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Downtown does New Year's with punk rock, duck carnitas and cabaret

By Hayley Fox — December 28, 2012 — 1 Comment

Christmas is over and New Year's is quickly approaching, so here's a round-up of Downtown events to help you ring in the New Year.

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The King Eddy closes this weekend; please share your saloon stories with us!

By blogdowntown Staff — December 12, 2012 — 2 Comments

This landmark watering hole on the outskirts of Skid Row will pour its last pint this weekend before reopening under new ownership. In an effort to commemorate this DTLA dive bar, we want to hear about it from the people who know it best.

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King Eddy invites all to drink, tour and revel in the landmark dive bar before it closes

By Hayley Fox — December 05, 2012 — 1 Comment

The King Eddy Saloon as we know it will be closing down for good on Dec. 16 after decades of business. Then, the Downtown developers behind The Library Bar, Pizza Urbano and others will be giving it a complete makeover.

Courtesy of Elizabeth Daniels

New 7,000-square-foot French bistro opens across from Bottega Louie

By Hayley Fox — November 26, 2012 — 1 Comment

Bar and restaurant Coco Laurent has just opened on Grand Avenue -- and seems to be the French counterpoint to the upscale Italian restaurant and bakery across the street.

Courtesy of L.A. Market

Downtown dining options for a no-cook Thanksgiving

By Hayley Fox — November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving's only a few days away so if you don't have plans yet never fear, there is an array of Downtown restaurants offering brunches, buffets and dinners for all the Turkey-day trimmings without the kitchen mess.

courtesy Umamicatessen

Umamicatessen debuts new veggie-friendly menu

By Hayley Fox — November 07, 2012 — 1 Comment

Multiple station inside the DTLA food-court style Umamicatessen are introducing new, veggie-heavy dishes (hold the pig ears).

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Boyle Heights Mexican restaurant comes to DTLA Arcade building

By Hayley Fox — October 24, 2012 — 2 Comments

Guisados, located on Cesar Chavez in Boyle Heights and serving up Tinga de Pollo tacos and Mole Tamales, is setting up shop in Downtown's Broadway Spring Arcade.

courtesy of AEG

Gene Simmons, Wolfgang Puck team up for Rocktoberfest in DTLA

By Hayley Fox — October 12, 2012 — 5 Comments

The KISS legend and the famous chef are putting on their own celebrity version of the beer-drinking holiday favorite, Oktoberfest. The event begins Monday at L.A. Live with a charity event and continues through the Oct. 21.

By Hayley Fox — October 09, 2012 — 4 Comments

The Ben and Jerry's that opened Downtown this July is holding an official grand opening this weekend, give free scoops to anyone who can prove they have one of those names.

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The Parish introduces their version of a British breakfast

By Hayley Fox — September 27, 2012 — 2 Comments

The Spring Street pub/restaurant which opened earlier this Summer is extending their hours and serving breakfast as well as adding two different happy hours; for the early birds and the night owls.

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Bicycle-churned ice cream maker to set up shop in DTLA

By Hayley Fox — September 17, 2012 — 1 Comment

Peddler's Creamery owner Edward Belden cranks out organic, dairy and vegan ice cream by pedaling and using a hand crank on a specially made bicycle. He has now signed a lease for a permanent store in downtown L.A.