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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Restaurants & Bars

Downtown Destination FIGat7th: Make it a Date Night

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The weekend is fast approaching and you’re looking to impress your new partner or change it up with your spouse with a date night that’s more exciting than the usual dinner and a movie or routine appearance at your favorite watering hole for bites and drinks. As creatures of habit we’re always skeptical about stepping outside of the boroughs we call home and commit to longer taxi and car rides but in the spirit of expanding your social horizons don’t be afraid to cruise down Wilshire Boulevard, jump on the Metro, or hop on the 110 and head downtown to the corner of Figueroa and Seventh Avenue to destination FIGat7th. Read More »

Weekend Bite: Huevos Rancheros at Millie’s

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Silver Lake — During a 1-1/2 mile walk with her dog, Sandy Driscoll wanted to get a bite to eat along Sunset Boulevard. She eschewed “hippy dippy” and Intelligentsia and ended up at shady table outside Millie’s for some comfort food. “Their Huevos Ranchero were tasty,” ... Read More »

Weekend Bite: Sweet treats in Hermon

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HERMON — Perhaps the star of this tiny neighborhood’s dining scene is Monterey Donuts, where you can satisfy your craving for sweets and Lotto tickets.  “Damn good doughnut,” said Valentina Silva of Eastside Food Bites after treating herself to the doughnut pictured above. Got a favorite ... Read More »

FIGat7th: Dine, Shop and Play in Downtown Los Angeles

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In the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, FIGat7th’s open-air luxe, lifestyle space offers a contemporary urban retail and dining experience for Los Angeles’ residents and visitors alike. The downtown destination is anchored by one of the nation’s first City Target stores and home to fashion powerhouses H&M and Zara and premier retailers Victoria’s Secret, L’Occitane, M•A•C, Bath & Body Works and more. FIGat7th boasts great retail among amazing culinary eateries at TASTE FIGat7th. Read More »

Music wares, wearables, and what-have-yous in East Hollywood

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Located on Fountain Avenue in East Hollywood (close to Los Feliz and Silver Lake), is Beat Bop Boom: a little shop filled with new and vintage music t-shirts, posters, kooky housewares, accessories, and memorabilia. "Unique." "Punk rock." "A little gem." "Very underground." "Like 1980s St. Marks Square in New York City." "Cool stuff!" Those are just some examples of how others have described this fun and unusual shop. Read More »

Weekend Bite: The pork shank at Alimento

Pork shank for two...maybe 3? |Sandy Driscoll

SILVER LAKE — While Alimento’s water policy might have stirred up controversy, the  menu of the Italian restaurant has won has over many customers, including Sandy Driscoll of Silver Lake.  Her favorite item? The very meaty pork shank: That pork shank was like an Italian version ... Read More »

New Echo Park restaurants pull back the wraps

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ECHO PARK — Residents are now able to get a closer look at two, soon-to-open restaurants after the plywood barriers were removed from the front of the separate projects. On Sunset Boulevard just west of Echo Park Avenue,  a shiny new kitchen and counters are on ... Read More »