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Chinese gastropub slated for soon-to-be bustling corner of Spring Street

By Hayley Fox — September 04, 2012

The Peking Tavern is set to open in the basement of a Spring Street loft building in DTLA. The Chinese tapas restaurant and bar will be serving "Beijing street food" and joining the ranks of at least three other new businesses to open in the immediate are

courtesy Nguyen Tran

Starry Kitchen reopens for dinner as permanent pop-up spot

By Hayley Fox — August 20, 2012 — 4 Comments

Starry Kitchen, the restaurant that grew out of a North Hollywood apartment and into a space in the California Plaza, has just reopened on 9th street in the form of a permanent pop-up.

Melissa Rosen

New DTLA vegan spot now open for breakfast, lunch

By Hayley Fox — August 13, 2012 — 2 Comments

The 80-square-foot space sells prepared foods, vegan snacks, smoothies, candy bars and even herbal chew (a type of tobacco alternative.)

Know Your Bartender: Library Bar's Sean Ross Johnson

By Emily Chu — August 09, 2012

33-year-old Sean Ross Johnson is a bartender by night at the Library Bar at Hope and 6th, and an actor by day.

Terroni Courtesy of Terroni

Toronto-based Italian chain Terroni to open on Spring Street

By Kylie Reynolds — August 08, 2012 — 1 Comment

Terroni, an Italian restaurant chain based in Toronto, will open a second Los Angeles location at Spring and 8th streets in mid-November.

Benjamin Hasko, Spring St. Bar Emily Chu

Know Your Bartender: Spring Street Bar's Benjamin Hasko

By Emily Chu — August 07, 2012 — 1 Comment

In our first installment of the "Know Your Bartender" series, where we stop by your favorite neighborhood bars and get to know the men and women behind the drinks.

Longrada Lor

'The Parish' to bring British pub food to Spring Street

By Hayley Fox — July 25, 2012

The new Downtown spot promises in-house butchering and curing, along with a reimagining of pub grub. Dishes include fried frog legs, poutine pigs feet and roasted bone marrow.

Horchata lattes, rice and bean frappes; coming soon to DTLA

By Hayley Fox — July 20, 2012

Tierra Mia, a "Latin coffee concept" shop, is moving into downtown L.A. on Spring Street. Owner Ulysses Romero says he recognizes the stores will be joining "coffee row," but thinks his shop will offer something different.

Andrew Lopez

DineLA serving up summer specials in DTLA

By Kylie Reynolds — July 19, 2012 — 2 Comments

More than 30 downtown restaurants are currently participating in DineLA, which is being offered for the first time during the summer.

Downtown goes Hollywood with Soleto Trattoria and Pizza Bar

By Hayley Fox — July 18, 2012

A restaurant group whose previous projects include mostly Westside and Hollywood locations, opened their first dining spot in DTLA on Tuesday. Soleto Trattoria and Pizza Bar is located on 8th and Figueroa streets.

'Spring' bistro to open next summer in DTLA

By Hayley Fox — July 17, 2012 — 5 Comments

The general manager of Church and State and the chef at Patina have plans to open 'Spring' -- a french bistro in the Douglas Building downtown.