Misc Downtown Questions for Inquiring Minds
Some questions, as I wander the 'hood in search of lunch:
Cucina Rustica (Wilshire/Fig SE corner) anyone else been? What do you think?
Dublin's Irish Whisky Pub: (800 block, 7th) are they gone forever?
CeFiore froyo in progress next to Sugarfish for the last two years: will it ever be done?
What's going in in place of Provecho (800 block Wilshire, south side)?
Can Olive and Pasta Primavera withstand the onslaught of Botega Louie?
Who's worked their way through which taquerias (actual brick and mortar, not trucks)?
141 N Atlantic Blvd 112, Monterey Park, CA 91754
Pasta Primavera [CLOSED]
611 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
2276 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020
I don't have any answers for you, but I have a few additional questions:
- When the heck is Chipotle going to open? They've been building it out FOREVER.
- When is the Spice Table going to open? It was supposed to be mid-January, which obviously has come and gone.
- Any update on Mo-Chica going into the old Sandela's spot on 7th?
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Quoth my office manager, upon viewing Ocho for the first time: "A ten dollar burrito? A ten dollar TAKE-OUT burrito? I don't think so."
Also there's a similarly concepted place in the space in the Wilshire Grand (7th/Fig NW corner) called, IIRC, "Cilantro" which wasn't bad the one time I've tried it, and was priced more reasonably...
...and there seemed to be PLUMBERS working in the Cefiore space today (which has been in progress 4 or 5 times as long as Chipotle)
Nothing seemed to be going on in the Sandela's space today.
Cucina Rustica is ok - I'd compare it with Maria's Italian Kitchen. IMO there are better Italian choices close by, Zucca or Colori Kitchen.
Dublin's is closed indefinitely due to lack of permits.
No recent construction progress on the former Provecho site.
My go to tacqueria in Downtown is Fernando's, aka the Car Wash on Olympic and Fig.
The food choices in the financial district has severely dropped, esp if you are looking for something healthy.
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