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Upscale market slated for muraled metal shed in Downtown Arts District

By Hayley Fox — July 12, 2012 — 2 Comments

Urban Radish has announced their plans to open in a 8,200-square-foot space inside a re-purposed metal shed -- distinguished mostly by the large-scale mural of a chipmunk on the outside.

By Hayley Fox — July 11, 2012

What began as a temporary restaurant in Venice and Silver Lake has put down roots in DTLA with a self-described "farmer's market fresh menu." Alma's only open for dinner and food items may change daily or weekly.

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Towne restaurant in Watermarke Tower to open Tuesday

By Hayley Fox — July 10, 2012 — 1 Comment

The 7,000-square-foot restaurant is set to open today on 9th and Flower streets in DTLA. Towne Food and Drink will include a bakery led by an ex-Bottega Louie chef and a menu that revolves around all things meat.

Choose your own adventure at Handsome Coffee Roasters

By Hayley Fox — July 02, 2012

The Handsome Coffee Roasters opened their first retail store this year in DTLA's Arts District. "For some reason there's some stigma that everyone's competing for the same business -- but i think there's plenty of business," said owner Tyler Wells.

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King Eddy's reign as family-owned saloon to end after more than 45 years

By Hayley Fox — June 25, 2012

Heavy is the head that wears the crown of Downtown's landmark dive bar, the King Eddy Saloon. For almost 50 years the watering hole was owned by the Croicks. "It has the history," said Dustin Croick, "Not only history- history, but family history."

Push pops, homemade ketchup and a meaty menu promised at Towne Food and Drink

By Hayley Fox — June 18, 2012

Located on 9th and Flower streets, Towne promises a wood-burning oven, extensive dessert list and a New American menu. The new restaurant will be located on the ground floor of the Watermarke residential building.

Angel City Brewery

Former Angel City owner says he loves brewing beer, not 'growing a business'

By Hayley Fox — June 15, 2012 — 1 Comment

DTLA's Angel City Brewery has just debuted their first beer under new ownership. The company's original founder says, "Anyone who has ever started a business knows that the road to growth is neither smooth nor straight."

Angel City Brewery

Angel City Brewery relaunches under new ownership; debuts Test Beer B

By Hayley Fox — June 11, 2012 — 3 Comments

The Downtown brewery has come under new ownership and a new brewmaster-- and just rolled out their first new beer, a Belgian-style white ale called Test Beer B.

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Umamicatessen launches hammy happy hour

By Hayley Fox — June 05, 2012

Downtown's Umamicatessen is introducing a weekday happy hour menu that includes $5 draft beers, fried chicken skin sandwiches and deals on ham by the ounce.

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Finally some Alpaca Stew: Mo-Chica Peruvian restaurant opens on 7th Street

By Andrew Lopez — June 01, 2012

Chef Ricardo Zarate moved to Downtown to fulfill his vision of Mo-Chica. This opening weekend, the restaurant expects hundreds of people to pass through their doors.

DTLA to become home of the 'badass' breakfast sandwich with new vegan cafe

By Hayley Fox — May 30, 2012 — 51 Comments

A new vegan cafe, Localita and the Badasserie, is scheduled to open next month on Los Angeles Street. The kiosk-style store will offer salads, sandwiches and smoothies; "good comfort food, but not healthy tasting," says owner Melissa Rosen.