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ESPNZone's New Screen

By Eric Richardson — May 29, 2009

It's amazing how big a few little lines can be.

Since its opening in December of last year, visitors to L.A. Live's ESPN Zone have complained about the pair of...

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill Eric Richardson

L.A. Live Unveils Discount Program for Downtown Residents

By Eric Richardson — May 29, 2009 — 53 Comments

L.A. Live today announced a discount program designed to encourage Downtown residents to visit its restaurants and nightlife on the complex's quieter nights. The...

Biltmore Hotel Rendevous Court

By Eric Richardson — May 29, 2009 — 1 Comment

Last night was opening night for the Biltmore's La Bistecca, which the hotel's PR calls a "fine-dining steakhouse concept." Set in the hotel's Rendezvous Court...


By Eric Richardson — May 26, 2009 — 15 Comments

Spring street nightclub Versus hopes to receive permission to reopen after a June 9 hearing on its Conditional Use Permit. In the meantime, the new ownership is...

Johnny Rockets

By Ed Fuentes — May 24, 2009 — 402 Comments

The small Johnny Rockets in Little Tokyo has only been open a week, but already it is looking to expand. The location opened with only 15 indoor seats, but will...


By Blue Derkin — May 22, 2009 — 1 Comment

In an almost anti-Hollywood move, the latest offering from Cedd Moses’ 213 Ventures opened without fanfare on Friday, May 15.

The unassuming soft opening was fitting...

WWE at Staples

By Eric Richardson — May 21, 2009 — 19 Comments

The owner of Denver's Pepsi Center must not have had a lot of faith in his home-town Nuggets playoff chances. This spring he signed a deal to host wrestling promoter...

Eviction Eric Richardson

Long Closed, Mode Finally Gets Evicted

By Eric Richardson — May 19, 2009 — 12 Comments

If you blinked, you may have missed Mode, the supposed-to-be-24-hour restaurant on Olive street. Open only five weeks around the turn of 2008, the restaurant was...

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill Eric Richardson

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill Opens Today at L.A. Live

By Eric Richardson — May 18, 2009

After a soft-opening on Saturday evening, the new Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill opens for dinner this evening on L.A. Live's Nokia Plaza. When fully operational...

sip tea Ed Fuentes

Siptea to Close on Sunday

By Ed Fuentes — May 14, 2009 — 17 Comments

On Sunday, Laura Stewart will close the doors at siptea's Broadway location for the last time. By next month, the space is set to be home to a cafe serving lunches...

Tony's Peden+Munk

Tony's Opens in a Surprising Corner of Downtown

By Ed Fuentes — May 13, 2009 — 3 Comments

When Tony's quietly opens its doors on 7th street this Friday, the bar will mark a physical departure from the other venues opened by Cedd Moses' 213 Ventures. ...