written by:
June 18, 2009

From the concept behind a stellar restaurant experience to the architecture of a well-plated dish, design touches the culinary world in countless ways. In 2008 we created Dwell's Square Meal section as a place in which to explore the intersection of food and design. At this year's Dwell on Design we're thrilled to bring Square Meal to life!

 

Join us in Los Angeles June 26-28 as we look at the food world through a design lens. We'll be hosting panels, lectures, live demonstrations, and LA's first mobile restaurant row on Saturday evening June 27, featuring some of the city's best eateries on wheels. Check out the schedule of events below and don't miss Square Meal at Dwell on Design!

chair aya

Friday June 26

Square Meal on the Street
Typical street food in American cities has long been associated with a limited menu of greasy hot dogs, soft pretzels, and barely passable tacos. But as adventurous chefs give up the heat of restaurant kitchens for the experimental territory of mobile eateries, urbanites are finding a much wider array—and a much higher quality—of food on the go. In this session we look at how the unpredictable atmosphere of street-side dining and the advent of social technology have turned the dreaded "roach coach" into a sought-out destination.
Panelists: Kam Miceli (Owner, Green Truck), Larry Bain and Sue Moore (Co-Founders, Let's Be Frank), Christopher Rutherford (Co-Founder, saveourtacotrucks.org)
Moderator: Sarah Rich, Dwell Editor
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center
Time: 12pm-12:45pm

2009 AIA Los Angeles Restaurant Design Awards
The 5th Annual AIA Los Angeles Restaurant Design Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday evening, June 26. These awards celebrate excellence in the design of restaurants, cafes, bars, lounges and nightclubs. A panel of distinguished jurors, composed of Jonathan Gold (Restaurant Critic, LA Weekly), Cedd Moses (Founder/CEO, 213), Michael Palladino, FAIA (Design Partner, Richard Meier & Partners Architects), and Louise (Lu) Sandhaus (Graphic Designer, Louise Sandhaus Design-LSD) selected this year's award recipients. You can attend the awards by purchasing a Dwell Conference Plus ticket or, if you are in the design trade, a Friday Evening add-on ticket to your Trade Exhibition ticket.

Coolhaus Contest Winner Announced!
On Friday evening June 26 we'll announce the winner of Dwell's contest to name the next architecturally-inspired ice cream sandwich by Coolhaus. Coolhaus will debut the new flavor on Saturday night June 27 at our Mobile Restaurant Row (see below).

Saturday June 27

Mobile Restaurant Row
Saturday night, Dwell will be corralling some of LA's favorite mobile eateries for the city's first mobile restaurant row as part of our Night at the Movies. The one-night-only street food bazaar will include a classic taco truck, a modern hot dog cart, organic fast food, ice cream sandwiches, cupcakes and more. Come hungry! (The restaurants that will be rolling in are listed here.)
Location: The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
                152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Time: 5pm-8:30pm

mobiletrucks

Sunday June 28 at the LA Convention Center

The Gestalt of Meat: From Art to Eating
Meat. It's many things to many people. From slaughter to sustenance this panel takes a look at how we react to meat and how art and information can mediate our interaction with it.
Panelists: Charlie Grosso (Photographer, Charlie Studio), Sasha Wizansky (Co-Founder and Editor, Meatpaper), Neal Fraser (Co-Owner, Grace Restaurant, BLD Restaurant)
Moderator: Evan Kleiman, Host of KCRW's Good Food
Time: 1-1:30pm

The Food Network: Social Media and the Way We Eat
For many a web-savvy urbanite, Twitter has become the new dinner bell. While we still can't enjoy a fabulous meal virtually (and with we luck never will), wired gastronomes have built a vast online culinary community that serves up everything but the food itself. Bloggers, Tweeters, and nomadic restauranteurs offer some plainspeak about how the Internet is feeding a movement.
Panelists: Sarah J. Gim (Editor, Tastespotting), Mark Manguera (Founder, Kogi), Mike Prasad (Brand/New Media Director, Kogi), Freya Estreller (Co-Founder, Coolhaus, Farchitecture)
Moderator: Sarah Rich, Dwell Editor
Time: 1:30-2pm

Victory Garden and the City
In the summer of 2008, an old post-war tradition was revived in San Francisco with the planting of a 10,000-square-foot Victory Garden in front of City Hall. A symbol of sustainability and self-sufficiency, the garden became something of a character in itself—a member of the San Francisco community. Come hear Victory Garden designer John Bela talk about planning, planting, and harvesting this epic, edible landscape.
Speaker: John Bela (Founder/Director, Rebar)
Moderator: Evan Kleiman, Host of KCRW's Good Food
Time: 2-2:30pm

Modern Taste: The Creative Potential of the Home Cook
An active culinary counterculture has coalesced recently around underground dining events that deliberately diverge from the restaurant experience. Michael Cirino will discuss how the freedom of cooking at home expands the boundaries of creativity in food preparation and design, and how modern cooking equipment and techniques allow the highest level of haute cuisine to be created in a home kitchen.
Speaker: Michael Cirino (Founder, A Razor A Shiny Knife)
Moderator: Evan Kleiman, Host of KCRW's Good Food
Time: 2:30-3pm

Freshly Picked: LA's Thriving Farmer's Markets
In a city that seems to go on forever, the country is not so far away. Southern California farmers having been bringing their produce into LA for decades, but the city's market scene has reached new heights of popularity as the local food movement takes root. Hear straight from the farmers about the strength of LA's urban-rural connection.
Panelists: Laura Avery (Manager, Santa Monica Farmers' Markets), Bridget Bueche (Southern California Executive Chef and Marketing Manager, Sub-Zero Wolf), Mariella Balbi (Chocolatier, Guanni Organic), Molly Gean (Co-Owner, Harry's Berries)
Moderator: Evan Kleiman, Host of KCRW's Good Food
Time: 3-3:30pm

Square Meal in Process, in the Valcucine Sustainable Kitchen

Demonstration: Little Flower Makes Candy
Candy pro Christine Moore shows the stages of lollipop making. From hot sugar syrup to molding to chilling, it's an exercise in precision that turns a few cups of sugar into a sweet work of art.
Presenter: Christine Moore (Owner, Little Flower Candy Company)
Time: 12-12:30pm

Demonstration: How to Cook an Egg (Exactly How You Want It)
In this demonstration, Michael Cirino will display all of the stages an egg goes through as it is cooked to very specific temperatures (54C-74C), explaining how achieving a perfectly cooked egg is just a matter of learning a little science.
Presenter: Michael Cirino (Founder, A Razor A Shiny Knife)
Time: 12:30-1pm

For more information about Dwell on Design and to buy tickets, visit dwellondesign.com.

Chair and Vegetables image: Copyright Aya Brackett

Join the Discussion

Loading comments...

Latest Articles

45 dva 2270 persp1 cmyk 0
The prospect of retirement doesn’t just signal the end of a career; it offers the chance to recalibrate and re-prioritize in life.
July 25, 2016
18
You don’t have to choose between sustainable energy and curb appeal.
July 19, 2016
jakemagnus queensland 1
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
July 06, 2016
content delzresidence 013 1
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
June 29, 2016
abc malacari marwick stair 01 0
A simple set of stairs is a remodel’s backbone.
June 28, 2016
Design Award of Excellence winner Mellon Square.
Docomomo US announces the winners of this year's Modernism in America Awards. Each project showcases exemplary modern restoration techniques, practices, and ideas.
June 27, 2016
monogram dwell sf 039 1
After last year’s collaboration, we were excited to team up with Monogram again for the 2016 Monogram Modern Home Tour.
June 27, 2016
switch over chicago smart renovation penthouse deck smar green ball lamps quinze milan lounge furniture garapa hardwood
A strategic rewire enhances a spec house’s gut renovation.
June 26, 2016
young guns 2016 emerging talent coralie gourguechon treviso italy cphotos by coralie gourguechon co produced by isdat planche anatomique de haut parleur1
Coralie Gourguechon's paper objects will make you see technology in a whole new way.
June 26, 2016
green machine smart home aspen colorado facade yard bocci deck patio savant
Smart technology helps a house in Aspen, Colorado, stay on its sustainable course.
June 25, 2016
Compact Aglol 11 television plastic brionvega.
The aesthetic appeal of personal electronics has long fueled consumer interest. A new industrial design book celebrates devices that broke the mold.
June 25, 2016
modern backyard deck ipe wood
An angled deck transforms a backyard in Menlo Park, California, into a welcoming gathering spot.
June 24, 2016
dscf5485 1
Today, we kicked off this year’s annual Dwell on Design at the LA Convention Center, which will continue through Sunday, June 26th. Though we’ve been hosting this extensive event for years, this time around is particularly special.
June 24, 2016
under the radar renovation napa
Two designers restore a low-slung midcentury gem in Napa, California, by an unsung Bay Area modernist.
June 24, 2016
Exterior of Huneeus/Sugar Bowl Home.
San Francisco–based designer Maca Huneeus created her family’s weekend retreat near Lake Tahoe with a relaxed, sophisticated sensibility.
June 24, 2016
light and shadow bathroom walnut storage units corian counter vola faucet
A Toronto couple remodel their home with a special emphasis on a spacious kitchen and a material-rich bathroom.
June 24, 2016
Affordable home in Kansas City living room
In Kansas City, an architecture studio designs an adaptable house for a musician on a budget.
June 23, 2016
modern lycabettus penthouse apartment oak vertical slats office
By straightening angles, installing windows, and adding vertical accents, architect Aaron Ritenour brought light and order to an irregularly shaped apartment in the heart of Athens, Greece.
June 23, 2016
kitchen confidential tiles custom cabinetry oak veneer timber house
A modest kitchen addition to a couple’s cottage outside of Brisbane proves that one 376-square-foot room can revive an entire home.
June 23, 2016
feldman architecture 0
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
June 22, 2016
Blackened timber Dutch home
A modern dwelling replaces a fallen farmhouse.
June 22, 2016
hillcrest house interior kitchen 3
Seeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley.
June 22, 2016
angular
Atelier Moderno renovated an old industrial building to create a luminous, modern home.
June 21, 2016
San Francisco floating home exterior
Anchored in a small San Francisco canal, this floating home takes its cues from a classic city habitat.
June 21, 2016
modern renovation addition solar powered scotland facade steel balcony
From the bones of a neglected farmstead in rural Scotland emerges a low-impact, solar-powered home that’s all about working with what was already there.
June 21, 2016
up in the air small space new zealand facade corrugated metal cladding
An architect with a taste for unconventional living spaces creates a small house at lofty heights with a starring view.
June 21, 2016
young guns 2016 emerging talent marjan van aubel london cwai ming ng current window
Marjan Van Aubel makes technology a little more natural.
June 21, 2016
urban pastoral brooklyn family home facade steel cypress double
Building on the site of a former one-car garage, an architect creates his family’s home in an evolving neighborhood of Brooklyn.
June 20, 2016
Modern Brooklyn backyard studio with plexiglass skylight, green roof, and cedar cladding facade
In a Brooklyn backyard, an off-duty architect builds a structure that tests his attention to the little things.
June 20, 2016
the outer limits paris prefab home living area vertigo lamp constance guisset gijs bakker strip tablemetal panels
In the suburbs of Paris, an architect with an eco-friendly practice doesn’t let tradition stand in the way of innovation.
June 20, 2016