“Don’t judge a bean by its color.” That is the mantra of this dynamic, and at times refried, LA-based duo. Both CK and Shotcolin have been eating quesadillas since an early age. It’s then that the soft melty cheese between two scrumptious flour tortillas took a lifelong grip on their tastebuds. But it wasn’t until they introduced black beans into the equation that things really started to take off. “We’ve always been about love of the cheese first and foremost…pepper jack, colby, even havarti…but the day that we were exposed to those delicate, midnight colored legumes, well the rest is history,” said Shotcolin. Since that moment, they have been dishing out their homegrown blend of frijoles negros to hungry patrons looking for that perfect harmony between bean and cheese. “People say ‘but you’re not black, and you’re not even Mexican, what the hell?’ And to that, all I can say is that beans are a state of mind. You can be dry, you can be cooked, you can be in a soup or you can be trapped between delicious cheese, but at the end of the day, you know your one true purpose: To be eaten,” said CK. Truer words have never been spoken. Their exquisite taste and unique flavor has let them grace the plate with such acts as FLR TRTLLa, Carne:Asada, Sot Hauce, and The Burrito Boys. Oh, they also play music.