LA FOOD BOWL 2019 - Citi is the Proud Founding Partner

LA FOOD BOWL 2019: A Month-Long Celebration of Food

Access: Preferred Tickets & More

Dates: May 1 - 31

Location: Los Angeles, CA

The Los Angeles Times is proud to announce the return of LA FOOD BOWL - 31 days of events celebrating Los Angeles' amazing food and drink scene. Spanning the entire month of May, LA FOOD BOWL will feature over 200 events. The chefs and restaurants that have put Los Angeles on the map as one of the world's great food cities will appear alongside internationally renowned chefs in rare local appearances. The festival will continue to raise awareness and funds to fight food waste, hunger, food insecurity, and promote sustainability and waste reduction through charity partners and participating events.

Local chefs include: Carlos Salgado (Taco Maria), Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis (Bavel), Niki Nakayama (n/naka), Adam Perry Lang (APL), Michael Cimarusti (Providence), Nicole Rucker (Fiona), Wes Avila (Guerrilla Tacos), Jordan Kahn (Vespertine), Suzanne Goin (A.O.C.), Charles Olalia (Ma’am Sir), Dave Beran (Dialogue), Sang Yoon (Lukshon), Wolfgang Puck (Spago), Jessica Koslow (Sqirl), Nancy Silverton (Mozzaplex) and many more.

And from elsewhere: Enrique Olvera (Pujol, Mexico), Daniela Soto-Innes (Cosme, New York), Norma Listman and Saqib Keval (Masala y Maiz, Mexico), Gaggan Anand (Gaggan, Thailand), Virgilio Martínez (Central, Peru), Koji Kimura (Sushi Kimura, Japan), Angela Dimayuga (The Standard International, U.S.), Rodolfo Guzmán (Boragó, Chile), Musa Dağdeviren (Çiya, Turkey), Andrew McConnell (Cutler & Co., Australia), Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn, California), Yu Bo (Yu’s Family Kitchen, China), JP Anglo (Sarsá, Philippines). The extensive lineup of dining events, panel discussions, culinary collaborations, volunteer projects, and other food-inspired happenings is online now at lafoodbowl.com.

As a Citi cardmember, you'll have special access to celebrity chef dining events, preferred seating at marquee events, and exclusive dining offers and perks at Night Market, along with other valuable benefits.

Click on the mouth-watering events below to learn more about the Citi cardmember perks:

To learn more about these exciting events, see details below:




ACCESS: Preferred Price Tickets
DATE: Tuesday, April 30
TIME: 6:00PM – 11:30PM
LOCATION: Million Dollar Theater, Grand Central Market and La Cita Bar
PASSCODE: CitiPerk2019

Citi cardmembers get an exclusive discount of 20% off the combo ticket price (Talk + After Party).

Please join us April 30 for the opening night of the 2019 Los Angeles Times FOOD BOWL. The evening will begin with Mesamérica LA at the Million Dollar Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Mesamérica LA is the first incarnation of chef Enrique Olvera’s celebrated symposium to be held outside of Mexico.

Olvera and LA Times Food Editor Peter Meehan have put together a program that explores the culinary and cultural interconnectedness of Mexico City and Los Angeles to celebrate the sister cities’ 50-year anniversary. Art, architecture, identity and the meaning of tacos will be explored through talks, video and song. The Mesamérica event will be followed by DFiesta next door at Grand Central Market and La Cita Bar. Most of the market will feature for-purchase chef collaborations, roving Mariachi bands and other Mexico City-inspired merriment.

For those who buy the combo ticket, there will be a curated section of the market featuring special one-night-only offerings from:
  • Ditroit (Olvera’s forthcoming LA taqueria) X China Cafe
  • Don Vergas Mariscos (Mexico City) X The Oyster Gourmet (featuring Sanctuary Oysters by Sol Azul)
  • Los Panchos (Mexico City) X Sari Sari Store and Petty Cash
  • Guerrilla Tacos
  • Horse Thief BBQ


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ACCESS: Preferred Price VIP Tickets
DATE: Wednesday, May 8 – Sunday, May 12
LOCATION: Grand Park | 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join us for a five night outdoor celebration! Citi cardmembers receive 20% off the VIP ticket for the Grand Tasting ticketed area.

Food Bowl Night Market is an outdoor celebration of LA’s diverse food scene held over five nights at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. Each night will feature dozens of food vendors, pop-ups, chef collaborations, art installations and live music curated by the Food staff of the Los Angeles Times. Admission to Night Market is free.

There will also be special ticketed and themed areas at Night Market: Chef Collaborations (May 8); Tacos (May 9); Fried Chicken Party (May 10); LA’s Best Burgers (May 11); Dumplings, Noodles and Rice (May 11); and BBQ (May 12). See below for specific drop down menu that outline each additional cardmember perk that will be available throughout each night of Night Market

ACCESS: Preferred Price VIP Tickets
DATE: Wednesday, May 8
LOCATION: Grand Park | 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
PASSCODE: CitiPerk2019Collab

Night Market Opening night celebration featuring collaborations from LA’s top restaurants and international guests.

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ACCESS: Preferred Price VIP Tickets
DATE: Thursday, May 9
LOCATION: Grand Park | 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
PASSCODE: CitiPerk2019Taco

Come sample some of the best tacos in Los Angeles in one place.

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ACCESS: Preferred Price VIP Tickets
DATE: Friday, May 10
LOCATION: Grand Park | 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
PASSCODE: CitiPerk2019Chicken

Join the city’s fried-chicken masters for an evening of wings, drumsticks and sandwiches.

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ACCESS: Preferred Price VIP Tickets
DATE: Saturday, May 11
LOCATION: Grand Park | 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
PASSCODE: CitiPerk2019Burgers

Food Bowl is challenging some of the city’s best burger creators to come up with the ultimate burger, one that distinctly represents LA

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ACCESS: Preferred Price VIP Tickets
DATE: Saturday, May 11
LOCATION: Grand Park | 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
PASSCODE: CitiPerk2019Fortune

Some of the city’s best dumplings, noodles and rice dishes will be available in one location at this event.

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ACCESS: Preferred Price VIP Tickets
DATE: Sunday, May 12
LOCATION: Grand Park | 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
PASSCODE: CitiPerk2019BBQ

Everyone loves BBQ and we’ve got it all from backyard enthusiasts to sit-down restaurants. Join Adam Perry Lang and the team from LA Times Food as they showcase the best BBQ in LA featuring pitmasters Aaron Franklin (Texas), Pat Martin (Tennessee), Bill Durney (New York) and Sam Jones (North Carolina).

Local participating restaurants include Kra Z Kai’s, Slab BBQ, Moo's Craft Barbecue, Horn Barbecue, East LA Barbecue and Bludso’s. All food and drinks will be included in the price of admission.

Food and drink is included in the price of admission. Please note this event is 21+.

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