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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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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KARAYAMA BRINGS JAPANESE FRIED CHICKEN TO DTLA’S LITTLE TOKYO

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … 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)

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, … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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NEW RESTAURANT ALERT: HOCK+HOOF NOW OPEN ON SPRING STREET IN DTLA

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.  … Continue reading

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ROCK & REILLY’S HAS ONE OF THE BEST HAPPY HOUR MENUS IN DTLA

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 … Continue reading

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HATCH YAKITORI + BAR IS DTLA’S NEXT “HOT NEW RESTAURANT”

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 … Continue reading

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