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'Handmade and damn handsome': Handsome Coffee Roasters to open Downtown

By Hayley Fox — February 16, 2012 — 3 Comments

Founded by three coffee lovers and aficionados who claim it's their coffee that's handsome, this new coffee roaster and cafe is set to open in the next few weeks. They said their goal is to make coffee enjoyable and accessible to all.


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Where NOT to spend Valentine's Day in Downtown

By Hayley Fox — February 13, 2012

The blogdowntown readers and writers have spoken; here is the definitive list of DTLA's non-woo-worthy locations to avoid this Valentine's Day.


Flickr via Cambridge Brewing Company

Downtown LA welcomes first 'Beerathon'

By Hayley Fox — February 10, 2012 — 2 Comments

All other beer bonanzas, step aside. The landscape Downtown is about to get lush when the first annual L.A. "Beerathon" stumbles into town this March.


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Checklist: Urbano

By Miles Cotton and Kelli Richardson — January 05, 2012 — 2 Comments

Checklist looks for efficient service, quality food, and excellent overall value from Downtown's establishments both new and old. This week: Urbano Pizza Bar.


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New Year's Eve Round-Up

By Hayley Fox — December 29, 2011

Whether you want to spend New Years' Eve at the circus or in a Gatsby-era gown, Downtown L.A. has options for a very happy 2012.


Coronado's

By Miles Cotton and Kelli Richardson — December 15, 2011 — 2 Comments

Checklist looks for efficient service, quality food, and excellent overall value from Downtown's establishments both new and old. This week: Coronado's Mexican Restaurant & Bar.


Mignon Wine Bar

By Miles Cotton and Kelli Richardson — December 01, 2011 — 5 Comments

Checklist looks for efficient service, quality food, and excellent overall value from Downtown's establishments both new and old. First up: Mignon Wine and Cheese Bar.


Artisan House, Coming soon to Downtown L.A. R.E.

Food Updates: 25 Bites of Bar and Restaurant News

By Hayley Fox and Eric Richardson — November 25, 2011

Downtown's been busy since our last big food and drink update, and we've fallen behind. Here are 25 bite-sized profiles of Downtown's new eatery options.


New Famima!! in Union Station

By Eric Richardson — November 22, 2011 — 5 Comments

Upscale convenience chain Famima has blossomed Downtown even as it has struggled elsewhere in Los Angeles. The company is getting set to open a seventh store in the Spring Arcade.


Schaber's Cafeteria - 618 S. Broadway L.A. Public Library

Historic Broadway Cafeteria to be Revived as French Bistro

By Eric Richardson — November 09, 2011 — 8 Comments

On Broadway, the only building Downtown to be destroyed in the 1992 riots will come back to life 20 years later as an outpost of Figaro Bistro.


Civic Center Park

By Eric Richardson — November 01, 2011

County workers can rest easy: a deal has been reached to keep Starbucks operating inside the Civic Center Park through at least 2022.