I have walked past the Colburn School on Grand Avenue so many times, but I have never realized that the cafeteria style restaurant inside the performing arts school is open to the public. The Colburn Café prides itself on offering up “a unique dining experience where sustainability is a way of life.” The menu emphasizes seasonal, local ingredients from within 150 miles. Well, enough said… I decided to give it a try. Continue reading
Attention DTLA Pet Owners… Duke’s South Paw Pet Hotel and Spa is opening this fall in DTLA’s South Park. It will take over a large portion of the retail space of the Olive DTLA apartment complex at Olive and Pico. Signs featuring some totally adorable dogs are featured around the building. Continue reading
First Draft Taproom & Kitchen is set to open in South Park this fall. The bar and restaurant will move into 4,000 square feet of retail space in the Wren apartment complex at Pico and Olive. There is already a First Draft Taproom in Denver’s River North Arts District. It offers up a variety of craft beer, wine, cider and kombucha… that Continue reading
DTLAexplorer.com first told you about Miro restaurant back in March 2016. Well, it’s time to tell you about it again. The people at Miro have started a new Bottomless Bubbles & Brunch menu on weekends. The Chef has created a sweet and savory menu with classic dishes like Ricotta Pancakes and Duck Egg Omelets. And to wash it all down, the restaurant is offering up unlimited Mimosas for $14 per person. Continue reading
It was back in April when DTLAexplorer.com told you that City Tavern shut down inside the 7th at Fig shopping complex, and that it will be replaced with Gulp Ale House and Sushi. Well, flash forward a few months, and it’s time to tell you that Gulp DTLA is now open. Although the restaurant’s website still says “Coming Soon,” it’s open for business. Continue reading
The Los Angeles Department of Public Health has shut down Caffe Primo. There is a “Notice of Closure” sign on the window of the restaurant at the corner of Flower and Wilshire. The sign cites Section 114259.1 Vermin Infestation. Continue reading
If you can’t wait until Sunday to get your Smorgasburg fix, we have good news…. the Smorgasburg favorite Banh Oui is taking over the Rooftop at the Standard in DTLA for the summer. Banh Oui, the popular Vietnamese and French fusion concept, has created some new dishes exclusively for it’s residency at The Standard. You can find Banh Oui atop The Standard Monday through Friday from noon to 7pm.
Remember back a few years ago, before the Grand Central Market had it’s massive renovation. It was filled with Mom and Pop owned restaurants serving up food from all over the world. Well, the Grand Central Market has come a long way since then, but if you miss the good old days, you need to check out the International Food Court at 934 S. Los Angeles Street in the Fashion District. It’s not really visible from the street. Continue reading
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Okay, I haven’t tried the fried chicken yet, but I’m already a fan of Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken on 6th Street between Grand and Olive. The other day we finally stopped in Astros to get a donut (or is it doughnut? I don’t know.) As soon as you walk in, there they are… all laid out looking fresh and delicious. Each one calling your name! Well, choosing just one is kinda impossible. Peanut Butter & Jelly, Vanilla Glazed, Maple Bacon or Creme Brulee? Oh, wait, there are more… Blueberry Lemon Thyme, Root Beer, Birthday Cake or Cherry Pie? Continue reading
D-Town Burger Bar has been around for years. It opened on W. 6th Street between Spring and Broadway back in 2009, and for 8 years it has been serving up burgers in DTLA. It’s a vintage 1950’s style diner that serves up nostalgia… with a side of burgers, fries and milkshakes. The place looks like something out of the classic TV show Happy Days. There are kitschy signs and artwork through out the restaurant with shiny red vinyl stools along the curvy bar that over looks the open kitchen.