This year marks the 14th annual LA Wine Fest. The festival will take place in its new home in Long Beach at the historic Pike Outlets between June 1st and June 2nd. The event will take place 2pm to 6pm on Saturday and 1pm to 5pm on Sunday. There will be almost 50 wineries in attendance as well craft breweries. A selection of boutique wines has been reserved for VIP admissions, only.
Tickets are sold for General Admission and VIP. General admission tickets are sold for $100,
Bill Esparza is serious about tacos. So serious that his new event, Taqueando, is an all-out taco fest. Esparza previously curated the vendors for events like LA Weekly’s Tacolandia, which ended in 2017, and he is now pioneering his solo project which is debuting next month. The event will take place on June 15th at the Row DTLA. He will be featuring over 40 taqueros from Southern California, Mexico and beyond (Breddo’s Tacos, London).
Some fan favorites who made their appe
When Sundays come to mind, it brings back memories of barbecuing. The final Night Market special event was dedicated to this slow-cooked, comfort food. The All-Star BBQ featured pit masters from Cali, North Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, and New York.
The barbecue kings from Slab, Franklin BBQ, Sam Jones BBQ, Horn BBQ, Moo’s Craft Barbecue, Kra Z Kai’s Laotian BBQ, East LA BBQ Co., Martin’s BBQ, Hometown BBQ, and APL were showcasing their finest ribs, brisket, sausage and pulle
Who has LA’s Best Burger? That was the theme for Night Market’s fourth night - actually, day as this event took place in the afternoon and would be followed by another event in the evening. The event was hosted by LA Times’ own Jenn Harris and Off The Menu’s Lawrence Longo. Attendees were encouraged to vote for their favorite burger. The judges would also get to cast their vote. Guest judges included Phil Rosenthal of Somebody Feed Phil, Jaleel White from cult classic Family
It’s time to party! The third night of Night Market celebrated fried chicken. This southern staple has taken LA by storm as every year we are getting waves of new spots opening up that are solely dedicated to fried chicken. Included with these openings are the countless pop-ups specializing in Nashville-style fried hot chicken. The Fried Chicken Party was curated with some of the best spots for crispy and succulent chicken.
The fried chicken connoisseurs included Lucky Bird,
The first special event at Night Market was the Collaboration Lab. It joined chefs from beloved LA restaurants as well as national and international chefs to create a dish that embodied the cuisine at their respective restaurants. The collaborations were as follows:
Bavel x Taco Maria
Kismet x Çiya
Shibumi x Spago
Scratch Bar & Kitchen x Ari Taymor of Little Prince
Fiona x Cicatriz
Chengdu Taste x Jitlada
Openaire x Arlo Grey
The Bazaar x Otoño
Otium x Salazar
The LA Food Bowl is a month long celebration of all things food in LA. It explores the diverse culinary landscape of LA and the cultures that influence it. One of the longest running events is Night Market. Night Market is modeled after the street food open-air markets in Asia that operate in the evening and it’s a collection of some of the best local eats.
The LA Food Bowl Night Market is spread across the lower part of Grand Park in Downtown LA, across from City Hall. Here
It’s common knowledge that LA is blessed with an abundance of Mexican cuisine. We have several Mexican communities throughout LA and each community boasts the food that’s native to their region: Yucatán’s pibil, Oaxaca’s tlayuda, Michoacán’s carnitas, and so forth - the list is endless. But even with the influx of Mexican cuisine that we have popping up throughout the city, many unknown foods still remain. Let’s talk about escamoles. Escamoles are know as Mexican caviar, and