Tag Archives: Downtown LA

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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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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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 14TH FACTORY TURNS OLD INDUSTRIAL WAREHOUSE INTO A MUST-SEE FUNKY ART EXHIBITION

By now you have probably seen lots of photos on Instagram of people in a room full of pitchforks, a pool filled with airplane fins, and people on swings in an indoor park.  Well, all those photos (and so many … 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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