SIXTH + MILL PIZZERIA SERVES UP SOUTHERN ITALIAN FLAVORS IN DTLA’S ARTS DISTRICT

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If you like pizza you need to head to Sixth + Mill Pizzeria in DTLA’s Arts District.  Hey, even if you don’t like pizza (really?) you need to head to Sixth + Mill because they serve up much more than pizza.  It’s a casual-dining restaurant from the people that brought us Officine Brera and The Factory Kitchen.   Sixth + Mill specializes in Southern Italian cuisine featuring hand-crafted pizzas, pastas and a delicious selection of shared small plates.  We were so excited to check this place out because the chef imported a special Continue reading

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SAKE DOJO RESTAURANT IS SO MUCH MORE THAN JAPANESE NOODLES AND SUSHI

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The people behind Far Bar in DTLA’s Little Tokyo have opened up a new restaurant right next door called Sake Dojo.  In Japanese, “dojo” means a space for immersive learning or meditation.  Well, this new restaurant will educate your taste buds.  They serve up authentic Japanese-style food with a modern culinary twist, but it’s not just food.  They also serve up a large selection of craft Japanese sakes, whiskeys and beers. Continue reading

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NORDSTROM LOCAL NOW OPEN AT THE BLOC IN DTLA

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Shopping in DTLA just got a little better… thanks to the new Nordstrom Local at The Bloc.  Before you get too excited, Nordstrom Local is NOT a full sized department store, but it does offer almost everything a real Nordstrom offers, and maybe even a little more.  Nordstrom Local is described as “convenient drop-in service and style.”  Continue reading

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GREENBAR DISTILLERY TEAMS UP WITH THE BURRITO PROJECT TO FEED DTLA’S HUNGRY… AND THEY NEED YOUR HELP!

 

Homelessness in Downtown Los Angeles is a huge problem, and although we can’t solve the homeless crisis overnight, we can help those affected by it.  The owners of  DTLA’s Greenbar Distillery have teamed up with a non-profit group called The Burrito Project.  The group meets monthly and prepares burritos, then shares them with hungry people Continue reading

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GENWA KOREAN BBQ AND PIZZAFIRE COMING TO DTLA’S SOUTH PARK

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DTLA is getting two new restaurants.  Be on the lookout for Genwa Korean BBQ and PizzaFire, both coming to the ground level retail space of the 1000 Grand residential building on Olympic Boulevard (at Grand Avenue).  Genwa Korean BBQ already has two SoCal locations in Mid-Wilshire and Beverly Hills.  PizzaFire is a national chain restaurant that specializes in Neapolitan-style pizza.  No word yet on opening date for either restaurant.

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KARAYAMA BRINGS JAPANESE FRIED CHICKEN TO DTLA’S LITTLE TOKYO

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Karayama started as a mom-and-pop shop in Tokyo, Japan.  It quickly grew into a 50+ location restaurant chain across Japan and Asia.  Now they have opened the first US location right here in DTLA’s Little Tokyo.  Karayama’s chicken is slowly marinated in a secret sauce, then each boneless piece is breaded and fried until crisp.   Continue reading

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DAMA, A NEW LATIN-AMERICAN RESTAURANT IS A TROPICAL ESCAPE IN DTLA’S FASHION DISTRICT

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One of the best new restaurants in Los Angeles is DAMA, a Latin-American restaurant is tucked away in the middle of DTLA’s Fashion District.  And when we say “tucked away” we mean it.  DAMA is located inside the City Market South complex, a few block east of Santee Alley where 11th Street deadends into San Pedro Street.  Although this part of the Fashion District is bustling during the day, at night, it’s a no-man’s land, but once you find the place, it is so worth the trip.  DAMA is a beautiful open air restaurant with seating Continue reading

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HONEYMEE ICE CREAM AND HONEY IS ALL THE BUZZ IN DTLA’S LITTLE TOKYO

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Looking for a way to cool down in DTLA?  Buzz over to the Japanese Village Plaza in Little Tokyo and look for the small ice cream shop tucked away in the back corner.  It’s called Honeymee and they specialize in soft serve ice cream that’s topped with a drizzle of high quality honey.  Continue reading

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JUST TRY TO GET OUT OF 60OUT’S AMITYVILLE ESCAPE ROOM… IF YOU DARE! (plus save 15% with promo code)

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Since we are always up for a challenge we welcomed the invitation from 60out Escape Rooms to check out their room called “Amityville.”  The room is based on the real life horror story about a demon-infested house on Long Island, NY.  Like most escape rooms, you have an hour to find the clues and solve the puzzles in order to get yourselves out.  Well, with this room you have a little extra incentive because this place is creepy.

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GIZMO’S CEREAL BAR IS NOW OPEN ON 6TH STREET IN DTLA

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Do you ever crave cereal for dinner?  Well, now you can have it and call it “dining out” because DTLA has it’s first cereal bar.  Gizmo’s Cereal Bar is now open on 6th Street between Broadway and Spring and they are serving cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner.   And it’s not just a boring bowl of cereal, they are combining some of your childhood favorites and adding delicious bonus ingredients. Continue reading

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