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New Menu at LA Cafe Eric Richardson

Little LA Cafe Adds Big Late Night Hours

By Eric Richardson — May 12, 2009 — 9 Comments

What Spring street's LA Cafe lacks in size, it makes up for in ambition. Starting this Thursday, the tiny cafe will be staying open until 4am Thursday through Saturday...

BottleRock Eric Richardson

After Long Journey, BottleRock Downtown Opens into a Changed Market

By Eric Richardson — May 11, 2009 — 2 Comments

When BottleRock signed its Downtown lease in early 2007, the L.A. Live complex was still a hole in the ground. Two blocks away, a pair of new thirty story residential...

City Lofts Retail Eric Richardson

Two New Bars Coming to Spring Street

By Eric Richardson — May 08, 2009 — 7 Comments

Spring street is getting set to add a double-dose of new nightlife. Recently shuttered wine bar 626 Reserve is close to finding a tenant and will soon be joined...

Shiny Toy Guns

By Eric Richardson — May 06, 2009 — 17 Comments

Los Angeles-based Shiny Toy Guns brings their Grammy-nominated electro-rock to Club Nokia on Saturday, May 9, and we've got tickets for you to see the show courtesy...

Esquire Best Bars 2009

By Eric Richardson with Dave Bullock — May 05, 2009 — 1 Comment

Barely open two months, The Varnish gets some national ink this month in the June edition of Esquire magazine. Cole's cocktail-fixated backroom gets included in...


By Ed Fuentes — April 30, 2009 — 6 Comments

The Original Pantry celebrated its 85th year on Wednesday in simple Pantry style; some balloons marked the day, a small birthday cake sat in the corner, and a low...

Third Day guitarist Mark Lee and front man Mac Powell

By Eric Richardson — April 29, 2009 — 12 Comments

Three time Grammy Award winning Christian rock band Third Day comes to Club Nokia on Saturday, May 2nd, and we've got five pairs of tickets to give away courtesy...

Versus Eric Richardson

Versus Returning, Craby Joes Becomes Haven and Yojie Bringing Shabu Shabu to South Park

By Eric Richardson — April 22, 2009 — 16 Comments

Versus nightclub could reopen this summer with new ownership, but first it must complete its navigation through the waters of amending the venue's complicated Conditional...

On the run

By Ed Fuentes — April 21, 2009 — 19 Comments

Bottega Louie has been a Downtown hit since its opening two weeks ago, with the space and crowds leaving passersby twisting their necks to gawk through the large...

Sushi Bar

By Ed Fuentes — April 20, 2009 — 6 Comments

The Roosevelt's corner of downtown is getting crowded. At 7th and Flower, where you can catch the Metro, a small Famimia!! recently opened and Marie's Coffee is...

ESPN Zone, L.A. Live

By Eric Richardson — April 17, 2009 — 1 Comment

The Lakers begin their 2009 playoff run on Sunday, with a noon game against the Utah Jazz. A capacity crowd of approximately 19,000 will no doubt be watching from...