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MIKKELLER BAR IS A BEER HALL AND RESTAURANT IN THE CENTER OF DTLA’S FASTEST GROWING NEIGHBORHOOD

DTLAexplorer first told you about Mikkeller Bar back in January 2016.  Well, after a long wait, what’s touted as “the best beer bar in Los Angeles” is now open.  Mikkeller Bar is located at the corner of Olympic and Hill, … Continue reading

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MIXT RESTAURANT SHOULD BE “MIXED” INTO YOUR DTLA LUNCH LOCATION ROTATION

When it comes to lunch in DTLA, I have a routine.  I don’t have a lot of time so I end up going to the same few restaurants over and over.  I have always walked past a restaurant called Mixt … Continue reading

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CORNER BAKERY CAFE IN DTLA’S CALIFORNIA PLAZA SERVES UP GOOD FOOD, GREAT OUTDOOR SEATING, BUT SKIMPS ON THE AVOCADO

Corner Bakery Café is a national restaurant franchise with locations across the country. Two of those locations are in DTLA.  The newest has been open in the California Plaza on Grand Avenue for almost a year now, and I finally decided … Continue reading

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GET YOUR BARBECUE FIX AT BELLE BELLE’S CUE… BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!

DTLA lost one restaurant, but gained another.  A few months ago Lobsta Shack restaurant at Cesar Chavez and Grand closed up shop, but the new Belle Belle’s Cue opened up in it’s place.  Belle Belle’s Cue specializes in wood fired … Continue reading

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NICKEL DINER IS A CLASSIC AMERICAN DINER SMACK IN THE MIDDLE OF DTLA

I’ve lived in DTLA for years, and for some reason I have never walked on the sidewalk in front of Nickel Diner on Main Street.  I’ve walked past it while on the other side of the street, but never past … Continue reading

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BACO MERCAT STILL ONE OF DTLA’S BEST RESTAURANTS

Baco Mercat opened back in 2011, and six years later it is still one of the best restaurants in DTLA.  While many restaurants have come and gone, Chef Josef Centeno has grown his DTLA restaurant portfolio.  His dining empire now … 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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CITY TAVERN HAS A HEARTY BRUNCH MENU PLUS BOTTOMLESS BLOODY MARYS

The other day we had guests in town and needed to find a nearby restaurant for brunch. After a quick discussion we decided to head over to the Fig at 7th complex and check out City Tavern.  Although we had … Continue reading

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BELLA COCO CAFE IS A WELCOME ADDITION TO DTLA

The other day we were out walking, exploring DTLA and we ended up at the new Bella Coco Cafe.  You’ve probably driven past it hundreds of times.  It’s the cute little restaurant with the yellow and white stripped awning on the … Continue reading

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FIVE GUYS SERVES UP HAMBURGERS WITH UNLIMITED TOPPINGS AT FIG AT 7TH COMPLEX IN DTLA

If you are looking for a good hamburger in Downtown Los Angeles, you can’t go wrong with Burger Lords, but if you are closer to Staples Center than Chinatown, you need to pop into the Taste Food Hall at Fig … Continue reading

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