All posts in Commercial Building

22 Oct

Factory Kitchen – Zagat

In Restaurant Construction,Commercial Building by John Murawski / October 22, 2013 / 0 Comments

Factory Kitchen Brings More Italian Food to DTLA

A new Italian restaurant with a couple of big names behind it will debut at the Factory Place Lofts in the Arts District this week. Chef Angelo Auriana (Valentino) and Matteo Ferdinandi (Drago Centro) plan to soft open Factory Kitchen on Thursday, October 24, bringing rustic Italian food made with “fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients” to this tucked-away corner of Downtown LA. The pedigree is there: Auriana worked with Piero Selvaggio for more than 18 years, while Ferdinandi was with Wolfgang Puck before joining Celestino Drago to open his suit-friendly Downtown restaurant. The space is industrial-chic with concrete floors, warehouse bones, wood tables and garage doors for an open-air feel (fun fact: Factory Place, located off of Alameda Street near 7th, was one of the first living and work spaces to open when artists started filling this warehouse-laden part of Downtown LA in the early 1980s).

Sure, there are similarities to nearby Bestia, which is also an Italian-focused restaurant with a seasonal, local slant hidden in a loft-dwelling corner of the Arts District. But knowing someone who actually lives in the Factory Lofts building, we can honestly say: parking is so much easier. Factory Kitchen will open for dinner at 5 PM during the week, 4 PM on the weekends, with brunch and lunch to be added soon.

1300 Factory Place; 213-996-6000

Sorce: Zagat

 

15 Oct

Dragon Herbs – Vogue Magazine Paris

In Restaurant Construction,Commercial Building by John Murawski / October 15, 2013 / 0 Comments

The old Californian chic

Angela Lindvall – also kundalini yoga teacher supermodel – is a fan of this Zen emporium with a health elixirs boosters bar.It was created by the renowned herbalist Ron Teeguarden and features over 1,000 formulas to strengthen the immune system. Consultations are free for all ills to cure by plants. But if only for a lemonade Ginseng, a stop is recommended for oriental chic atmosphere 100%. Dragon Herbs, 460 S Robertson, BHills. Tel. (310) 860-8965.

Dragon Herbs

By By Carole Sabas the 15 October 2013

Source: Vogue Paris

17 Sep

Bäco Mercat – TimeOut Los Angeles

In Restaurant Construction,Commercial Building by John Murawski / September 17, 2012 / 0 Comments

Bäco Mercat

What started as a happy-hour snack has grown into one of the hottest, most relevant restaurants in town. Chef Josef Centeno’s first solo venture captures not only the zeitgeist of Downtown’s white-hot dining but also the incredible multiculti spirit of Los Angeles at large. Located in the Old Banking District, just around the corner from Skid Row and some of Downtown’s brightest emerging art galleries, the always-bustling restaurant is particularly jammed on Art Walk Thursday nights. But that’s also one of the best times to go. Housed in a historic building with vintage-looking tables and chairs, the quasi-industrial restaurant manages to look and feel as if it’s been around forever; when in reality, it opened in 2011.

Read more →

10 Sep

Corkbar – Los Angeles Mag.

In Commercial Building by John Murawski / September 10, 2009 / 0 Comments

We like a wine bar with focus. Corkbar pours almost exclusively California wines. The taps dispense only California beers, and the spirit is altogether Californian

Read more →

06 May

Corkbar – Tasting Tables

In Restaurant Construction,Commercial Building by John Murawski / May 6, 2009 / 0 Comments

End of the Vine

Take a wine tour from Sonoma to Santa Barbara at Corkbar
L.A. has more wine bars than you can throw a corkscrew at, but only one focuses solely on the bounty of California: Corkbar. Set in the ground floor of the new EVO lofts Downtown, it’s a sleek, stylish place to try the best of wine country without having to hit the 101.

Read more →