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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
There’s a new restaurant in DTLA. Hock+Hoof officially opened today at 517 So. Spring Street, the former home of Tabachines Cocina. Hock+Hoof is described as a contemporary American restaurant using classic French techniques while incorporating refined Asian ingredients and flavors. We got a preview of the place last night, starting with two of their signature cocktails. Continue reading