with Roy Choi
By: Alanna Watson
When it comes to LA food, Roy Choi is everywhere. What started as a single food truck peddling Korean tacos became a pivotal part of the food culture and launched the chef into bona fide celebrity status. Now, his name is behind close to a dozen restaurants, trucks, pop-ups, bars and bakeries all over Southern California, including three at the Line Hotel Los Angeles. For his latest restaurant, Best Friend, the LA mainstay is making the career-defining move to Las Vegas, where he found a home within the walls of Park MGM.
But enough about food—you can find interviews with Roy on every corner of the internet; catch his CNN TV show, Street Food, or pick up a copy of his book, LA Son, for endless material on what got him this far. Instead, we set out to talk to Roy about music. Because what better inspiration for a creator than the music that motivates him?