Tag Archives: DTLA Restaurant

THE BRIKS RESTAURANT SERVES UP ONE FUNKY BRUNCH

DTLAexplorer first told you about The Briks restaurant back in April 2015.  If you have not been there yet, here’s yet another reason you need to check this place out… the Funky Brunch.  The Briks serves up some an amazing breakfast/lunch … Continue reading

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KAI JAPANESE ROOTS RESTAURATN SET TO OPEN “VERY SOON” IN DTLA’S SPRING ARCADE BUILDING

We are waiting.  Although the signs say “Coming Soon” and “January 2017” the new KAI Japanese Roots restaurant in the Spring Arcade Building is not yet open.  The restaurant’s Instagram page says “Coming VERY soon,” but there is no official … Continue reading

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PRANK BAR NOW OPEN IN DTLA’S SOUTH PARK… NO JOKE!

DTLA’s South Park neighborhood has a new bar, and although the place is called Prank, it’s no joke.  It’s located on the corner of 11th and Hope in the base of the Luma residential building.  This 2,800-square-foot space has been … Continue reading

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THERE’S A NEW PLACE TO BRUNCH IN DTLA… THE TUCK HOTEL IN THE FASHION DISTRICT

Tuck Hotel opened it’s door on Spring Street a few weeks ago.  The owners transformed the old abandoned 1922 building (that used to be a brothel) into a modern European-style boutique hotel… and we do mean boutique, the place only … Continue reading

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EL CHOLO MEXICAN RESTAURANT SERVES THE BEST ENCHILADAS IN DTLA (ACCORDING TO MY HUSBAND)

When I’m craving Mexican food I often overlook El Cholo Mexican Restaurant near L.A. Live.  For some reason, I think of El Cholo as a tourist restaurant and I avoid it.  Well, that’s not the case for my husband.  He loves … Continue reading

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OCTOPUS SUSHI HAS SOME TOUGH COMPETITION HERE IN DTLA

Although I have walked past it hundreds of times, I have never eaten at Octopus Japanese restaurant on 7th Street across the street from The Bloc.  I’m not sure why.  The place just does not register on my sushi radar. … Continue reading

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DTLAMEN RAMEN TAKING OVER FORMER ALMA RESTAURANT LOCATION… AND GIVING AWAY FREE RAMEN TO CELEBRATE

Everyone loves free food, right?  Well, the people behind a new restaurant opening in DTLA are giving away free ramen to celebrate their opening.  The place is a ramen bar called dtLAmen.  It is taking over the space that was once Alma on … Continue reading

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TAKE A TRIP TO SONORATOWN IN DTLA FOR SOME DELICIOUS MEXICAN FOOD

There are lots of taquerias in and around Downtown Los Angeles that serve Mexican food. Many of them dish up the same old things, but the menu at the new restaurant called Sonoratown is different.  Sonoratown is a taqueria that … Continue reading

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THE COUNTER SERVES UP SOME AWESOME TATER TOTS… IN ADDITION TO THEIR SIGNATURE BURGERS

Several years ago, when we moved to Downtown Los Angeles we celebrated at The Counter, a burger chain restaurant across from Macy’s on 7th Street.  It was our first neighborhood restaurant as official DTLA residents.  The Counter is easily overlooked … Continue reading

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7TH STREET CAFE SERVES UP DECADENT COMFORT FOOD LIKE MAC & CHEESE BURGERS AND CHICKEN & WAFFLES ON A STICK

Remember Hummus Republic on 7th Street just  east of Broadway?  Well, it’s shut down, but it’s been replaced with 7th Street Cafe.  The name 7th Street Cafe sounds a little boring, but its menu is not. The menu is filled … Continue reading

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