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DTLA dining updates: Gluten-free burgers, French entrees and a new Fatburger

By Hayley Fox — March 05, 2013 — 88 Comments

Mignon wine bar has expanded their menu to include french entrees and appetizers, and The Counter has rolled out a gluten-free menu that includes milkshakes and beer. The hamburger chain Fatburger has just opened doors on Figueroa.

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Sprinkles has the golden ticket for DTLA opening next week

By Hayley Fox — February 28, 2013 — 1 Comment

The Beverly Hills-born Sprinkles Cupcakes will be opening a new store in DTLA next week at the Figat7th retail development. As part of their opening day campaign, they will be baking surprises into select cupcakes.

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New craft brewer to release first beer after 'gypsy brewing' at DTLA location

By Hayley Fox — February 20, 2013 — 13 Comments

Los Angeles Ale Works is debuting their first commercial beer at six bars starting this weekend, including Downtown's Far Bar and the Spring Street Smoke House. The brewers are currently making beer out of the Ohana Brewery in DTLA.

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Last year's ill-fated Beerathon plans to return to LA in 2013

By Hayley Fox — February 14, 2013 — 1 Comment

The 26-stop, beer-drinking marathon planned for Downtown last year was cancelled because of a dispute with the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC). Now, event organizers have announced the sudsy marathon will return to LA in 2013.

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Incoming Dr. J's cafe promises healthy, healing foods

By Hayley Fox — February 06, 2013

A new vegan restaurant coming to 4th and Main streets is based on the food beliefs of a holistic health practitioner, who produces foods free from what she says are harmful ingredients -- including caffeine, dairy and wheat.

Hussein Katz

From fine dining to fan dining; the chef behind Staples Center foods

By Hayley Fox — February 06, 2013

Popcorn, hot dogs and pizza are just part of the game-day scene at Downtown's Staples Center, but orchestrating concessions for 18,000 is no simple feat. Meet Executive Chef Joseph Martin; the man behind the meals.

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City Tavern promises California comfort food for new DTLA location

By Hayley Fox — February 01, 2013 — 11 Comments

City Tavern restaurant and lounge will be setting up shop at the developing Figat7th retail center in Downtown.

Tara Donne

Babycakes vegan bakery closes its doors in DTLA

By Hayley Fox — January 30, 2013

Babycakes NYC's location in downtown L.A. is closing leaving their Larchmont location to be their only storefront in L.A. The bakery will still be selling their allergen-sensitive baked goods at places like Erewhon and M Cafe.

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Angel City Brewmaster: 'There's a bit of LA brewing tradition built in me'

By Hayley Fox — January 10, 2013

Angel City Brewery let the public in for a sneak peek of their renovated digs last week and will continue to open sporadically for the next few months as they prepare for a full-scale launch.

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Upcoming dineLA restaurant week includes nearly 29 DTLA eateries

By Hayley Fox — January 09, 2013

This 12-day event features meal deals at restaurants across the city. The upcoming dineLA which begins January 21, includes 29 Downtown spots from Mo-Chica to Artisan House and The Parish.

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New Angel City Brewery holds open house today

By Hayley Fox — January 04, 2013 — 2 Comments

Now under new ownership, Angel City Brewery will be hosting a public open house today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The retail store will be open, there will be guided tours of the facility and best of all...there will be beer samples.