typical Day on the Kogi BBQ Taco Truck Meet & Eat: Kogi Korean BBQ Taco Truck... More

Kogi BBQ Taco Truck Fake Twitter Account

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You know you're popular when someone makes a fake Twitter account for you: @omgwtfkogibbq. The real one: @kogibbq. Related: A Typical Day on the Kogi BBQ Taco Truck... More

A Typical Day on the Kogi BBQ Taco Truck

Robyn Lee 10 comments

The Kogi BBQ Taco Truck has a cult following in L.A. We take a peek into the daily routine of Kogi staff member Mark Manguera to get an idea of what it takes to run the Kogi truck. It's a 9-to-5 job, but not in the way you'd expect. More

Meet & Eat: Kogi Korean BBQ Taco Truck

Robyn Lee 4 comments

"Man, I’m getting hungry, but I’m only allowed to drink diesel." Editor's note: The L.A. Times carries a story today on the Kogi Korean BBQ taco truck and its Twittering ways. We figured we'd talk to the truck itself. Kogi co-founder Alice Shin interprets the truck's responses for us. If you’re an Angeleno, you've no doubt heard of Kogi. If not, get to know it here. Photograph courtesy of Eric Shin Name: Kogi Location: Downtown Los Angeles, Venice Beach, Silverlake—generally wherever I can find hungry vampires fiending for our goods Occupation: Taco truck URL: kogibbq.com, twitter.com/kogibbq What is Kogi? You can call it our homage to the Mexican taco trucks that fed and sustained us in our Korean American youth.... More

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