Roy Choi, Food & Wine’s “Best New Chef” in 2010, is Kogi Korean BBQ food truck’s founding chef. Kogi was also recognized as one of the Top 5 Food Trucks in the U.S. by gayot.com, and their short rib sliders would be #1 on the Cristina Lowry episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate. This is no exaggeration. The short rib, sesame mayo, cheese, salsa roja and a chili soy slaw on fluffy toasted buns highlight Choi’s culinary genius. His food really does live up to the hype. Our First Friday crew has had Roy Choi food dozens of times, and every time we take our first bite we stand in awe, giving each other that look of, “Is this real life? How can food taste this good?”
Choi has been branching out in LA with A Frame, Chego and Caribbean themed Sunny Spot. Marta, Brooke, Alaina, Jared, Brent and I decided to spend our Saturday afternoon at Sunny Spot on Abbott Kinney and Washington. We loved the fried plantains, torta, burger, mofongo, jerk potatoes, yucca fries, and especially the bottomless mimosa/bloody mary/rum punches. The atmosphere was great too, with a sunny courtyard with a bright, summery feel. We’ll definitely be back. Roy Choi, you can do no wrong.