Category Archives: DTLA Restaurant

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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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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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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ANOTHER DTLA RESTAURANT SHUTS DOWN… EJ’S BITES CLOSES WITHOUT ANY EXPLANATION

Another DTLA restaurant has closed up shop.  EJ’s Bites on Figueroa just north of Olympic has shut down.  There are no signs on the door and no information on the restaurant’s website or social media sites, but the space has … Continue reading

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THE BRIKS RESTAURANT SHUTS DOWN IN DTLA’S SOUTH PARK

DTLAexplorer.com first told you about The Briks restaurant soon after it opened two years ago at the corner of Hope and 11th.  And earlier this month we raved about the restaurant’s “Funky Brunch.”  Well, we are quite disappointed to tell … Continue reading

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PEZ CANTINA SERVES UP GREAT MEXICAN FOOD IN DTLA’S FINANCIAL DISTRICT, BUT WHY DO THEY HAVE TO CHARGE FOR CHIPS AND SALSA?

Okay, when Pez Cantina first opened back in 2015, our first dining experience there was disappointing.  That was almost two years ago, but back then I promised to give the place another try, and I have.  Since then I have eaten there a … Continue reading

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CASA LA DONA MEXICAN RESTAURANT IN DTLA OFFERS UP 18 DIFFERENT SALSAS EVERY DAY

When you are craving Mexican food in DTLA, you have a wide range of options.  If you want a nice Mexican restaurant with table service, you can head to Mezcalero, El Cholo, B.S. Taqueria or Tabachines  If you are looking for a more … Continue reading

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LITTLE DAMAGE SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM SHOP IN DTLA OFFERS UP SOME FUNKY CREATIVE FLAVORS

Normally when you order soft serve ice cream, you have your choice of two flavors… chocolate or vanilla.  If you really get to go wild, you can get them swirled together.  Boring, right?  Well, the people at Little Damage soft … Continue reading

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