Part of the AVANT/GARDE Diaries takeover of the Los Angeles area of late, Mike D speaks quite well on the behalf of the father of the Korean Taco and a pioneer in the food truck phenomenon that has swept the county. Roy Choi is valedictorian of his class at the Culinary Institute of America and a founding partner of Kogi BBQ in Los Angeles, after combining a classical training in culinary arts with his background of growing up in a Korean immigrant family within a Hispanic neighborhood.

Five trucks and three restaurants in four years of the company’s existence are a testament to the idea that Kogi BBQ tastes like LA, a sentiment held by many food connoisseurs in the nation. The company has a truck at the Geffen Contemporary on certain dates for the Transmission LA: AV Club show curated by Mike D and currently on display at MOCA until May 6th.