Additional details surface on Roy Choi's (Kogi, Chego) upcoming POT at The Line hotel, the new K-Town property from the Sydell Group, those behind Manhattan's super soigne NoMad hotel (and Will Guidara/chef Daniel Humm's three star NoMad restaurant). Though a few bits were mentioned last month at a panel, The Line's website reveals details about Choi's concept, which is "Korean food through the eyes of an American with Korean blood." Supposedly named after family-style hot pot (not for Choi's open admiration of marijuana), the restaurant touts, "hot pots, blood soups, bbq" and more. In addition, the Lobby Bar will resemble a "classic hotel bar in Korea for international travellers," though the photo attached seems to imply a bit more of a pub-style experience. Based on the property's January 1 soft launch, it seems reasonable to expect a debut for POT shortly after the new year, though no official date has been named.
Since he's handling the entire food and beverage program for the hotel, Choi has in mind a Cafe that pays homage to Korean underground markets, as well as local Salvadorean and Mexican panaderias in LA. Expect $1 LAMILL coffee and hot buns. Also, a commissary that focuses on fruits and vegetarians (though not necessarily a vegetarian restaurant), offering plant-based drinks and hyper-local produce.
Though The Line's website had previously initiated bookings, the reservation section is offering rooms at a "soft opening rate" of $169 beginning January 1, though there's "limited food, beverage, and services" while they finish up construction.
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