Downtown Los Angeles has come a long way in a couple years. Sure there were great places to eat in Downtown before this recent renaissance. But the choices were limited. Not anymore. Great chefs and visionary restaurateurs have created a thriving dining scene in Downtown LA, and not just in the obvious pockets. Now deciding where to have lunch, dinner, even breakfast can be positively confounding, in a good way. Need guidance? You can’t go wrong with this list of a baker’s dozen favorites, a delicious mix of new kids and classics.
Many of Los Angeles’ most famous – or notorious – denizens are wealthy enough to have personal assistants do the rudimentary shopping for them, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t enough celebrities, stars and other recognizable folks doing their own shopping to make spotting them as much as a spectator sport as watching the Lakers at STAPLES Center or surveying the summer scene at Manhattan Beach.
While the origin of ceviche is disputed, the Latin American expression of citrus-marinated raw and cooked seafood is the national dish of Peru, ubiquitous along Mexico’s shorelines, and celebrated in virtually every Latin American country. Los Angeles is home to the broadest range of Latin American cultures in the US which is mouthwateringly good news to aficionados of this cool, refreshing beach preparation.RestaurantsMulticulturaldineLA
The stretch of Pico Boulevard between Beverwil to the west and Crescent Heights to the east might be considered Los Angeles’ kosher restaurant row. Things are pretty quiet during Shabbat, which begins at sundown Friday and ends Saturday evening. But not all of the area's restaurants are kosher. Read on for our round up of some of the best restaurants, kosher and non-kosher, along the melting pot that is Pico Blvd. 90035.RestaurantsdineLADining Guide
Los Angeles is home to many historic hotels—with some dating back more than a century. Even longtime regulars may not be familiar with the more obscure trivia associated with particular properties. For instance, can you name the hotel that had a city named after it? Or the one that used to be the home of trout ponds, where Hollywood stars like Bette Davis and John Wayne are said to have taught their children to fish? Find out these answers and more below.HotelsHistoric