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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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LA TROPEZIENNE FRENCH BOULANGERIE SET TO OPEN ON MAIN STREET IN DTLA

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 … Continue reading

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GET FREE TICKETS TO SEE THE FIFA WORLD CUP™ TROPHY AT L.A. LIVE

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 … Continue reading

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