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Events: LA Times’ Food Bowl Returns for Month of Events

Los Angeles Times Food Bowl events from May 1-31, 2019. Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Times.

The Los Angeles Times has announced their lineup for the third annual Food Bowl. The month long food festival, now in its third year, celebrates the diverse culinary community of the city. Cooking demos, dining events, panel discussions, pop-ups, chef collaborations and cocktail parties will be held throughout the month of May.

The extensive lineup of events can now be found at

L.A. chefs participating include Carlos Salgado (Taco Maria), Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis (Bavel), Niki Nakayama (n/naka), Adam Perry Lang (APL), Michael Cimarusti (Providence), Nicole Rucker (Fiona), Wes Avila (Guerrilla Tacos), Jordan Kahn (Vespertine), Suzanne Goin (a.o.c.), Charles Olalia (Ma’am Sir), Dave Beran (Dialogue), Sang Yoon (Lukshon), Wolfgang Puck (Spago), Jessica Koslow(Sqirl), Nancy Silverton (Mozzaplex), Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec), Tim Hollingsworth (Otium), Jeremy Fox (Rustic Canyon) and Kris Yenbamroong (Night + Market) and many more will represent their hometown through special collaborations and events.

Visiting chefs and experts scheduled to appear include Enrique Olvera (Pujol, Mexico), Daniela Soto-Innes (Cosme, USA), Norma Listman and Saqib Keval (Masala y Maiz, Mexico), Gaggan Anand (Gaggan, Thailand), Virgilio Martínez (Central, Peru), Koji Kimura (Sushi Kimura, Japan), Angela Dimayuga (The Standard International, USA), Rodolfo Guzmán(Boragó, Chile), Musa Dağdeviren (Çiya, Turkey), Andrew McConnell (Cutler & Co., Australia),Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn, USA), Yu Bo (Yu’s Family Kitchen, China), JP Anglo, (Sarsá, Philippines), Tom Cunanan (Bad Saint, USA), Aaron Franklin (Texas), Pat Martin (Tennessee), Bill Durney (New York), Sam Jones (North Carolina) and Charles Michel (Oxford University Research Laboratory, Great Britain). 

An opening night celebration, called Mesamérica L.A. will take place at Million Dollar Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles. It will be the first incarnation of chef Enrique Olvera’s celebrated symposium held outside of Mexico. Olvera and L.A. Times Food Editor Peter Meehan have put together a program to explore the culinary and cultural interconnectedness of Mexico City and Los Angeles.

The Food Bowl Night Market at Grand Park in downtown L.A. 2018. Photo courtesy of Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times.

One of the highlights of the Food Bowl will be the Night Market. Over five nights from May 8-12, The Times will host a bustling outdoor celebration of L.A.’s diverse dining scene. Night Market will be free to enter, featuring dozens of food vendors, pop-up experiences, chef collaborations, musical performances and DJs, art installations and these special ticketed events:

Opening Night Collaboration Lab: May 8

  • An opening night celebration featuring collaborations from L.A.’s top restaurants and international guests. Collaborations include: Bavel, Kismet X Ciya, Shibumi X Spago, Scratch Bar and Kitchen X Ari Taymor, Fiona X Cicatriz, Chengdu Taste, The Bazaar X Otono, and Otium X chef Edras Ochoa

Taco Tribute: May 9

  • Featuring Sonoratown, Tacos 1986, Chichen Itza, Broken Spanish, Teddy’s Red Tacos and Guerrilla Tacos.

Fried Chicken Party: May 10

  • Featuring Chef Kang’s Food Rehab for Super Foodies, Lucky Bird, the Crack Shack, Night + Market, Hotville Chicken and Phat Birds.

L.A.’s Best Burgers: May 11

  • Featuring HiHo Cheeseburgers, Banh Oui, Everson Royce Bar, Hank’s, Bowery, Love Hour and Belcampo Meat Co.

Dumplings, Noodles & Rice: May 11

  • Featuring Iki Ramen, Lukshon, Porridge & Puffs, Baroo, Hui Tou Xiang, Chongqing Special Noodles, Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant and Little Sister.

All-Star BBQ: May 12

  • Join Adam Perry Lang and the team from L.A. Times Food as they showcase the best BBQ in L.A. featuring pitmasters Aaron Franklin (Texas), Pat Martin (Tennessee), Bill Durney (New York) and Sam Jones (North Carolina). Local participating restaurants include Bludso’s, East LA Barbecue, Horn Barbecue, Kra Z Kai’s and SLAB / Trudy’s Underground BBQ.

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