Picanha (top sirloin) at Fogo de Chão

dineL.A. Restaurant Week Spotlight: Downtown L.A.


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Downtown Los Angeles has become one of the city’s most exciting regions, featuring world-class hotels, exciting events and a thriving culinary scene. One of the best ways to discover Downtown L.A.’s restaurants is during Restaurant Week. Read on for selected Downtown L.A. restaurants that are participating, as well as events and hotels that will make your dining experience even more memorable.

Taco sampler plate at Guisados

10 Lunches Under $10 in Downtown L.A.


Zach Brooks

Lunch has long been a haven for the budget eater, with "specials" and "deals" populating noontime menus all around the city. But one person's bargain is another one's splurge, so "cheap eats" lists can often run the gamut. So let's make it easy for you. Here are 10 places in Downtown L.A. where you could walk in with $10 and eat a delicious and filling lunch.

Annual Events in Los Angeles


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Tournament of Roses Parade - Downtown Pasadena
Since 1890, the Tournament of Roses Parade has been a New Year’s Day tradition. Broadcast to millions of viewers worldwide, the parade features more than 40 elaborate floats as well as dozens of bands and equestrian units marching through downtown Pasadena. The parade also features a Queen and Royal Court picked from students of local high schools.

Rose Bowl Game - Rose Bowl
The Rose Bowl Game is also known as “the Granddaddy of Them All” because the college football game has been a January tradition since 1902. Known for many historic firsts (including the first intercontinental radio broadcast of sporting event in 1927 and a first national telecast of a college football game in 1952), the Rose Bowl Game as of 2015 had also produced 29 national champions.

Golden Globe Awards - Beverly Hilton
The Golden Globe Awards marks the beginning of the all-important awards season in the Los Angeles area, bestowing awards for both the television and movie industry. Bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the awards ceremony was first held in 1944 and has been staged at the Beverly Hilton since 1961.

dineL.A. Restaurant Week - Citywide
dineL.A. Restaurant Week is actually a 14-day dining event that’s held each January as well as each July to showcase the region’s best culinary practitioners. Almost 350 of the area’s best-known restaurants provide prix-fixe menus geared to lure more people into sampling what the area has to offer in the culinary arts.

Rooftop table at Checkers

The Best Restaurants with a View in Los Angeles


Ariana Shuris

Nothing quite tops off a great meal better than a spectacular view. There’s just something about the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean or the twinkling of city lights that sets the perfect tone for a light lunch or an evening out. The organic ambiance of a breathtaking sight truly enhances one’s dining experience and adds a touch of sophistication to any date or casual outing. Here are Los Angeles restaurants worth seeking out, even if it’s only just to take in the beautiful views.

Blue Plate on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica

The Guide to Montana Avenue in Santa Monica


Stephanie Wenger

Just up the road from the scenic Santa Monica coastline, Montana Avenue provides a relaxed atmosphere for a fun day of shopping and dining. The area that stretches from 7th to 17th Street is home to more than 150 stores and restaurants. From unique home boutiques to high-end cosmetic stores, there is bound to be something that you will love on Montana Avenue. This is a one-stop destination for everyone in the family from babies on up. Before leaving, don’t forget to stop at one of the delicious restaurants in the area, serving everything from tasty burgers to unforgettable treats.

Hama Sushi in Downtown L.A.

The Best Sushi in Downtown Los Angeles


Clarissa Wei

It’s a great time to be a sushi aficionado. The Japanese food scene in Los Angeles is stronger than ever as the American palate is evolving to be less squeamish towards raw fish and much more inclined towards simplicity than the fanciful mayonnaise-drenched rolls of yesteryear. There seems to be sushi at every corner in Los Angeles, but Downtown L.A. in particular boasts a diversity of options. Little Tokyo in itself is sushi central and not far from it are powerhouses like Sushi Zo and Sugarfish. You’ll get a good mix of affordable plus luxurious choices – all without driving very far.

News & Notes - June 2015


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