Though we are a new food truck, the foundation was laid for Pico House many years ago in the backyard at Chris’ house. This is where Phil, Chris and Qudoe began cooking together. Terrible at the start, these barbecues began to improve and a love for cooking was discovered. College then sent us on separate paths but the desire to live and work together never subsided. In New York, Chris met Gemma and Mavis J and convinced them to come back with him. The next year, they moved from New York and we all came to live in what we now call Pico House. As housemates, we often found ourselves seeking food that we couldn’t find. From this void, our grain bowls were born.


photo above by Genaro Molina for LA Times