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By David Markland — January 19, 2011 — 9 Comments

It's been a long road for the father and son team who recently opened Coronado's on the ground floor of the Alexandria, but they hope their food will speak for itself.

Bottega Louie's

By Lauren Mattia — January 17, 2011 — 20 Comments

Does the volume level of voices and music at popular Downtown restaurants take away from an enjoyable dining experience or add to it?

Lauren Mattia

Food Trucks Near FIDM Serve Up Controversy

By Lauren Mattia — January 14, 2011 — 10 Comments

Food trucks parked on Hope street near FIDM offers students and office workers a change of pace, but some local lunch businesses are skeptical.

7+Fig Food Truck Lot

By Lauren Mattia — January 11, 2011 — 2 Comments

DTLA Food Trucks, an initiative that offers options for local lunch goers, began on Monday at 7+Fig's upstairs plaza.

Mas Malo Lauren Mattia

Mas Malo's Sleek Design and Mexican Comfort Food

By Lauren Mattia — January 10, 2011 — 25 Comments

Mas Malo, a take on Silverlake’s original Malo restaurant, opened on Friday to serve up Chef Robert Luna’s Mexican comfort food to Downtowners.

852 S. Broadway Eric Richardson

Lease Signed for Umami to Open on Broadway

By Eric Richardson — January 07, 2011 — 66 Comments

Umami burgers and Broadway revitalization came together today, as word leaked that the eatery intends to open Umamicatessen near 9th and Broadway.

Must_0160 Ed Fuentes

Slow Road for The Must

By Eric Richardson — January 06, 2011 — 8 Comments

Six months after their bar unexpectedly closed, The Must owners Rachel Thomas and Coly Den Haan remain upbeat about their neighborhood and their reopening.

Rendering of Hooters Rendering via Loopnet

Medieval Outfits Meet Tight Orange Shorts

By David Markland — January 05, 2011 — 22 Comments

Themed eateries are in at the former Family Ford across from Staples Center, where Hooters and Knights Restaurant have signed leases to open restaurants.

Banquette Eric Richardson

Banquette Closure Leaves a Social Void

By Eric Richardson — January 05, 2011 — 9 Comments

This week's closure of the Old Bank District's Banquette Cafe is the end of an era for one of Downtown's most unique social spaces.

Banquette Eric Richardson

Pioneering Cafe Banquette Closes

By Eric Richardson — January 03, 2011 — 24 Comments

The Old Bank District's Banquette Cafe has closed after eight years as one of the social hubs of the Historic Core. We want to hear your patio memories.

Two Bits Market

By Eric Richardson — January 03, 2011 — 22 Comments

The shelves aren't entirely stocked yet, but the doors to Two Bits Market are open this week as the shop starts to serve up produce, wines and cheese.