Archive for the ‘Downtown’ Category

All the Best Food at Smorgasburg DTLA

Smorgasburg is back! And it’s better than ever! Actually, it’s never went away. But now that it’s (almost) summer in Los Angeles there’s no better time than now to spend a Sunday downtown at Smorgasburg, the weekly Sunday market that takes over five acres at The Row DTLA. Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or serious carnivore Smorgasburg has you covered with dozens of food trucks and pop ups from all over LA and serving a serious array of dishes from all over the world. It’s the foodiest food festival in Los Angeles.

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Museum of Ice Cream Opens in Los Angeles!

Fantasy comes to life at the Museum of Ice Cream! The museum will be opening its doors this Saturday, April 22 in the Arts District of Los Angeles. The wildly popular New York location sold 30,000 tickets in a matter of days, leading to a wait-list of more than 200,000 people. So, needless to say, get your tickets now! And go hungry!

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Manuela in the Arts District Offers More Than a Culinary Experience

Photography: Joshua Targownik, Laura Ford, ABImages

Photography: Joshua Targownik, Laura Ford, ABImages

When you arrive at Manuela, the Arts District’s latest culinary hotspot, you may be told there’s an hour wait for a party of two. All the better. Manuela might be the only restaurant in Los Angeles where the wait is not only enjoyable it’s necessary. Manuela is located in the Hauser Wirth & Schimmel art gallery, a restored antique warehouse, in the core of the burgeoning Arts District. It’s an indoor/outdoor establishment with Manuela stretching out into the courtyard, surrounded by a brilliantly curated art book store, several gallery spaces, communal dining spaces, and a vegetable garden and chicken coop. It all feels extraordinarily of the moment LA until you try Manuela’s food and you’re transported to the South. Maybe a bit of Texas here? Mexico there? Whatever the dining influences and inspirations of chef Wes Whitsell and the Manuela team, one thing is clear: they’re offering delicious comfort food, at a price. But cooked into Manuela’s menu is the experience. Guests are paying for more than just food. Included is a day or evening of appetizing art, incredible craft cocktails, and a communal experience more nutritive than just simple people watching. LA is spending hours at Manuela and Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, and not just at the dining table.

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Upcoming 2017 Events at Ace Hotel Los Angeles

Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles has become a cultural hub for the city thanks in no small part to the gorgeous art deco Theatre at Ace Hotel and the stunning views and vibes of their upstairs rooftop. Here are all the best upcoming events at Ace Hotel.

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The Knead to Give Food & Music Festival Takes Over Grand Central Market

The Knead to Give Food and Music Festival took over Los Angeles’s Grand Central Market on Sunday, August 14. c The evening brought together the cuisines and cultures of LA and the passionate people who attended to keep LA Green and support five local charities including Food ForwardHoneyLoveMuir Ranch PasadenaHollywood Orchard, and FoLAR. In case you missed it, here are a few highlights:


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Smorgasburg DTLA is THE Place to Eat on Sunday

Every Sunday, Smorgasburg hosts over 75 food vendors on a 5 acre site in Downtown Los Angeles. If you haven’t been yet, it is incredible. You’ll want to skip the tired Sunday brunch and head out to Alameda and Bay Street from now on.


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The Best Food & Wine from East LA Meets Napa

East LA Meets Napa took downtown Los Angeles by storm on Friday, July 15 as upwards of 2000 wine and food lovers converged at California Plaza to partake in tastings from Latino owned wineries from around the world and small bites from some of LA’s best Mexican restaurants. In case you missed it, here’s all the bottles you’ll want to pick up, the restaurants you need to try, and a special Ensalada Andina con de Menta recipe from Chef Hamlet Garcia you’ll be excited to make.


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Must See in Los Angeles: Amanda Parer’s Monumental Public Art Installation Intrude in DTLA

Traveling all the way from New York, with a stop in Houston, the bunnies have arrived in downtown Los Angeles. They’ll be here until Saturday, June 11 and then they’re moving on to greener pastures in Denver, Colorado. Arts Brookfield presents a four-city national tour art installation Intrude, a highly acclaimed public art installation by Australian artist Amanda Parer.


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Scenes from Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival at Union Station

A fine wine & dining experience! The Hollywood Home and friends took the Metro Red Line down to beautiful Union Station on Saturday, May 21 to sample and enjoy 200+ Rioja wines, a jamon bar, paella garden, a cheese cave, and delicious Rioja-inspired Tapas from over 30 notable US chefs from LA and beyond.


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Rioja Wine and Tapas Festival at Union Station

The Third Annual Rioja Wine and Tapas Festival is touching down at the gorgeous Union Station on Saturday, May 21. The festival will feature over 30 top winemakers and 25 notable U.S. chefs cooking creative tapas and for a flat all inclusive price of admission you can imbibe to your heart’s desire. And you can feel good while partaking in the decadent alegría de vivir: All proceeds will benefit the Global Gift Foundation, the Eva Longoria Foundation, Piggy Bank, and the James Beard Foundation.


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