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  • Grand Park 200 North Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90012 United States (map)


Wednesday, May 8th: 5-10pm
Thursday, May 9th: 5-10pm
Friday, May 10th: 5-11pm
Saturday, May 11th: 1pm-11pm
Sunday, May 12th: 1- 8pm

Ticketed Area Event Times
- May 8 - Collaboration Lab (6-9pm)
- May 9 – Taco Tribute (6-9pm)
- May 10 – Fried Chicken Party (6-9pm)
- May 11 – LA’s Best Burger (1-4pm)
- May 11 – Dumplings, Noodles and Rice (7-10pm)
- May 12 – All Star BBQ Festival (1-4pm) & (5-8pm)

Deets: Over five evenings, from May 8-12, the Los Angeles Times will host a bustling outdoor celebration of LA’s diverse dining scene as part of the monthlong Food Bowl festival. Admission to Night Market will be free, with dozens of food vendors, pop-up experiences, chef collaborations, musical performances and DJs, art installations and special ticketed items on site. 

There will also be themed, ticketed areas during each Night Market event: Collaboration Lab (May 8); Taco Tribute (May 9); Fried Chicken Party (May 10); LA’s Best Burgers (May 11); Dumplings, Noodles & Rice (May 11); and All-Star BBQ (May 12). Each themed event is for ages 21 and older with early bird tickets available for $75 and standard tickets priced at $85.

Who You May Spot: 

Food vendors: Porridge & Puffs; Philippe The Original; Afters Ice Cream; Bistro Na’s; La Huesuda Tacos; JINYA Ramen Bar; Prince of Venice; Element 29; Van Leeuwen Ice Cream; Provami Pizzeria; Cousin’s Maine Lobster; Bludso’s BBQ; and more to come. 

DJ lineup: The Hood Internet; Jason Bentley (KCRW); Garth Trinidad (KCRW); Anthony Valadez (KCRW); DJ Scott Dallavo (KCRW) with Todd Simon on trumpet; Novena Carmel (KCRW); J. Tripp (GEORGIA); DJ Monalisa Bianca Lexis; and Dorien Garry. 

Collaboration Lab (May 8) 
Bavel X Taco Maria; Kismet X Ciya; Shibumi X Spago; Scratch Bar and Kitchen X Ari Taymor; Fiona X Cicatriz; Chengdu Taste; Openaire; The Bazaar X Otono; Chef Timothy Hollingsworth X Chef Esdras Ochoa 

Taco Tribute (May 9) 
Sonoratown; Tacos 1986; Chichen Itza; Broken Spanish; Teddy’s Red Tacos; and Guerrilla Tacos; hosted by LA Times Food Staff Writer Amy Scattergood. 

Fried Chicken Party (May 10) 
Chef Kang’s Food Rehab for Super Foodies; Lucky Bird; The Crack Shack; Night + Market; Hotville Chicken; and Phat Birds; hosted by LA Times Food Senior Staff Writer Jenn Harris. 

LA’s Best Burgers (May 11) 
HiHo Cheeseburger; Banh Oui; Everson Royce Bar; Hank’s Bowery; Love Hour; NoMad; and Belcampo Meat Co.; hosted by Jenn Harris and Lawrence Longo. 

Dumplings, Noodles & Rice (May 11) 
Porridge & Puffs; Baroo Canteen; Hui Tou Xiang; Chongqing Special Noodles; Lukshon; Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant; Noodle Harmony; and Little Sister. 

All-Star BBQ (May 12) 
Burt Bakman (Slab BBQ & Trudy’s Underground BBQ, California); Musky Bilavarn (Kra Z Kai’s, California); Billy Durney (Hometown Bar-B-Que, New York); Aaron Franklin( Franklin Barbecue, Texas); Matt Horn (Horn Barbecue, California); Sam Jones (Skylight Inn & Sam Jones BBQ; North Carolina); Adam Perry Lang (APL, California); Pat Martin (Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, Tennessee); Dave Marin (East LA Barbecue, California); Andrew and Michelle Muñoz (Moo’s Craft BBQ, California); and Valerie Gordon (Valerie Confections, California); hosted by Editor Peter Meehan and the LA Times Food team.

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