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Where to Dine Near Dodger Stadium

04/11/2016

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It's time for Dodger baseball, which also means it's time for the iconic Dodger Dog and other Dodger Stadium fare. Outside the landmark ballpark, there are perennial go-tos like the classic French Dip at Philippe The Original or drink specials at the Short Stop. Read on for more dining options near Dodger Stadium in Chinatown, Echo Park and Silver Lake. Note: outside food is allowed at Dodger Stadium, so the guide includes take out options as well.

The Public House at Angel City Brewery

The Guide to Craft Beer in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles

02/11/2016

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The revitalized Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles is one of the most exciting neighborhoods in L.A., with new lofts, galleries, restaurants and shops opening at an incredible pace. Joining this renaissance are new breweries and gastropubs, making the Arts District another craft beer hub along with Torrance and Redondo Beach in the South Bay. The Downtown L.A. craft beer boom isn’t limited to the Arts District - the adjacent Little Tokyo neighborhood is home to Boomtown Brewery and Mumford Brewery, while Dry River Brewing and Indie Brewing Company are crafting beer in nearby Boyle Heights on the other side of the L.A. River. Read on for our guide to craft beer in the Arts District.

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum peristyle

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: The Story of an L.A. Icon

01/08/2016

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Since opening in June 1923, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has become one of the world’s greatest sports venues, home to world-class athletes and legendary games. The Coliseum has also hosted numerous historic figures and countless special events.

Downtown L.A. viewed from the Arts District

A Visual Walking Tour of the Arts District in Downtown L.A.

11/04/2015

Esther Tseng

The Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles is one of the hottest neighborhoods in L.A. From the area’s beginnings as Jean-Louis Vigne’s vineyard to an orchard growing mostly oranges and grapefruit, by the late 1800s it became an industrial center for railroads and manufacturing. Eventually, the railroads gave way to the trucking industry and industry moved to other L.A. County areas like Commerce in order to build larger buildings to accommodate their growing businesses.

In the 1970s, artists braved dangerous conditions and began to occupy the area’s dilapidated buildings, having been priced out of areas such as Venice and Hollywood. Eventually, they opened art galleries and began to develop these buildings themselves, thereby preserving a big part of L.A.’s industrial history.

The area again underwent another downturn in the 1990s before being saved by Joel Bloom and his supporters, who officially renamed the area the “Arts District.” Today, it is home to many creatives, including those in green technology, architecture and entertainment. Read on for a visual walking tour of this burgeoning urban oasis.

The Broad at Grand Avenue Arts

Grand Avenue Arts: All Access

10/13/2015

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After a successful inaugural event in 2015, Grand Avenue Arts: All Access returns on Saturday, Oct. 29 to showcase the world-class arts and cultural organizations located on Grand Avenue between Temple and 6th Streets. Taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the one-day, free community event will feature performances, exhibitions, behind-the-scenes tours, and interactive, family-friendly activities.

Grand Avenue Arts: All Access is a collaborative, community-inspired initiative that highlights and celebrates the participating institutions' commitment to the cultural landscape of L.A. Last year, more than 10,000 people enjoyed a wide range of programs and exclusive access to some of L.A.’s most prestigious cultural organizations.

Local restaurants and on-site cafes at participating venues will offer food and beverages. Food trucks parked at Grand Park and adjacent to MOCA will provide additional dining options.

For convenient access, Go Metro and take the Metro Red or Purple Line to Civic Center/Grand Park Station. To find out your best route, use the Metro Trip Planner or call (323) Go Metro (323.466.3876).

CicLAvia riders on Broadway in Downtown L.A.

CicLAvia: Glendale Meets Atwater Village (June 11, 2017)

10/12/2015

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On Sunday, June 11, CicLAvia debuts a brand new route for the largest open streets event in the country! Taking place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., CicLAvia - Glendale Meets Atwater Village will offer miles of city streets for participants to explore by bike, foot, skateboard, wheelchair and other non-motorized traffic. Streets in Glendale and Atwater Village will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.

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