We already knew that L.A.’s cult-favorite Kogi Korean BBQ-to-Go truck was due to make an appearance at tonight’s pricey Citymeals-on-Wheels fund-raiser, “Street and Savory,” but according to the truck’s Web site, it’s also making a surprise cheapo stop in midtown: “It’LL be the Dessert Truck parked out on Lexington and 55th, but once those doors fLip open, it shaLL be the KoGi crew on the inside. We’LL be there from noon-1PM and then POOF! we’re outta there.” (We have no idea why all those L’s are capitalized — must be a West Coast thing.)
The Kogi post says Dessert Truck/Kogi combo plates will be priced at $1 to $2 (and Top Chef Lee Ann Wong will be helping to make them!), but a Citymeals press release puts the plates at $4, as does the Dessert Truck's site. Only 200 will be served, meaning you’re going to want to heed the e-mail we got from L.A. transplant Jason Wishnow (subject line “!!!!!!!!”): “we need to be really really really early.” (And Wishnow knows a thing or two about lines.)
Before you dive into this nosh pit, remember — the truck is plotting a New York operation, so you may just want to sit tight for now and watch the drama unfold from afar. We’ll have reports throughout the day, and in the meantime ponder this comment left on the Kogi truck’s post: “Kogi will unfortunately fail in NYC, only because New Yorkers hate everything that’s associated with Los Angeles (except the weather, lol).”
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