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Roy Choi's new restaurant in Watts draws fans, foodies and hungry locals

Roy Choi's new restaurant in Watts draws fans, foodies and hungry locals

Residents of Watts have long asked for more sit-down restaurants with higher quality fare than the fast food joints that dot the local landscape.

But with the opening this week of LocoL by chefs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson, the neighborhood now has a foodie hot spot in its midst.

In the line that snaked around the building Tuesday stood residents looking for a quick bite, Choi followers eager to taste anything he serves up and local employees relieved to find healthful dining options close to their job.

“We have to travel to Lakewood, Downey, Gardena and Huntington Park” for quality food, said Sandra Rogers, 51, of Hyde Park, who works nearby....

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