Chego! crew. A few months ago, Choi closed the little strip-mall spot known for messy delicious pork belly bowls and Ooey Gooey Fries (among other things) for repairs/renovations, but opened a Chego! truck to sate the addicted masses. Rumors in the wind were that he'd be moving the restaurant to Chinatown, and it's official, per the Kogi blog: this is the last week for Chego! on the Westside; Saturday, March 30, will be the last day of service, and then they're heading east.
Apparently the crew just couldn't come to a deal with the landlord, but what that means is that Choi is indeed setting up a permanent space in Chinatown, his first for the more eastern part of LA, a very exciting switch for all, including us because now it will be closer. "Same menu for now with a couple Chinatown specials and then we will flow the menu based on how the neighborhood influences us," he tells Squid Ink. "Think lunch specials, soups, and char siu!! It's a big spiritual journey for me."
Instagrammed a photo of this sign asking, "Look for a sign." It looks like a sign that could eventually hold that really happy round-face dude, thumbs-upping the neighborhood, his new home and a lot more Chubby Pork Belly.