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Los Angeles Times Food Bowl updates

For the entire month of May, The Times will be presenting a food festival called Food Bowl.

The festival will include special programs, dining experiences and forums as well as conversation about issues of sustainability, food waste and hunger. The events will draw on L.A.’s own chefs and food folks, as well as renown chefs from around the globe.

The festival will be centered around a Night Market, to be held at Grand Park in downtown L.A. from May 10-14, and will include over 50 restaurants and food trucks, along with lots of food, drinks and live entertainment. For the rest of the month, there will be individual events in kitchens and restaurants, at bars and coffee shops, in farmers markets and even in buses.

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Jonathan Gold's review of the Yucatán-style seafood restaurant Holbox

The Yucatán-style seafood menu at Gilberto Cetina Jr.'s Holbox in Mercado La Paloma includes octopus tacos. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
The Yucatán-style seafood menu at Gilberto Cetina Jr.'s Holbox in Mercado La Paloma includes octopus tacos. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

Are we talking about Mexican seafood again? We’re talking about Mexican seafood again. Because I’m guessing that at least some of you won’t want to go another week without tasting the yellowtail ceviche with uni at Holbox.

Holbox, travelers tell you, is the next Tulum, a sleepy, bird-rich island off the Yucatán Peninsula, where the threat of golf courses and high-rise resorts seems to loom just past every promontory. It is probably known for its concentrations of whale sharks, eco-tourists and locals who claim to be descended from pirates. In Mayan, Holbox means “black hole,” which may explain its gravitational force. You are advised to visit before Starbucks sets up camp.

Holbox’s Gilberto Cetina will demonstrate how to buy and butcher fresh fish as part of the Los Angeles Times Food Bowl on: 

May 18 | 7 p.m. | Holbox, 3655 S. Grand Ave. #C6  | Tickets $40

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