If you happen to be familiar with Korean food culture -- especially that of Koreatown in Los Angeles -- you’re probably familiar with everything that’s on "The Kingsley" pizza: sweet potato-stuffed crust, corn cheese, and bulgogi, which is Korean marinated beef. The loaded pie is then topped off with a golden crispy blooming onion, which may seem extra, but these flavors and textures go surprisingly well together in a pie.
The large $26 pizza is one of the most iconic dishes at Koreatown Pizza Co. -- a new pizzeria in Los Angeles that serves Korean food-inspired pizza toppings and a selection of craft beer. While its menu carries classics like Margherita pizza and the good old Pepperoni, it also suggests items like "The Kingsley" or a hearty breakfast pizza -- which has a layer of hash brown on the bottom and scrambled eggs on top.
“Koreatown has a growing restaurant scene and we wanted to be a part of it,” said Johnny Lee, co-owner of Koreatown Pizza Co.
The overall vision for the restaurant is beyond just pizza and pasta: Lee and his co-owner, Henry Lee, both beer fans, stocked up the restaurant with at least 42 craft beer selections, plus wine and soju. They hope to expand the beer program to 60-70 selections soon.
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