OAKLAND and SAN FRANCISCO
The mere mention of Roy Choi’s Korean short rib tacos sends foodies drooling.
Earlier this month, Choi, the Southern California native credited with launching the mobile food revolution with his fleet of Kogi BBQ trucks, released a memoir published by Anthony Bourdain’s Ecco book imprint.
“L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food” documents Choi’s nontraditional culinary journey. It’s peppered with 85 recipes that reflect each stage: Abalone porridge reminds him of childhood; ketchup fried rice comes from his drugged-out, bad-boy phase; seared scallops with chive beurre blanc harkens back to culinary school; and kimchi-and-pork-belly pupusas signal the start of his food truck career.
Northern Californians can get a taste of Choi’s style at a book signing at Oakland’s Hawker Fare restaurant (2300 Webster St.) from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Choi will also make an appearance at San Francisco’s Omnivore Books at 3885 Cesar Chavez St. for a talk at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Both events are free, and more info is at www.ridingshotgunla.com.
arrives by horse-drawn carriage.
Montague Expressway, San Jose