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PANINI CAFE OFFERS UP A FAMILY MEAL THAT IS ONE OF THE BEST DINNER DEALS IN DTLA

The other night my husband, a friend and I went to Panini Cafe on 8th and Hope Streets.  If you have not been there before, Panini is a Mediterranean restaurant with 13 locations across Southern California.  The DTLA location has … Continue reading

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71ABOVE’S SKYLOUNGE IS PERFECT PLACE TO ENJOY GREAT FOOD AND DELICIOUS COCKTAILS WHILE TAKING IN THE SKYSPACE VIEW… FOR FREE

There’s an easy way to take in the same amazing views from the SkySpace observation level atop the US Bank Tower in DTLA without paying the $25 admission fee.  Bypass the Skyspace entrance, and instead head up to the 71Above … Continue reading

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MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM IS A SELFIE LOVER’S PARADISE, BUT OTHERWISE IT’S A BIT DISAPPOINTING

  The Museum of Ice Cream opened a few days ago in DTLA’s Arts District.  Although we love ice cream, we weren’t too impressed with our visit to the museum.  Yes, it was fun and we took a lot of … Continue reading

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LOS ANGELES STATE HISTORIC PARK NOW OPEN NEAR CHINATOWN IN DTLA

Finally, after years of waiting the Los Angeles State Historic Park officially opened on Earth Day (April 22) 2017.  The California State Park system acquired the land back in 2001 and it has taken all this time to transform the … Continue reading

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LAZRFIT BRINGS EXCITING AND FUN NEW CARDIO LASER TAG WORKOUT TO DTLA

What do you get when you cross laser tag and a cardio class?  You get something called LazrFit. It’s a first of its kind workout… and it’s right here in DTLA.  If you’re like me, you read the word “workout” … Continue reading

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GUERO’S COCINA MEXICANA SERVES UP FRIENDLY SERVICE AND TRADITIONAL MEXICAN FOOD IN DTLA

There are dozens of Mexican restaurants in DTLA.  Some get way more attention than others, and for some reason Guero’s Cocina Mexicana is not one of them.  We are not sure why because Guero’s is great.  We ate there for … Continue reading

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CITY TAVERN SHUTS DOWN AT FIG AT 7TH… TO BE REPLACED BY GULP SUSHI AND ALE HOUSE

…and another DTLA restaurant has shut down.  First it was The Briks, then EJ’S Bites, and now City Tavern inside the Fig at 7th shopping complex has closed.  City Tavern posted the closure announcement on its website and on its … Continue reading

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EVERYTABLE NOW SELLING HEALTHY AND AFFORDABLE GRAB-AND-GO MEALS AT THE BLOC IN DTLA

There’s a new grab-and-go restaurant in DTLA called Everytable.  It’s located on the lower level of The Bloc, tucked away by the entrance to the subway.  The food is really good, but the mission behind the restaurant is even better … Continue reading

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UNCLE JOHN’S CAFE IS NOW SERVING CAJUN SEAFOOD DINNER

You no longer have to head to Boiling Crab in Koreatown for your Cajun seafood cravings.  Uncle John’s Cafe on Grand Avenue has just started up a Cajun seafood dinner menu.  The place still serves up breakfast and lunch, but … Continue reading

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DTLA IS GETTING ANOTHER RAMEN RESTAURANT… JINYA RAMEN BAR SET TO OPEN ON WILSHIRE BOULEVARD

A few years ago when you were craving ramen in DTLA, you had to head to Little Tokyo. Well, that has changed.  More and more ramen bars are popping up across DTLA.  Joining 3rd Generation, Ramen Hood and DTLA Ramen … Continue reading

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