Congratulations, Chef Roy Choi on Making Food & Wine's Best New Chefs 2010 List! The Only Chef in LA on the List! Reprazent!
Grillin' like a Villain!
Chef Roy Choi, LA Azian brutha, reprazentin'! Yeah, I'm proud & bragging! Hey, he's an alum from CSUF (Cal State University at Fullerton), so am I. We pretty much grew up in the same town together. Same strict Asian family backgrounds with intergenerational and intercultural clashes and the ever present crackin' of the overachievement whip. Although I didn't know Chef Roy Choi when I was growing up, I feel like I did.
We both were clearly heavily influenced by food in our formative years. Big, huge difference is that he ended up as one of the Best New Chefs of 2010 in Food & Wine Magazine. But I love his food and I feel like I've been rooting for him in my own way all along. Big props, Chef! You deserve it!!
Read the Food & Wine Best New Chefs 2010 rundown here.
(Actually, I was in Food & Wine Magazine once, so long ago, in a galaxy much like this.)