LA Times 2nd Annual Food Bowl has begun. Guys, this is not a drill. It is really here!
On April 28th, Los Angeles Times Food Bowl kicked off its month-long celebration of food with a star-studded celebration in downtown Los Angeles.
The night begins with an all-star lineup of selected chefs serving Things in a Bowl. Guests were greeted warmly with bowls of delicious food and hospitality from chef Steve Samson; Shibumi, the downtown L.A. izakaya; Night + Market, Kris Yenbamroong's Thai restaurant; Chengdu Taste, which features spicy, complex Sichuan cuisine; fried chicken from Honey's Kettle; Antonia Lofaso from Scopa Italian Roots.
Some of the big winners that night are Carlos Salgado, who received the Restaurant of the Year award for his restaurant, Taco Maria. Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken received the Gold award for their restaurant, Border Grill.
See more of the photos from that night below.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Johnson
Los Angeles Times Food Bowl is an annual, monthlong festival celebrating the city’s dynamic food scene. Spanning the entire month of May, Food Bowl features many of the chefs and restaurants that have helped put Los Angeles on the map as a premier dining destination alongside world-renowned chefs in rare local appearances at hundreds of extraordinary events. The festival also supports food access, sustainability and waste reduction through charity partners and participating events. Los Angeles Times Food Bowl 2018 charitable partners are L.A. Kitchen, Food Forward and Midnight Mission. Citi® is the festival’s founding partner and sponsors include Nissan, Maker’s Mark, Hornitos and the Italian National Tourist Board.
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