Food Freedom

Chef Roy Choi Is Trying to Reinvent Fast Food

LocoL will open its second location in Oakland next week.


Chef Roy Choi, famous for bringing Korean tacos to the streets of Los Angeles, has a new venture: LocoL, which offers a fresh take on fast food, will open its second location in Oakland next week. It's a collaboration with Michelin Star Chef Daniel Patterson. 

As SF Eater reports,

LocoL's mission is ambitious, aiming to bring healthy and sustainable fast food to its communities, while offering jobs and training to underserved individuals. The menu is comprised of items like $5 burgers and fried chicken sandwiches, $7 noodle bowls, and $2 sides like corn chips, messy greens and rice.

Recently Choi recently sat down with Reason TV's Alexis Garcia to talk about the street food revolution.

Click below to watch the video, or here for the original writeup.

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  1. Didn’t we already read about this some weeks back?

    We need to pass laws against allowing the slants to get multiple articles on the same topic. We could call them the Exclusion Acts.

    1. He’s not a slant, he’s a gook.

      1. I’m far too racist to distinguish between any but the most obvious external traits of the mud people.

        Does he have Asian eyes? Then he’s a slant.

        1. Slanted eyes can signify chink, zipperhead, Jap, noodle nigger, sloat, dink, shovelhead, nip…. you gotta keep this things striaght.

          1. Look, I think we can all agree that he 1) isn’t the equal of any upstanding white man, and 2) doesn’t deserve two articles.

            1. (for purposes of the above comment, yids count as white)

    2. I think he’s turning Japanese,
      I think he’s turning Japanese,
      I really think so.

  2. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    (I wasn’t going to post any more religion articles today, but F d’A is so fascinated by the subject that I’ll do it just for him.

    Kristina Arriaga, Freedom Fighter

    “Kristina Arriaga de Bucholz is the executive director of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. She’s had a busy, news-making, historic few days. Last week she stood on stage with Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel to honor her former boss, Armando Valladares, who spent 22 years as a political prisoner in Cuba. This week she got word from the Supreme Court that Becket had made a compelling enough case to throw Zubik v. Burwell ? the case over the Department of Health and Human Services abortion-drug, contraception, female-sterilization mandate whose most famous plaintiff by now is the Little Sisters of the Poor ? back down to the lower courts, even without the presence of the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Court. And she also was appointed by the speaker of the House to succeed Robert P. George on the U.S. International Religious Freedom Commission. We talk a little about all of this.”

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    1. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
      “At the Sisters’ bright and cheerful homes, even the sickest of the elderly are treated humanely, lovingly, and with dignity. At the end of our lives, do we want to spend our last moments at a government-run nursing home or with people who see in us the person we once were and still are? If the Sisters’ ministry was crushed, if the government got its way, there would be 13,000 fewer elderly who were loved until God called them to Himself. Every religiously inspired ministry ? whether a homeless shelter, a halfway house, a soup kitchen, a hospital, or a nursing home ? will be at risk of being shut down by the government unless we continue to protect their right to operate in the manner they are called to do.”
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    2. Nothing supernatural exists. No gods, no angels, no demons, no souls, no vampires, werewolves, Easter Bunnies, ghosts, goblins, hobgoblins, or anything else of the like. There is no greater purpose to life other than what you make of it, and we are the result of random chemical interactions which occurred billions of years ago.

      There’s a stereotype about Catholics having a hard time with guilt. Hopefully I just alleviated that for you.

      1. I am pretty sure I encountered a nymph last night.

        1. Drawing a fairy on your have doesn’t make it real.

          1. Hand. Dammit

        2. That wasn’t a nymph, it was a fairy, and he called himself that because it’s slang, not because he really was a magical creature.

          1. I just hope I don’t end up with another case of Lyme.

      2. “There is no greater purpose to life other than what you make of it”

        And I like trolling on H&R. Who’s to say I’m wrong?

        1. Touche’.

        2. But if posting here ever turns me into a drooling imbecile, I’d rather be taken care of by those nuns than by whoever’s still left under my Obamacare insurance.

          1. Notorious UGCC|5.21.16 @ 3:35PM|#
            “But if posting here ever turns me into a drooling imbecile,…”

            Pretty sure you were a drooling imbecile long before you wasted bandwidth posting here.

            1. Really? Eddie was? Citation fucking needed.

          2. You never hear any jokes about Russian Orthodox guilt complexes for some reason.

            1. There’s always Dostoyevsky, he talked about guilt and he’s always a barrel of laughs.

          3. And hey, eddie, you never made comment on this:
            “Pope calls employers who exploit workers ‘bloodsuckers'”
            How ’bout that guy! The leader of your fave superstition, just dying to keep 3rd-world peasants in poverty!

            1. Yeah, atheism is a handy prophylactic against economic fallacies, innit.

              1. commodious spittoon|5.21.16 @ 3:41PM|#
                “Yeah, atheism is a handy prophylactic against economic fallacies, innit.”

                How long did it take you to come up with that piece of false dichotomy? Does it hurt when I pointed out leaders of superstitions are full of shit?

                1. Why even bring it up? Are Catholics wedded to every utterance of the Pope? Has Eddie ever defended his economic ignorance? Or are you throwing just throwing stones because, let’s face it, you’re a petty asshole?

                2. Oh, and

                  How long did it take you to come up with that piece of false dichotomy?

                  Under two minutes, by the timestamps.

            2. And I don’t think the Vatican is paying all those priests who took a ‘vow of poverty’ $15 an hour, either. Who’s the real bloodsucker here?

              1. Taking a vow of poverty is a really poor starting point for salary negotiations.

        3. “And I like trolling on H&R. Who’s to say I’m wrong?”

          Just about everyone who’s fed up with your constant bullshit.

        4. Its not “trolling” when you’re just repeating yourself endlessly to an audience who ignores it.

          But we’ve already explained this before.

          The racist-posters here “troll”. They will inject their controversial $0.02 in an attempt to get someone to try and debate their claims. Tony would troll by making straw-man criticisms of Libertarian arguments and suggesting that Proggy-solutions were the far more ‘reasonable’ options.

          But they don’t do it nonstop every day in every single thread until no one notices or cares anymore.

          Seriously, if you want to talk about something, bring it up or ask a question or something. But simply posting 100 examples a day of some nebulous point you’re trying to make about [garblegarble something religion] produces the opposite effect by numbing people to anything you say.

          You could call it “The Winston Effect”. Endless repetition is generally a bad M.O.

          1. Wow, maybe I should cut down, then.

            Still, these posts do seem in some ways relevant.

            1. Though I don’t know about 100 examples a day.

              And a new member of the International Commission on International Religious Freedom, who talks about meeting Elie Wiesel, and who was involved in the Supreme Court Little Sisters case?

              Surely *someone* would be interested.

              1. I’m not busting your balls as hard as it may seem.

                I’m just pointing out that the “Weekend Deep-dish/Circumcision/whatever” repetition has exceeded the tedious levels of prior-repetitions of “whoop there it is”.

                doing the same thing over and over and over is just … unproductive.

                as per your ‘little sisters’ comment, its something i’d probably be personally interested in, its just that i skip past your posts most of the time.

                1. But, as with whoop there it is, this particular post was provoked by F d’A.

                  He wanted me to stop making religion posts, so naturally I posted more.

                  I’ve found that’s pretty much the only way to deal with jerks* – otherwise they think their bullying tactics succeeded.

                  *Not including you in that.

                  1. Oh. I wasn’t aware that your “thing” was largely in response to specific Bugbears. I figured it was more of a general approach.

                    if frankie bugs you, get FASCR and block/mute as needed.

                    I found its worked wonders for Cytotoxic etc in reducing annoyance-levels.

                    1. People also say the same thing regarding me.

                      If you can imagine.

  3. while offering jobs and training to underserved

    But only if they pay $15/hr

  4. What do you get if you multiply the variables q and t?

  5. Oh my gawd, not those Koreans. Koreans are de debil!

  6. “LocoL’s mission is ambitious, aiming to bring healthy and sustainable fast food to its communities, while offering jobs and training to underserved individuals.”

    Let’s see, we’re missing ‘multiculural’, ‘local foods’, ‘organic’, ‘fair-trade’, but he’s got that sentence pretty well packed with PC buzzwords.

    1. I’m sure the world famous purveyor of the new fast food revolution is just too modest to share all his awesomeness in one interview.

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