Thursday, October 6, 2011
If you have been to the weekly Farmers' Market at Yamashiro, then you have likely seen the lines for the creative tacos created and prepared by Yamashiro Executive Chef Brock Kleweno. Now you no longer have to take the shuttle up to the mountain; the mountain (or at least the tacos) are coming to you. Beginning tonight, Chef Kleweno's tacos will have a home of their own at Komida, in the Hollywood & Highland complex.
As of now, Komida is only opem Thursday nights (5 pm - 9 pm) and Saturday mornings (10 am - 2 pm) but sources say that days and hours will likely expand next month. Expect to find tacos with Asian fillings inspired not by the ubiquitous Korean taco joints but by the food at Yamashiro, so Miso Sake Black Cod and Spiced Hoisin Duck Confit are among the delectable choices. The tacos are $4-6 each and for the first time Kleweno is now offering his salsas for sale, in glass jars.
Beer, wine and sangria will all be available to wash down a plate full of tacos. This could be the perfect pre-Library Bar stop, for cocktail enthusiasts. Alas, for now Komida is cash-only, with an on-site ATM.
To celebrate the opening of Komida, all customers who purchase a taco before 8:30 pm tonight will be entered into a drawing for Tacos for a Year. The lucky winner gets three free tacos each week at Komida for a whole year. Only one entry per customer and the winner will be announced at 8:45.
Komida: 1738 N. Orange Drive, Hollywood. Twitter: @komida_la Facebook: Komida.LA