Last week Transmission LA: AV Club opened at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Downtown L.A., an installation curated by the one and only Mike D from the Beastie Boys. A maze of visual wonders, complete with a coffee bar that doubles as a race track for remote control racing boats, the exhibit is open for three weeks and meant to be more than just a thing you visit once before checking it off your list. There will also be performances by bands and DJs, and to add to the draw Mike D enlisted Chef Roy Choi to offer up food from a Kogi truck parked outside the building. Each day the chef plans to offer something completely new, alongside old Kogi favorites like pork belly tacos and blackjack quesadillas. Last week it was peanut butter and jelly pupusas, this week- who knows?
Sadly, though, Kogi will only be serving food Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 6-10pm (with lunch service just once a week on Saturdays from Noon to 2pm.) So if you want to check out the installation during the week on your lunch break, you’ll be on your own food-wise. Thankfully The Geffen is right in the heart of Little Tokyo, and there are plenty of great, quick lunch options within walking distance. Here are 6 of my favorites…
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Posted at 12:00 pm, April 23rd, 2012 under Downtown.