Read an Unpublished Chapter From Roy Choi’s New Memoir

The book comes out November 5.
The book comes out November 5. Photo: Ecco

Kogi founder and chef Roy Choi’s new memoir, L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food, won’t be out until November 5, but Choi is sharing one chapter that didn’t make the final cut. In it, Choi discusses West L.A. during the 1992 riots, when it “became very clear very fast that the city was up for grabs. Pandemonium. Whole plazas went up in flames.” Where does food come in? “We had bowls of rice and soy bean stew or seaweed rolled kim bap to keep our bellies full as we set up for our next shift, me climbing into the back seat of a Honda Accord with my boy Yogi in shotgun, puffing on smokes, eyeballs rolling, searching for trouble.” It’s good; go read it here. [Riding Shotgun via Color Lines]