april, 2019

30apr6:00 pm11:30 pmL.A. Times FOOD BOWL Presents: Mesamérica L.A. & DFiesta6:00 pm - 11:30 pm Category:Pop-Ups & Parties

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(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Million Dollar Theater & Grand Central Market

307 S Broadway, Los Angeles


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Please join us April 30 for the opening night of the 2019 Los Angeles Times FOOD BOWL. The evening will begin with Mesamérica L.A. at the Million Dollar Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Mesamérica L.A. is the first incarnation of chef Enrique Olvera’s celebrated symposium to be held outside of Mexico. Olvera and L.A. 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 $85 ticket, there will be a curated section of the market featuring special one-night-only offerings from:

Ditroit (Olvera’s forthcoming L.A. taqueria) X China Cafe
Campobaja (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

Tickets for the event are $35 for Mesamérica or $85 for Mesamérica and the DFiesta. Please note this event is 21+ only.

7 to 8:30 p.m.: Mesamérica L.A. at the Million Dollar Theatre
*Please note drinks are not included.

6 to 7 p.m.: Cocktail pre-reception at the Million Dollar Theatre
*Includes complimentary cocktails
7 to 8:30 p.m.: Mesamérica L.A. at the Million Dollar Theatre
8:30 to 10:30 p.m.: DFiesta at Grand Central Market
9:30 to 11:30 p.m.: DFiesta post-reception cocktails and entertainment at La Cita Bar

More details announced soon

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