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LA Kind of food trucks has returned with a backyard taco stand

Updated: Mar 24

Popular Celeb Chef Roy Choi is cooking over live fire at a stall in Palms

In spite of the fact that he positively wasn't quick to serve food out of a truck — taco trucks, stands and other road sellers have been taking care of individuals in Los Angeles for a long time — VIP cook Roy Choi has been credited with lighting the more upscale food truck frenzy in America in the late nights. His huge road hit was Kogi, a draw-up-anyplace activity that wonderfully consolidated Korean and Mexican flavors.

Now Choi, one of LA’s most recognizable culinary faces, is heading back to the street.

After several other ventures over the years, including the ambitious, community-driven fast-food concept Locol and the now-shuttered Culver City restaurant A-Frame (plus restaurants in Las Vegas), Choi has opened his first new local concept since 2016, a casual backyard taco stand called Tacos Por Vida that serves from the sidewalk.

The stand is still in its soft-opening phase after debuting two weeks ago in Palms.

Choi is using a charcoal- and wood-burning grill to char steak, pork, chicken and mushrooms to pile on homemade corn-and-flour tortillas. These tacos — which are selling for around $2 each — feel very tied to LA specifically and to the places Choi frequented as a kid.

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Come and enjoy the food that Roy & Jon brought to life - Cubanos, molten lava cakes & more!

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