Here’s a taste of what you’ll be eating at the L.A. Times Food Bowl

Here’s a taste of L.A. Times Food Bowl

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This May, we’re spending the month thinking about, talking about, celebrating — and yes, eating — some of the best food this city has to offer. The first annual Los Angeles Times Food Bowl is taking place throughout the month of May, with events, panel discussions with world-class chefs, a week-long Night Market featuring food stalls at Grand Park and a series of themed dinners at restaurants around the city.

Read more about the chefs and restaurants participating in this year’s Food Bowl below and visit the festival website for a full schedule of events.

Cheat Sheet

How to make the most of your Food Bowl experience

With dozens of events throughout the month all over the city, here’s our cheat sheet to helping you find things that might interest you. Happy drinking and dining. For a complete list, here’s the full program.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)


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(Mariah Tauger / For The Times)
(Mariah Tauger / For The Times)

April Bloomfield

Follow along on our epic L.A. burger crawl with the chef behind the Spotted Pig

Rosio Sanchez

The former Noma pastry chef and taco queen on tacos, Noma Mexico and wild bee larvae

Magnus Nilsson

The Fäviken chef and “The Nordic Cookbook” author talks photography, Nordic cuisine and hot dogs

Esdras Ochoa

How the creator or the vampiro quesadilla discovered his passion for making tacos while on his Mormon mission.

Tim Hollingsworth

This Barrel & Ashes chef knows tri-tip. And he thinks of it as a salad.

Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck will be the recipient of the first Gold Award.

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Learn from culinary experts at Food Bowl

On and off the plate

Can urban farming combat food waste? Chatting with the founders of Alma Backyard Farms

How the folks at Alma Backyard Farms in Compton use urban farming to transform not only food but lives. Read more »

(Rebecca Yee)


Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson try to start a healthful fast-food revolution in Watts.

Dock to dish

How a new system hopes to track your seafood in real time.

Bludso’s BBQ

Bludso’s BBQ in Compton closes, to reopen in a new location.

Know the issues

Food waste and sustainability-focused events at Food Bowl

Jonathan Gold

Transcendent Mexican seafood tostadas at Holbox

A new seafood stand opens in Mercado la Paloma. Read more »

(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)


A Filipino restaurant pops up in Chinatown.


Where your culinary destiny may come in the form of rabbit kebabs.

‘Tasty’ Chinese restaurants

Five of the tastiest Chinese restaurants in the SGV.

Up close and personal

Where to find Jonathan Gold at Food Bowl


Duff Goldman takes a break from making cakes, and bakes bread

Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes loves to bake bread too. He shares a focaccia recipe. Read more »

(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

Turning vegetables into a work of art

We live in a time of outrageously beautiful food.

Sweet potato tacos

Chef Wes Avila rode his Guerrilla Tacos truck off the fine-dining track.


Chef Tin Vuong of Little Sister shares tips for making rice porridge.

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Lead photo: Beets and grain salad are served to guests at the LA Times' Food Bowl event earlier this year. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

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May 3, 5:50 p.m.: This article was been updated with the fact that the event at Life of Pie at Cosa Buona has been cancelled.

This article was originally published at 3:20 p.m. April 12.

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