IS DTLA GETTING A BOSSA NOVA BRAZILIAN RESTAURANT?

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It looks like DTLA may be getting a Bossa Nova Brazilian restaurant.  The Public Notice of Application to Sell Alcoholic Beverages is posted at 321 West Olympic Boulevard… and the applicant is Bossa Nova Inc.  Our fingers are crossed!  The restaurant will move into the ground level commercial space of the Olympic by Windsor apartment complex on the corner of Olive and Olympic.  A Downtown L.A. Bossa Nova would be the restaurant’s fourth location.  Continue reading

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THANKS TO BELLA FROZEN YOGURT YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO ALL THE WAY TO DISNEYLAND TO GET A DOLE WHIP

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One of my favorite foods at Disneyland is the Dole Whip from the Juice Bar next to the Enchanted Tiki Room.  Well, now I can get my Dole Whip fix without driving all the way to Anaheim thanks to Bella Frozen Yogurt on 5th Street (just west of Broadway) in DTLA.  They serve frozen yogurt, custard and gelato, but the Dole Whip is my flavor. Continue reading

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INKO NITO RESTAURANT SERVES UP UNCONVENTIONAL JAPANESE ROBATAYAKI IN DTLA’S ARTS DISTRICT

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Are you looking for some place new to eat in DTLA?  Well, you need to head to Inko Nito in the Arts District.  The restaurant serves up “unconventional Japanese robatayaki.”  I don’t really know what that means either.  I can tell you they offer up some unique and delicious dishes.  Before we talk about the food, let’s talk about the atmosphere.  The restaurant is built around a grill in the center of the restaurant, with your choice of counter seating or traditional tables.  The staff is super friendly and was happy to make suggestions from the menu. Continue reading

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LA PAPUSA SERVES UP AUTHENTIC EL SALVADORIAN FOOD IN DTLA

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Are you familiar with a pupusa?  It’s a traditional Salvadorian dish made of a thick corn tortilla stuffed with a savory filling.  Well, if you have not had one, you don’t have to travel to El Salvadore to get one… just head to La Papusa restaurant.  The family owned restaurant is located on Union Ave, just north of Washington Blvd.  (Okay, relax… it’s on the west side of the 110 Freeway, but it’s not that far… and worth the trip.)  Continue reading

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CRAVING A PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY SANDWICH? HEAD TO DTLA’S GRAND CENTRAL MARKET

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Everyone loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, right?  Well, that’s what the people behind the PBJ.LA stand in Grand Central Market are hoping.  The sleek new counter opened a few months serving up the “Old School” sandwich made up of peanut butter with your choice of grape or strawberry jam, but they also have a menu full of other PB&J options.  How about the “New School” which is made with almond butter, or the Continue reading

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CRAVING MEXICAN FOOD IN DTLA? YOU MUST TRY TIRSA’S RESTAURANT

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Okay, when it comes to Mexican food in DTLA, there are so many choices and we have tried them all.  We have our favorites… and right now, Tirsa’s Restaurant is on the top of our list.  Tirsa’s took over the old Chow Mein spot on Cesar Chavez, just west of Grand Avenue in the former Wal-Mart grocery store complex. Continue reading

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OLIVE BISTRO IS ONE OF DTLA’S BEST KEPT HIDDEN SECRET RESTAURANTS

There are so many great places to eat in DTLA.  One of our favorite restaurants is Olive Bistro.  What?  You have not heard about it?  Well, that’s because it’s kinda a secret hidden restaurant.   The entrance is at 619 South Olive Street, just south of the Art Deco Oviatt Building.  You will see a sign out on the sidewalk and the street number over the door, but you will still think you are entering the wrong place.  Just head on in, smile at Continue reading

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CHECK OUT KATY PERRY’S COSTUMES AT THE “FROCK & ROLL” EXHIBIT AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM

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If you are a Katy Perry fan or just love fashion, you need to head over to the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live.  The museum is hosting a new exhibit called “Frock & Roll: Transforming Music and Fashion” and it features wardrobe and costumes from Katy Perry’s concerts and red carpet appearances.

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THE URBAN OVEN HEATS UP THE DTLA PIZZA WARS

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There’s a new pizza place in DTLA… and it’s really good.  The Urban Oven started as a custom-built wood-fired food truck back in 2012… and now it has officially opened a brick and mortar restaurant inside The Bloc shopping complex on 7th Street.  Continue reading

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SNOW DAYS LA IS COMING BACK WITH MORE TUBING RUNS.  SAVE 20% WITH PROMO CODE


Snow Day LA is coming back to Elysian Park.  It’s billed as a winter wonderland experience right in the middle of Los Angeles. Snow Day LA is set up not too far from Dodger Stadium.  The highlight of Snow Day LA is the snow tubing runs.  This year they are adding more runs plus other new features including an ice skating rink.


Your $29 admission includes unlimited tubing runs. You can buy the VIP pass for $49 that includes a special onesie, access to a VIP lounge and most important, the ability to bypass the tubing lines.  But if you buy your tickets early, before October 27th and use the promo code SNOWFLAKE, you save 20%.  

Get more info at snowdayla.com 

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