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
Just about every bar in DTLA offers up Happy Hour, but if you are looking to grab a little food with your Happy Hour beer or cocktail, you need to check out Rock & Reilly’s on Flower Street. They offer up an excellent Happy Hour menu seven days a week from 3pm to 7:16pm. Because there are 16 ounces in a pint, they run happy hour until 7:16pm, so there is time for one more. Continue reading
Hatch Yakitori + Bar inside The Bloc shopping complex on 7th Street is one of our favorite places to eat in DTLA. Okay, stop reading this right now and make your reservations. It’s that good. My husband and I decided to give the place a try the other night. We went in without any expectations. We knew nothing about Chef Shemtob and we didn’t know what “yakitori” was (I just looked it up. It is Japanese meat skewers). Well, the place blew us away. To start, the staff is super friendly. We sat the counter and sparked up conversations with the servers, staff and the chef. The place has a super chill vibe. Continue reading
The French Riviera is coming to Downtown Los Angeles. The popular St. Tropez bakery La Tropezienne is opening up on the corner of Main and 8th Streets, taking over the former home of the AltHouse boutique, across the street from Terroni.
Coca-Cola is bringing the FIFA World Cup Trophy to Los Angeles for two days. It will arrive via chartered airplane as part of a global tour that includes stops in New York City and Miami. The Los Angeles event is happening April 19th and 20th at L.A. Live in DTLA. Fans will get a once-in-a-lifetime look at the world’s most iconic trophy. Tickets are free, but you need to click here and get them in advance. Continue reading
I have marveled at the potential of the art deco building at 537 Broadway many times, so when I got the opportunity to take a look inside it, I was elated. The 6-story building was designed by Eisen & Walker, the architects behind DTLA’s Fine Arts Building, Oviatt Building and the building that is the current home of the Freehand Hotel. Continue reading
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If you are craving bar-b-que in DTLA, you need to head straight to Spring Street Smoke House, but bring your appetite because they are going to serve you up a ton of delicious food. My husband and I finally got to try this place a few days ago, and I’m still full. The restaurant has sort of a biker vibe, but the place was filled with a mix of customers. It’s quite casual with relaxed friendly service. The menu gives you a lot of Continue reading
After a long renovation, Hotel Figueroa is back open for business. If you have not peeked into the lobby, you need to. The place looks great. Part of the massive transformation of the hotel was the addition of the lobby restaurant called Breva. We check it out the other night… and say “Bravo to Breva.” Breva’s menu is influenced by the hotel’s Spanish architecture and design. The food is described as Western Mediterranean cuisine that Continue reading