This month, Grubstreet LA reported on Komida's "12 Days of Tacos" promotion where they serve up one-day-only, one-of-a-kind, drool-inducing holiday-themed tacos from Roast Turkey with Pinot Noir and five-spice cranberry sauce, to Brioche Stuffing with Kleweno Family Farm Sausage, to Grandma's Green Bean Casserole.
I managed to make a pit stop on my lunch break yesterday. Skeptics may wonder how holiday foods would taste in a taco, but I was a believer at first bite. Chef Brock Kleweno steps up mac and cheese with perfectly sized little pasta elbows, premium cheese kept nice and light, slim and deliciously salty shreds of bacon and baby croutons, all swaddled in a double helping of corn tortillas. YUM. I wish they could serve this all year.
Komida still has a few days left of 12 Days of Tacos, with some amazing sounding combos coming up:
• Shiitake Scalloped Potato with Grafton Cheddar Crisps (12/19)
• Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with/ grilled venison loin and ginger cherry salsa (12/20)
• 'Fruit Cake' with Figgy Pudding Sauce (12/21)
• Gingerbread Cookie with Yuzu Icing (12/22)
• Pastrami & Sauerkraut with Asian 1000 Island and Rye Seed Tortillas (12/23)
Personally I'm not so sure about dessert tacos, but given how great other tacos from Komida have been, I'd definitely be interested to try. And looking forward to the playful reindeer venison taco!
Not into the holiday specials? Their regular menu also rocks (Black Cod with miso sake glaze is my fav, along with included sides of wasabi guacamole and pickled shishito peppers with chips), and there are daily deals for lunch and HH too - see below.
[Deal alert from regular menu:
Lunch specials: Mondays to Fridays 11am-2pm Choose any two tacos for $8: Short Rib, Chicken Satay, of Veggie Corn Salsa (Chips, Pickled Shishito Peppers & Soda included) // Addt'l Chicken, Beef or Veggie Tacos $3 each
Happy Hour: Mondays to Fridays 5-7pm $2 Chicken Satay Taco, $3 Short Rib Taco and 50% off beer bucket, 50% off carafe of Jamaican Agua Fresca or Lycee Sangria]
On a 7 point scale:
Flavor - 6 bites
Presentation - 5.5 bites
Originality - 6 bites
Ambience - 6 stars
Service - 6 stars
Overall experience - 6 bites
Price - $ (1 bite mark)
Probability of return visit - 100%
Komida (Update: Closed June 2012 but "making a come back" hopefully soon)
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-9pm
1738 North Orange Drive, Hollywood, CA 90028
Parking: Hollywood & Highland structure - $2 first 2 hours w/ validation from stores in the complex, $1 for each additional 15 mins.