It’s Official: Roy Choi to Host Show on CNN, called Street Food


Remember back when we speculated on which “young Anthony Bourdain protege” was in talks for a CNN show? It’s the Kogi king — and we are officially considering a career in psychic readings, because we can obviously predict the future.

Roy Choi confirmed the news, and teased us a little, on Twitter:

CNN confirmed to Eater that a show is happening, but wouldn’t say what it was. Very obviously from Choi’s tweet and Jon Favreau’s prior Vine (which is amazing), the show is called Street Food.

Oh, and here’s what we said back in the day when we speculated about Choi being the frontrunner for a CNN show:

Roy Choi: The clear frontrunner. The brash, blunt Choi is fresh off the success of his memoir LA Son, already appeared on CNN’s Parts Unknown with Bourdain, consulted on Jon Favreau’s Chef, and can do the new technology thing pretty well. Oh, and he kickstarted the entire food truck thing. The one hurdle would be whether CNN would cede near-complete creative control to Choi, who’s notorious for turning down opportunities if they clash with his personal ethos. (Bourdain’s influence would help mitigate that corporate concern.)


[Twitter, Eater, Twitter, The Braiser]

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