New York finally gets hip to the mobile Korean taco craze. According to this Thrillist post, the Korilla BBQ truck (Korean + Grill + A) dishes up “mind-blowing Korean tacos,” sesame-seeded sliders, bulgogi, pulled pork, bacon-kimchi fried rice and Choseon bowls made with wild mountain veggies and homemade kimchi. Delish.
The truck, which sports a tiger logo (and not a gorilla as one would think), parks in both New York and New Jersey, and is open until 2 a.m. on weekends–making it a likely godsend for the bridge-and-tunnel crew and college kids on chronic.
The truck was launched by a Columbia grad who aims to become “the new face of Korean BBQ and Korean cuisine.” Well, hate to break it to ya, but L.A.’s Koji truck beat you to it, and you ripped off its menu and Twitter-oriented business model to boot. Just sayin’. But I’m sure your tacos are divine.
We know Far East Movement’s “Fly Like a G6″ is on major rotation, but if you’re curious about their 10 other songs, pick up their album here, here or the old-school way: at a store. FM, described by KoreAm’s Oliver Saria as “Daft Punk meets the Black Eyed Peas meets the Beastie Boys” knows a thing or two about experimenting with genres: Free Wired (Interscope), their first major-label album, showcases a blend of electronica, techno, pop, dance and hip-hop, and includes tracks with guest artists Snoop-dog, Pitbull, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Lil Jon and Keri Hilson.
The music—along with their style (shades, sneakers and ties)—pays homage to the underground partyhopper’s genre and lifestyle. As FM’s Kev Nish said to KoreAm, “Free wired is how we live. It’s the eclectic mix we have in our iPods, the staying up at 5 a.m. after we hit three different clubs, playing three different types of music, and partying with the kids until 6. It’s taking the technology and making it a part of your life.”
In case you missed it, read our story here. Congrats boys!
On September 17, musicians, artists and celebrities gathered at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood to raise awareness about civic participation. These two YouTube PSAs, filmed at the 2010 API Rock the Vote event, were created by Asian American artists and activists to inspire you to (wait for it…) vote. Not sure what—or who—to vote for? Click here. While you’re at it, REGISTER to VOTE here by Oct. 18. And on Nov. 2, get out there and vote! It feels good. Trust us.
Special shout-out to Teddy Zee, George Wang, Don Le, Steve Nguyen & Hypnotic Asia!
Spoken word poet Beau Sia implores you to “check yourself” in this piece performed for API Rock the Vote.
And here, actor James Kyson Lee and singers/songwriters Esna and Dawen sing “Imagine,” chosen for its message of unity and hope. John Lennon’s 70th birthday was October 8, FYI.
In Los Angeles County, a record number 293,000 Asian Americans cast ballots during the 2008 General Election. Yet the Asian American electorate did not increase as a proportion of the county’s total electorate, indicating greater mobilization in other communities. While Asian Americans already registered to vote are being effectively mobilized to the ballot box, more resources and work are needed to help Asian Americans become citizens and register to vote. There are now nearly 15.5 million Asian Americans nationwide: we make up 5 percent of our nation’s total population.
Hollywood’s most notorious beauty, Angelina Jolie, is worried about the people of North Korea. Aren’t we all? But when Angie expresses concern—the world listens.