Restaurant entrepreneur, social activist and acclaimed chef Roy Choi takes viewers on a journey through his hometown, the city of Los Angeles. This show is about inspiring people who are making a difference in their communities through food.
Social activist Roy Choi takes viewers on a journey through his hometown of Los Angeles and beyond, exploring complex social justice issues while meeting inspiring individuals and organizations who use food as a platform for activism and a catalyst for change.
S2 E1: The Future of Restaurants
Roy breaks bread with Chef Wolfgang Puck, Journalist Patricia Escárcega and restaurant owners who want to create a more equitable model for the future of restaurants, after the pandemic caused an industry-wide meltdown of a broken system.
S2 E2: From Seed to Table
Roy meets with legendary chef and activist Alice Waters, seed farmer Kristyn Leach and urban gardeners in Compton to discuss our right to grow, exchange, and consume crops that are in danger of disappearing.
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S2 E3: Food As Resistance
Roy discovers the buried history of Chavez Ravine where Dodger Stadium now stands, explores a tortillería in Boyle Heights and seeks out LA’s top tacos from chefs who are using food as a form of resistance.
S2 E4: Returning To China
Roy’s restaurant Chego became the poster child for gentrification in Chinatown, spawning a run on real estate and a backlash from the community. He explores what he could’ve done differently as he retraces his steps through the neighborhood.
S2 E5: Owning The Block
Roy breaks bread in Leimert Park with legendary musician Chuck D., explores local businesses with artist Six Sev, and meets with elders to find out how a neighborhood so rich in food, art, music and culture can hold on.
S2 E6: Tijuana
Roy explores Tijuana’s incredible variety of nightlife, street food, restaurants and cultural diversity, along one of the most misunderstood stretches of the U.S./Mexico border that’s often painted as a place of violence and poverty by the media.