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Skylight Book Reading (and food truck!)

Skylight Books, a gem of a bookstore right in our 'hood, has appearances and readings by authors several nights each week. Join us on this night for a reading by Roy Choi, one of Los Angeles' most dynamic chefs, entrepeneurs and personalities! Skylight calls this "an absolute can't miss event". And…. the Kogi food truck will be parked in front of the store for the event!

Abounding with both the food and the stories that gave rise to Choi's inspired cooking, L.A. Son takes us through the neighborhoods and streets most tourists never see, from the hidden casinos where gamblers slurp fragrant bowls of pho to Downtown's Jewelry District, where a ten-year-old Choi wolfed down Jewish deli classics between diamond deliveries; from the kitchen of his parents' Korean restaurant and his mother's pungent kimchi to the boulevards of East L.A. and the best taquerias in the country, to, at last, the curbside view from one of his emblematic Kogi taco trucks, where people from all walks of life line up for a revolutionary meal. 

Filled with over 85 inspired recipes that meld the overlapping traditions and flavors of L.A.--including Korean fried chicken, tempura potato pancakes, homemade chorizo, and Kimchi and Pork Belly Stuffed Pupusas--L.A. Son embodies the sense of invention, resourcefulness, and hybrid attitude of the city from which it takes its name, as it tells the transporting, unlikely story of how a Korean American kid went from lowriding in the streets of L.A. to becoming an acclaimed chef.

The reading starts at 7:30, but it's a good idea to show up at 7:00 to get a seat. 

For more info on the event, here is the web site:

http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/roy-choi-reads-la-son


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  • Karishma G.

    I have some work come up at the last minute that I need to get done. I won't be able to make this one, but I hope I can see you guys at the next one.

    November 19, 2013

    • David

      no worries. we'll see you next time!

      November 19, 2013

  • David

    hi everyone. I'm inside near the seats...

    November 19, 2013

  • David

    hi Linda. glad to have you join us!

    November 19, 2013

  • David

    Hi Atia. Welcome to the group and thanks for joining this event!

    November 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Unfortunately, something has come up and I won't be able to make it after all. I'm sure it will be awesome and I hope to join you all in the future.

      November 19, 2013

    • David

      Thanks for the note Atia.

      November 19, 2013

  • David

    Hi Shannon. I look forward to meeting you!

    1 · November 13, 2013

    • Shannon

      Hey David, same here! We love going to reading's at Skylight so it'll be nice to go in force! Plus, hearing one of my fav LA chefs read from a great book, won't be half bad either!

      1 · November 13, 2013

    • David

      I heard an interview with him on NPR last week, which made me even more interested in this event. I can't wait!

      November 18, 2013

  • David

    Hi Nevin. Thanks for joining the rest of us for this event! I'm looking forward to meeting you.

    November 18, 2013

  • David

    Thanks for joining in Karishma!

    November 13, 2013

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