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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Tommy Lee, Shay Mitchell, Marshmello And More Created Delicious Burgers You’d Want To Devour At The LA Food Bowl’s Secret Burger Showdown — RECAP Here!

28 May

Photo Credits: @OffTheMenu On Instagram

What happens when you combine two of our favorite things – awesome celebrities and delicious food all at one event? You get one of the Los Angeles Times‘ LA Food Bowl’s most unforgettable events yet – the Secret Burger Showdown! Imagine this, you get to try out a total of nine, unique and incredibly savory burgers that are made by some of the greatest celebs. Phenomenal celebrities including rock legend Tommy Lee, actress and travel guru Shay Mitchell, consummate DJ Marshmello, Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal, rapper and comedian Timothy DeLaGhetto, YouTube star and #foodie Josh Elkin, model Charlotte McKinney, YouTube star and actress Alexa Losey and Los Angeles Times deputy editor of the food section Jenn Harris all joined in on the fun. These spectacular celebs teamed up with renowned burger restaurants including Grill Em All, Wolf, Plan Check, Badmaash, Button Mash, Top Round, Malibu Burger Company, Burgerlords and Cassells Hamburgers, respectively.

Celebs added their own signature touches to delicious and one of a kind burgers that they were able to show off at the event. Then, it was the big day!!! Off The Menu, created by Lawrence Longo, and Postmates presented the Secret Burger Showdown as a part of the LA Food Bowl on May 26, 2018 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Celebrity collaborators and their burger vendor partners were at the event to go head to head against one another and see who really had the best secret burger and who won the coveted trophy with a burger on top. It was up to all of the attendees to see who would take home the trophy. Guests were able to spend an entire day trying out burgers and then voting for the burger they liked the best. Talk about the best day ever!! Who wouldn’t want to spend a whole day indulging in some of the greatest burgers on this planet?

The burgers were next level and seriously left everyone’s mouth watering. All of the tasteful, secret menu burgers were available for delivery yesterday, May 27th exclusively via Postmates. Needless to say, all attendees, burger vendors and celebs had the most extraordinary day. It was certainly burger heaven for every food enthusiast who attended. In addition, Halo Top Ice Cream was also at the event. After a juicy burger, you definitely would want something to satisfy that sweet taste bud, and that’s where Halo Top Ice Cream came in. This exceptional ice cream is not only absolutely scrumptious but it’s also healthy too! Next time you’re craving something to fulfill your sweet tooth, Halo Top Ice Cream is the way to go. Can you believe that Halo Top Ice Cream ranges from only 280-360 calories per pint?! It’s almost too good to be true, but Halo Top Ice Cream is definitely the sweet treat that everyone is snacking on!

GLOW Sparkling Infused Beverages were also at the event. These yummy drinks were complimented with fresh fruit of your choosing. Guests were able to choose between two, fantastic flavors: spicy watermelon and mango apricot and decide whether they wanted it caffeinated or not. The next step was to add some delicious fruit – you name it, they had it – from watermelons to pineapples and more. Attendees were also able to add a little spice to their life by adding some tajin to their refreshing drink.

Towards the end of the event, the winner was announced. Attendees voted and Plan Check and Marshmello won the prestigious trophy. Plan Check wrote along with a photo that was shared on its Instagram account, “🏆🏆🏆In case you missed it….here’s a sneak peek of our day at the @latimes @lafoodbowl Secret Burger Showdown! Oh, AND it ended in gold! 🎉🎈🎊 Big shout out to @marshmellomusic for joining forces with our crew! And HUGE thanks to all of our burger-loving friends who voted for us! We ❤ you! Thank you @wordofmouthla for snapping our team shot as well as @offthemenu, @bigshot, @foodbeast, and @marckharrat for all the support and fun with this event! 🙏.”

Check out Plan Check and Marshmello’s epic burger below. Hey, that looks like Marshmello himself!


I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the greatest honor of covering Off The Menu and Postmates’ Secret Burger Showdown event. This definitely was one of the most stupendous events. What more can you ask for — marvelous burgers, tasty drinks and many of your fave celebs all together?! Needless to say, Off The Menu and Postmates hosted one brilliant event that everyone had the most outstanding time at. It definitely brought pure joy to all who attended and it was a great way to celebrate Memorial Day weekend by chomping down on burgers made by magnificent celebs who spent the day at the excellent event too.

Big congratulations to Plan Check and Marshmello on winning this year’s Secret Burger Showdown and congrats to all of the burger vendors and celebrity collaborators as they truly are all winners as well.

Check out some more pictures below from Off The Menu and Postmates’ sensational Secret Burger Showdown event! Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, if you could create your own burger, how would you make it and what would you name it?

Follow @OffTheMenu, @Postmates and @LAFoodBowl on Twitter and Instagram and be sure to use #LAFoodBowl to join in on the conversation!

Photo Credits: @OffTheMenu, @MarcelVigneron, @Phil.Rosenthal, @AlexaLosey on Instagram


VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Foodies Enjoyed Delectable Dishes At One Of The Los Angeles Times’ Most Anticipated Events In The LA Food Bowl – The Night Market — RECAP Here!

21 May

Photo Credits: Jennifer Johnson

For the past two years, the Los Angeles Times has managed to make May the most exciting and incredible month for all #foodies. Every day in May brings a whole new food-inspired adventure with the LA Food Bowl, which celebrates Los Angeles’ unrivaled and spectacular food and drink scene. From the “Things in a Bowl” kick-off party, which featured LA-based restaurants that served their delicious and renowned meals in a bowl, to a fun Mother’s Day pizza event called the “Pizza Fest… A Tutti Pizza,” the LA Food Bowl has brought food lovers an excellent event each day that featured a variety of amazing dishes – from soul food to Filipino treats, seafood, Mexican meals and beyond.

One of the LA Food Bowl’s most-anticipated events is the Night Market. The Night Market is a week-long event held at Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles. The Night Market is truly a one of a kind, magical experience. Where can you enjoy a celebration of food that spans over a 12-acre area filled with marvelous cuisines from all over the world? The only place you can take part in this remarkable food festival is at the LA Food Bowl’s brilliant Night Market.

The Night Market was absolutely exceptional and it truly surpassed attendees’ expectations. The phenomenal event had 50 different food vendors, outdoor dining areas and terrific, live music that added extra fun for everyone. This year’s Night Market took place from May 16th – May 20, 2018 and had about 45,000 attendees over the five days of the fantastic event.


There were many hidden gems at this year’s Night Market. Kicking off the sensational event on May 16th was a mouth-watering Filipino feast that featured admired chefs Charles Olalia of Ricebar and Cheese and Chad Valencia of Lasa. The following day, on May 17th, was donut heaven for all attendees. Blue Star Donuts, DK Donuts, Dreamy Creations, Glazed Donut Bar and Monarch Donuts all joined in on the fun and gave guests a taste of donut delight. In addition, there was also an Amazon Wine & Prime event with celebrity host Mark Oldman, a wine expert and personality, who presented wonderful wine pairings.

Ain’t nothing but a chicken wing! On Friday, May 18th, Night Market attendees were able to enjoy scrumptious meals with fried chicken. South City Fried Chicken, Dante Fried Chicken, Poppy + Rose and Daddy’s Chicken Shack gave attendees a dish to remember with their out of this world, fried chicken meals. The weekend continued with a wide selection of vendors on Saturday, May 19th. Cousins Maine Lobster, Locol, Dang Brother Pizza, Dreamy Creations, 3 Wheel Cafe, Blast Ice Cream, Wanderlust Ice-cream and many others were at the event and served up some good grub. Saturday’s Night Market event also featured awesome music from the LA-based cumbia band, Very Be Careful and DJ Scott Dallavo with Todd Simon on the trumpet.

The Night Market finished off with a magnificent, charity bake sale on Sunday, May 20th. Pastries from Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe, Milo & Olive, Sweet Rose Creamery, Broken Spanish and Valerie Confections were being sold at the event and all proceeds from the sale benefitted the LA Food Bowl’s charity partner, Food Forward.

It’s clear to see why the Night Market is one of the LA Food Bowl’s most coveted and talked about events. As the sun sets, the lights of the Night Market glow. That’s not the only thing that lights up. In addition, all attendees’ faces light up as soon as they enter the Night Market – it’s an unforgettable night that allows guests to leave the event with a full stomach and a big smile on their face.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had a stellar time covering the Night Market tour and this extraordinary event truly got everyone’s taste buds tingling. Vendors including Cheezus, Broad Street Oyster Co., BSOC, Pizzanista!, Lobsterdamus, Earle’s on Crenshaw, Dang Brother Pizza, 3 Wheel Cafe, Too Verde, Hip Hot, Delmy’s Pupusas and Big Mozz gave members of the media a sample of some of their wonderful dishes during the tour. The LA Food Bowl allows Los Angelenos to get a taste of the world through a whole smorgasbord of delectable dishes from some of the most respected and fan-favorite restaurants out.

Check out some more pictures below from the LA Food Bowl’s Night Market and be sure to follow @LAFoodBowl on Twitter and Instagram and join in on the conversation by using #LAFoodBowl.

Photo Credits: Jennifer Johnson