Birthed in 2013 in Compton, California, from the minds of Crip, Malachi “Chef Spank” Jenkins and Blood, Roberto “Sous Chef News” Smith, Trap Kitchen has changed lives and stomachs with five-star restaurant meals without the five-star prices. Spank and News have been given the opportunity to cater throughout Los Angeles, Inglewood, Las Vegas, Atlanta, New York City and they have even opened a food truck location in Portland, Oregon (8523 S. E. Stark St. to be exact should you ever be in the area). Trap Kitchen Cookout Tour will pass through Sacramento on Sunday, Jan. 23 from 7–10 p.m. at Blue Lamp (1400 Alhambra Boulevard). Tickets are $30 for buffet style and $75 for the “full meal deal,” which includes dinner, a cookbook and a T-shirt. Get tickets through and searching “Trap Kitchen” or visit the “Trap Kitchen” Facebook event page. Happy eating!

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 10 of issue #282 (Jan. 2 – 16, 2019)**