Celebrating Food and Food Awareness

The Los Angeles Times launches month long event called Food Bowl

Get ready for a food-athon as The Los Angeles Times announced the launch of Food Bowl which will take place throughout the month of May.

Food Bowl, which is a month-long festival celebrating the city’s dynamic and influential food scene, is centered in Los Angeles. The festival will bring together the best in local dining experiences while promoting social awareness about food waste and hunger. L.A.’s largest culinary event to date, Food Bowl, will include special programs with internationally renowned chefs.

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The Times Food staff – Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Gold, editor Amy Scattergood, deputy editor Jenn Harris and Test Kitchen director Noelle Carter – will organize and host signature events during the festival. Building on the success of The Taste and its many food and beverage events during the year, The Times will turn the focus onto the inventive kitchens, welcoming dining rooms and pop-up eateries that bring people together over good conversations and great meals.

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Including in Food Bowl will be an event called Night Market, which is a outdoor dining experience, held at Grand Park. Inspired by the global street food scene, Night Market will include 50 restaurants and food trucks, drinks and live entertainment each evening May 10-14. Through individual programs with restaurants, chefs, bars, coffee shops, food trucks, hotels and markets, the Food Bowl schedule will include hundreds of events May 1-31, including over Memorial Day weekend.

Restaurants interested in participating in L.A. Times Food Bowl may register on the event website by March 7. Food Bowl will support food access, sustainability and waste reduction through direct donations, raising awareness and third-party initiatives. The schedule of events and charity partners will be announced on Saturday, April 1.

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