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For the opening of MOCA's 'AV Club,' pupusas by Roy Choi

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"Transmission LA:AV Club," curated by the Beastie Boys' Mike D, opens today at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA downtown. It's a 17-day festival of art, design, music, film and food, featuring exhibits, concerts (Santigold, Diplo), even an interactive coffee bar. And listed among the participating artists -- which include Mike Mills, Peter Coffin and Takeshi Murata -- is Kogi's Roy Choi. For each week of the festival Choi's creating a new dish, to be served from a Kogi truck parked outside the Geffen on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 

This week it's Choi's version of pupusas. There's one topped with tofu, fried egg and a 35-ingredient salsa (a work in progress, says Choi), served with a salad of mint, pickled ramps, pickled strawberries and asparagus. A "PBJ" pupusa is topped with peanut butter, salsa and pickled strawberries. Mike D's a vegetarian, "so it's my present to him," Choi says.

Kogi at the Geffen: Fridays April 20, April 27 and May 5, dinner 6 to 10 p.m.; Thursdays and Saturdays, April 21, April 26, April 28, May 3 and May 5, lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner 6 to 10 p.m. For more information about "Transmission LA:AV Club," see www.theavantgardediaries.com

Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles, www.moca.org.

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Photos: Top, Roy Choi, far left, and Mike D, far right, discuss pupusas with a Canadian television show host. Bottom, pupusa with egg, tofu and salsa. Credit: Betty Hallock/Los Angeles Times

More photos after the jump.

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An interactive coffee bar inside the exhibit was designed by Robert McKinley.

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Pinwheels from artists Ara Peterson and Jim Drain.

Photo credits: Betty Hallock/Los Angeles Times

 
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