L.A. Times Food Bowl 2022: Night Market

L.A. Times Food Bowl 2022: Night Market

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$185 – $680

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Paramount Pictures Studios Backlot

5555 Melrose Avenue

Los Angeles, 90038

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A three-day gastronomic adventure that will highlight distinct aspects of food culture in Southern California.

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L.A. Times Food Bowl Night Market

  • Friday, September 23: Smoked Soirée
  • Saturday, September 24: Saturday Night Flavor
  • Sunday, September 25: Backlot Brunch

Enjoy a full weekend of exclusive culinary experiences at Hollywood’s historic Paramount Pictures Studios! On September 23-25, Night Market will feature all-inclusive food and drink tastings, cooking and mixology demonstrations, wine seminars and more from the world-class culinary artists behind over 100 of the city’s top restaurants. Feel the heat at Friday night’s Smoked Soirée, celebrate L.A.’s diverse restaurant scene at Saturday Night Flavors and eat your way through L.A. at the coveted Backlot Brunch on Sunday. Don’t miss these one-of-a-kind events!

Food Bowl is proud to support the L.A. Regional Food Bank. For full info on Night Market, go to the Food Bowl website.


Friday, September 23rd Smoked Soirée • 8pm - 11pm

This ain’t your average backyard BBQ. Join top chefs, pitmasters, burger barons and grilling experts serving up their best dishes side-by-side. Cap it all off with smoke-infused cocktails, grilled desserts and live DJs at this exclusive late-night celebration of all things grilled, smoked and barbequed, featuring the BBQ Burger Block Party with Heavy Handed, III Mas, Irv's Burgers, Kogi, Moo's Craft BBQ, RiceBox, River Street BBQ, SLAB, Standing's Butchery, The Bad Jew + Highly Likely, Valerie Confections; grilled desserts and more.


Smoke & Soul BBQ Demonstration with Pitmaster Kevin Bludso: Television personality, two-time Steve Harvey Hoodie Award Winner, and chef and owner of Bludso’s Bar & Que Kevin Bludso will teach us some BBQ skills from his new cookbook Bludso's BBQ Cookbook: A Family Affair in Smoke and Soul.

Welcome to the Beef with Matty Matheson & Coco: Canadian born chef, restaurateur, and YouTube star most recently known from his role as co-producer and actor on FX's breakout hit show The Bear, Matty Matheson will team up with the culinary producer of The Bear in a live version of the Welcome to the Beef series demonstrating a recipe inspired by the TV show.

Burger Battle, brought to you by New School Quality American: Join host Eric Greenspan (Mr Beast Burger, New School Quality American) and judge Alvin Cailan (Amboy: Quality Meats & Delicious Burgers) for this burger-off featuring 3 of L.A.'s best burger aficionados grilling it up. Who will win!?

Saturday, September 24th Saturday Night Flavor • 7pm - 10pm

From Thai Town to Little Ethiopia, Fairfax to the San Gabriel Valley, the diverse flavors of L.A. are the heartbeat of our city. For one night only, sample a smorgasbord of global cuisines for an experience that is quintessentially L.A. Be sure to keep an eye out for L.A. Times food columnist Jenn Harris, who will curate a selection of dumplings from her new series “The Bucket List: Dumplings” featuring dumplings from CHD Mandu, Go Go Gyoza, Hui Tou Xiang, Lunasia Dim Sum House, Monta Factory, Paradise Dynasty(VIP Only), and more!


The Gold Standard for Authentic Thai Cuisine with Jet Tila: A regular on the Food Network television channel, chef Jet Tila will demonstrate recipes from his showstopping collection of must-try Thai dishes, sharing the world of his Thai heritage for today’s home cooks with recipes that are authentic, accessible and ultra-craveable.

Dumpling Showdown, hosted by Jenn Harris: Food columnist and host of the all new L.A. Times video series Bucket List: Dumplings! invites us to explore the international world of dumplings.

Sunday, September 25th Backlot Brunch • 2pm - 5pm

Have your Sunday brunch on a film set! For this beloved event, we’re taking over the iconic Paramount Pictures Studios backlot to feast upon L.A.’s greatest brunches. From west side surf to Hollywood glamor, experience the best of L.A. by eating your way through the city bite by bite — all at the site of countless memorable movie moments.


Duff Goldman Does Dessert: Duff Goldman is best known hit Food Network show Ace of Cakes, where his team of pastry chefs and artists create spectacular custom cakes. Duff will let us into the wonderful world of baking with this this delicious baking demonstration.

Check back often for talent and programming updates.

Full lineup details to be announced soon at lafoodbowl.com

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General Admission Pass - $185

  • All-inclusive access to food, beer, wine, spirits tastings, plus access to all stage activities.

VIP Admission Pass - $260

  • Convenient and free parking inside the Paramount Pictures gates (a savings of $15
  • 30 minutes early access each day with escort service to the event in the VIP lounge
  • VIP entry line
  • First access to Night Market food & beverage offerings, right as doors open
  • Access to furnished lounge throughout the event.
  • Exclusive VIP food & beverage offering, only available in the VIP lounge

Weekend Pass - $480 - Save $75 with our GA weekend pass! The 3 day Weekend Pass includes tickets to all 3 Night Market events Sept 23 - 25, at a discounted rate.

Weekend VIP Pass - $680 - Save $100 with our VIP Weekend Pass! The 3 day weekend package deal includes VIP tickets to all 3 Night Market events Sept 23 - 25, at a discounted rate. Limited supply available.


Please do not contact the venue directly for questions. For any questions/inquiries, email us at eventinfo@latimes.com


If you have specific food allergies, please ensure that you inquire about the ingredients of each dish being served, directly from those serving it. The Los Angeles Times is not involved in selection of the menu items of each restaurant serving at the event, or the ingredients within.


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