Showing posts from August, 2009

August Vacation Over

Thank you for your messages and notes. I can't believe that today is the last day of August and I haven't posted anything lately. I've been working on a couple of projects that has taken most of my time and a two week visit from my twin nieces. So, I've been busy shaping these projects and being a busy uncle. I hope to have something to announce by September. All I'll say is that I'm very excited and have my fingers crossed that they'll happen soon. Thank you again for your patience and look forward to the fall and more posting. Mahalo !

Korean Food, The Next Big Explosion?

I LOVE Korean food, there's more to it than just Korean BBQ... About 5 years ago, my business partner and I were approached by a club owner at the beach. His club/lounge went through a few changes and was trying to find a concept that would work. They tried a lot of things and now wanted to try adding Asian food to their menu. We suggested a few things and one of them was Baja style tacos, but with Korean marinated beef. The owner wasn’t too into Korean tacos and mentioned that twenty year olds wouldn’t understand it and wasn’t going to work. We ended up not working with him. Fast forward 5 years ahead and Kogi BBQ is doing the same exact thing, Korean short rib tacos, kim chee quesadillas, etc. I’m very happy for the Kogi team and glad that they’re succeeding. Because of this, I knew that we were way ahead of our time with the Korean style tacos. Even Baja Fresh is trying their version of a Korean taco and burrito. I wish that club was still open so I could tell the owner that he