(THROUGH SEPT. 25) Food Bowl’s Night Market will take over the Paramount Pictures Studios backlot for a three-day outdoor food and drink festival, featuring tastings from more than 40 restaurants per session, libations, live cooking demonstrations, DJs and more. The all-inclusive ticketed events are “Smoked Soirée,” which will spotlight a themed street featuring BBQ and burger specialties from restaurants including Moo’s Craft BBQ, Heavy Handed Burgers and San Juan Capistrano’s Heritage Barbecue; “Saturday Night Flavor,” will highlight some of the city’s best international cuisine from Lunasia Dim Sum House, Tacos 1986 and Flavors from Afar among others; and “Backlot Brunch” with bites from L.A. classics and budding icons like Jitlada, Ditroit, The Brothers Sushi and more. Link to tickets
Smoked Soirée: Friday, September 23rd, 8-11pm
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 tastings from 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.
Saturday Night Flavor: Saturday, September 24th 7-10pm
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. Featuring the Dumpling Crawl, curated by L.A. Times food columnist Jenn Harris, inspired by her new series “The Bucket List: Dumplings!" with dumplings from CHD Mandu, Go Go Gyoza, Hui Tou Xiang, Lunasia Dim Sum House, Paradise Dynasty (VIP Only), Monta Factory, and more!
Backlot Brunch: Sunday, September 25th, 2-5pm
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 glamour, 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.