Kogi taco mixmaster/chef/Jon Favreau's BFF Roy Choi is currently filming a new show for CNN. This weekend, Choi — who just last week opened an impressive new restaurant in Los Angeles — broke the news on Twitter: "I got my own show&it's from the heart on the biggest platform down2the smallest detail. #CNN #StreetFood
thank YOU!" After telling the WSJ that it was in the process of partnering with "a protege of Anthony Bourdain," CNN confirms that Choi has joined the network. A rep was tight-lipped: "I can confirm that a collaboration with Roy is in the works but we're not prepared to release details about the project." Based on several tweets, the show appears to be named Street Food. The theme seems like a natural fit for the man who popularized food truck culture.
Reps for Choi did not immediately respond with a comment. It's hard to tell, based on the teasing Choi and his friend Jon Favreau have been doing on Twitter if the show will be a tasting tour of street food or if it will be a cooking show starring Choi — or a combination of both. And exactly how Favreau is involved is also unclear. The director and star of Chef released a Vine video teaser in which he shows off some knife skills. Go, watch: