All posts tagged as Downtown LA

05 Oct

Eater LA – MTN

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / October 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

The 20 Hottest Restaurants in LA Right Now, October 2017

Where to eat right now in the City of Angels

More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends, and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what’s new, what’s hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort. And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood restaurants across the city, it is not a chronicle of the ‘it’ places of the moment.

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21 Sep

CalAsia Construction – buildzoom.com

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / September 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Best Restaurant Contractors in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles restaurant scene is evolving faster than ever. As celebrity chefs open everything from opulent dining rooms to taco joints modeled after beach shacks, design and construction have become as important as the menu items in establishing an L.A. eatery’s identity and determining its success.

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14 Mar

Brids and Bees – LA Weekly

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / March 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

Birds and Bees Brings L.A. Back to Its Cocktail Golden Era

If you haven’t heard the buzz, Birds & Bees is kind of a big deal. Not just because it serves classic cocktails in a dim, Don Draper–esque den that transports you to the 1950s. Not even because it’s another signifier of downtown L.A.’s culinary renaissance, or because it has a hidden, underground entrance in a random parking lot that makes you feel cool for knowing about it. All these things are true, but what’s really remarkable is how faithfully it synthesizes L.A.’s 1940s and ’50s cocktail history with contemporary tastes. The post-Prohibition era saw the best of tiki trends mixed with classic cocktails, all livened with fresh juices and homemade tinctures, and Birds & Bees increases the nostalgia factor with the addition of vermouth, brandy and sherry.

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13 Oct

Gresescent Ice Cream – happeningindtla.com

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / October 13, 2016 / 0 Comments

Gresescent: Serving Ice Cream Magic In DTLA

Gresescent opens in DTLA and they’re serving lots of fresh velvety ice cream magic

As a kid, I enjoyed to chant, “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!” I usually did this when, a) ice cream was involved, or b) I wanted ice cream involved. So touche. We all have our moments, and mine just so happened to revolve around ice cream. Why? Because ice cream is delicious and special. It’s a simple pastime that’s easily enjoyed by everyone regardless of age. Qualities like those are what make Gresescent a memorable and tasty place that will make you fall in love with ice cream all over again. They’re centrally in South Park on 8th and Olive Street, close to all the construction, but don’t let that ward you off. Recently, I had the chance to meet with Gresescent’s co-founder Justin Chung to talk about the magic of ice cream, and what makes Gresescent, Gresescent (pronounced: “gres-uh-suh-nt”). There’s more to a name than meets the eye.

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30 Sep

Rock & Reilly’s – Eater LA

In Restaurant Construction by John Murawski / September 30, 2016 / 0 Comments

Rock & Reilly’s Brings Rowdy Pub Vibes to Downtown LA

The Sunset Strip’s beloved Irish pub Rock & Reilly’s has opened its second Los Angeles restaurant and bar in Downtown’s Financial District as of September 26. The concept already has outlets in New York and Park City, making it the fourth location of the notoriously raucous pub.

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