Taipei, Taiwan | Farley Elliott
Mei Lin, Bill Esparza, and Lucas Peterson join Eater’s travel editor Lesley Suter for a talk in Downtown LA
Eater Talks: What Does it Mean to “Eat Like a Local”?
Wednesday, August 7 — 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Eater LA and the Ace Hotel will continue their ongoing restaurant industry discussion series this month, with a new topic: What does it mean to “eat like a local?” With more and more travelers focusing on food as their primary entry point into a new country, region, or culture, how can eager diners do more to consider the impact their eagerness has on the same places they seek out?
Over the hour-long discussion and Q & A session, panelists will dive deep into the world of gastronomic tourism, unpacking issues of “authenticity,” and winding through the pros and cons of venturing off the beaten path in search of a meal. They’ll also ask and answer questions about maximizing a trip’s culinary experiences, and discuss the rise of local-obsessed food and travel media at large.
The evening is being moderated by Eater Travel editor and two-time James Beard Foundation Award-winner Lesley Suter. This month’s panelists include Mei Lin, Top Chef season 12 winner and chef/owner of Nightshade in the Arts District; Mexican culinary expert, Eater contributor, and co-founder of gastro-tour company Club Tengo Hambre Bill Esparza; and LA Times food section columnist, former New York Times frugal traveler contributor, and Eater’s own Dining on a Dime series host Lucas Peterson.
This new Eater LA x Ace Hotel discussion goes down on Wednesday, August 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are available now for $20, and include a drink ticket.
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