L.A. Times Food Bowl’s Night Market will take over the Paramount Pictures Studios backlot for a three-day outdoor food and drink festival, featuring unlimited tastings from more than 40 restaurants per session, libations, live cooking demonstrations, DJs and more. This fantastic foodie event evolved out of The Taste created by the late LA Times food writer Jonathan Gold – see pix of us below, he was the best! 

The event kicks off on Friday, September 23, 2022, 8:00pm – 11:00pm: Join top chefs, pitmasters, burger barons and grilling experts serving up their best dishes side-by-side at “Smoked Soirée.” ap it all off with smoke-infused cocktails and grilled desserts at this exclusive late-night celebration of all things grilled, smoked and barbecued.

Partake in a Smoke & Soul BBQ 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 some BBQ skills from his new cookbook “Bludso’s BBQ Cookbook: A Family Affair in Smoke and Soul” in a cooking demo on the L.A. Times Food Stage.

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

Kathy andFoodCritic Jonathan Gold

Get involved in the Burger Battle, brought to you by New SchoolQuality American: Join host Eric Greenspan (Mr Beast Burger, New School Quality American) and judge Alvin Cailan (Amboy: Quality Meats & Delicious Burgers) for  a burger-off featuring some of L.A.’s best burger aficionados.

Then on Saturday, September 24, 2022: For one night only, sample a smorgasbord of global cuisines for an experience that is quintessentially Los Angeles at “Saturday Night Flavor.” 

Enjoy the Gold Standard for Authentic Thai Cuisine with Jet Tila: A regular on the Food Network, chef Jet Tila will demonstrate recipes from his show-stopping collection of Thai dishes, sharing the world of his Thai heritage for today’s home cooks with recipes that are authentic, accessible and ultra-craveable, on the L.A. Times Food Stage.

Along with a Dumpling Showdown hosted by Jenn Harris: Times Food Columnist and host of the new video series “The Bucket List: Dumplings!,” Jenn Harris will explore the international world of dumplings.

Restaurants & Vendors include: Acqua Panna · Apollonia’s Pizzeria · Banh Oui · bb.q Chicken USA · Black Market Liquor Bar · Budonoki · Causita LA · Chao Krung · CHD Mandu · DAMA · Dina’s Dumplings · East Side Cheesecakes · Employees Only · Fanny’s Restaurant · Flavors From Afar · Frankly Organic Vodka · Genghis Cohen · Gino’s East of Chicago – Los Angeles · Go Go Gyoza · Heavy Handed · HomeState · Hui Tou Xiang · ILÉ · Katsu Sando · Krapow · Kuya Lord · Lum Ka Naad · Lunasia Dim Sum House · Luv2eat Thai Bistro · Makers Mark · Malli · Mijenta Tequila · MÍRAME · Monta Factory · Olivia Restaurant · Paradise Dynasty (VIP Only) · Park’s BBQ · Pasta Sisters · Poppy + Rose · S. Pellegrino · Stella Artois · Tacos 1986 · The Brothers Sushi · Xiao Chi Jie · Yakiniku Osen. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for  Saturday September 24, 2022 event; 

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Apollonias Pizzeria owners Justin and Linda DeLeon

Finally on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022: 2:00pm – 5:00pm: “Backlot Brunch” will bring together influences from westside surf to Hollywood glamor on the afternoon. Restaurants & Vendors include: Acqua Panna · Apollonia’s Pizzeria · B Sweet · Beauty & Essex · Bianca · Blackbird Pizza Shop · Ditroit · Dune · El Ruso · Forever Pie · Frankly Organic Vodka · Gabi James · Heavy Handed · Here’s Looking at You · Heritage Barbecue · Hotville Chicken · Howlin’ Ray’s · ILÉ · Jitlada Southern Thai · Katsu Sando · LA Cha Cha Chá · Little Fatty · LOAM · Lunasia Dim Sum House · Makers Mark · Mayura Indian Restaurant · Mijenta Tequila · Pizzana · Pop’s Bagels · Poppy + Rose · Prime Pizza · Ronan · S. Pellegrino · Sesame Dinette · Soosh! · Soulmate · Stella Artois · Tacos 1986 · The Brothers Sushi · Tokki · Uli’s Gelato · Velverie Café and Teahouse.

Admission ranges from $185 per session (GA) to $260 (VIP); CLICK HERE to purchase tickets or visit the website; 

What: L.A. Times Food Bowl
Where: Paramount Pictures Studios Backlot. 5555 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
When: Friday, Sept. 23, 2022: see above for times for each day
Website: https://lafoodbowl.com