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Downtown at Night

By Eric Richardson — December 12, 2008 — 1 Comment

It's week four for the Late Night DASH Holiday pilot. You have just seven more nights to make use of the privately-funded service. No block parties or new bars...

The Must

By Eric Richardson — December 11, 2008 — 5 Comments

The Must, a new Historic Core bar offering a wide range of wine and beers, held a soft-opening yesterday evening in preparation for an Art Walk debut. The space...

Fleming's Steak House

By Stan Lerner — December 10, 2008 — 6 Comments

Phase two of the L.A. Live continues to roll with the Grand Opening of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar today. The seven thousand foot restaurant at the...

Provecho Eric Richardson

Provecho Brings New Mexican to Financial District

By Sophia Kercher — December 08, 2008 — 15 Comments

Provecho is the type of establishment you wear nice shoes to. The recently opened fine Mexican dining establishment in the Financial District invites opulence with...

Remedy Lounge Eric Richardson

What to Do on the DASH This Weekend

By Eric Richardson — December 05, 2008 — 2 Comments

It's week three for the Late Night DASH Holiday pilot, and Downtown offers a lot of options for residents and visitors. The theme this week: new nightlife. Three...

By Stan Lerner — December 04, 2008 — 3 Comments

I spotted Tim Leiweke, the president of AEG, out of the corner of my eye. I had just sat down at Starbucks, 11th and Grand, to finally focus on a script about a...

Conga Room Eric Richardson

New Conga Room Set to Add Latin Flavor to L.A. Live's Music Venues

By Ed Fuentes and Eric Richardson — December 03, 2008 — 6 Comments

Crews were hard at work on Tuesday running cables and stocking bars at the new Conga Room. There's always a lot to be done when opening a music venue or restaurant...

Cole's - Bar Francisco Arcaute

Cole's Set to Kick Off 100th Anniversary Celebration

By Sophia Kercher — December 01, 2008 — 15 Comments

Cole's, which claims to be the oldest restaurant and saloon in Los Angeles, was once renown for looking as dowdy and dank as its one hundred years of existence....

By Stan Lerner — November 26, 2008 — 4 Comments

“Hi, Oliver Brown speaking,” I said into my iPhone.

“Oliver, Stan wants to see you in his office with something on paper,” said Iren Shmeklestein, longtime sidekick...

By Stan Lerner — November 24, 2008 — 6 Comments

I was just minding my business dancing away at three in the afternoon inside of the always cool, on a Saturday, Hard Eight Lounge.

“Downtown Oliver Brown,” said...

Nickel Diner on CBS2

By Eric Richardson — November 21, 2008 — 11 Comments

For a little neighborhood eatery, the Nickel Diner's got quite the run of press going. First Monica and Kristen made it to LA Times' Column One and now tonight...