Night Market is a unique opportunity to experience the enormous range of cultures and cuisines that make up LA’s diverse food scene… all in one place. Set at a historic spot – the backlot of Hollywood’s Paramount Studios – you’ll encounter unlimited tastings from more than 120 restaurants, live cooking demos from world-renowned chefs and culinary personalities, DJs, and more.
Friday night’s event, “Fiesta Friday,” will focus on restaurants and cocktails from Mexico, the Caribbean, and beyond. Bricia Lopez (co-owner of Guelaguetza and esteemed cookbook author) and Danny Trejo (actor, restauranteur, and activist) will be on The L.A. Times Food Stage for live demonstrations. Among the dozens of restaurants sharing samples: Holbox, Guelaguetza, Chichen Itza, Villa’s Tacos, Caviar Kaspia, Kogi BBQ, Fishing with Dynamite, Bridgetown Roti, East Side Cheesecakes, Ceviche Stop, Nossa Caipirinha Bar, and much more.
“Saturday Night Flavor,” on September 23 will include live on-stage demos from Food Network personality Aarti Sequeira, Chef Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn (chef/owner of Le Du in Bangkok, Thailand), Justin Pichetrungsi (chef/owner, Anajak Thai), Ahmad Alzahabi, a.k.a. “The Golden Balance”, and Nick DiGiovanni (author of “Knife Drop.”). Participating restaurants include Girl & the Goat, Camphor, Chao Krung, Tuk Tuk Thai, n/soto, Kinn, Sichuan Impression, STK Steakhouse, The Brothers Sushi, Osteria Mamma, Poncho’s Tlayudas, Salt & Straw, Loreto, Broad Street Oyster Company, and much more.
Sunday’s Night Market event, “Backlot Brunch,” will feature demos from Marcus Samuelsson (Red Rooster, Hav & Mar), Tiffani Thiessen (“Here We Go Again: Recipes and Inspiration to Level Up Your Leftovers”), and Timothy Hollingsworth (Otium). Participating restaurants and vendors include Guzzo Bento-ya, Katsu Sando, Shrimp Noodle Bar, Mozza Restaurant Group, Turok’s Cheesecake, Brique French Toastery, Paloma Venice, Ilé Bistro, Pasjoli, Caviar Kaspia, Carnitas El Momo, DulanVILLE Food Truck, Holey Grail Donuts, Ray’s BBQ, Tacos 1986, Mirate, Moo’s Craft Barbeque and many more.
You can buy tickets for this celebration of Los Angeles’ exciting culinary landscape here.