2018 Food Bowl launch party
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Food Bowl opening night

Chef Carlos Salgado of Taco Maria in Costa Mesa was awarded the Restaurant of the Year award at the opening night of Food Bowl at Rossoblu restaurant in downtown Los Angeles on April 30. The event begins a month-long series of culinary events around Los Angeles.

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Locol restaurant offered up a bowl of red beans, greens, rice and cornbread at the second annual Food Bowl kickoff party at Rossoblu restaurant in downtown Los Angeles on April 30. Locol won last year’s Best Restaurant award.

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Mary Sue Milliken, left, and Susan Feniger of Border Grill happily accept the Los Angeles Times Gold Award at the second annual Food Bowl kickoff party at Rossoblu restaurant in downtown Los Angeles on April 30.

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Shibumi serves up a bowl of beef shin, tendon, konbu, shitake and sansho tsukudani with takuan-daikon pickles over rice at the second annual Food Bowl kickoff party at Rossoblu restaurant in downtown Los Angeles on April 30.

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Marnie Clarke, left, Reed Herrick and Lydia Clarke of DTLA Cheese with their selection of cheeses at the second annual Food Bowl kickoff event at Rossoblu restaurant in downtown Los Angeles on April 30.

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Intu Kornnawong, left, and Kris Yenbamroong of Night + Market with their food offering at the second annual Food Bowl kickoff party at Rossoblu restaurant in downtown Los Angeles on April 30.

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The restaurant Chengdu Taste served up a bowl of steamed egg with ground pork and pork tripe with litsea cubeba oil at the second annual Food Bowl kickoff party at Rossoblu restaurant in downtown Los Angeles on April 30.

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Chef Steve Samson, owner of Rossoblu, left, serves up some appetizers to chef David Schlosser of Shibumi at the second annual Food Bowl kickoff party at Rossoblu restaurant in downtown Los Angeles on April 30.

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Honey’s Kettle restaurant serves up a bowl of fried chicken with mac and cheese, yams, a pepper and a biscuit at the second annual Food Bowl kickoff party at Rossoblu restaurant in downtown Los Angeles on April 30.

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Marlon Friend of Locol restaurant holds his offering of red beans, greens, rice and cornbread at the second annual Food Bowl kickoff party at Rossoblu restaurant in downtown Los Angeles on April 30. Locol won last year’s Best Restaurant award.

 (Scott Varley / scott@scottvarleyphoto.com)
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