Roy Choi, papi to the food-truck movement, kicks off a new series from Zócalo Public Square and KCRW, “My Favorite Movie,” with a screening of Jon Favreau's indie hit Chef. The film follows chef Carl Casper (Favreau), who quits his job at a fancy restaurant in L.A. to start a food truck. If this story sounds familiar, that's because it is: Choi did the same thing back in 2008 after getting fired from a corporate job in the kitchens of the Rocksugar chain. Favreau penned his script without knowing Choi's story (if you don't know it either, you can check out Choi's memoir, L.A. Son) but later hired the chef as a technical consultant, and Choi later became a producer and friend. Choi was on set every day that Favreau cooked, so he should have plenty to say about the movie during the post-film Q&A, which will be moderated by Evan Kleiman of KCRW's Good Food. Why Choi isn't bringing a Kogi truck with him to the Million Dollar Theatre is beyond us, but Grand Central Market next door will stay open late, until 7 p.m., so that you can get your taco fix before the show. Million Dollar Theatre, 307 S. Broadway, dwntwn.; Thu., June 19, 7 p.m.; free, reserve online. (424) 229-9493,

Thu., June 19, 7 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 06/19/14)

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