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90041, Eagle Rock

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The most delicious Korean-Mexican food truck and its followers

The most delicious Korean-Mexican food truck and its followers

Dear ——–,

The Kogi truck, the current it-truck for foodies, recently hit Eagle Rock again with its zesty Korean-Mexican flavors. The line was much shorter this time, possibly because smoke from the wildfire was still in the air. (The success of Kogi has spawned a fleet of food truck imitators that sell everything from organic hotdogs to cupcakes.) We stood in front of Hal’s Pet Shop for about 30 minutes. One guy was reading photocopied scientific articles to pass the time. The woman in front of us snapped a picture of her husband next to the truck, explaining, “We’re going to send this to our son to show him dad is cool.” We ordered like greedy little goblins and got nine tacos, a perennial favorite with succulent barbecued meat topped with a spicy cabbage slaw that reminds me of the cabbage mix on top of pupusas, plus a Blackjack Quesadilla. (All this cost around $25). This was our first time tasting that quesadilla, which features black pork belly smothered in jack cheese, with a tart salsa verde. It was the most expensive thing on the menu, but worth it.

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I'm a journalist based in Los Angeles who has always said that writing postcards for a living would be a dream job. The posts -- short enough to fit on an actual postcard -- chronicle recent travels near and far. I could blab on about being inspired by epistolary novels, the short poems of Emily Dickinson, and the New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" pieces, but I'll just say that I'm aiming to give you a sense of flavor of a place without boring you to death. Wish you were here!

3 thoughts on “90041, Eagle Rock

  1. KOGI KOGI KOGI! i don’t care what the haters say, the short rib and spicy pork tacos are bomb. and that salsa verde (on the black jack pork quesadilla) was so flavorful my head nearly exploded.

  2. Nine tacos? Wow. It must be good. I want to go there when I visit L.A.! And the next time y’all are in Austin (if it’s still around) I will take you to The Mighty Cone for chicken cones: ieces of chicken, avocado, or shrimp (or some combination thereof) that’s been not fried, but “deeply sauted,” wedged atop cole slaw wrapped in a tortilla. Yum.

    • Chicken cones sound strange, but tasty. I like that “depth” in Texas comes from being fried. I will leave you to ponder that. But in any case, thatsagirlscar, we should indeed take you to visit the Kogi truck when you come to L.A.!

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