L.A. Weekly’s The Essentials Final Line Up

57 restaurants confirmed for our 7th annual food and wine festival

L.A. Weekly is excited to confirm the final restaurant line up for The Essentials at the California Market Center in DTLA. Curated by our award-winning food writers, the event, taking place on Sunday, March 8th, from 1pm-5pm, will showcase signature bites from 57 restaurants featured in our 99 Essentials restaurant issue that hits stands the same week.

Confirmed restaurants include: Alimento, Animal, Bestia, Belcampo Meat Co., Beverly Soon Tofu, Buna Ethiopian Market, Cacao Mexicatessen, Chengdu Taste, Chichen Itza, Coni’Seafood, Connie & Ted’s, Crossroads, DTLA Cheese, Eggslut, El Huarache Azteca, Father’s Office, Guelaguetza, Guerrilla Tacos, Guisados, Hinoki and the Bird, Horse Thief BBQ, ink., Jitlada, Kiriko Sushi, Kogi Truck, L&E Oyster Bar, La Casita Mexicana, Little Sister, Lukshon, Lum-ka-naad, Mariscos Jalisco, Maude, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, Melisse, Mozza Restaurant Group, Night + Market, Park’s BBQ, Petit Trois, Philippe The Original, Picca, Plan Check, Pollo Ala Brasa, POT, Providence, Ricky’s Fish Tacos, Rocio’s Mole de los Dioses, Saint Martha, Sarita’s Pupuseria, Sotto, Spago, Sqirl, Sticky Rice, Summer Rolls, Superba Food + Bread, Szechuan Impression, Tar & Roses, The Hungry Cat, and Valerie Confections!

essentialsGuests will also enjoy sips from our wine village, samples of beer and cocktail tasters courtesy of Beam – Suntory while checking out wares and artisanal food items from our homegrown LA vendors.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/735241.

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We hope to see you there!

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