Progress is moving right along on Loco'l, the planned fast-food chain from chefs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson that's aiming to save the world by serving wholesome-yet-approachable food at bargain prices. Choi told Eater back in September that the duo was still in the initial menu-planning stages, but yesterday they cooked up their very first prototype dishes:
Today was a very special day for Team LocoL. We cooked pur first prototype menu and it revealed so many clues as to what our food will be and how it will connect to you. Not to mention it was pretty darn tasty too. Good vibes. LINK to the indiegogo campaign is in my bio. Spread the word. The revolution is happening!
Photos posted to Choi and Patterson's respective Instagram accounts depict two potential dishes: square-shaped chicken nuggets with a dipping sauce that look like a slightly fancier riff on McNuggets (though surely made with much higher quality ingredients), and a tofu and vegetable stew over rice.
Last month the chefs launched a crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo to open the first Loco'l location in San Francisco's gritty Tenderloin neighborhood; so far they've raised just 14 percent of their $150,000 goal, with 32 days left.