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All Your Favorite Food Vendors Coming To Grand Park For Massive Night Market
The first annual Los Angeles Times Night Market launches Wednesday night. The free outdoor market will run for five nights at Grand Park in downtown, and will host food vendors, bars, and even a line-up of DJs.
"We're going to have around 50 food vendors, with wine and cocktails, and music, so it's basically going to be a big party every night for five nights," Jenn Harris, deputy food editor at the Los Angeles Times, told LAist. The Night Market is part of the larger, month-long L.A. Times Food Bowl event. "We really wanted to do something that was unlike any other food festival in L.A. or the country," Harris continued. "And I think it is unlike anything in that it is a whole month-long event. But we just really want it to be a celebration of the city's diverse cuisines and cultures. L.A. just has so much to offer, and why not devote an entire month to eating here?"
The list of participating restaurants includes:
- Bling Bling Dumpling
- Chengdu Taste
- Chinese Laundry
- Fat Dragon
- Gelato Messina
- Holy Cow
- Me So Hungry
- Salt & Straw
- Side Chick
- Tart Restaurant
- The Chori-Man
- The Ponte by Scott Conant
The food trucks in attendance will be:
- Belly Bombz
- Blast Ice Cream
- Border Grill
- Cousins Main Lobster
- Dogtown Dogs
- Groundwork Coffee Co.
- India Jones Chow Truck
- Mandoline Grill
- Okamoto Kitchen
- Pickle & Peas
- Pico House
- Stickhouse Gelato
- Swami’s Sandwiches
- The Middle Feast
- The NoMad Truck
- The Tropic Truck
- Up In Smoke Barbecue Taqueria
- White Rabbit
Here is the DJ schedule for the event:
- Wednesday May 10
- Night Market: Smooth Sailing, DJ Music Man Miles
- Super Market: Jose Galvan, Anthony Valadez
- Thursday, May 11
- Night Market: Tessa Young, Jose Galvan
- Super Market: K-Sly, DJ Zo
- Friday, May 12
- Night Market: Marion Hodges, DJ Music Man Miles
- Super Market: Scott Dallavo, Michelle Pesce
- Saturday, May 13
- Night Market: Fracesca Harding, K-Sly, Ericalandia
- Super Market: Marion Hodges, Garth Trinidad, Scott Dallavo
- Sunday, May 14
- Night Market: Scott Dallavo, Tessa Young
- Super Market: Jose Galvan, Smooth Sailing
Night Market will run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, the hours will run from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., and for Sunday (Mother's Day), the market will be open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are not required for the event. However, a premium area dubbed the Special Market will be accessible via a $5-$10 ticket. According to a press release from the Times, the Special Market "includes access to curated food vendors, additional seating areas and food booths, bars, premium lounges and entertainment."
Grand Park is located at 200 North Grand Avenue in Los Angeles.
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